Firefall will hit its final closed beta milestone this Thursday and Red 5 is offering current beta testers a chance to get two weeks of exclusive access to Jetball, a new objective-based PvP eSports map for two teams of five players to compete by shooting a high-tech ball into the opposing goal. Testers will also have access to Blackwater Anomaly; the first story-driven episode for Firefall designed for a squad of five and tasks players with investigating an anomaly in the Blackwater Marsh.

Closed beta testers will have access to the new content starting on Thursday, June 27th, 2013. If you’re not currently in the closed beta, you can gain instant access by purchasing one of the Firefall Founder’s Packs before July 8th.

In addition to the closed beta milestone, Red 5 also posted a new sneak peek of Firefall’s new live action teaser. Check it out below and keep an eye out for the full video that will accompany Firefall’s open beta launch on July 9th, 2013.


Early Look at Jetball and Blackwater Anomaly before Open Beta

Laguna Hills, Calif. – June 25 2013 – Red 5 Studios™ today announced that Firefall’s final Closed Beta milestone is coming this Thursday, June 27. Red 5 is giving current beta testers two weeks of exclusive access to the new milestone before Open Beta, allowing loyal fans an early look at its much-anticipated player-versus-player (PvP) eSports game type, “Jetball”, and Firefall’s first story-based episode, “Blackwater Anomaly”. Players looking for immediate access to the new milestone and exclusive rewards can still purchase Founder’s Packs before they’re retired on July 8.

Catch a sneak peek of Firefall’s upcoming live action trailer before its July 9 reveal:

Blackwater Anomaly is Firefall’s first story-based episode, kicking off Red 5’s world-story reveal. Designed as an immersive, cooperative experience for five-person squads, players will finally get to venture out of New Eden and into the deadly Melding storm that’s taken over the world. Their mission: to investigate the anomaly that’s appeared in Blackwater Marsh, learn more about why the Chosen are here and try to unravel what, or who, is behind this attack on humanity.

Jetball is a new objective-based eSports mode where two teams of five players compete for victory by flying or shooting a high-tech ball through their opponent’s goal. Because players can’t defend themselves while carrying the ball, teams must rely on passing and coordination, strategically using each Battleframe’s unique weapons, abilities and maneuverability to score. With Jetball, Red 5 has reinvented a classic multiplayer experience for a fresh wave of eSports fans.

Players can keep up-to-date on Firefall’s progress or sign-up for beta access at the official website: Those who want immediate beta access and exclusive rewards can still purchase Founder’s Packs until Firefall’s July 9 Open Beta launch 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.


To read the latest guides, news, and features you can visit our Firefall Game Page.

Last Updated: Mar 14, 2016

About The Author

Zombie 0
Stacy "Martuk" Jones was a long-time news editor and community manager for many of our previous game sites, such as Age of Conan. Stacy has since moved on to become a masked super hero, battling demons in another dimension.