Free Fire Anti-Hack System Explained

With the release of the OB22 update in the game, Free Fire introduced a new anti-hack system into the game to ensure that no players are getting an edge by using third-party programs to assist them. The developers have a zero-tolerance policy against hackers, and they do not lift these bans under any circumstances.


In this post, we are going to share how the Free Fire Anti-Hack system works. The details have been shared in the FAQ format for easy understanding.

Q.1 What is define as Cheating?

Using any unauthorized third party programs which are not released by Garena, Modifying of the game client, and/or playing in a modified game client in order to use functions that are non existent on the official game.

Q.2 I have spotted cheaters/ new scripts in a game. How do I report?

Use the in-game Report function or refer to this step-by-step guide to report through web.

Q.3 Is Free Fire able to detect cheaters?

Yes, Free Fire is able to. The developers are detecting and banning cheaters every day and also constantly upgrading the anti-hack capabilities to detect the latest hacks.

Q.4 How does Free Fire punish cheaters?

Free Fire has a zero-tolerance policy against cheating. Developers permanently ban the accounts used for cheating. Devices used for cheating will also be banned from playing Free Fire again using any other accounts.

Q.5 Free Fire bans accounts of cheaters. Why not also ban the IP? How will FF handle the cheaters who use guest accounts?

IP ban is not an effective measure because cheaters may use public WiFi and in such cases, banning IP will affect other innocent players. Developers are aware of the Guest account exploit and are working continuously to counter this loophole. Currently, they are banning accounts immediately after misconduct. This makes cheating using Guest accounts relatively meaningless.

Q.6 Apart from banning cheating accounts, does Free Fire have prevention measures against hacks?

Banning isn't all developers do, even they have a dedicated technical anti-hack team focusing on preventing hacks.

Q.7 I never use hacks or scripts. Why did my account get banned?

All banned accounts have shown firm evidence of cheating. Please check if you have given access to your account to someone else to play with. Please ensure that you only play on Free Fire client downloaded from authorized app stores. Using Apks from unauthorized sources may result in account banning. If you still feel the ban was wrong, you can submit a request to the developers.

Q.8 I lent my account to a friend. He cheated and got it banned. Can my account be unbanned?

No. Please do not share your account information with anyone.

Q.9 Is it true that accounts with top-ups will not be banned?

No. Developers treat all accounts fairly. All accounts found to be cheating will be banned.

Q.10 Why are accounts of influencers and streamers unbanned, but not mine?

Developers treat all accounts fairly, with no special treatment for influencers/ streamers. All accounts found with evidence of cheating will be permanently banned.

Q.11 I bought this account from someone without knowing it was used for cheating before. Now the account has been banned, can it be unbanned?

No. Please do not engage in account trading.

Q.12 I follow rules but my account was being falsely and maliciously reported. Will I be banned?

All reports gets carefully investigated. Developers only ban accounts when evidence of cheating is available.

Q.13 What happens if a teammate (randomly matchmaking) on my side cheats?

The system can differentiate between intentionally vs. unintentionally matchmaking with a cheating teammate. The accounts get banned with evidence of intentionally cheating.

Q.14 Why Free Fire doesn´t take legal actions against sellers, streamers, and promoters of hacking?

Developers have a procedure of removing hack promoting materials from Youtube and Facebook. This will be continuously enhanced and are also looking at tackling malicious activities on other mediums. 

Q.15 Someone stole my Facebook account, and when I got my account back, my FF account was banned. Can you unban the account?

No, it is not certain if cheating was a result of the account being stolen or intentionally conducted by players. Please keep your account login information secured. To ensure fairness to all players, developers do not unban accounts which were found with evidence of cheating.

Q.16 Can I be fined with an amount of diamonds to unban my account?

No. An account banned for cheating will not be unbanned under any circumstances.

Q.17 Garena says third party softwares/apks aren’t allowed. What is the definition of third party softwares/apks/etc for Garena Free Fire?

Softwares attempt to decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or hack the Services (or any portion thereof), or to defeat or overcome any encryption technology or security measures implemented by Garena with respect to the Services and/or data transmitted, processed or stored by Garena.

Q.18 Can I exploit a bug that already exists in-game?

Running into a bug that works to your benefit is not cheating. However, developers ban accounts that maliciously and repeatedly exploit a bug.

Q.19 Can I download Free Fire from unofficial sources?

Please download Free Fire from authorized app stores (iOS App Store, Google Play Store, Huawei AppGallery, Xiaomi App Store, and OPPO App Market -- vary by region). Do not download Apks from unauthorized sources.

Q.20 Why are there still hacking and cheating after the big update?

Hack programs and scripts are also constantly being updated to get around defense. This is an ongoing battle, and developers will continue to enhance the speed and breadth of anti-hack system.

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