Cosmetic items such as t-shirts, pants, and hats are just that: cosmetic. They do not give any advantage in terms of gameplay to your character. Yes, they can make your character look cool but this is not an MMORPG and your competitors won’t admire your outfit: They are there just to kill you. Since cosmetic items are sold in exchange for Diamonds, the in-game currency you can buy with real money, and do not provide any real benefits, go easy with them.
Characters, on the other hand, are different. They do provide an advantage. There are 8 characters in Free Fire. 2 of them, Adam and Eve, are “unlocked” right from the start. However, they have no “stats” and offer no advantages. They are free to play heroes.
The other six characters offer the following benefits:
- Nikita – 4% faster submachine reload
- Misha – 2% faster driving speed
- Ford – 4% lower damage while outside the safe zone
- Andrew – 2% less vest durability loss
- Kelly – 1% increased sprint speed
- Olivia – Revives other players with +6 more HP
You can unlock these heroes with in-game currencies, diamond (real money) or dollars. (Although, Misha can only be purchased via diamonds.
Note that these stats keep rising as long as you keep leveling up your character. For example, Andrew starts with 2% less durability loss. It is possible to increase this value up to 10%, by leveling up your hero and completing in-game achievements. In this regard, Ford is an excellent hero for an advanced end-game strategy that requires clever use of safe zone borders.