Firefall, an upcoming free online FPS multiplayer, is to begin its public beta testing from this weekend. The 48 hour beta test, which will begin on the 25th of January, is one of three scheduled beta weekends for early in 2013 - the two other beta tests are due in February and March.
Firefall is set in a unique 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.
A word from James Macauley, Vice President of Development at Red 5 Studios,
“After successfully completing a few controlled stress-tests late last year, we’re excited to move into the next phase. 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.”
Here is a little more information on the beta test. It will be unlocked with no keys required to play allowing anybody to jump in and test out the game. 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
More information on the beta weekends can be found at the Firefall website: www.firefallthegame.com/betaweekends
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