CCP Games today announced a premium Mercenary Pack, linked with the free-to-play MMOFPS, DUST 514, expected to be released later this year. The Mercenary Pack will provide players with an arsenal of gear, game currency, and a booster to help expand their prowess on the battlefield. It also includes some exclusive items, giving early adopters the opportunity to get their hands on some unique armour and weapons, as well as an all-access pass to the closed-beta events that are occurring throughout the summer.

The full list of what the Merc Pack includes is right here:

  • 4,000 Aurum ($20 value) – the in-game currency for DUST 514 that you can buy in the PS Store
  • 30-Day Active Skill Booster – increases earned Skill Points (SP) by 50%
  • ‘Dragonfly’ Scout Dropsuit – 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

You can purchase the Mercenary Pack in the US today for $19.99, and on June 27 in Europe for €17.99 /£13.99. I don’t know how I feel about the devs offering an edge to the players who decide to spend extra money on the game, but I suppose the limited-use items will be long spent by the time the game goes live. I just hope that it doesn’t make the beta events less enjoyable for anyone. Sometimes, damage boosts and special weapons can ruin the fun.


  1. Well to be fair, i can’t break NDA, but you should know the “damage boosts” your worried about aren’t there. It’s more like, custom skins, less damage more Rof, more ammo, or faster reload.

    IT’s all just really stupid and cute, the only pay to win item i’m worried about is the skill boosters, but all free to play games, even GW2 have that nowadays.

    The stuff you can earn in game through playing is much better than the items given out.

  2. Lol youre bitching that people paying “extra money” to get an advantage. You have got to be kidding me, the game is free what do you mean extra money. You pay 60 dollars for the same old cod or battlefield game yet bitch when a game comes out for free? How do you think ccp makes money off of a free game you retard