PC / Action / Release: Dec 31, 2011 / ESRB: RP

Firefall launch set for late July

By Steve Watts, Jul 08, 2014 8:50am PDT

After a lengthy beta period, Red 5 has finally set a date for Firefall: July 29.


Firefall secures funding, planning 2014 launch

By Steve Watts, Jan 28, 2014 9:30am PST

Red 5 announced today that it has secured an additional round of funding, and plans to move ahead with the official launch of Firefall this year.


Firefall developer Red 5 lays off 10% of staff

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 18, 2013 4:00pm PDT

Oh dear, Firefall. In the same week it announced plans to pull the shooter MMO's PvP side to "completely rethink" it, developer Red 5 Studios has confirmed layoffs. Around 10% of employees were hit, though Red 5 won't give an actual number, mostly from its curious video prod...


Firefall pulling PvP to 'completely rethink' it

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 16, 2013 6:00am PDT

As Firefall continues its bumpy journey through open beta testing, developer Red 5 has announced it will pull the MMO shooter's PvP side for now. It simply isn't up to scratch, CEO Mark Kern has said, so Red 5 will focus on PvE until its PvP offerings are fighting fit.


Red 5 founder apologizes for Firefall open beta troubles

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 06, 2013 3:00pm PDT

Firefall's open beta hasn't gotten off to the best start and Red 5 founder Mark Kern has issued an apology, while detailing upcoming fixes.


Firefall open beta now live

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 09, 2013 9:00am PDT

As it's been three months since Firefall developer Red 5 announced the free-to-play shooter MMO would start open beta testing on July 9, here's a reminder: Firefall entered open beta today. If you've ever wished MMOs had more mechsuits with jets, it's probably giving it a ba...


Firefall launches open beta on July 9

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 18, 2013 6:00am PDT

Free-to-play jetpacking MMOFPS Firefall will enter open beta on July 9, developer Red 5 Studios announced today. It'll essentially be in a launch-ish state, with the in-game item store live and everything, but Red 5 wants more feedback and to give the servers a good testing ...


Firefall first public beta weekend starts Friday

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 22, 2013 4:00pm PST

If you're looking for a new way to shoot faces this weekend, consider giving free-to-play shooter MMO Firefall a bash in its first proper public beta weekend. It's been running in a closed beta for a while, selling access and 'Founder' membership in tiers starting at $20, bu...


Shack PSA: Get your Firefall founders packs, beta keys here

By John Keefer, Sep 13, 2012 12:30pm PDT

Firefall developer Red 5 Studios and Shacknews are teaming up to offer readers 20 chances to get into the Firefall beta, with five lucky winners getting upgraded to Founders packs worth from $20 to $100. All you have to do to be eligible is to be creative as possible in lett...


Firefall preview: The sprawling beta

By Steve Watts, Sep 13, 2012 6:00am PDT

Impressions from a guided demonstration of Firefall from lead designer Scott Youngblood of Tribes fame.


Firefall shows off Engineer, Medic updates

By Steve Watts, Jul 20, 2012 1:30pm PDT

Firefall is getting a large summer update with adjustments to its classes, and today it showed off two of those: the Engineer, and newly dubbed Biotech (formerly Medic)


Red 5 founder calls ESA SOPA position 'disingenuous'

By Steve Watts, Jan 27, 2012 9:45am PST

Mark Kern, founder of Red 5 and the "League for Gamers" protest group, talks about SOPA and PIPA, the ESA's shifting position, and how gamers need to be mindful of future legislation.


Red 5 Studios launches 'League For Gamers' non-profit protesting SOPA/PIPA

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 18, 2012 12:30pm PST

Red 5 Studios has launched the 'League For Gamers,' a non-profit organization for gamers and developers meant to oppose anti-industry legislation like SOPA.


Firefall dev shutting down beta in protest of SOPA

By Xav de Matos, Jan 12, 2012 5:55pm PST

Firefall developer Red 5 Studios has notified Shacknews that it will shut down its ongoing beta and close its website on for 24 hours beginning January 18 in protest of the 'Stop Online Piracy Act.'


Firefall 'Dreadnaught' battleframe revealed

By Xav de Matos, Oct 18, 2011 5:45pm PDT

Firefall has finally had its fifth battleframe revealed. The 'Dreadnaught' is an extension of the 'assault' class, but focuses on heavy weaponry and damage absorption.