Actor Akshay Kumar announced the launch of the highly anticipated first-person shooter mobile game FAU-G (Fearless and United Guards) on the 72nd Republic Day of India on Twitter. The actor took to Twitter and shared the trailer of a game along with its announcement. 

The first single-player campaign of the game is based on the Galwan Valley incident where Indian and Chinese soldiers had a brawl. The game is designed by nCore Games, a gaming studio based in Bengaluru. 

FAU-G was announced first after the highly popular Battle Royale game PUBG was banned in India in September last year. Actor Akshay Kumar then gave a sneak peek into FAU-G with a tweet which said, “Supporting PM @narendramodi’s AtmaNirbhar movement, proud to present an action game, Fearless and United-Guards FAU-G.” 

FAU-G game’s first storyline based on the Galwan Valley skirmish 

All first-person shooter games like Call of Duty, Counter-Strike, etc have a theme that is based on an incident that the local audiences can emotionally connect to. Vishal Gondal, CEO of nCore Games spoke to a news agency where he spoke about this in length. 

“I think if we have to create a game from India, we have to base it on Indian themes, and if you look at Indian themes, we all saw Galwan Valley and what happened,” said Gondal. 

He further added that the game will include many such previous clashes into its storylines such as the Kargil War, the India-Pakistan war of 1971, the 2016 Surgical strikes, and more.  

 Only Single-Player Campaign in FAU-G. Battle Royale, and Multiplayer to be added later 

At its launch, the game has a campaign mode that gives a glimpse into the real-life Galwan Valley brawl and lets the player step into the shoes of the soldiers. The game so far doesn’t have a Battle Royale or Multiplayer mode where they can play amongst their friends or strangers across the nation.  

The game’s development studio nCore has revealed that online multiplayer and other modes such as battle royale will be added to the game through OTA updates in the future. The game’s first single-player campaign lasts for only a few hours. It remains to be seen whether the Indian mobile gaming community, which used to keep coming back to PUBG for its replay value, would give FAU-G’s single-player campaign a pass or not.  

More than 3 Lakh downloads in 24 hours on Google Play 

As expected by most people who keep an eye on the Indian gaming community, the first episode of the FAU-G game received a hearty welcome. The game had more than 3 lakhs downloads on google play within the first 24 hours.  

How to download Fearless and United Guards (FAU-G) on your mobile phone? 

The new indigenous first-person shooter game FAU-G is available to download from Google Play for free. If you want to step into the shoes of Indian soldiers and play the game, just go to the Play Store on your Android smartphone, search for FAU-G and download the game by clicking on Install.  

FAU-G download size 

Unlike most first-person shooter games on Android which have a download size ranging from 700 MB to more than 1 GB, FAU-G’s download size sits roughly at 500 MB (Note: The actual download size for the game will vary according to the smartphone, the android version, and other factors). 

Is my Android smartphone compatible to play FAU-G?  

nCore and FAU-G developers have made sure that the game can be played by anyone in India with an Android smartphone or tablet, be it a flagship one or a midrange one. Any mobile device that runs on Android 8 or higher will be able to run FAU-G. Given how Indians got a taste of Android Oreo after 2017, even an Android smartphone or tablet that is 3 years old will be able to play the game.  

Is FAU-G completely free? What about in-app purchases? 

As of now, FAU-G is completely free to download, install and play. Although the app does support in-app purchases through which gamers will be able to modify and customize their player avatars. The game not only lets players purchase skins and other elements but also FAU-G merchandise like t-shirts, hoodies, etc, from the app.  

According to the game makers, 20% of the game’s revenue through the in-app purchases will be donated to the ‘Bharat ke Veer’ foundation. This will incentivize the Indian gamers to contribute in a meaningful way to the Indian soldiers while they play the game.