Garena announces Free Fire x Attack on Titan crossover

Kurt Lozano
·Esports Content Producer
·2-min read
(Photo: Garena)
(Photo: Garena)

The titular titans of the massively-popular anime and manga series, Attack on Titan, will be invading the world of the mobile battle royale, Free Fire, publisher Garena announced on Thursday (4 February).

The exclusive collaboration, a new partnership with Japanese publishing company Kodansha, will go live in March and will give Free Fire players the chance to earn in-game content based on the characters from Attack on Titan.

These include costumes inspired by the Survey Corps, the group that Attack on Titan’s protagonists are a part of, as well as the Titans, the gigantic, man-eating humanoids that are the primary antagonists of the anime and manga.

Aside from costumes, Attack on Titan-inspired gun skins as well as other in-game items and collectibles will also be available during the collaboration event.

"Free Fire players can soon battle in the style of one of the world’s most captivating modern dark fantasy anime — Attack on Titan. The series has captured the imagination of many worldwide with its unique and immersive narratives; we’re excited to bring this over into the world of Free Fire,” said Harold Teo, Free Fire Producer at Garena, in a statement.

Attack on Titan is one of the most popular manga and anime in the world since it first appeared in Kodansha’s monthly magazine in September 2009.

The anime is currently in its fourth and final season (available on Netflix in some regions) while the manga is set to conclude with the release of its 139th chapter in April.

The story follows protagonist Eren Yeager and his friends in the Survey Corps of Paradis Island in their fight against the Titans as they unravel the mystery of the hostile world they live in.

Free Fire’s collaboration with Attack on Titan will be the latest of many high-profile crossover events in the game. Last December, Free Fire collaborated with international football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, as he became its latest global brand ambassador and gave his likeness to a character in an in-game event.

Partly due to such high-profile collaborations, Free Fire was named the Esports Mobile Game of the Year at the 2020 Esports Awards last November, notably beating out rival mobile titles such as Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) Mobile.

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