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Red 5 Studios | Official Site
MMOFPS | Setting:Sci-Fi | Status:Final  (rel 07/09/13)  | Pub:Red 5 Studios
PVP:Yes | Distribution:Download | Retail Price:n/a | Pay Type:Free | Monthly Fee:n/a
System Req: PC | Out of date info? Let us know!


Firefall is an upcoming free-to-play MMOFPS from Red 5 Studios, with highly stylized artwork and an emphasis on tactical combat. The game sets players in a world torn apart by the Melding, an energy storm that has spawned monsters called the Chosen. Players must now band together to collect resources, build weapons and vehicles, and utilize special nanotechnology armor suits called Battleframes to fight against the Chosen and reclaim the earth. Firefall is set to have PvE and PvP play, across a virtual game world spanning some ten square miles. Request your beta access over at the main website now!


  • Battleframes | Assault (soldier role), Biotech (healer/support role), Engineer (support role), Recon (sniper role), Dreadnaught (tank role).
  • Creatures | Aranhas, small predators resembling a cross between a spider and a scarab; Brontodons, giant roaming herbivores with tusks and dorsal spikes.
  • Environments | Dredge, the primary excavation site for crystite; Smokestack Desert, the intensely hot region of Melding-created flora and fauna.


Site Shut Down, Fate of the Game Unknown

Site Shut Down, Fate of the Game Unknown - Firefall News

The Firefall site has suddenly gone dark, perhaps indicating that the game itself has shut down. Players on Reddit are claiming that they game is still functioning with a few players in it. While perhaps not yet completely gone, the site's demise does not bode well for the longevity of the game.

Posted Aug 30, 2016 by Suzie Ford
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Rumored Layoffs of Most Employees at Red 5 Reported

Rumored Layoffs of Most Employees at Red 5 Reported - Firefall News

Late yesterday afternoon, Reddit user reecej101 reported on the Firefall subReddit that a major round of layoffs had gone down at Red 5, development studio behind the game. A few posts later, user bdsmchs, reportedly a former employee with Red 5, confirmed that layoffs had occurred, reiterated on Community Manager FadedPez's Twitter account.

Posted Jul 26, 2016 by Suzie Ford
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Headed To Mobile Devices & PS4

Headed To Mobile Devices & PS4 - Firefall News

In a short post on the Firefall site players and fans have been informed that the team has plans to bring the game both to mobile devices and PlayStation 4. The post also indicates that there are further plans for Firefall, but that the current focus is the deployment to mobile devices and PS4.

Posted Jun 19, 2016 by Catherine Daro
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Next Update To Include New PvE/PvP Content

Red 5 Studios has revealed the contents of the next FireFall update that is scheduled to hit live servers on January 20th. There is a massive number of changes and new content coming to the game.

Posted Jan 17, 2016 by Catherine Daro
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'Strategic Reorganization' Underway

In unsurprising news after earlier reports of financial difficulties, Red 5 Studios has sent word that it is undergoing "strategic reorganization.

Posted Jan 08, 2016 by Suzie Ford
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The9 CEO Celebrating Chinese Launch by Gifting $1.5M

To celebrate the launch of Firefall in China, The9 CEO Zhu Jun is gifting players "red packets", up to ten million of them, contents of which remains unknown though it is not out of the realm of possibility that real world cash will be included.

Posted Jan 03, 2016 by Catherine Daro
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Red 5 Announces All Employees Have Been 'Paid in Full' has obtained a statement from Red 5 that says that all employees have been paid what they are owed. The statement does not indicate if they were paid on the date expected j(December 24th) or, as we reported this morning, earlier today. Regardless, it is good to hear that employees have been paid.

Posted Dec 30, 2015 by Suzie Ford
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UPDATE: Employees to be Paid December 30th

UPDATE: (DEC 30): GOOD NEWS! According to, Red 5 employees will be paid on December 30th after the company missed last week's payroll deadline. However the same report indicates that "according to reliable source inside the company" several employees were let go last week and, as with layoffs at the end of November, did not receive severance packages.

Posted Dec 30, 2015 by Suzie Ford
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UPDATED 11/24: Major Layoffs at Red 5

We are hearing various reports from several anonymous sources that major layoffs have occurred at Firefall's Red 5 Studios. We do not know the amounts, or what will happen to the sci-fi MMO, but we'll keep you posted as we learn more.

Posted Nov 23, 2015 by William Murphy
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Its Groove Found, Its Future Bright

To say Firefall has had a long and controversy filled history would probably be an understatement. There was a time when developer Red 5 Studios seemed destined for a fate similar to that of Flagship Studios. But problem child founder Mark Kern was ousted, Chinese company The9 invested 20 million dollars, and perhaps most telling... Chris Whiteside was brought on to lead the studio and future development of Firefall.

Posted Sep 30, 2015 by Suzie Ford
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