As the Free Fire patch OB25 heads to Garena, players can gear up for Clash Squad Season 4 starts on 8th December at 17:00 SGT (5:00 pm). The update also includes a new weapon vector, surfboard adjustments, training ground optimisation, weapon adjustments and advanced weapons.
Clash Squad, Weapon and Balance Changes in OB25
For Season 4, Garena has decided to make major matchmaking adjustments to increase the quality of every match played. In this new season, premade teams will be matched against each other. After the update, the team formation of both squads should be more balanced. This should make each round of Clash Squad more enjoyable and competitive. Rank up to Gold III or above to receive the Clash Squad exclusive item - The Golden P90. The Clash Squad Store Adjustment includes reduced Rank Shield for premade squads, players receiving extra Rank Shields upon ranking up and premade squads will now be prioritized to match against other premade squads.
Free Fire Update OB25 also adds a new Weapon called Vector Akimbo which would be available in Classic & Clash Squad. The Vector is the first Akimbo weapon in Free Fire, it has a short effective range, but devastating power in close range.
Vector Weapon Stats:
Rate of Fire: 0.08
Attachments: Muzzle, Stock
“Akimbo” - Players can hold one Vector in each hand.
M4A1 had been underperforming due to its above-average recoil and a slower rate of fire. Garena will be giving the M4 a bit more power and range so it can be a bit more competitive. After the patch, the M4 should feel a bit more stable and reliable in the medium to long-range.
M4A1 Weapon Stats:
Rate of Fire: +5%
Effective Range: +12.5%
Even after the buff last patch, the performance of the P90 was still a bit underwhelming compared to the other SMGs. Garena is increasing the P90’s damage output slightly in exchange for its Magazine extension slot. With these changes, players should feel the extra kick in the P90 with its signature 50 rounds magazine for patch OB25.
Since the Advanced Attachments was released, Free Fire feels that even though weapons with advanced attachments perform decently well, they’re unreliable because finding the Advanced Attachments are too much of a hassle. Advanced Attachments are being replaced with Advanced Weapons so players can enjoy the power of these rare drops without needing to look for the attachments. Advanced weapons will now spawn in random locations on the map.
Gamemode and Gameplay Changes
Training Grounds is getting a new minigame as well as ‘Bermuda Shells’ for players who actively participate in minigames and social activities in patch OB25. They can be used to exchange fireworks. The Music Arcade is now available inside the training grounds.
The electric surfboard is currently a bit too mobile for opponents to counterplay so its being slowed down. Garena is also adding some cooldowns to reduce the gap closing power of the surfboard. Players should no longer see others flying across the map with the surfboard after the update. The surfboard will now be unequipped upon taking damage.
Added cooldowns for:
- Activating the surfboard
- Speed Boost
Bug Fix and Optimizations
- Optimized the kill camera for the Battle Royale Mode.
- Optimized in-game tires so players can control their motion while airborne.
- Players can now re-follow the jumpmaster while parachuting.
- Most secondary weapons will now show display on players’ model.