If you’re a fan of football and Free Fire, you’re going to love this news – Garena has just announced that Cristiano Ronaldo, the football superstar will be a playable character in their upcoming Operation Chrono update. Who says you can’t kick ass with a ball-kicker? The news also revealed that Ronaldo is also a global brand ambassador for the game. While it’s quite a stretch seeing him as a Free Fire character running around and shooting up people, it’s definitely more palatable than his shopping app endorsement. With football being popular in countries where Free Fire is popular, it was only a matter of time.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s character in the game will be named Chrono (Cristiano Ronaldo – coincidental? maybe) and looks to sport a mean-looking trench coat and a robotic arm. No word on his abilities, but we should find out more as Garena unveils the rest of the update in the future. Will it shake the meta up?
“It’s a great feeling having not only a character in Free Fire modelled after me, but also having the whole universe within the game changing along with it. The Garena team has worked into the game tons of new features and elements for Operation Chrono. I hope Free Fire players all over the world are just as excited as I am!” he says.
In the meantime, you can check out the Operation Chrono microsite or wait for the update to be released. Judging by the announcement, it should be dropping 19th December which isn’t too far away but more details will be released before that. Get Free Fire on iOS or Android if you haven’t joined in the fun yet. Be sure to check out our handy guide if you’re coming from another battle royale game!
This isn’t the first time we’re seeing real-life people turned into video game characters, and it certainly won’t be the last! We wonder who will be next, and for which game? Let us know your predictions or hopes below! Stay tuned to eGG Network for more Free Fire news and updates.