There are usually two kinds of betas, marketing stunts and actual betas where players provide feedback and small changes are made to the game based on that feedback. The latest patch for Firefall is neither. Red5 Studios, the developers behind Firefall, recently announced a new update for the game that would do a variety of things, namely CHANGE EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT THE GAME THUS FAR.

Red5 released a video detailing the “MegaPatch”. In the video Red5′s VP of development, James Macauley talks about all the changes made to Firefall in the patch. Some of the changes include the removal of levels in Firefall (replaced with tech trees), a new class called the Biotech (replaces another class altogether), combat tweaks, crafting improvements, larger zones, new abilities and much much more.

If you have played Firefall before then I highly suggest you try it again since these changes undoubtedly will provide players with a very different experience. For all the patch details, check out the video above and let us know what you think!

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  1. Echoman on August 10, 2012

    First bros. xD

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    • brandnewdaddy on August 10, 2012

      Nobody cares, why does everyone waste the first post for something so lame and childish.

      If we wanna be childish, first is the worst second is the best. Period!

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      • gdac on August 10, 2012

        Does it really matter? Let people do what they want to do.

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        • Echoman on August 11, 2012

          4th bros. xD

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          • Echoman on August 11, 2012

            I got it wrong. xD

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          • Echoman on August 11, 2012

            I got this on lock. xD

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      • Echoman on August 11, 2012

        I did what I had to do. xD

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      • Second on August 11, 2012

        Why, thank you. :)

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        • Second on August 11, 2012

          D’oh, you’re not the one I’m replying to. Just forget it…

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    • Echoman on August 11, 2012

      Lol.

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  2. redey59 on August 10, 2012

    The only update i want to see at the moment is a open beta T_T

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    • Magicman on August 11, 2012

      It probably will not go into an “open beta” as we know them. If you take a listen to the F2P Cast with our interview with Mark Kern, Firefall probably will not go into an open beta at all. They will pump invites to people registered on their forums AND fill active players with a ton of friend invites at some point. Mark even said the game will probably still be considered “beta” for them even after the cash shop is up and running for real.

      This is also why you don’t see sites passing out keys galore, that simply isn’t the way Red 5 plans to do this. :(
      -Magicman

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      • 0lly on August 11, 2012

        Also open betas in our days are almost like full released games.

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  3. phonz on August 10, 2012

    I don’t forsee an open beta any time soon. This last update has its own problems. And a massive lag spikes now. They’ll have to patch this release a bit more before it goes open me thinks.

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  4. vr10 on August 10, 2012

    there will be no open beta

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  5. cacalips on August 10, 2012

    Removed levels as they saw the army of giants smash noobs to bits lol! I just read somewhere they wanted more skill diversity and use to show off you put more time in a character than in your skill level. The helps diversify, not dominate a map. Noobs can breathe easier and not get gankged by the wall of guys that live in front of their PCs..like me…..oh ;”‘(

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  6. Ononymous on August 10, 2012

    these guys, I really salute them.. those are the kind of devs that other devs should be following.
    creating a beautiful free to play game with awesome features and not a crap such as low quality graphics and absolute grind fest.

    /salute Red5 Studios

    kudos.

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  7. Chrono on August 10, 2012

    Will MMOBomb ever have a firefall beta key giveaway?

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  8. Scarleton on August 10, 2012

    Can’t wait

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  9. gunthology on August 10, 2012

    Game is laggy ass hell right now.2-3 delay , fps issues. they just fked the game up

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  10. kashim on August 10, 2012

    i got beta key for first wave but when inputed said was already in use :\

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  11. zonracosines on August 10, 2012

    Ei people, i am playing firefall since the first day of his colsed beta, yes, for sure a lot of luck, was an awesome game, still being awesome, and i will play this fame for sure in the future. I already have 2 invites to the closed beta, i invited a lot of my friends but now i have this keys and no one to give them. If you want to get someone send me your emails =D, I am spanish, this is mi nick in the game “zonracosines” and i really love firefall, the last patch was fantastic, almost to me, i dont care with lagg, the cuantity of new features is enormous, 4,5 GB, a new crazy game, thats the patch OMG.

    Greetings from Spain, continue in this way Red 5 ^^, we love your job.

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  12. Kwasimoto on August 10, 2012

    If you get a beta key right now don’t play the game just yet. It’s buggy and unstable and get’s boring af once you finish the 5 quests they have implemented. PvP is sometimes fun if you can actually find people to play with and your team doesn’t get facerolled.

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  13. Echoman on August 11, 2012

    All eyes on me. xD

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  14. sethsamson on August 11, 2012

    if some one like an invite to this game give me a buzz on pm i got one to spare

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  15. oleg on August 11, 2012

    someone needs a bate key for firefall ?

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  16. punk on August 11, 2012

    sup, i need a beta, really like how this game looks and want to try it out , thx

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  17. rule907 on August 11, 2012

    hey guys.
    umm did you know that…
    after the beta.
    there will be a wipe >:) and in all honesty they really over extended the beta for this game.

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    • ShiftGuazz on August 15, 2012

      After this patch there will be no more wipes

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  18. Frostelf on August 12, 2012

    the update is so bad they screwed the recon class u can only have 3 classes now u gota buy them and the medic cant really even heal anymore they screwed most of the classes over

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    • rule907 on August 12, 2012

      sounds about right for a f2p game

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  19. sr20dett7 on August 19, 2012

    would love a beta key

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