Free Fire was the most downloaded mobile game globally in 2021, across both the iOS and Google Play stores, according to App Annie.
This was reflected in App Annie’s latest State of Mobile 2022 report, which was just released earlier this week. You can find the report on App Annie’s website or refer to a downloaded PDF of the report here.
This marks the third year in a row that Free Fire was the most downloaded mobile game worldwide, having also topped the ranking in 2020 and 2019.
Here’s a recap of the year’s highlights:
Free Fire achieved a new record high of over 150 million peak daily active users in 2021. We believe that few online games globally have ever reached this scale.
Free Fire hit over 1 billion downloads on Google Play in July. We believe Free Fire is the first ever mobile battle royale game to achieve this milestone, and joins a small group of mobile games who have done so.
We announced collaborations with some of the world’s most popular stars and brands to engage players further, including DJ duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike (DVLM), McLaren, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, and a second tie-up with Money Heist (La Casa de Papel).
Free Fire’s flagship tournament of the year, the Free Fire World Series 2021 Singapore was watched by 5.4 million concurrent viewers at its peak, the highest of any esports match in history, according to Esports Charts (excluding views from all Chinese streaming and video platforms).