The map in Garena Free Fire, as befits a game from battle royale genre, is large - it has enough space for 50 players. It has enough space for all of them to have a moderately quiet start. However, the territory is getting shrunk systematically, affecting rules of the gameplay - the information about this mechanic and tips for it can be found in this chapter.
The battlefield and the shrinking territory
At the beginning of the game, players can access the entire territory of the island - it won't be limited in any way, so you can go anywhere. However, after a few minutes, a message about the upcoming reduction of the active zone will appear on the screen - a part of the island will be marked on the map with a white circle. When the time on the counter visible on the screen reaches 0, the battlefield will decrease to the size of the marked zone. All players will have to go there - those outside the area will receive damage.
After that, the whole process will start again - the game will mark another zone. This happens until the players are on a small part of the island, several hundred meters wide - or when only one person or team remains.
However, you don't have to rush to the center of the new zone - when the white circle appears, you will have a few tens of seconds until the zone gets smaller. It is better to sneak around and explore the area, trying to find hidden enemies in the neighborhood. Start moving to the center of the zone about 30 seconds before the zone gets smaller - this should be enough to get there safely.
It is also worth mentioning a few tips that will help you deal with the zone-reducing mechanic:
- Don't worry when your character stays outside the zone for a few seconds - you won't have problems surviving this. Your character will only lose a maximum of several dozen health points.
- When the first white circle appears, try to get into its center. The battlefield will be large enough to avoid contact with other players. This will also help you move to other zones because they are placed in the center of the active battlefield.
- If you don't have the opportunity to be in the middle of the battlefield, stay on the edge of it. Thanks to this, you will avoid damage and secure your flanks and back automatically, because no one will be able to attack you from these positions.
- In the final stage of the game, when the battlefield is a fraction of the entire island, it is better to hide and wait for the enemy. There is no point in rushing outside and looking for opponents - it is better to hide inside a building and wait for the enemy to make a mistake. It becomes even more important when your safe house in the center of the zone - then you don't need to think about going outside at all.