Dust 514 open beta launches next week

Now that Dust 514 is all snuggled up alongside EVE Online on one single server, the PlayStation 3-exclusive MMOFPS is almost ready to let everyone in. After six months of a closed beta which players could pay their way into, it'll enter open beta on January 22, so all and sundry can became pawns in someone else's cross-game scheming.

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Now that Dust 514 is all snuggled up alongside EVE Online on one single server, the PlayStation 3-exclusive MMOFPS is almost ready to let everyone in. After six months of a closed beta which players could pay their way into, it'll enter open beta on January 22, so all and sundry can became pawns in someone else's cross-game scheming.

Developer CCP plans no more data wipes, so existing beta characters will keep all their stuff and new players can start building corporations and making names for themselves. Dust players are able to accept mercenary contracts from EVE players, helping the chaps up in space secure control of areas by running, driving, flying and shooting men down on planets.

If you can't wait that long, you may have a problem but can still hit up the PlayStation Store to buy the $20 Mercenary Pack, which offers instant beta access and $50 of in-game doodads.

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    January 14, 2013 6:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Dust 514 open beta launches next week.

    Now that Dust 514 is all snuggled up alongside EVE Online on one single server, the PlayStation 3-exclusive MMOFPS is almost ready to let everyone in. After six months of a closed beta which players could pay their way into, it'll enter open beta on January 22, so all and sundry can became pawns in someone else's cross-game scheming.

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      January 14, 2013 6:05 AM

      Though I won't be playing it, I'm excited to see what comes of this open beta. Very interested in how the cross-game mechanics work.

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        January 14, 2013 6:09 AM

        This weekend i have been playing Faction warfare corp battles! I believe we make an impact on EVE but its not really reported on the DUST side (YET) so hard to know unless I check EVE.

        We even managed to call in some 'Orbital bombardments' done by EVE pilots which are AWESOME and crush the other tiny mercs into the ground!.

        PS Anyone who wishes to assit my corp in corp battles getting to the appropiate planets and helping out would be much apreciated! Send me a SM to know more...

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      January 14, 2013 6:05 AM

      Again I extend my hand of showing people around, our corp is one of the top 5 now. I can get invites to shackers i recognize less so for lurkers you will have to earn some respect/trust.

      Now is the time to get into a good corp, the requirements to get in will be alot higher in a couple of weeks, we already have one of the biggest EVE/DUST integrated corps going.

      Do not be put off if you have sub par FPS skills, DUST is a little more forgiving than most. Plus i'll be in your squad healing you up!.

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      January 15, 2013 8:23 AM

      think ill try it just to test the kb+m support