Shine up your battleframes, Firefall has entered Open Beta!
Firefall, the free-to-play shooter MMO from Red 5 Studios, has finally entered Open Beta. The game has been in development for a long time, teasing fans with different iterations and features for over three years. Now that the title's year-long closed beta is over, anyone can enter the game and try it out for themselves. In celebration, Red 5 has released an epic live-action story trailer.
"We cannot say enough how excited we are to have you be a part of this process," said Red 5 Studios. "It has been a long time coming, but Firefall is now available for everyone to play for absolutely free."
For the uninitiated, Firefall is an open-world sci-fi shooter that takes place on Earth in the year 2233. The MMOFPS has both player vs. environment (PVE) elements like quests, missions, and instances, and extensive player vs. player (PVP) features as well.
To get new players set for the Beta, Red 5 has released a few Firefall tutorial videos on their YouTube channel. They're also offering a few Beta Starter Packs. These packs will include items that allow players to unlock new battleframes, as well as cosmetic items, experience point boosters, red bean currency, and forum titles. By purchasing a starter pack, players will also receive a a personal teleportation device, and an exclusive in-game motorcycle.
Firefall is a sci-fi MMO shooter set in a future Earth. A starship disaster unleashes a titanic energy storm called the Melding. It envelopes the earth, wipes out most of the planet, and spawns hostile creatures who self-proclaim themselves the Chosen.
In addition to Open Beta, Firefall Fest, a two-day Firefall live streaming event with developers, community members, and famous eSports personalities, is going on now until July 10. Throughout the event, viewers can win prizes from Razer and AMD while enjoying some hardcore Firefall play.
If you're a Firefall fan, or are looking to try the game out for the first time during Open Beta, you should join WarCry during our Firefall Community Event! The Community Event will take place on July 11-13 and again on July 24-26.
During this time, members of WarCry will be playing Firefall on our live stream from 4PM to 7PM EST and we want you to come play, too! We'll be hanging out, doing quests, running through Blackwater Anomaly, asking developers questions, and most importantly, giving away a bunch of fantastic prize packs. For more information on WarCry's Firefall Community Event, and to sign up for the slick prize packs, head to the event's mini-site.
But before you go, don't forget to check out Firefall's live-action story trailer, below.