Red 5 Studios on Firefall beta access

Developer Red 5 Studios reveals more information about obtaining early beta access for Firefall, its upcoming massively co-op shooter.

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Red 5 Studios recently revealed that Firefall--the dev's upcoming multiplayer, persistent-world shooter--will extend its beta phase to include members of the Firefall community following PAX Prime 2011. For those interested in participating, Red 5 has outlined a few different ways to get into the beta.

According to a blog post on the game's official site, the most obvious way to throw your name into the hat is to head over to the official website, click the "SIGN UP" button at the top of the page, and plug the appropriate information into the screens that follow. Signing up for the beta in this way also automatically creates your Firefall account and adds you to the game's community. Once registered, all you need to do is patiently await your possible invite.

Over the next few months, we will be selecting users from the community to participate in the Firefall beta. To start with, these numbers will be small, but will grow more and more as we seek additional feedback, different computer configurations, and increased load on our game servers.

Red 5 also tells folks to "expect to see Firefall on your favorite gaming websites soon," promising additional contests and giveaways for more beta keys.

Due to the nature of the game's "massive co-operative gameplay" design, the developer has also decided to periodically dole out more beta codes to those already participating so that those players can invite and team up with their friends. The testing and issuing of invites will continue leading up to the game's launch, which Red 5 explains in a bit more detail.

Firefall is a free online service that has already 'launched' and has active users. As such, we don't have an official launch date as you would see with other games or products. In December of this year, we plan to open up the Firefall virtual item store and begin taking micro-transaction payments that will fund the game. This is also the point in time when we would perform our final character wipe to reset all players for the last time.

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    August 5, 2011 2:30 PM

    Jeff Mattas posted a new article, Red 5 Studios on Firefall beta access.

    Developer Red 5 Studios reveals more information about obtaining early beta access for Firefall, its upcoming massively co-op shooter.

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      August 5, 2011 2:58 PM

      I'm definitely looking forward to this game, looks like my type of pacing

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      August 6, 2011 2:36 AM

      "Firefall is a free online service that has already 'launched' and has active users." lolwtf. I suppose the only active users right now are the developers themselves. Internal betas are not considered a "launched" title, even in the F2P market. GG Red 5, you still have to compete with Team Fortress 2 and their hat empire.

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        September 11, 2011 11:25 AM

        I'm hoping that they actually come out with more paid content than hats to fund it. There's the obvious cosmetic upgrades to the armour/whatever, and the obvious boosts, but I'm hoping they've got something else up their sleeves to make paying worthwhile.
        Of course, if the game is good, I won't mind paying some just to support it.

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      September 10, 2011 10:55 PM

      I can't wait for the beta to go full open or the "full" release in December.

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      September 10, 2011 10:59 PM

      i love this game cant whait to play

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      September 10, 2011 11:01 PM

      to get in to beta just join the forums at firefallthegame.com

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      September 10, 2011 11:04 PM

      If you want a chance at the beta just signing up will entitle you for a chance at randomly being awarded by one, the community is pretty cool as well and very nice, helpful.

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      September 10, 2011 11:14 PM

      The real great idea about this beta is that participants get to give out keys to their friends during the beta. Really nice way to get people hooked and have them spread the word at the same time. A lot of creative ideas coming from Red5. Keep it up!

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      September 10, 2011 11:14 PM

      it looks like a great game, i cant wait for it to release.

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      September 10, 2011 11:25 PM

      I'm in the beta and it's awesome. Unfortunately, that is all I am allowed to really say because of the NDA.

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      September 10, 2011 11:35 PM

      Once this Beta is in full swing I will be playing 24/7!

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      September 10, 2011 11:44 PM

      Firefall Looks AWESOME!!!
      Cant wait to just play some of it.
      Oh the day that my brother gets his new computer, probably in december, so I should be able to pwn him in PVP :)

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        September 11, 2011 11:31 AM

        Having played it a couple times at PAX, I can say that what I did see was awesome. I'm definitely excited for December (or if I'm lucky, the beta before then).

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          September 11, 2011 1:35 PM

          owww u lucky man u already played cool

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            September 11, 2011 2:12 PM

            It just makes me want to play it more. It was enough to whet my appetite for it.

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      September 11, 2011 1:03 AM

      I just cant wait to get into beta.(i want the next wave to be sent out soon)

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      September 11, 2011 2:28 AM

      First 500-1000 players are already in beta and they'll be expanding it very soon (two weeks or so, according to the devs) so I'd recommend anyone to signup in the forums before it's too late!

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      September 11, 2011 4:30 AM

      The Beta Access is probably the biggest way they've got people hyped for this game. Of course, the previews and epic screenshots are great too!

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      September 11, 2011 5:12 AM

      Beta club here too *censored by NDA*

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        September 11, 2011 6:39 AM

        The firefall beta is so .... " NDA , NDA, NDA, ect...." sorry there :P
        The only thing I can say is that the people on beta can invite 1 person to the beta... so make friends

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      September 11, 2011 5:46 AM

      The game looks amazing make sure you sigh up in the forums to have a chans to get in beta. its going to have an Esport PVP side of it so for those who like competing this is the game for you and for those who love PVE there is a large open world to level in and explore.

      http://www.firefallthegame.com/home

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      September 11, 2011 6:49 AM

      so so so so so amazing... everything about this game screams EPIC WIN!!!

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      September 11, 2011 8:19 AM

      Gliding looks like tons of fun. Can't wait to see how it applies to combat!
      Follow Mark Kern, CEO of Red 5 Studios on Twitter :D
      https://twitter.com/#!/grummz

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      September 11, 2011 8:24 AM

      Great beta invite system. A few players get invited and get extra keys to give out to friends. Just sign up on the forums to get a chance at getting into the beta.

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      September 11, 2011 10:08 AM

      Firefall is looking sweet, god, now that Im seeing it, I cant wait to get in the beta and try it out myself :)

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      September 11, 2011 11:04 AM

      Besides just registering for the forum, or getting a beta invite from from a contest, contributing to the Firefall community will also increase your chance to get in.

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      September 11, 2011 12:21 PM

      very awsome game i cant whait to plays the beta and help them inprove the game its such a cool game it would be awsome to be part of the proses to inprove the game

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      September 11, 2011 5:40 PM

      Free to play..... nuff said!

      Everyone should play this game. it is going to be HUG!!! Armies (firefall's version of guilds) are a huge part of the game and there will eventually be MASSIVE Army vs Army matches hopefully in the PvE world. We are all fighting to reclaim earth from the melding! JOIN THE FIGHT TODAY!

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      September 11, 2011 6:15 PM

      I'm one of the lucky few to get in and i'm ready!

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      September 11, 2011 6:59 PM

      Firefall is going to rock the FPS/TPS community as well as have a unique impact on how other Triple A developers view F2P games.

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      September 11, 2011 11:19 PM

      FireFall put some great thought into the BETA process. The game will ease into a full release as the Developers can work out the kinks step by step. Can't wait to play.

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      September 12, 2011 5:37 AM

      can´t wait to see the game on my screen, it´s hard to wait

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      September 12, 2011 8:30 AM

      I Love the feel of Firefall its a very unique style. I cant wait for the game to be released, it would be nice to play a good game again.

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      September 14, 2011 12:33 PM

      can't wait for the game to come out

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      September 18, 2011 7:33 PM

      I think it is a really smart move to give out beta keys this way. It promotes testing in a way I have never really seen in a game before. These guys seem to really be thinking outside the box!

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        September 18, 2011 8:45 PM

        I agree, it makes everyone want it more and the anticipation grows at an accelerated rate. December is going to be good.

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        September 18, 2011 11:34 PM

        Agreed, helps build the community before hand, now if only my friends weren't all too occupied with college to want to be in the beta, to focused on things like social lives outside of it, oh well, crazy people and all that.