Free Fire OB43 Update: Top Changes Coming from the Advance Server


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Free Fire OB43 Update: Top Changes Coming from the Advance Server

Ahsan Kabir
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Safe zone timers shortened to speed up battle royale matches.
Vending machines updated with new content and chip price increases.
Buy station overhauled; female bundles gaining special effects like males.

Free Fire's OB43 patch is shaping up to be a big one, with numerous impactful changes on the way across battle royale maps, characters, progression systems, and more based on leaks from the Advance server. The patch aims to freshen up the battle royale experience for veterans while also ensuring matches remain fair and balanced. Let's take a look at some of the most significant changes awaiting for the Free Fire enthusiasts.

Major Updates from Free Fire OB43 Advance Server

Zoner Timer Update

On the battle royale map front, the safe zone adjustments will speed up match pace. The second zone timer is reduced from 80 to 60 seconds after landing. Furthermore, the second zone will now take 240 seconds to shrink instead of 230 seconds previously. The third zone's shrink time drops from 75 to 50 seconds.

Change in Vending Machine Economy

Vending machines are also seeing revisions. The normal vending machine will have increased upgrade chip costs from 400-500 coins. New redeemable content like character skill cards will be added to both normal and falling machines. The falling vending machine will have a free Homer character skill card.

Free Fire OB43 Advance Server update


Character Rebalance

Character abilities are poised for rebalancing as well. Garena has asked players which of characters like Sonia, Orion, Antonio, and Caroline they find most powerful so that skills can be adjusted accordingly. Other character changes will also roll out with the OB43 Advance server.

New Weapon

New guns are also making their way to Free Fire. The M4A1 rifle, which draws comparisons to the M4, will be obtainable from the new Evoground Woodpecker mode. The Woodpecker itself will receive buffs to its damage and range statistics.

Others Changes coming with the OB43 Update

The buy station system will be overhauled starting with the February battle pass bundle. At level 100 purchase, the male bundle will automatically upgrade without needing tokens. Moreover, future female bundles will also get special effects to match the male bundles.

In positive news for emote enthusiasts, the emote wheel slots are increasing from 8 to 12. This means players can flaunt even more emotes during matches and lobby showcases.

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Ahsan is a content writer for AFK Gaming. As part of the client services team, he works in influencer business as well as esports & gaming content production. He is also a serious fps player with professional-level experience in COD Mobile and PUBG Mobile.

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