Free Fire the popular mobile battle royale from the Singapore-based company, Garena, celebrate this day of the Dead with Otho, the first Mexican character to be conceived and developed within Mexico.
This new character will be available this Tuesday November 2 free of charge for all players who log in to Free Fire or Free Fire Max in Latin America.
Where does Otho come from?
He is a young student of indigenous origin, among them the Otomí, who seeks to represent the dedication, ingenuity and effort that characterize Mexicans. The inspiration in the creation of this character came from the state of Michoacán between Janitzio and Pátzcuaro due to its setting and background.
Why did they give it that name?
The development team was based on the word Oth, which means star in Tének or Huasteco de Xiloxuchil, Veracruz. They finally adapted it as Otho, which is a more common name to pronounce, without losing sight of its etymological root.
What will your special ability be?
Photographic Memory, this consists in that after eliminating an enemy, the positions of other enemies will be revealed 25 meters from the place where they were killed. This information will also be shared with teammates.
There will also be other Day of the Dead inspired skins that were designed by the team of Mexicans:
Catrín de Oro skin
Golden Catrina look
Shredded Paper Appearance
However, there will be music and the same lobby will be set within Mexico.
This character will not be available only for Latin America, it will eventually reach other regions where the game has a presence, although its distribution will depend on each local team. It is important to emphasize that the character will stay permanently but the music in the lobby will be temporary, as in other similar campaigns.
If you want to know more about Otho’s origins you can also watch the animated short film.