Firefall Open Beta Date Announced
Red 5 Studios has announced that Firefall’s open beta will begin on July 9th. Leading up to the launch, Red 5 will also continue to roll out updates to the closed beta, with “major milestones” planned in May and July.
“We’re incredibly excited to be nearing what we consider to be the most important stage of Firefall’s development – Open Beta,” said Red 5 VP of development James Macauley. “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 following content is set to come to Firefall’s beta in the coming 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).
Additional information on Firefall’s beta can be found in the FAQ on the game’s official site. Immediate beta access is still available via Founders Packs.
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