Red 5 Studios™ announces today they will be hosting a series of "Beta Weekends", offering thousands of new players 48-hour beta access to experience Firefall's innovative gameplay and to stress-test the servers. Additionally, they're announcing the launch of the new "Founders Rewards" program, offering founding members exclusive items.
"We've seen an overwhelming demand for access to Firefall's beta since we began testing last year," said Mark Kern, CEO of Red 5. "The fact is, the growing number of registered players continues to outpace our servers and with closed beta testing going into 2013 that won't change in the short-term. These Beta Weekends are the solution. We're inviting thousands of new players to temporarily join Firefall for some huge server stress-tests, giving us valuable feedback, giving them a taste of the game, and helping to prepare Firefall for much larger numbers."
Firefall's upcoming Beta Weekends are scheduled Nov 30-Dec 2 and Dec 7-9. These are North American and European 48-hour stress-tests with players encouraged to find bugs, test various features and help the developers improve the beta by providing feedback. To sign up for Firefall and the upcoming Beta Weekends, please visit the official site.
Red 5's Founders Rewards program unlocks exclusive bonuses for founding members as new funding goals are reached. With the first funding goal already achieved thanks to early supporters, all founding members have been given Virtual Camouflage Goggles. Upcoming items and live progress updates can be tracked at http://beta.firefallthegame.com/founders, and new players will still gain access to all unlocked rewards by purchasing a Founders Pack.
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