How to download Free Fire on a PC (2024)

Free Fire is one of the most popular mobile battle royale titles worldwide. It was released back in 2017 by Garena and has since then reportedly surpassed 187 million daily active users on Android and iOS. While the game is made for mobile and is fun to play on a smartphone, there is a way to enjoy the title with a keyboard and mouse as well. Here’s the complete guide to playing Free Fire on a PC.


Image Credits: Garena

How to download and play Free Fire on a PC in 2024?

You can play Free Fire on a PC with an emulator. While there are several emulators available in the market, the best one is Gameloop.

  1. Head over to the official Gameloop website on your PC. Click on the download option in the top right.
  2. The Gameloop setup will start downloading. Once it finishes, install it on your PC and open the Gameloop application.
  3. In the search button at the top center of the screen, type in Free Fire and press enter.
  4. You will be able to see the Free Fire as well as the Free Fire MAX options in the menu.
  5. You can download any version of the game. Free Fire MAX is a more demanding version of the game which has better graphics.
  6. After installing the game, open it in Gameloop to start playing it.
  7. The emulator will have preset controls to make it easy to play with a keyboard and mouse. Alternatively, you can also change these controls in the settings.

Are you allowed to play with an emulator?

If you are wondering if your precious Free Fire account might get banned for playing with an emulator, don’t worry. Garena allows players to enjoy the game on PC but has different matchmaking for them.

Players on the emulator will only be matched with other emulator players. If a player on your team connects with an emulator, the entire team will be matched against emulators. An emulator player in your lobby can be spotted with the PC icon above their name.

It’s to be noted that these matchmaking rules extend only to the Clash Squad and Battle Royale ranked modes. Other casual modes may mix mobile and emulator players together.