DUST 514 Gives PlayStation 3 Owners an Exciting New Way to Pay for Beta Access

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The first beta event for CCP's free-to-play EVE Online tie-in for the PlayStation 3 kicks off this weekend. Players can enter for a chance to play in the beta event at the game's official website, or they can just drop $20 in the PlayStation Store.


Today (tomorrow in Europe) CCP launches the Mercenary Pack, a set of $20 downloadable content for the upcoming online first-person-shooter that gives potential players, among other things, an all-access pass to official beta events, plus additional play time on off-beta weekends.

Here's what you get for $19.99:

  • 4,000 Aurum ($20 USD value) - the in-game currency for DUST 514 that you can buy in the PS Store
  • 30-dat Active Skill Booster - increases earned Skill Points (SP) by 50%
  • 'Dragonfly' Scout Dropsuit - a uniquely designed armor with unlimited use
  • 'Toxin" ICD-9 Submachine Gun with unlimited use and a custom skin
  • HK4M Shotgun X 50
  • Hacked Drop Uplink x 50 - allows players to create on-the-spot spawn points for their teammates
  • Fused Locus Grenade x 50
  • 1.5dn Myofibril Stimulant x 50 - offers players a temporary melee damage boost against opponents
  • All Access Beta Pass - allows players to participate in every Beta Event, as well as additional play sessions during off weekends

Or, as I read it, blah, blah, blah, blah All Access Beta Pass.

As a potential player, I take offense at this blatant money grab. I shake my fist in defiance. Then I flatten out my fist and slowly reach for my wallet. Not too fast! I want to make them sweat a little. Maybe I pause, arch an eyebrow, and angle the hand towards my coffee cup instead. I'll get there eventually.



Why would you pay for this when the Planetside2 beta is so close?

wait, whats that? "where can i sign up for the Planetside 2 beta?"

well, im so glad you asked!