Free Fire is known for its many collaborations with hit show Money Heist, celebrity DJs like Alok and KSHMR as well as Bollywood superstars like Hrithik Roshan. Now, a star of the sporting world seems to be heading to the game. Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is rumoured to be the newest character in the next Free Fire update.
The Advanced Server OB25 update allows Free Fire players to join and test new features. Data miners have reportedly found the information in the upcoming update about a collaboration between Free Fire and Cristiano Ronaldo. There is also reportedly an emote with the name Sii which shows a player with a football and the description which reads ‘Envy my movements?’.
Free Fire has teased a new event due to go live on 7th December known as Operation Chrono indicating that Ronaldo’s character may be called Chrono. Others point to Chrono coming out on 7th as a reference to the Portuguese Footballer’s initials and jersey number. He is sometimes also called ‘CR7’ for short. According to freefiremania, the character is said to have a unique ability called ‘Time Turner’ which creates a protective force field around the player, which can block damage. During the activation of the ability, allies within the force field also experience increased movement speed. In addition to these clues, the files on the advanced server OB25 also has the sentence 'Global Partnership With Cristiano Ronaldo', indicating that this will be a huge event across the various Free Fire servers.
Ronaldo has been the brand ambassador for Shopee, Garena’s online shopping platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan for some time now, so his introduction into Free Fire seems like a logical step for Garena. However, given that these are just speculations, fans should wait for 7th December to find out if Ronaldo will really be dribbling his way into the battle royale.