Free Fire OB33 ‘Heroes Arise’ Update Patch Notes

Free Fire OB33 Patch Notes

Garena released the Free Fire OB33 update entitled Heroes Arise in the early hours of March 23. The new patch brought a slew of new features in Free Fire such as a new Link system, Credit system, new Kenta character, and more. In addition, several weapons have been nerfed and buffed in Free Fire’s OB33 update.

The fans can now download the Free Fire OB33 update from Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Nevertheless, if anyone is encountering downloading issues, here’s the dedicated guide to sideloading the latest patch.

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Free Fire OB33 “Heroes Arise”: Full Patch Notes

Here are the official patch notes of the Free Fire OB33 update also known as Heroes Arise:

Gaming Environment

Credit System (Will be available 3/25 11:00 GMT+8)

  • Free Fire accounts that have been reported and verified to intentionally throw the game, AFK, force quit, or are verbally abusive will have 1-4 points deducted, while frequent abusers will face an extra score deduction.
  • A perfect score unlocks valuable prizes, while a score lower than 90 suggests a ban from CS-Ranked, that is lower than 80 suggests a ban from BR-Ranked.
  • Playing games with good behavior will earn 1-2 credit points per game.

Report System Improvements

  • You can now report another player in your match history page.
  • You can now report another player in CS mode scoreboards.
  • Added new reasons for reporting.

In-Game Voice Chat Reporting Feature (Will be available 3/25 11:00 GMT+8)

  • To protect your privacy, the detection will only take place if a report is sent.
  • Added a new feature to the current mute button where you can report selected player(s) on the spot.
  • Once verbal harassment is verified, the player faces a mute punishment, and a credit score reduction.

New System

Get free characters with LINK!

Users can obtain free Characters by playing games in any mode. All Characters prior to this patch update will be included in the LINK system. The features are as follows:

  • Players may only link to one Character at a time.
  • There’s a limit to the LINK points players get per day.
  • Free Fire users may give their LINK progress an extra boost with coins (limited per day).

Reduced Character Fragments for leveling up and cost of opening skill slots

Reduced cost for opening skill lots in Free Fire (Image via Garena)
Reduced cost for opening skill lots in Free Fire (Image via Garena)

Reduced Character Fragments are needed to level up and there is a reduction in the costs of unlocking skill slots. (Refer to the image above)


New Kenta

  • Ability: Swordsman’s Wrath:
  • Description: Swordsman’s Wrath forms a frontal shield of 5m width that reduces 50% weapon damage coming from the front. Lasts for 2/3/3.5/4/4.5/5s and resets after firing a shot. Cooldown: 210/200/190/180/170/160s

A124 (Rework)

  • Description: Unleashes a 8m electromagnetic wave that disables enemies’ skill activation and interrupts their interaction countdown. Lasts for 20/22/24/26/28/30s. Cooldown: 100/90/80/70/60/50s.

Nikita (Rework)

  • Description: Reload speed increases by 14/16/18/20/22/24%. For SMGs, the final 6 rounds of the clip deals 10/12/14/16/18/20% more damage.

Steffie (Rework)

  • Description: Create a 4m area that blocks throwables. Allies in the area will restore 10% armor durability every second and ammo damage taken from enemies will reduce by 10/12/14/16/18/20%. Lasts for 10/11/12/13/14/15s. Cooldown: 115/110/105/100/95/90s. Effects do not stack.

Caroline (Balancing)

  • Description: When holding a shotgun, the movement speed increases to 6/7/8/9/11/13%

Otho (Balancing)

  • Description: After eliminating an enemy, the positions of other enemies within 25/35/45/55/65/75m of the elimination spot will be revealed. Info will be shared with teammates for 6s instead of 4s.

Rafael (Balancing)

  • Description: When using Snipers and Marksman Rifles, firing sound is silenced and successful shots can cause enemies to bleed 40/50/60/70/80/90% faster.

Thiva (Balancing)

  • Description: Rescue (help-up) speed increases by 15/18/21/24/27/30%. Upon a successful rescue, the user recovers 25/30/35/40/45/50HP in 5s.

Clash Squad

New Quadra Kill Animation

  • Enhanced the visual effects when executing a quadra.

Battle Royale

New In-game Missions

  • Hit List missions: Purchase from the Vending Machine using FF Coins. Eliminate target within the time limit.
  • Supply Run missions: Obtain for free on the map. Reach a specified location within time limit.

Ultimate Weapons Now Upgradable

All Ultimate Weapons are upgradeable now(3 stages) using the Upgrade Chip, except for the airdrop one: This list is as follows:

  • VSS
  • MP5
  • M60
  • M4A1
  • M14
  • Kar98k

Weapon and Balance

New Weapon: G36

Switch firing mode: G36 toggles between Assault, short-range mode and Range, mid-range mode

Assault stats:

  • Base Damage: 26
  • Rate of Fire: 0.096
  • Magazine: 30

Range stats:

  • Base Damage: 33
  • Rate of Fire: 0.15
  • Magazine: 30

Weapon Adjustments

  • M4A1: Effective range -4%
  • SCAR: Effective range +5%
  • M249: Effective range -3%
  • FAMAS: Effective range -2%
  • XM8: Effective range +5%
  • AN94: Effective range +4%
  • AUG: Effective range +6%
  • PARAFAL: Effective range +5%
  • Kar98k:Gun switch time +20%
  • UMP: Effective range -3%, movement speed when firing -10%, stability -7%
  • MP5: Effective range -10%, damage +10%,
  • VSS: Effective range -15%
  • MP40:Stability +15%, movement speed when carrying +15%, movement speed when firing +10%
  • Thompson: Effective range -3%
  • Mini Uzi: Effective range -8%
  • MAC10: Effective range -4%
  • M1014: Effective range -16%, reload speed +30%
  • M1873: Effective range -15%
  • SPAS12: Effective range -8%, reload speed +10%
  • M1887: Effective range -12%, damage +8%, movement speed when carrying +5%
  • MAG-7: Effective range -15%, damage +4%, stability +10%
  • Charge Buster: Effective range -10%, damage +5%
  • M1887-X: Added new muzzle accessory slots


In-game Vibration Feedbacks Now Available

  • Free Fire players may toggle and customize vibrations in the settings page.

Custom Room Enhancements

  • Auto Revival feature is now available in BR mode. When turned on, players with enough FF Coins will be automatically revived.
  • Customize the damage and speed of the play zone in BR mode.
  • Normal Room Cards now unlock CS Shop and item pricing customization features

Other Optimizations

Post-Game Results Enhancements

  • Post-game results page now includes a data sheet for players wanting to take a closer look
  • Revive/Rescues/Assists/Knockdowns are only available in multiplayer mode
  • Revive stats are only available in BR mode

Post-Game Loot Enhancements

  • Post-game results page now shows your Memory Fragment progress
  • Post-game results page now shows your LINK progress
  • Post-game results page now supports one-click Character lvl-ups
  • Drop rates now significantly increase with your first few games of the day

Resource Download Center Expansions

  • New web page layouts
  • Optimized notifications for DLC resources

Other Adjustments

  • FF coins now shows up on HUD display in BR mode
  • Your death location will be shown on map to let you quickly get equipments after revival in BR mode
  • Airdrop vending machine can be accessed from all angles
  • Events page can now be opened in preset teams page
  • CS Cup invitations now show up in the lobby

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