Firefall first open beta event breaks out

By Michael Jamias
firefall open beta event

Lots of freebies to be had in the Firefall first open beta event called the Double Crystite weekend.

Firefall developer Red 5 Studios has activated the three-day server-wide event, which lasts from Friday, August 9 (4:59 p.m. PDT) to Sunday, August 11 (4:59 p.m. PDT).

During the Double Crystite weekend, open beta testers for the sci-fi MMOFPS can bask in a 2x bonus to all Crystite drops and improved rewards in both PvE and PvP.

Fans who have been yearning for Battleframes unlocks but could not afford to do so can steal a deal with the limited-time 30% discount lasting until August 20. This brings down the price for brand-new Battleframes from 10 Pilot Tokens to seven.

Access to new areas has also been made easier during the weekend. Players will be allowed to craft keys that open up the newest Firefall zones to hit the open beta server, including Antarctica, Diamond Head and Sargasso Sea.

But arguably the most exciting MMORPG content to arrive in this inaugural open beta event are the developer-hosted missions. Red 5 Studios developers and Red 5 Rangers will be randomly inviting players who are logged in during the event to join them on missions, such as running through the first-five man story instance Blackwater Anomaly. The lucky chosen players also walk away with "special rewards" on top of hobnobbing with the Firefall makers.

The open beta event is obviously available only for those who join the ongoing Firefall open beta, which can be done by scoring an invite after signing up at the official website or getting guaranteed access by purchasing a Starter pack.


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