In the May Red 5 Development update video James Macauley (VP of Development) and Scott Youngblood (Lead Designer) announce some huge news for some of the upcoming Firefall beta patches. Perhaps the largest change is the removing of levels. Yes, you read that right.

The Firefall team has decided to remove levels from the game in favor of a more horizontal, skill focused progression. This means that you won’t feel like the most powerful character in a PvP match simply because you are the highest level anymore. Players will now take the experience points they earn and use them to unlock the abilities THEY want rather than be handed abilities as you leveled. This puts Firefall PvP more in the skill arena which should be welcome news to most players.

Also receiving updates is the equipment creation/resource gathering aspect of the game. The quality of materials will actually impact the quality of the gear you equip so now there’s a ton of motivation to find those rare materials. Finally, battleframes are being tweaked and a weight versus power mechanic will be implemented allowing for even MORE player customization. For more details check out the video!

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  1. Soul_Banana on July 9, 2012

    I demand One Beta Key! (did that work?)

  2. CLONE on June 5, 2012

    LOL ! This game is Global Agenda game PURE clone, everything is same, and thats great coz stupid global agenda developers left this game to rot for his game tribes :ascend wich is CRAP like no one see before, f**** flight simulator wich they call fps, this game will die soon. Bad thing is firefall we wil lsee maybe after few years, developement is VERY SLOW, so everything can change and game can become like counter strike or project can die also .

  3. Echoman on May 29, 2012

    Game looks good, but to get beta key they are stating that people need to be active in forums. And how you can be active in forum whit out actually playing game? It leaves people trolling on forums and mostly on ”Off Topic” section. I was trolling there too and got sick of that. It looks im trolling here too.:(

  4. Pailoka on May 29, 2012

    i want beta key to play this game 🙁 cant wait when it ll be open beta :((

  5. wizlo on May 28, 2012

    waiting for key about 2-3month…sad…may be you have one for me?

  6. DougJunior on May 27, 2012

    All in Beta can send 2 Key to here friend from the Community site.
    And sometimes the you become new keys.
    And the game is real great, and updates bring every new think.
    When you dont will wait, ask your friends.
    When you will see the final than wait and see how good it is.

  7. Dreamcaseal on May 27, 2012

    I was in closed beta. Game is boring. Open world is ugly and simple. The PVP is a ripoff of other games and offers pretty much nothing from other team based deathmatch games. just overall tries to ripoff of several gaes and does it poorly and stupidly. its like a child’s game. i dont think many adults or peopel with a brain with get anything from this pointless game. lots of better games out there that they stole concepts from and compiled into this crap game. see all the delusional children already saying stupid stuff liek THEY ARE MAKING IT FOR US THE GAMERS. god they are idiots…

  8. jashwanth(Gameze) on May 27, 2012

    i appplyed for fire fall this day 8/30/11 still now i didnt get beta key what is with that

  9. Joshua Jenner on May 27, 2012

    I can tell you first hand that this game is amaze balls.

  10. Saex_Conroy on May 26, 2012

    Finally, a game that doesn’t count on levels in order to be popular.

  11. Tenaka on May 26, 2012

    Super excited!

  12. Mimeade on May 26, 2012

    Personally I find idiot long or air jumping in an FPS.
    The gameplay becomes jumps and shoots forever.
    Jump skill with a long or charge countdown? OK
    Jump ever? game for kids of 10 years old.

    This game looks really nice but,,
    The longer you wait for a game and creates more expectations, and then maybe he is old.
    Vindictus teaches ..

  13. lilfighter on May 26, 2012

    Holy shit, now tell me any game out there that has such a dedicated team which really loves feedback from it`s community? Yeah, you`re out of options! And this is f**** free2play! I honestly haven`t yet seen a sign of how they can make money out of this game, I mean its like the game is completely free.

  14. Aeirn on May 26, 2012

    Now all I need is a beta key XD but, in all seriousness, this game is looking like it will be incredible. I can’t wait !!

  15. Derek1117 on May 26, 2012

    is this game out? or in closed beta or development????

    • Aeirn on May 26, 2012

      It’s still in closed beta and you need a beta key to play.

  16. Vladinhoos on May 26, 2012

    This game is so awsome and different, i think that there is no other game like this… And it’s a F2P AAA title !!! I love this game and i have high hopes for it. I just feel like huging every developer from Red5 😀 Give us more Firefall content !!!! 😀

    • DrMarijuana on May 26, 2012

      fun game yeah but there are very similar games out there already behsides the open world part, TF2 and global agenda multiplayer are carbon copys

      • Hacchan on May 27, 2012

        TF2 ? GA ? lol….

        GA got level, with level you unlock passive talent which lead to build. Mean you don’t ‘unlock any you wish” andd GA is pretty borring in the begining until you can get in the AvA

        TF2… yeah.. game about collecting hat and selling them… hooray ..

      • ThcMonkee on May 27, 2012

        Please, lets not treat the “open world part” as if it was an ability for players to get married in game. It is much more then that and should not just be ignored to help you compare the game to another.

        Carboy Copy is a cool expression, you must be proud to know it, but lets not overuse it.