Garena has announced a collaboration for Free Fire with Capcom’s fighting game Street Fighter 5. As part of the collaboration, Street Fighter 5 characters will be making their way into Garena Free Fire.
Street Fighter’s mascot characters Ryu and Chun-Li will be coming to Garena Free Fire. Alongside the two fighters, Free Fire will also be getting exclusive content and experiences, including a full reskin of the interface, and new activities. Check out the trailer for the collaboration below, where eagle-eyed viewers might be able to spot some more Street Fighter-related skins, like one that looks like Sagat.
Garena recently celebrated Free Fire’s popularity during the Free Fire World Series 2021 tournament. According to Esports Charts, FFWS 2021 was one of the most successful esports events for Free Fire, with a peak of 5,414,953 viewers, and an average of 2,087,307 viewers.
The Hindi stream fo FFWS 2021 also hit a new record, with 1.9 million views on YouTube. It was followed by Portoguese and Indonesian streams, both getting 1 million views each.
While it is facing success, however, Garena Free Fire might also be facing problems in Bangladesh. The Bangladesh government is reportedly in talks to ban Free Fire in the country. According to Bangladesh-based publication Daily Manab Zamin, several government bodies have recommended suspending PUBG Mobile and Free Fire in the country, citing gaming addiction among the youth.
Reports of a potential Free Fire ban in Bangladesh come shortly after Garena announced exclusive Free Fire servers for the country, which are set to go liv on June 8.