[Updated: Dec 17] Garena down, server not responding for many

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Incoming is another service down alert!

Just in case you’re trying to get your head around why the digital entertainment platform Garena isn’t working for you, then find solace in the fact that you aren’t the only one facing issues lately.

A quick look at micro-blogging site Twitter conveys Garena is down for quite some time for many users. Going by reports, “Request timeout, please try again” is the notification that pops up. Here are some reports for you to take a quick glance at:

I wanted to lose some games and Garena decided to go down ugh it s*cks

why is garena down reeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEE

Garena CODM servers are down right now! You can only login using guest account! Thanks

As per IsItDownRightNow, the service is encountering a glitch for more than an hour now, wherein the server is not responding. Are you also facing the same issue? Worry not, we are keeping a continuous tab on all related developments, and will continuously update this page with relevant info.

For side note, if you’re wondering why Yin & Yang skins are not in the incubator, FreeFireBR has acknowledged this saying it’s been removed temporarily, and will be back soon. Here’s what FreeFireBR’s official Twitter handle shared about this (translated):

EAE you may have noticed that Yin & Yang skins are not in the incubator. We removed it to make some adjustments and she’ll be back tomorrow morning.

Update 1 (Sept 17)

Someone on Twitter has shared the issue is showing up in case of signing in through Facebook. Furthermore they’re suggesting users to go for guest login in stead. So those of you facing the Garena server glitch can give this workaround a try and see if it helps.


Update 2 (Sept 17)

Finally some relief. FreeFrireBR has officially confirmed a server maintenance at their end. Not only that, they’ve also mentioned the maintenance wasn’t foreseen. Here’s what they have to say (translated from Portuguese):

Our servers are under maintenance! The boss will update me on the opening forecast and I will warn you. Vlw for the patience!

This maintenance was not foreseen.


We’re keeping a continuous tab on this, and will update the story as and when any new development comes to our sight.

Update 3 (Sept 17)

Going by the latest info coming from FreeFireBR, the servers are back up.

Servers have returned! And the incubator is back too 😀


Update 4 (Dec 17)

Garena is seemingly down and not working for some. Here are some of the reports:

Is Garena down??

down ang garena

Here’s what users get to see:

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