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First Firefall Public Beta Weekend Starts Friday, January 25th

Posted Tue, Jan 22, 2013 by Martuk

Firefall opens up for all this weekend with the first of three planned public beta tests for the online shooter. The tests will be available to anyone with a Firefall account with no beta keys required for participation. Each 48-hour event will feature a community unlock contest with a unique theme aimed at teaching new players about Firefall.

The first event is set to begin on Friday, January 25th at 10am PT and will conclude on Sunday, January 28th at 12am PT with two additional events to follow in February and March. Visit the Firefall beta event page to learn more and check out the video below for a look at the latest content.


FIREFALL TO BEGIN PUBLIC “BETA WEEKEND” TESTING


Three Unlocked 48-hour Stress-tests Planned

Laguna Hills, Calif. – January 22, 2013 – Red 5 Studios™ announced today that Firefall will begin its first public beta test this Friday during an unlocked 48-hour “Beta Weekend”. To kick off the news it has released a new action-packed trailer featuring Firefall’s latest content: http://youtu.be/cStkVg5CLQw

The Jan 25 test is one of three unlocked Beta Weekends scheduled for early this year. Two additional public stress-tests are planned for February and March as part of Red 5’s strategy to gradually roll out Firefall’s beta. Players can find more information on the upcoming Beta Weekends and help stress-test the servers at: www.firefallthegame.com/betaweekends

“After successfully completing a few controlled stress-tests late last year, we’re excited to move into the next phase,” said James Macauley, Vice President of Development, Red 5 Studios. “This will be the first time that we’ve opened up Firefall’s servers to everyone. We’re really looking forward to gathering a bunch of new feedback and data that will help us build up to launch this year.”

These Beta Weekend stress-tests will be completely unlocked with no keys required – allowing everyone to participate in the Tribe’s Closed Beta push. Additionally, each 48-hour weekend will incorporate a community unlock, exclusive contest and unique theme to teach new players what Firefall is all about. This weekend features:

  • Skillshot Contest (Video) – Record and submit an epic skillshot video for a chance to win a prize pack filled with Firefall SWAG and Razer™ gear
  • Skillshot Contest (Screen) – Screencap a stylish skillshot for a chance at being featured on the official Firefall Facebook page
  • Community Unlock – Play during the weekend to unlock an exclusive, customized Battleframe decal
  • Livestream – Join a special episode of Firefall Live on TwitchTV to see Athene and Reese owning the competition with their own skillshots

Visit www.firefallthegame.com/betaweekends for more information on the Beta Weekend activities, learn more about Firefall at www.firefallthegame.com/game, or play immediately by purchasing a Founders Pack at http://beta.firefallthegame.com/founders.

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About Firefall
Firefall, an upcoming free-to-play MMO shooter, is set in a unique and beautiful science fiction universe 200 years in the future. Players are part of the last remnant of humanity on Earth, fighting to survive against all odds on a hostile planet ravaged by an aggressive energy storm and under attack by a mysterious humanoid race, known as the Chosen. One of the most anticipated PC games of 2013, Firefall consists of two triple-A components that will entice shooter fans: a polished PvP combat system tuned for elite-level eSports competition and a robust open world experience designed to immerse players in a deep storyline with dynamic events and social gameplay.

About Red 5 Studios
Red 5 Studios is an online game developer located in California, founded by Mark Kern, former team lead for World of Warcraft. Red 5 Studios is dedicated to bringing together millions of gamers across the world by creating immersive worlds, intriguing stories and compelling characters. They believe that online games and persistent worlds are the future of video games. Visit www.red5studios.com for more information.

Firefall, Red 5 Studios and all associated logos and designs are trademarks or registered trademarks of Red 5 Studios, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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