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Free Fire UAV: How to use it to your advantage

Use the UAV to your full advantage

Free Fire is a battle royale game like no other, having unique game objects that can give the player many advantages in the game. One of these game objects is the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, a drone also known as the UAV. The UAV can be the player’s worst enemy or best friend. In this article, we will discuss what this flying drone is how to use UAV to your advantage in Free Fire.

What is the UAV in Free Fire?

In Free Fire, the UAV is a randomly spawned drone that hovers over the player location to expose them to others. While this drone is still hovering, it emits a radial yellow scan. This is much like the Scan selectable equipment from the main player menu.

Free Fire UAV

Each player who is in this scan’s radius can be viewed by others who are also within the scans radius. Whether crouched, prone, or even in a house, the UAV instantly detects the enemies.

Behavioral functions of UAV in Free Fire

The UAV spawns once the message “UAV has been deployed” appears above the player crosshair. It has no sound indicating its arrival or approach and can randomly appear out of nowhere.

At its first appearance, it will hover about 30 seconds before traveling to another location, scanning every 3 seconds to detect movements of players in its radius. At its next locations, it will stay put for about 20 seconds and after being active for about 1 minute and 40 seconds it will fly out of reach and despawn.

What are the advantages of UAV?

While the UAV may appear to be bothersome and tempting to shoot down, thinking of some strategies of using it to your advantage may be beneficial for survival.

Free Fire UAV
  • Detecting player locations: We do not always know where our enemies may be lingering. The UAV can help with spotting other players. So making a run for it may be considerate, especially when many players are within its radius.
  • Detecting movements: Some enemies tend to run towards or away from you unnoticed. However, with the help of the UAV, spotting their movements becomes a whole lot easier. If equipped with a good weapon, shooting them down becomes a whole lot easier
  • Using both features is a plus: If you feel like backing down isn’t an option, and pushing may seem like a good idea. This completely depends on the position you find yourself at. Use the UAV to detect both the location and movement of your enemies which may leave them a surprise. The UAV does not detect the position your opponent is facing. So you have a good shot at attacking if you quickly sneak up on them, especially if they are facing another enemy.

While it may appear small in the air, the UAV is a lot larger than the player is. If it were possible, it would be able to carry 3-4 players on its flying course!

That’s all we got for today regarding the Free Fire UAV. Let us know your opinions in the comment section below!

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