Firefall Went Offline For Two Weeks In December

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor January 3, 2017
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If Firefall went shut down for good right now, would anyone notice? The answer to that is apparently, "not really."

Cruise over to the Firefall Reddit and you'll notice topics from last month titled "Officially dead now?" and "RIP Firefall." Dig into the various doom-and-gloom threads and you'll see people talking about the game and website being down for 15 days, corresponding to Dec. 7-22. Even when it came back up, some players were having issues getting past the character screen and some zones were online while others weren't.

The Firefall Facebook page offered the following explanation, posted Dec. 7:

Hello, we have found that our datacenter is having critical issues and all services including the website and game are impacted. We hope to have everything back online ASAP.

This is the only post on the game's Facebook page since May. Its Twitter and news section on the website have been similarly silent since May.

We all know Firefall's in trouble; it's been that way for months. Still, it seems a little shocking to me that the game basically died in December and it didn't make any of the typical news rounds. The next time it goes offline, it might not come back -- the question is, how long will it be until anyone but the hardcore fans on Reddit notice?

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About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (10)

Tsandsoup 5 years ago
Shame when a company takes your project and makes something shit and then you get blamed for it i hope that the new i mean old creators will make the game how it was intended too :/

LAMBDA471 5 years ago
If I recall correctly, the guys who made it were ex Blizzard.

slacker 5 years ago
I knew this game was gonna fail once it went PvE only. Oh well

trionisshit 5 years ago
Dead pay to win shit !

Player1 5 years ago
Everything started when they chnaged the progress system, i know cause i was playing at that time, after that i decided to keep playing but things got ugly fast and now here we are devating it's shutdown , so sad.

GhostPhantasm 5 years ago
I noticed as a founder, logged in to get some screenshots and video and couldnt get in. It made me kind of sad since I was super interested in the game for about 2 years but now not so much.

Redd Wolf 5 years ago
Its a shame this game had sooooooooooooooooooooooooo much potential.

Mazaki 5 years ago
Wildstar will be next.

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Detestt 5 years ago
And STAY DOWN!


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