Firefall’s Final Public Beta Weekend

Red 5 Studios announced today that Firefall’s final public Beta Weekend test begins this Friday, 7th June, featuring three days of free access to the game, a special contest for high-end gaming gear and a unique community unlock – the Infiltrator Nightvision Goggles.

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Neverwinter, Firefall and Other News

Dungeons and Dragons Neverwinter goes into Open Beta on the 30th April at 5pm.. but Neverwinter Founders will get early access: Heroes of the North starting on 25th April, and Guardians on 27th April!

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Firefall: Public Beta Weekend

Red 5 Studios have announced that their free to play MMO FPS Firefall will begin its first public beta test this Friday, as part of a 48 hour Beta Weekend.  To kick off the news, the studio has released a new action-packed trailer featuring the game’s latest content:

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Firefall: Battleframe Trailer Challenge

Red 5 Studios are hosting a competition for their fans to create a trailer using unreleased footage of the game.

This is a chance for the fans to create introductions for the Assault, Medic, Recon and Engineer battleframes, along the lines of the Dreadnaught Introduction.

The team have provided clips for use in these trailers as well as instructions, information and rules here.

Prizes include a trip to Boston to join Red 5 at PAX East, an Alienware M14x Laptop, and a Firefall-branded Astro Gaming A40 Audio System.

 

Firefall Beta Starts Now

Firefall is a team-based shooter / MMO hybrid under development for the PC by Red 5 Studios; a studio founded by Mark Kern, former team lead for World of Warcraft.  The game will be free-to-play once launched.  To take part in the beta, sign up for an account: beta invites will be issued in waves.

The latest Dev Diary details how player actions will affect the roll out of new content in the game:

The game is set in a future Earth, where the promise of a new clean energy source leads to the arrival of a hostile energy storm called the Melding, that engulfs most of the world.  A bloodthirsty race known as The Chosen has also emerged and threatens humanity’s survival..

Players can choose from three battleframes: assault, medic and recon, each of which can be customised with different weapons and loadouts.  These are equipped by the player’s character, so you can switch between battleframes too.

Firefall has both PvP objectives and cooperative PvE missions.  PvP consists of Team Deathmatch, and a Sabotage game mode, which has teams take turns being on offense or defense, with three different points to capture and hold.  Confirmed PvE missions so far include a Thumper mission, where players defend a mining machine against waves of enemy creatures while it gathers resources, and Rescue missions, for which no information has yet been released.

Firefall has no set release date; as players join the beta and play, the team collect feedback and continue development of the game, with plans for the game to be rolled out ‘organically’, rather like Google’s Gmail service.