By Nathan Grayson on July 31st, 2012 at 11:00 am.
The past few weeks have seen us take a whirlwind tour of Firefall‘s massive summer milestone update, and it’s been quite a ride. Laughter, tears, happiness, and muscular men with jetpacks have all flown freely in equal measure – but mostly, it’s wrapped day-to-day life in a warm blanket of stability. Empires may fall, stars might blink out of existence, and The Hobbit will definitely get hacked into three still-quivering chunks, but at least a reliable stream of Firefall videos gave our tiny, insular world some semblance of order. Today, however, the Recon battleframe’s here to deliver us back into the arms of cruel uncertainty with the final video in the class series – which, I suppose, is pretty fitting, given that the Recon seems to exist for the sole purpose of ruining everyone’s day.
So, among other things, the Recon can turn enemies into friendly fire sponges, take away their ability to be healed, detonate mines at any given moment, transform downed foes into bombs, and then teleport to (relative) safety when legions of vengeful reincarnations inevitably seek them out. Also, he’s primarily a sniper, because of course he is.
But what about actually, you know, trying this stuff out? Well, if you’re not in the closed beta, you have two options: 1) get in line or 2) wait until the beta tag gets dropped “sometime this year.” There are, however, no plans for an open beta, so don’t expect the floodgates to open any second now – especially not with such a huge, potentially balance-shattering update nearly ready for takeoff.