CCP Games has announced that beta registrations for DUST 514 are now being taken on the official site. EVE players and attendees at this yearâ€™s FanFest will have preferential access but all registrants have the potential to be included in the ever-increasing number of beta players.
If accepted, beta registrants will be notified with an email invitation and instructions on how to access the beta. Thousands of players have already been able to experience DUST 514 during its closed beta, and CCP is beginning to let limited numbers of players join the action. Select players from CCPâ€™s MMO EVE Online will gain entry into the DUST 514 beta this week, as well as all those who attended the EVE Fanfest convention in Iceland this past March. The beta will continue to expand throughout the summer, and CCP will discuss more details at this yearâ€™s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3).
The World of Warcraft community page has been updated with the news that when patch v5.0.4 is released on August 28th, all races will be available to players.
With the release of patch 5.0.4, weâ€™re making all the races of Azeroth playable by anyone, no matter which version or expansion of World of Warcraft they own. This includes the enigmatic pandaren, who will become available for play when Mists of Pandaria is released on Tuesday, September 25. We want the entire World of Warcraft community to be able to embrace their inner goblin, blood elf, worgen, draenei, or pandaren from the moment they step foot into the world of Azeroth.
CCP Games has announced that DUST 514 players will be able to improve their arsenal of weapons with the new Mercenary Pack that can be purchased before the gameâ€™s release. According to the press release, the Mercenary Pack gives players access to â€œexclusive items, rewarding early adopters with uniquely styled armor and weapons, in addition to an all-access pass to the closed-beta program running throughout the summer.â€
The contents of the Mercenary Pack are:
4,000 Aurum ($20 USD value) â€“ the in-game currency for DUST 514 that you can buy in the PS Store
30-dat Active Skill Booster â€“ increases earned Skill Points (SP) by 50%
â€˜Dragonflyâ€™ Scout Dropuit â€“ a uniquely designed armor with unlimited use
â€˜Toxinâ€ ICD-9 Submachine Gun with unlimited use and a custom skin