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Firefall trailer explores verticality, second beta takes off this weekend

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"For too long man was trapped, chained to the ground," laments the narrator of this latest Firefall trailer. Don't worry, there's a happy ending: jetpacks! And glowing wings, rocket shoes, and other inventions that let you hover ever so slightly above the things that want to eat you. It's full of acrobatic aerial displays, teasing the MMOFPS's promised vertical exploration.

Red 5 Studios have also announced the second public beta test, due to take place this weekend, February 22-25. The game's latest iteration is set to bring enhancements, new features and integrated Twitch.TV streaming. You can register to take part at the Firefall Beta page .

Want to know more about Firefall? Rich's giant preview should get you up to speed.

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.