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DUST 514 Mercenary Pack Out Today on PSN, Grants Beta Access Thursday

Phil Wang's Avatar + Posted by Phil Wang on Jun 26, 2012 // Community Manager, DUST 514

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Later this year, there will be an unprecedented level of combat in gaming raging across the entire EVE Universe, from the mighty capsuleers far above in Eve Online, to the relentless onslaught you and your squad will bring to bear against your enemies on countless planets in DUST 514.

The first, harrowing drumbeats of war started not long ago and have been increasing ever since during our beta tests. Until today, this has been of very limited scope while we’ve introduced some of the EVE Universe’s most faithful players to planetary warfare and trickled in some of the earliest of adopters who have picked up their rifles and laid low the opposition.
But that all changes this weekend when we’ll be opening the doors to thousands of new combatants through our beta events. There’s still time to sign up over at our official beta website to participate in this important, and early, testing period for the game.

Signing up for the beta and playing DUST 514 is completely free! But for those who want to try an assortment of the pay-for items, get guaranteed access to beta weekends, and score a discount we’ve created the Mercenary Pack. The Mercenary Pack offers a $50 value for a price of $19.99 and will be available later today on PlayStation Store.

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The Mercenary Pack contains an all-access beta pass, which will guarantee entry into every beta event — starting this Thursday, June 28th and then repeating every other weekend. Not only that, but Mercenary Pack owners will get exclusive access to DUST 514 during off weekends in-between beta events as well.

The Mercenary Pack also contains a bundle of goods and items designed to help both rookies and veterans alike, including a customized ‘Dragonfly’ Scout dropsuit that has a unique stealthy look and lowered skill requirements for usage. This dropsuit is a good all-around infantry armor that is versatile in most combat situations and is only available with the Mercenary Pack.

Another useful item included the package is the 30-day Active Skill Booster, also only available in the Mercenary Pack, which will grant the user a 50% boost in skill points earned during in-game matches so you can quickly progress your character to be on par with veteran players.
But what good is a mercenary soldier without weapons to ply his chosen trade? To remedy that, we have also included a spread of armaments to add teeth to any mercenary about to start his career on the battlefields of New Eden.

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For starters, there’s the ‘Toxin’ ICD-9 Submachine Gun, which is a multipurpose weapon good for close and medium range fire fights. And for those who like to fight up close, you’ll find the HK4M Shotgun, designed to sweep a room clear of enemy combatants. For those times when you absolutely, positively must blow a group of enemies to bits, there’s the Fused Locus Grenade. Finally, the 1.5dn Myofibril Stimulant module gives damage bonuses for knife attacks.

It is said that endless money funds the sinews of war, and throughout history this has remained so. In DUST 514 there are two types of currencies: ISK (which is earned in-game) and Aurum (which is purchased). To help fund your plans for planetary conquest, the Mercenary Pack also comes with 4,000 Aurum so that you can finance your military campaigns and furnish your band of warriors with modern war gear.

Good luck to all our future Mercenaries! May your victories be sweet, and the spoils of war be bountiful.

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+ X-x_Vic1ouS_x-X on June 28th, 2012 at 3:46 am said:

Oh and it was UTC not upt lol whoops ^_^ for the server time


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+ Kazadathar on June 28th, 2012 at 4:23 am said:

looks like the only thing we have is the pack not the add-on. were not even sure how to download the game client


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+ X-x_Vic1ouS_x-X on June 28th, 2012 at 4:33 am said:

Oh sorry maybe you can’t right now try again later today or maybe it’ll work when the game servers come back online idk anyone else that has had that problem sorry


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+ Kazadathar on June 28th, 2012 at 5:12 am said:

im hopeing there not skiping australia. thanks for your help man your awesome


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+ X-x_Vic1ouS_x-X on June 28th, 2012 at 5:23 am said:

Welcome :) oh try calling the Sony 1-800 number and if they have no answer try emailing support@dust514.com they take a little while but they do have all the answers add me if you want on psn :)


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+ X-x_Vic1ouS_x-X on June 28th, 2012 at 5:49 am said:

Hey if you want just message me on psn the post is taking long to moderate


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+ ILL_MITCH on June 28th, 2012 at 6:59 am said:

Anyone know what time today the Mercenary Pack will allow us to actually log on and play?


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+ X-x_Vic1ouS_x-X on June 28th, 2012 at 9:14 am said:

Try right now


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+ spddmn on June 28th, 2012 at 10:49 am said:

The DUST beta servers are normally only available Thursday through Sunday.
Don’t forget to go to the DUST beta forums for feedback, bug reporting, and general discussion @ https://forums.dust514.com/default.aspx?g=forum


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+ biggunner7 on June 28th, 2012 at 11:45 pm said:

Love the look of Dust 514 wish I got in the beta, really like to try this game before I drop 20 dollars on Dust 514.


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+ Nemesis_XIIXXVI on June 29th, 2012 at 9:08 am said:

Just got the game today. So far im lovin it.


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+ Renatogmjr on June 29th, 2012 at 10:38 am said:

I´m quite worried about the availability of the game.

I´m from Brazil, i´ve searched for the Mercenary Pack on the store and couldn´t find it. I´ve been replied that the pack will be available only for US – Europe.

Will the live version also be exclusive for US – Europe or will i be able to play it from Brazil?


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+ Stider on June 29th, 2012 at 3:48 pm said:

Still no Dust 514 Mercenary Pack for Australia.PLEASE FIX THIS SONY!


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+ Kazadathar on June 30th, 2012 at 4:05 am said:

i still cant get the merc pack :’( do i need the beta key?
i emaild support@dust514 and they said i should be able to get it but i still cant
i even got my 4 year old account that i made on my mates PS3 to see if it would work.
is PS store i get “this content is not avalible on your account”
in the PS world? when i go to the room and go to the store all the boxes have to O with the / through it.
and on the PS store page for new content when i click on the dust 514 picture it says no conntent found :(


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+ TIMMYtimtim56 on June 30th, 2012 at 6:21 pm said:

Yeah im having the same trouble as the fella above me. is this just a matter of waiting or is there an actual problem.


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+ Brilliantcrank on July 3rd, 2012 at 11:44 am said:

I was about to buy the beta game just fine but I can’t install it. I’ve downloaded it four times and each time I try to install the game I end up with a corruption error.


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+ Stider on July 4th, 2012 at 3:21 pm said:

Dust 514 Mercenary pack STILL not available in Australia. You can see Dust 514 pop-up on starting screen on the store, but no items inside. When searching manually, it says this content cannot be accessed by this account. Please fix this Sony ASAP, it has been a week now since it was supposed to be available and it still isn’t, or if not advise as to when it will FINALLY be available.


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+ jmike12 on July 4th, 2012 at 7:14 pm said:

pretty excited to play this, should be arriving tomorrow


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+ kahrun47 on July 6th, 2012 at 2:17 am said:

I purchased the bundle yesterday and downloaded it and when I try to play with my created character it says I dont have access to the beta and if i want access I should purchase the bundle I just bought. Do I need PSN Plus or is this a beta problem or something??


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+ jb-sith on July 12th, 2012 at 8:23 am said:

Quick question… for those of us arriving a little late to the whole beta test process, do we have to register on the website and wait for you to (maybe) send us a beta code before we can get going OR does a Beta code come with the purchase of a Mercenary Pack?


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+ Dibchib on July 20th, 2012 at 5:41 pm said:

will there be any tie in for existing eve players, what i mean is…will you know who my eve toon is from looking at our dust accounts

and will we be able to communicate with the eve universe

i want to be able to talk to my eve m8s when im on dust


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