Firefall Open Beta to Begin July 9th
Firefall, which has been in closed beta for awhile now, open beta to begin on July 9th. This is according to Firefall developer Red 5 Studios. Red 5 has also confirmed that the closed beta will continue to get updates and some "major milestones" are planned for May-July.
Red 5 VP of development James Macauley said: “We’re incredibly excited to be nearing what we consider to be the most important stage of Firefall’s development – Open Beta." He went on to say that,“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 content below is what is coming to the 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.