Firefall Open Beta Announced
Red 5 Studios announced the dates for an open beta for their upcoming team-based shooter, Firefall. Anyone interested in joining the beta may do so starting July 9th.
To ensure the open beta is of high quality for those joining in, Red 5 will be releasing a couple of major updates leading up to it. Throughout the next few months the developer will be updating the closed beta with “major milestones” in May and July.
Red 5 VP of Development James Macauley:
We’re incredibly excited to be nearing what we consider to be the most important stage of Firefall’s development – Open Beta.
For us, Open Beta isn’t a traditional ‘marketing beta,’ but rather an opportunity to include many more players in our community-driven development process. We’re looking forward to welcoming these new players into the community and continuing to build an amazing game together.
The studio also released some features we can look forward to in the beta within the next few months:
- City Power Levels: Players will receive new bonuses and rewards in the open world by increasing the power level of major cities through local missions and encounters.
- Melding Exploration: By raising city power levels and unlocking special dropships, players will finally be able to enter and explore pockets of the deadly Melding energy storm surrounding New Eden.
- Chosen Instances: Fortifying the open world allows players to take the fight to the Chosen, driving back the hostile alien race in epic new battle instances.
- Crafting and Progression: Players will continue to see major additions to crafting and Battleframe progression (including the new UI).
You can check out the world of Firefall in more detail and sign up for the open beta on the official site. And those interested in gaining access into the closed beta can purchase the Founder’s Packs.