Firefall trailers tease Engineer and Biotech updates: lightning guns, poison clouds

It looks as though Firefall's summer milestone update is going to have a very significant impact on the behaviour of each class. New weapons and subtle changes in each character's role are sure to have important knock-on effects in Firefall's firefights. Take the medic as an example, he'll no longer be called a medic, he'll be a "biotech," with more offensive capabilities and a skill that lets him fart out noxious fumes as he runs to dissuade pursuers. His insta-revive will be tweaked, so he has to get close before he can revive an ally.

The Engineer, meanwhile, has a new lightning cannon that does more damage the longer it's trained on an enemy. He can also throw down multiple mini-turrets and shields to cower behind. See all of those abilities in the two trailers below.

Firefall won't have a big official launch, it's gradually expanding as servers come online and the world grows. You can sign up for a chance to play on the beta signup page of the official Firefall site .

Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.