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Post by Eorl @ 01:18pm 04/10/12 | 12 Comments
Hammerpoint Interactive has today announced plans for their upcoming beta of The War Z, a zombie filled FPS survival similar to the very popular DayZ mod (and soon to be standalone) for ArmA 2. The news comes with a beginning date for closed beta, October 31st, which will see more than 1 million players registered dwindled down to a selective many.

However, Hammerpoint has also released details about a new pricing plan that will allow players to be guranteed access to the upcoming closed beta, with a few added goodies for the second and third tier plans.
  • Survivor: Closed Beta Access on October 31st and a special forum badge for a price of $19.49
  • Pioneer: Alpha access on October 15th (plus Closed Beta access), special forum badge, $15 worth of in-game currency, 1 month access to "Stronghold" map server hosting and 3 guest keys (2 days guest access pass on October 31st) for $29.99
  • Legend: Alpha access on October 15th (plus Closed Beta access), special forum badge, survivor name highlighted on leaderboard and in chat, $30 worth of in-game currency, 6 month access to "Stronghold" map server hosting and 3 guest keys (2 days guest access pass on October 31st) for $49.99
  • While details are still slim on what exactly the "Stronghold" map server hosting is, one can presume it will be early access to a new map other then the starting one, Colarado. Each tier of pre-order package will get access to the Closed Beta on October 31st plus the full game at release, however the benefit of buying higher gives you access to the Alpha version of the game, one that is currently being showcased.

    Check out each tier of pre-order over here on the official website.



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    Winston
    Posted 01:30pm 04/10/12
    Even just $20 for something that there is next to no information for seems a bit much. I think I'll pass.
    Nathan
    Posted 01:58pm 04/10/12
    In-game currency? Interest fading...
    Trauma
    Posted 03:02pm 04/10/12
    Jeez they really are pushing to beat DayZ to it's own goals first. And Nathan just look at their last game to see how this one will turn out, in game currency should be no surprise.
    D3FCON
    Posted 06:08pm 04/10/12
    Nathan said it perfectly. I was waiting for this and now im not
    Totenkopf
    Posted 09:02am 05/10/12
    Another fake video



    Trauma
    Posted 10:02pm 05/10/12
    Hahaha so lame. They have no shame at all.
    DeadlyDav0
    Posted 11:01pm 05/10/12
    In-game currency? Interest fading...

    Agreed.
    Totenkopf
    Posted 03:58pm 07/10/12
    Just read that you cant buy any weapons,those you need to find them and the stuff that you can buy within the game its all cosmetic mostly and it can be found around the game anyways .
    Eorl
    Posted 04:41pm 07/10/12
    Pretty much the in-game store is used only for skins/hats, some food and water and a vaccine that you can find in-game without purchasing.

    I've bought the Legend pack as I am actually quite keen for this title. I was very skeptical to being with but after digging around and seeing the gameplay actually work well, I'm much more confident in it being good. It isn't DayZ, that is what you need to remember. It's more of a light version, with a mix of MMO and a bit less on the survival side.

    The stronghold system sounds interesting, basically you get a personalised instance of the Colorado map with a few houses and some zombies. Loot does spawn but its quite rare to see anything good, and you can barricade the area for protection. You'll use it as either a clan base, your own personal base or a shopping area/market. All up to you it seems.
    Totenkopf
    Posted 05:24pm 07/10/12
    Ill may get the legend pack aswell plus all future addons are free.
    shad
    Posted 05:35pm 07/10/12
    Watched it for a while, appears to be some sort of walking simulator, did it get any more interesting?
    Totenkopf
    Posted 08:44pm 07/10/12
    Watched it for a while, appears to be some sort of walking simulator, did it get any more interesting?

    where have you been for the last few months? they are the crazed these days.
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