Ready for a bit of beta testing this weekend? How about a little Firefall? Developer Red 5 Studios has confirmed that the upcoming massively multiplayer online team-based shooter will be available in public beta starting Friday, kicking off 48 hours of action.
The beta tests are developed as “stress tests” for the servers. Red 5 has confirmed the game will be completely unlocked and no keys required – the 48-hour event will feature exclusive content, a community unlock, and a unique theme.
This time around, the Firefall public beta will feature:
- 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
All the action is set to kick off at 10am PST on Friday January 25th (What’s that in my time zone?), and run until midnight Monday morning.
(…if you’re not around this weekend, don’t stress: Red 5 is promising two more similar weekends in both February and March.)
For more information, if you were thinking about checking this one out, head to the official Firefall Beta Weekend page, and see you on the battlefield!