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Free Fire x One-Punch Man crossover event announced

The Free Fire x One-Punch Man crossover event will unite one of the world’s most popular mobile games with its most powerful hero. Image credit: Garena
Image credit: Garena

What happens when you unite one of the world’s most popular mobile games with its most powerful hero? We’ll find out in Garena’s Free Fire x One-Punch Man crossover event.

Dubbed as “The Hero Trial”​, the mobile battle royale’s first crossover event for 2021 will immerse players in a Free Fire universe filled with disaster and chaos — one crying out for heroes to come to the fore. Under the leadership of “One-Punch Man” heroes Saitama and Genos, players will be challenged to unleash their inner power and become heroes themselves.

‘The Hero Trial’

Image credit: Garena
Image credit: Garena

Players will experience the “The Hero Trial” event immediately upon entering the game. The main interface will undergo a special transformation on Jan. 15 to reflect iconic “One-Punch Man” elements.

The “One-Punch Man” experience will continue throughout the game, with Easter eggs on spawn island and reskins of popular in-game elements such as the airdrops and airships.

Players will have access to a variety of “One-Punch Man” fashion items inspired by the series to enable them to battle in style. These will include Saitama and Genos character costumes, backpack and Gloo Wall skins, as well as an “I’m Saitama” emote.

Players will also have access to two new weapon skins – the Megapunch M1887 and M4A1.

What’s more, players who log in on Jan. 23 will get a free Saitama Loot Box.

Undergo Saitama’s training

From Jan. 15, Saitama will hold special training sessions that will offer players the chance to earn exciting rewards. Each training session will task players to defeat monsters. They will drop boxes in three tiers of rarity once they have been vanquished. The higher the tier of rarity, the higher the rarity of the item.

But not just anyone can be a disciple of Saitama. Players will need to earn the right by collecting “One-Punch Man” tickets from in-game map drops and by completing the daily missions. Only then will they be worthy to be trained by the strongest hero himself.

Meanwhile, the “Path to Hero” web event will offer players even more opportunities to earn cool rewards. Taking place from Jan. 16-26, the web event will send players down the hero path filled with both monsters and treasure boxes. Each treasure box will give players tokens that can be exchanged for exciting rewards in the redemption store. Players will need to earn exploration tokens by completing daily missions.