Dark Souls 2 closed beta launches on PS3

As promised, the Dark Souls 2 beta has launched. In order to access it, you must be one of the first 90,000 people to enter this code into the PlayStation Store...

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As promised, the Dark Souls 2 beta has launched. In order to access it, you must be one of the first 90,000 people to enter this code into the PlayStation Store: 38QQ-8DNE-97AA

We had a chance to check out the beta at Tokyo Game Show and wrote up exactly what you can expect. It'll include about 90 minutes of gameplay, and will let you check out many of the sequel's new features.

If you're not near a PS3 right now, you can redeem the code through the Sony Entertainment Network website here. Good luck!

Dark Souls 2 will be out on PS3 and Xbox 360 on March 11, with a PC version to follow shortly thereafter.

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    October 24, 2013 11:30 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Dark Souls 2 closed beta launches.

    As promised, the Dark Souls 2 beta has launched. In order to access it, you must be one of the first 90,000 people to enter this code into the PlayStation Store...

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      October 24, 2013 11:37 AM

      Worked for me! Thanks, Shack. I am happy to test drive this on my peasant box.

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      October 24, 2013 11:42 AM

      yesssssss hahahaha

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      October 24, 2013 11:43 AM

      This code is no longer valid or incorrect.


      Eh...Is this NA only?

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        October 24, 2013 11:48 AM

        You're number 90,001.

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        October 24, 2013 12:53 PM

        Made a new American account, everything is fine, DOWNLOADING! :D

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      October 24, 2013 11:46 AM

      nice, worked for me! thanks!

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      October 24, 2013 11:52 AM

      yissssss

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      October 24, 2013 11:53 AM

      so i can play this shit tonight?

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      October 24, 2013 11:53 AM

      Thanks Andrew.

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      October 24, 2013 11:56 AM

      ... and I'm at work. Fuck.

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      October 24, 2013 12:01 PM

      Worked for me through the PSN Store on the web (from browser). Code 38QQ-8DNE-97AA

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      October 24, 2013 12:02 PM

      OH MY GOD I GOT IN

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      October 24, 2013 12:06 PM

      Was able to use it on my phone. Thank you based technology.

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      October 24, 2013 12:08 PM

      MASSSIVE thank you \m/, I got in to Dark Souls 2 closed beta, man this and all the new PC games and new Batman, I am going to explode, total gaming OVERLOAD, I love it :)

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      October 24, 2013 12:09 PM

      The Shack finally gets ME something! :P

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      October 24, 2013 12:10 PM

      PRAISE THE SUN I got in woooo!

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      October 24, 2013 12:11 PM

      The code worked, but I get an error as I try to download.

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      October 24, 2013 12:12 PM

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      October 24, 2013 12:14 PM

      Still working!

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      October 24, 2013 12:16 PM

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      October 24, 2013 12:18 PM

      OMFG. well I think I have ebola and anthrax and better go home right now

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        October 24, 2013 12:34 PM

        ebolathrax, that shit doesn't fuck around

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      October 24, 2013 12:20 PM

      I'm in. I wasn't going to but it's only a 3 hour window so what the hell.

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      October 24, 2013 12:20 PM

      Just tried it and it let me use the code, so there must still be some slots available.

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      October 24, 2013 12:23 PM

      Welp there goes my saturday

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      October 24, 2013 12:34 PM

      Can you log on right now or have to wait for some stupid window?

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        October 24, 2013 12:46 PM

        right now - \o/

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          October 24, 2013 12:50 PM

          hmmm spoke too soon - there's a patch, but it's still waiting for a second patch to actually get in the server, it seems.

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      October 24, 2013 12:35 PM

      I am downloading 1.671 gigs -> says network test beside Dark Souls II?

      I just went into my download while in PSN store and there it was.

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        October 24, 2013 12:58 PM

        yep. Just be aware there's a patch bringing it to Ver. 1.01 which allows you to get past the Start screen, but doesn't let you log into the server. I think we'll all have to wait until ver. 1.02 or whatever to actually be able to log in.

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          October 24, 2013 2:55 PM

          Yeah, no go like you said, need the next patch, still good to be all ready though.

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      October 24, 2013 12:41 PM

      Thanks so much for this, I was afraid I wouldn't be able to get into the beta. So glad I replaced my broken PS3 recently...

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      October 24, 2013 12:45 PM

      Sweet I'm in

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      October 24, 2013 12:47 PM

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      October 24, 2013 12:54 PM

      But I don't own a Playstation 3!?

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        October 24, 2013 1:01 PM

        You n me both, we helpless D:

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      October 24, 2013 1:07 PM

      got in. not at home though, whats the NDA on this thing? we allowed to talk about it?

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        October 24, 2013 1:11 PM

        There are plenty of videos online already, so start a thread, I'd say

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        October 24, 2013 1:19 PM

        You can't talk about the non-skippable 40 min cut-scenes; can't talk about casual mode; can't talk about paid DLC to start at level 60.

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          October 24, 2013 1:21 PM

          i didn't mind the intro QTE much though..like i died twice, but after respawning (at the auto checkpoint right before the boss), i nailed the sequence and he just died instantly. and he dropped this insane armor that basically makes the rest of the beta a breeze! also i was playing on Normal, not Easy or Casual.

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            October 24, 2013 1:50 PM

            I really really dislike the 2-weapon system and the auto-regen health and shields. You know?

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          October 24, 2013 1:22 PM

          of course i cant talk about those things. i would be dead from the nuclear rage that would go off inside me if any of that was true. i know the casual mode might be, but that doesnt really bother me

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      October 24, 2013 1:21 PM

      lol what the shit. I can't believe this code still works.

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      October 24, 2013 1:31 PM

      How long will the beta last?

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      October 24, 2013 1:35 PM

      Downloaded it patched it and it says I have the wrong version and kicks me back to main menu :(

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        October 24, 2013 1:42 PM

        There's only a 3 hour window to play it and it's sometime this weekend. This is a true beta test.

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      October 24, 2013 1:39 PM

      Did sony post anything about when the beta actually is active?

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        October 24, 2013 1:49 PM

        Yes. From their facebook page:

        Q: What time will the servers be online?
        A: The servers will be online from **11:00PM PDT on Saturday 10/26 to 2:00 AM PDT Sunday 10/27**.

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          October 24, 2013 1:52 PM

          whoa, nice, it's a time when i can actually play

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            October 24, 2013 2:10 PM

            not for me what the fuck. on the east coast that's like 2am to 5am.

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              October 24, 2013 2:11 PM

              shit, you're right, and i got the timezones wrong, fuck. bullshit! way too late.

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                October 24, 2013 2:18 PM

                JAPAN TIME strikes again

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                  October 24, 2013 3:30 PM

                  I'm gonna put an alarm on my phone to get up and play this >:(

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          October 24, 2013 5:49 PM

          thats early-Halloween party time!

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      October 24, 2013 1:51 PM

      Redeemed at ~3:30 and I still got in, wow!

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      October 24, 2013 2:19 PM

      Still works, sweet

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      October 24, 2013 3:06 PM

      Didn't work for me :(

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        October 24, 2013 3:24 PM

        Also, now it says only for PlayStation Plus members... Im confused >.<

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      October 24, 2013 4:22 PM

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      October 24, 2013 4:31 PM

      ha - worked!

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        October 24, 2013 5:46 PM

        So I guess you can't use US Accounts from Europe anymore >.<

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      October 24, 2013 6:17 PM

      yay still worked!

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      October 24, 2013 7:02 PM

      code still works.

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      October 24, 2013 8:03 PM

      not going to spoil a damn thing until i have a pressed compact disc in my hands

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      October 24, 2013 9:22 PM

      still worked for me!

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      October 24, 2013 9:24 PM

      Just used and worked fine for me. Thanks!

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      October 24, 2013 10:05 PM

      have to re-iterate how much bullshit it is that this is only going to be playable for me between the hours of 1am and 4am. fuckkkkk that. is that part of the difficulty level, finding the time to disrupt your sleep on the weekend to play it? or are they just like eh, japan time, fuck all y'all (those who bought more copies of the game, in north america).

      fuck it. i'm not even playing. i'll get it on launch.

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      October 24, 2013 10:25 PM

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        October 24, 2013 10:25 PM

        you can only play between 1am and 4am saturday night/sunday morning.

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        October 27, 2013 1:32 AM

        Having the same issue.

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      October 27, 2013 1:30 AM

      Installed and updated. Game told me i do not have the latest version of the game and to update? WTF!!!???

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      October 28, 2013 11:29 AM

      Surprised know one at Shack didn't report that the Test failed to happen, was rescheduled for a unknown date.
      https://twitter.com/namcogames/status/394372905519177728

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