Dust 514 Premium Content Hits The PSN Tomorrow

Well this is new, premium content for a game that has yet to be released and is currently undergoing testing in a closed beta.

For £15.99 you will recieve $50 worth of content for Dust 514, including:

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  • 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 Dropuit – 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

It’s the last item that may tempt gamers, the pack is essentially a pass to buy your way into the beta.

Source: Dust 514

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25 Comments

  1. I’m getting this, if only to support them!

  2. May actually get this, been looking forward to this for a while.
    For anyway already in the beta is it any good?
    Would hate to buy this and have it be a bit crap.

    • Most people currently in the beta are probably from CCP or are in the gaming press. Either way, you aren’t going to get a definitive, unbiased answer just yet.

      In terms of content, there’s a good guarantee, due to the ever-expanding nature of DUST 514, that you will get your fill.

      However, in terms of gameplay (where it will matter most for some) isn’t so easy to evaluate, even with the amount of gameplay vids doing the rounds.

      If I can, I’ll be sure to write an in-depth hands-on for you lot soon.

      • I’m in the beta, and the scale is very impressive; we’ll find out more quality wise after the next update.

      • I’m in the beta too, when I can get on.

      • @uncleniccius I need the next update soon, been having problems.

      • @hobocastro, what problems have you had? It has been near issue free for me! I just want the new maps and the graphical enhancements:)

      • @uncleniccius Not being able to connect sometimes, 3 days at one point. Frame rate drops and high pings.

        Can I blame my poor aim on the game too? :)

      • Fair enough; considering it is a beta; it’s doing well. I look forward to the update; add me on PSN if you desire some games;) (psn as above)

      • FYI the update is out;)

      • Cool. I’ll give it a shot tomorrow night. I’ll add you.

      • Alright thanks guys, think i might buy it and give it a go. :)

    • @Topgearsam I find it quite enjoyable. The initial adjustment period is certainly something if you are not used to MMO’s or Eve Online (the latter especially, since the fitting systems is very similar). The gameplay is a work in progress obviously (swarm launchers >:( ) but I still find it fun. Of course, if you are still unsure, you can wait for the free release in the fall.

  3. I’m tempted to get this.

  4. I don’t like the game that much but at least they are taking it seriously. Although it’s cheap compared to playing EVE.

  5. Will be buying this as soon as I get in from work tomorrow.

    No doubt I’ll probably end up with multiple beta codes, but that’s not why I’m throwing my money at CCP. DUST 514 could have the makings of a ground-breaking video game. Whether or not it lives up to the hype, I want to say that I was there supporting it from the beginning.

    I suppose there will be plenty waving the “OMGZ dis is pay2win shite” or “wait, wasn’t this free to play? lol Sony!” banners. In my opinion, the best way to value any F2P game is to think “how better would the game be if I made a one-time payment of £5-15.” It sounds stupid, but in most of the games, that’s more than enough money to last for months on end, if not forever.

  6. Getting in to the beta was easy. Just go on Home and get a code.

  7. I’m surprised so many people actually want to buy this (well, according to the comments here so far). The more I read about the micropayments in Dust 514 (like buy your guns with real money, then lose them each time you die), the less interested I’m in this game. And now they even start to sell beta codes?!

    • I am in two minds. The encouragement of micro-transactions does seem…”wrong” but on the flip side it could very well be a game changer for the industry. The way this will work could be great for PC and Console unities, but also very profitable.
      Diablo III and the real auction house has so far proven people will pay to have the best in the hope of being the best, even if only a couple of pounds per item.
      Many think free to play games with dlc / enhancements via micro-payments is the way forwards. But I do hope they are wrong.

    • Trust me, from playing the beta extensively I can say that right now, micro-transactions are purely optional. Paying real-world money for a item does not mean that you get. a more powerful item than something boought using in-game money. In fact, it’s quite common to see people with base level guns killing people with elite weapons.

      Remember, this pack is not just a paid-for beta key, although that will be the draw for many. There are plenty of additional benefits that make the pack good value-for-money.

  8. I’ll pick this up, I registered for a beta key a while back, but haven’t had any luck with it.

    I have an Eve account, so I’m hoping I can use the resources I have there to help fund Dust activities when it goes live.

    I’ve been hoarding isk. Over 3 billion now. I’m not sure how easy it will be for funds to cross game worlds, but I have an open offer to any TSA members who sign up and need some capital to get going, I’ll be happy to help out.

  9. You can win free Beta Keys through PlayStation Home. Go to the space, watch videos then win a couple of games.

  10. I’m in the beta, too (via PS Home) and I love EVE, but I just don’t get this game. Of course, I’m not very familiar with multiplayer shooters, but some lead or tutorial or mission chain would be nice to have.

    The character development system seems very nice, though. Hopefully, they’ll implement tutorial missions like those in EVE and then I’ll have a chance to learn how to play this. :)

    On micro-transactions: they seem as optional as in EVE in Dust, too, so don’t think you’ll have a disadvantage for not paying.

    Go, CCP!

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