Dust 514 beta keys: 1,000 up for grabs now!

Wednesday, 5th September 2012 09:10 GMT By Dave Cook

Dust 514 beta keys! They work today! We have 1,000 to give away for the PS3-exclusive shooter, so get in quick to avoid disappointment.

UPDATE: We’re getting a lot of reports from US gamers saying the keys don’t work. We’re assuming the codes are EU-only, but we’re been told nothing about any region specifics by the people that organised the giveaway. We’ll get confirmation this morning. For now, assume that they only work in Europe.

To get your beta key – remember, Dust 514 is a PS3 exclusive – you need to enter in the box below. Enter your name and email address. You’re then required to tweet about the competition. Once that happens, your email address is sent to us. Provided we haven’t handed them all out, you’ll then be sent a beta code by email at some point today.

Get your Dust 514 PS3 beta key here

Merging with the world of EVE Online, Dust 514 is the first PS3 shooter to ever co-exist within a PC MMO. It’s full of magic and technical tricks even we don’t fully understand. We suspect CCP are wizards of some kind.

Dust 514 is an MMO shooter in which players battle for dominance over the sprawling game world. Everything counts, from capturing territories, amassing funds and working with players within EVE Online.

For example, if you’re trying to capture a facility in Dust 514 and the battle isn’t going so well, you can contact your friend in EVE Online for assistance from within your chat window.

The EVE player can then orbit around the planet you’re fighting on and launch an orbital strike on your enemies – all in real-time, not scripted and running across both games simultaneously.

Technicalities aside, Dust 514 is a solid shooter in the vein of Call of Duty, Halo and Battlefield. It’s got huge guns, mad action and crazy vehicle combat.

What are you waiting for? Enter in the box above. We’ll start sending the keys out by email this morning.


Keys are active from today and can be redeemed through your PS3.

Have fun, and let us know what you think of Dust 514. We also have a huge Dust 514 interview and feature coming soon, so stay tuned.

Big thanks to CCP Games for the codes.



  1. GwynbleiddiuM

    I’m a month an a half into the beta. Pity I have less time to play it. But I like Dust 514 a lot, the new integration with EVE Online is awesome.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    It’s the best FPS exclusive title for consoles from a PC dev. It’s really great.

    This is probably going to be the only title on the PS3 where i will invest a lot. I hope for the PC version in the future.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. KineticCalvaria

    You guys actually liked it? I thought it was dreadful lol. Clunky, very bad graphics and weapons seemed to lack any originality. Must just be me, might give it another try and see if I can get into it though…

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    Righto. I’ll send the first 200 out now (ish. I need to remind myself how mail-merge works).

    #4 2 years ago
  5. CyberMarco

    Can something be done for us who don’t have a twitter account?

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    The first 206 codes are being emailed out now. Check your mail.

    @5 – Can’t you just create a Twitter account? I’d say “just mail me and I’ll send you one,” but then I get about 500 emails begging for a code instead of just entering like everyone else.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. wiozan

    @6 i’ve got one but the site it says “Please enter a valid CCP Code” i tried with and without dashes.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. ufoozgur

    @7 I got the same problem here.

    edit: Reply from Patrick : “Redeem it via PSN”

    So do not use that redeem page. Just go on PSN with your PS3 and redeem it.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. AHA-Lambda

    I have the same problem too, keep saying my code is invalid =/

    EDIT: oh right I see, k I’ll use it on PSN then :)

    #9 2 years ago
  10. wiozan

    @8 AH Thanks!

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Dave Cook

    Enter it on PSN guys, we were told they had to be entered on the Dust site, but we were given wrong information. These are PSN codes :) Hope this helps. let us know if they work, and sorry for the delay.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. CyberMarco

    @6 Created an account and received my key, thanks! :)

    Do we know when the beta will end?

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Dave Cook

    #12 not sure mate, the one before this went on for about a month or maybe more. So this should be another big one.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. CyberMarco

    ^ nice to know! ;-)

    #14 2 years ago
  15. CycloneFox

    Awesome Campaign, Dave! I just sent in my tweet. ;)

    #15 2 years ago
  16. matirishhh

    Got mine. Thank You!

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Len

    Done as well. I re-tweeted this, is that alright?

    And another one just in case!

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Patrick Garratt

    Alright. I’ll send the next hundred now.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. GwynbleiddiuM

    Dave and Pat, you should do these more often. This is a great feature for a community like ours. BETA KEYS, MOOOAAAR BETA KEYS. I’d fancy a TES Online one in the future.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. deathm00n

    Don’t bother with it people, it’s everything @3 said, even being free it’s not worth

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Len

    Got it, thanks Pat and Dave. :)

    #21 2 years ago
  22. NeoSquall

    Key received, thanks Pat and Dave :)

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Dragon246

    I hope anyone who plays the game understands its A BETA, not final version. This will only get better.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. rcwerner

    Got my code but I’m not sure where to enter it and get the download? I tried the PSN Store Promo Code area and was told the code was invalid?

    A little help? Thanks!!!

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Jow

    My code said it was no longer valid. Any ways to fix this?

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Dave Cook

    @19 duly noted, watch this space ;)

    @24 & 25 can you give us as many specifics as you can please to help us fix it for you? You entered it on the PSN store redeem code area right, actually on your PS3? Cheers guys.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. rcwerner

    I tried entering mine in the redeem code area under my account settings and once in the PSn Store. Neither places did anything but give me a warning that the code was already used or invalid. Thoughts? Was I supposed to do something else first? Sorry for the trouble.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Dave Cook

    @27 it’s no trouble :) head to my profile and get in touch with me that way and I’ll maybe be able to get it fixed for you.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Jow

    Mine did the same thing as rcwerner’s. I sent a reply email to Patrick, just don’t know if he got it yet.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Patrick Garratt

    I sent @27 a new code and he said it was duff again. No idea what’s going on there, because everyone else’s appears to be working fine. You need to input it in the Store, yeah?

    Just sent out the latest batch.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Jow

    I think I solved the issue. The codes might only work in European region.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. BeLGaRaTh

    Entered an old email address which is different to my Twitter account, will this affect anything? As it currently stands I replied as John 40 mins ago. It was a redemption around 410 or so from what I remember.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Thalius

    Registered on Tweeter just for this. And i still have gotten any email code :( maybe i was too late…

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Aurum19

    Hey, I signed up, and tweeted, you might have sent the email to me, but Im not sure if it went to my spam and I accidentally deleted it? So could you send it to me again or should I register again?

    #34 2 years ago
  35. TheOutcastWolf

    @3 Yes your username already implies your refined taste… :P

    *cough* Sarcasm *chokes* *die*

    #35 2 years ago
  36. TheOutcastWolf

    @34 It takes a while, and not everyone is going to recieve…

    #36 2 years ago
  37. TMRNetShark

    It was failed to be mention that the keys are EUROPEAN specific… so if you have American ones, can I trade my European key? XD

    #37 2 years ago
  38. HauntaVirus

    I seem to have a European key. It doesn’t work on the Dust website or PS3.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. kidflash91

    It’s been over 8 hours and I haven’t even received my code.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. kidflash91

    I tweeted again. Hopefully I get it this time.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. KineticCalvaria

    @35 I would reply to that but seeing as though you choked to death there’s not really much point, however in future I shall keep my opinions to myself, clearly it’s not allowed on this site. :-)

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Patrick Garratt

    @40 – I was asleep. I’ll send out another load now.

    I’ve send a new code to everyone who mailed me saying their original didn’t work. I’ve asked whether or not they’re region-specific this morning. No one told us anything about them not working in the US, but I wouldn’t be at all surprised if that was the reason.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. Patrick Garratt

    OK. I’m sending out another 300 now.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve just had a mail from a guy in Arizona that said his key didn’t work. It may well be that they don’t work in the US.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. Nickb09

    I have the same issue with it not working either. :-/ I am in the US (Wisconsin) as well. So I am guessing we don’t get to play as of yet. :( Unless you can get US codes as well??

    #45 2 years ago
  46. Erthazus

    Key received. Thank you Patrick Garratt.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve added an update to the story. We’ll get it confirmed this morning, but it looks as though the keys are EU-only. We’re really sorry. We weren’t told anything about region-locking at all.

    #47 2 years ago
  48. deathbynumbers

    Hi thanks for this I’d be really interested in trying the beta, I’ve already retweeted this my twitter handle is deathbynumbrs.

    #48 2 years ago
  49. andrewross

    Looks great thank you. Hope I get one.

    #49 2 years ago
  50. Quikka

    How long it takes to get that email? Just waanna know how long to wait to know that did I get or did I not to get betakey. It’s over 4 hours (I was some where at 707 entries) now and no email.

    #50 2 years ago
  51. YoungZer0

    Downloading the Beta as we speak. Thanks Patrick, you’re my favorite Starfish.

    #51 2 years ago
  52. CraneDK

    I have one code for US that I failed at. didn’t see it and live in EU, so giving it here :)

    Enjoy :)
    Hoping for my EU code soon xD

    #52 2 years ago
  53. LtMcmuffin22

    The Beta keys, as i’ve found, only work for those in EU. For those in America who may have obtained a key without realizing that the keys were region locked, there are two options:

    1. Give the key to someone who lives in EU!

    2. Create a new PSN account and set the account credentials so that you live in EU. I know this works as a friend of mine has successfully done so.

    Hope this helps!

    #53 2 years ago
  54. Patrick Garratt

    Just sent out another 150.

    #54 2 years ago
  55. TheOutcastWolf

    Darn EU only :(

    #55 2 years ago
  56. Quikka

    I got mine, downloaded and now updating. Can’t wait. Thanks!

    #56 2 years ago
  57. GanthKing

    If you are PS+ member you got it for free too.

    #57 2 years ago
  58. GanthKing

    Got an entry was among 950-980 but no code received :(.

    #58 2 years ago
  59. xino

    this is why i HATE MMO games on ps3 man.
    you have to constantly download worthless updates.

    i just finished downloading the 2gb game and now I need to download another 2gb updat.

    Just waste of bandwidth man And estimated time is 353:/

    i think I will just delete this garbage and play it at euro gamer

    #59 2 years ago
  60. Clupula

    @59 – It took me about 15 minutes to download the 2G update, so it didn’t bother me. Game is not awful, not great. Has problems, but that’s what a BETA is for.

    #60 2 years ago
  61. Cristian492

    I would like a Dust 514 Beta Code US Please leave a message or comment for a Code for US only.

    #61 2 years ago

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