From Mantic HQ
Hi Andy here, lead designer for Firefight: Second Edition, which has been in public beta for a month now. We’ve had a great response so far and players are starting to see that this is a very different game from the original Firefight. Some of the key design elements were to bring some of the familiarities of other Mantic games, especially Deadzone, into the style of a larger wargame that Firefight represents. You can learn a little more about the design choices here.
With almost 200 people already joining the playtest Facebook group (here) we have started to get some great feedback on the rules. It’s also fantastic to see that as lockdowns in different countries are starting to ease, people are actually able to play games face-to-face!
Engaging with the community is a big part of the playtest, so thank you to everyone that has been in touch so far. We have taken on board this feedback and, while there are no major changes, there has been a fair bit of clarifications of rules, additions and adjustments, which are now incorporated into the latest version of the beta ruleset, available here. If you’re planning on playing, make sure you download these new rules!
The core rules will be regularly updated throughout the playtesting process, so it’s worth making sure you’re up to date. Of course, a few rules updates isn’t big news – so I’m also pleased to say the new rules include the Asterian faction list, which takes us to five playable factions. Don’t worry GCPS fans, they will be coming in June!