FIREFALL’S PAX EAST MILESTONE DETAILS ANNOUNCED

For Immediate Release

New Trailer Released

Laguna Hills, Calif. – March 25, 2013 – Red 5 Studios™ today released details and a new trailer for Firefall’s latest mega-patch, which launched during an exclusive PAX East press event last weekend. The new PAX East milestone transforms Firefall’s open world into a deadly warfront for the Chosen invasion and updates the game with new dynamic and local events, a revised progression system, better crafting and more. The milestone is currently live for beta testing.

New Trailer:  http://youtu.be/dihQThrAFjc

In Firefall’s latest milestone, mankind is desperately fighting to maintain its hold on New Eden. The Chosen invasion is pushing out of the Melding and systematically bombarding strategic locations with new siege engines, troops and tactics. Without proper defenses, key areas and SIN locations such as Thump Dump and Sunken Harbor will be taken over and consumed by the Melding. Players must band together and push back against the encroaching threat, or risk losing the last vestige of humanity.

Firefall’s open world evolution continues with an injection of PvE content. ARES missions are being introduced for the first time, consisting of 30 new dynamic objective-based combat scenarios throughout New Eden. In addition, players will find upgrades to existing dynamic events – such as instanced encounters inside Melding Tornados – custom LGV races, new Thumper mechanics and more.

Firefall’s progression has also been improved in this milestone. Open world PvE Battleframes have been untethered from PvP matchmaking for deeper customization and extended vertical progression – allowing players to fully utilize an enhanced crafting system to upgrade their frames. PvP will now use standardized Battleframes to ensure that matches are both strategic and balanced during eSports play.

This milestone is Firefall’s largest update yet and includes many additional changes and improvements that affect nearly every part of the game. For full patch notes and info visit http://www.firefallthegame.com/community/threads/patch-notes-for-v0-6.85760 or stay up-to-date with the latest devblog at http://www.firefallthegame.com/home.

About Firefall

Firefall, an upcoming free-to-play MMO shooter, is set in a unique and beautiful science fiction universe 200 years in the future. Players are part of the last remnant of humanity on Earth, fighting to survive against all odds on a hostile planet ravaged by an aggressive energy storm and under attack by a mysterious humanoid race, known as the Chosen. One of the most anticipated PC games of 2013, Firefall consists of two triple-A components that will entice shooter fans: a polished PvP combat system tuned for elite-level eSports competition and a robust open world experience designed to immerse players in a deep storyline with dynamic events and social gameplay.

About Red 5 Studios

Red 5 Studios is an online game developer located in California, founded by Mark Kern, former team lead for World of Warcraft. Red 5 Studios is dedicated to bringing together millions of gamers across the world by creating immersive worlds, intriguing stories and compelling characters. They believe that online games and persistent worlds are the future of video games. Visit www.red5studios.com for more information.

Firefall, Red 5 Studios and all associated logos and designs are trademarks or registered trademarks of Red 5 Studios, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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