Oh what a journey it has been for Firefall. The open world MMOFPS has had one of the longest stints in closed beta with multiple, drastic revamps dotted along its development road. Now, with two weeks left before its official Open Beta launch Red 5 studios has announced the game’s final closed beta content addition. Set to go live tomorrow, Firefall’s final Closed Beta milestone will add a new PvP game mode called “Jetball” and Firefall’s first story-based episode, “Blackwater Anomaly”.

Jetball is a mix of capture the flag and basketball, with players attempting to fly or shoot a ball through each team’s goal. While one player has a hold of the ball they are unable to defend themselves. Teams will have to defend the carrier or pass the ball to each other in order to effectively score. Red 5 believes this mode will be very popular for those wanting to engage in Firefall’s Esports scene.

Personally, I am more excited about Blackwater Anomaly which will kick off Red 5’s world-story reveal. The story-based episode sounds a bit like a dungeon, as it is tuned for groups of five. These groups will be able to venture into the Melding to investigate the anomaly that’s reared its ugly head in Blackwater Marsh, while learning more about the MMO’s opposing NPC faction the Chosen. The event sounds similar to a dungeon although up until now group events have all occurred out in the open world.

If you aren’t in the closed beta you will have to wait until the game’s Open Beta on July 9th to check out the new updates. Until then, here is a teaser trailer for Firefall’s upcoming live action trailer which will be revealed at launch.

With all the changes Firefall has undergone since the closed beta began, are you still excited about the Open Beta?

Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009. In addition to contributing First Look videos and news articles, Michael also serves as the Community Manager for the upcoming MMORPG, Skyforge.


  1. lol what would be the need to say Mounted or 1st for anyway’s ? Can easily see you posted first so clarifying you was first to post just sets anyone back as Dumb even if one of the people on here did start it of its pure dumb.

    magicman man said jump of a cliff (Well Hell lets all do that) I will shout 1st on the way.

  2. Really really excited for Jetball. Makes me think of real-time fps/tps blitzball. I hope it lives up to those expectations lol, that would make my life and i’d never put firefall down ever again. Glad to see they’re on the right track now, hopefully they won’t need to set them selves back with any more massive revamps. I really really want to see this game become what the developers are trying to make it into, but it’ll still take plenty of time to flesh out all the systems they’ve promised.

  3. Finally…i got tired of waiting for PSO2 to come to the US which it might never at this rate but soon there will be a game to take my mind off of it.

      • Lol You sound like Sega @Eviil
        That’s what they’ve been telling us for the past year.
        It’s been super delayed, the least they could’ve done is gave us the vita version while we wait for the PC version.

    • you and me both dude….
      I was on the JP servers but i have to update the launcher, like they have a new one so idk if ill still be able to play, buuut i still got my sega id, I wish I made 2 when it was possible i would’ve given it to you.


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