For those that are not aware, this weekend sees the little matter of the hugely anticipated ‘first’ DUST 514 beta taking place. Entry into the beta isn’t guaranteed as those who haven’t received an email yet are aware, but it has become apparent that you’ll be able to ‘buy’ your way into the beta if you want a spot that bad.
Sign-ups for the beta have been ongoing on the DUST 514 website for a series of weeks now, but with such high demand you can bet that tons of players are still wondering if their code is going to arrive in time for the weekend. All is not lost failing that though, as you can now purchase the DUST 514 Mercenary Pack which will give you an ‘all access’ beta pass, among other juicy goodies.
For the price of £13.99 or $19.99, you’ll also get a series of exclusive extras, including a few items that regular players won’t be able to access. For example, the pack also includes the “Dragonfly” Scout dropsuit and the “Toxin” ICD-9 Submachine Gun, both of which are permanent items to your inventory.
You’ll also get HK4M Shotgun x 50, Hacked Drop Uplink x 50, Fused Locus Grenade x 50, 1.5dn Myofibril Stimulant x 50 and a 30-day Active Skill Booster which increases all your skill points by 50%. That sounds like great value alone doesn’t it, since you get this plus the beta pass – but there’s more.
The Mercenary Pack also serves as a great introductory add-on to get you used to the way micro-transactions work in the game. As you know, DUST 514 is a free to play game, but most of your equipment and weaponry can be bought using the in game currency Aurum and ISK. The Mercenary Pack also includes a generous 4,000 Aurum allowing you to start buying items and the actual value of this Aurum in USD is 20, so really a great deal here – you’re basically getting all the goodies for free if you invest in this.
Don’t forget that the beta all access key allows you to get into every single beta taking place after June. The game isn’t releasing until later on in the year so there’s bound to be a few more tests to come. We haven’t even had a chance to try out the Mercenary Pack ourselves yet, but it looks like the perfect starter kit for your DUST 514 adventure.
The question is though – do you already have your beta key for the game? Will you be buying this pack or not?