Garena Free Fire Unveils Exciting OB38 Patch with New Character, Pet and More — Check Full Details Here!

Karan Rawat
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Garena Free Fire Unveils Exciting OB38 Patch with New Character, Pet & More (Image via: Garena)
Highlights
  • OB38 patch brings new characters and pets to Free Fire.
  • The latest update includes a new loot area and items.

Free Fire has done it again with their latest OB38 patch, unveiling an array of exciting new content for players to enjoy. From a brand-new character to a new pet, a new loot area to new items, and updates to weapons and characters, there’s something for every type of player in this update.

With over 100 million players worldwide, Free Fire is one of the most popular mobile games on the market, and the OB38 update looks to bring even more to the table. So, with all these new additions, Free Fire players are sure to have plenty of fun. Read on to find out more details about this new Free Fire update!

Garena Free Fire OB38 Release Date

On January 11, 2023, the OB38 Update is set to kick off in Garena. As usual, the game will be undergoing maintenance for a period of time, which usually lasts around 5-8 hours. The maintenance window usually begins at 12:30 IST and ends at 5:30 IST. After that, the patch will be available for download on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Players can also get the patch through the TapTap.io website.

Overview of OB38 Patch Notes & Rewards

This patch brings with it some exciting new features and updates, including a new character, pet, and loot area. It also introduces a new weapon leaderboard and makes adjustments to some weapons. Furthermore, there are updates to existing modes and characters. And to get players pumped up with exciting updates and features, Garena has even announced a special in-game event where users can earn exclusive rewards by completing specific missions.

Free Fire OB38 Update: New Character and Pet

Free Fire New Santino Character
Free Fire New Character Santino (Image via: Garena)

As with most of the OB updates of Free Fire, Garena this time will introduce a new character. The new character, “Santino“, will be a male character who is determined to send a decoy forward and teleport to its location. This is a special ability of his “Shape-Splitter” skill. And along with it, Garena is going to introduce a new pet, “Kactus,” who will follow you around. Kactus’s special ability, “self-sufficient“, allows you to restore 10 ep per second.

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New loot area and items

Free Fire New BR Loot Area: Arsenal
A new high-tier loot area is coming soon to the BR. (Image via: Garena)

The latest update to Garena Free Fire will include the addition of a new area called “Arsenal” in the Battle Royale map. This area will have two new items that players can use to their advantage: a jammer to avoid detection by UAVs and Otho equipment and a loot radar that highlights nearby unclaimed loot when activated.

New Weapon Leaderboard and Adjustments to Weapons

New Weapon Leaderboard and Adjustments to Weapons
Free Fire weapons new regional leaderboard. (Image via: Garena)

The new patch brings some updates to several existing weapons, including the G36 assault rifle, Trogon shotgun, shield gun, MAG10, AUG, Parafal, and M60. These weapons will receive some additional power boosts, while the M79 may see a decrease in power.

Along with these adjustments, the OB38 update also introduces a new Weapon Leaderboard, allowing players to view their weapon stats and see how they compare to others in specific regions. This can help players determine the best weapons to use in different situations.

Updates to Modes and Characters

Free Fire OB38 New Character Updates
Some characters will get reworked with the new update in Free Fire. (Image via: Garena)

The new patch update also brings some updates to the Clash Squad mode, including a new location for the safe zone. Additionally, characters Skyler and Kenta will be receiving some reworking. All characters will also now have all skill slots unlocked by default.

New Patch Missions and Rewards

Free Fire OB38 Patch Rewards
Download the OB38 Updates and get exciting rewards. (Image via: Garena)

And, to make the update more exciting, Garena also added new missions and rewards. These missions will challenge players to complete tasks such as killing a certain number of enemies, picking up a certain number of items, and more. Completing these missions will reward players with exclusive items, such as the character trials, gun crates of different guns, and many more. And for the countdown to patch some mission events, they already started from January 5 to January 10.

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FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions and answers regarding these new OB38 updates.

When is the OB38 patch release?

The OB38 patch will be released on January 11, 2023.

What is Santino’s special ability?

Santino’s special ability is “Shape Splitter“, which allows him to send a decoy forward and teleport to its location.

What is Kactus’s special ability?

Kactus’s special ability is “self-sufficient“, which allows the player to restore 10 EP per second.

What is the new area on the Battle Royale map?

The new area is called “Arsenal“, and it has two new items that players can use: a jammer to avoid detection by UAVs and Otho equipment and a loot radar that highlights nearby unclaimed loot when activated.

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Which weapons are receiving updates in the new patch?

The G36 assault rifle, Trogon shotgun, shield gun, MAG10, AUG, Parafal, and M60 are receiving some additional power boosts, while the M79 may see a decrease in power.

What is the new Weapon Leaderboard, and what does it do?

The Weapon Leaderboard is a new feature that allows players to view their weapon stats and see how they compare to others in specific regions. This can help players determine the best weapons to use in different situations.

What updates are being made to the Clash Squad mode?

The Clash Squad mode will have a new location for the safe zone, and characters Skyler and Kenta will receive some rework. All characters will also now have all skill slots unlocked by default.

Are there new missions and rewards in the update?

Yes, there are new missions and rewards, including exclusive items such as character trials and gun crates of different guns. Some mission events are already underway from January 5 to 10 as a countdown to the patch.

OB38 Pre Update Rewards in Free Fire

Conclusion

The Free Fire OB38 patch will surely provide a better experience for the players. Along with the release of new characters, pets, and loot areas, as well as updates to existing modes and characters, Garena also revealed that a self-revive system is coming for Solo mode too, so the patch is sure to be a lot of fun and exciting.

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And as this is only a sneak peak of the update, Garena will officially reveal the full patch notes on the day of its arrival. So, stay tuned for more updates by following us on Google News and Twitter.

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