Firefall once again opens its doors to players this weekend as the second of three planned weekend beta stress tests gets underway. Testing is set to begin on Friday, February 22nd and conclude on Monday, February 25th.

After making a number of changes based on player feedback following the first public beta weekend, Red 5 welcomes fans to return this week for another round of testing and a chance at some prizes. Players that take part in this weekend’s Firefall beta event will have a chance to win a number of prizes such as a Razer Kraken Headset, an ATi Radeon iPower IceQ X² 3GB video card, and a limited edition Brontodon plushie by submitting a video of their best moments in the skies of Firefall.

Visit the Firefall Beta Weekend page to learn more and check out the latest video from Red 5 below.


New Epic Prizes for Testers Announced

Laguna Hills, Calif. – February 19, 2013 – Red 5 Studios™ announced today that Firefall’s second unlocked “Beta Weekend” begins this Friday, Feb. 22. The Tribe is continuing to refine and update the game based on valuable player feedback and are inviting shooter fans to join them for another round of public testing complete with a new video contest and epic prize package. Players can find more information and sign up for the upcoming public Beta Weekend at

Building on Firefall’s first public test in January, Red 5 has made improvements to existing systems and added new features for players to try. The latest update included Red 5’s final Founders Reward – a Custom Thumper – as well as integrated Twitch broadcasting – allowing everyone to stream their Beta Weekend experience with the click of a button.

During the Beta Weekend, players can also look forward to a new community unlock and themed contest featuring Firefall’s unique vertical combat:

  • Mid-Air Video Contest: Submit amazing aerial gameplay footage for a chance to win a Razer™ Kraken Headset, AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 (HIS IceQ X² Edition) video card and a limited edition Firefall Brontodon plushie.
  • Community Unlock: All players who join the weekend stress-test will unlock a custom “mid-air” decal.
  • Mid-Air Screen Contest: The top 10 mid-air screenshots will be featured on the official Firefall Facebook page.

Visit for more information on the Beta Weekend activities running from noon PST, Feb. 22 to 11:59 p.m. PST, Feb. 24. Or play immediately by purchasing a Founders Pack at

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 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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