QUICKLY: Who Wants a Free The Old Republic Beta Key?
Over the last few days the good people at Bioware have rewarded multiple sites with thousands upon thousands (like 75,000 per site for about 10 sites) of Star Wars: The Old Republic beta keys – that people can just get for free!
This, of course, didn’t manage to be one of those sites. Damn.
But I do have a neat list for you guys of the sites which still have Beta keys, and in particular the sites that will give them away to Australia. Now I haven’t means tested ALL of these sites, because that would mean using up valuable beta keys just to test if I could get some – and I’m not that much of a dick.
But I CAN guarantee that MOST of these sites work, especially Massively since I did manage to get a key off of those guys (two keys in fact).
Here is the way this particular beta works:
- You get a beta key from one of the websites listed below
- You make an account at http://www.swtor.com
- You register for beta testing (includes putting in CPU specs and other details)
- You input your beta key at http://www.swtor.com/redeembetacode
- You must do this BEFORE TOMORROW AFTERNOON, entries close at midnight on the 18th America time (something like 1pm tomorrow arvo Australian, the 19th, don’t quote me on that)
- You will get an email 7-10 days before the beta opens, and then you will have access to the game for somewhere between 1-4 days (not very long, but it is a Beta and it is completely free)
So yeah, here is the list (also be advised, my sources tell me the game client is around 30gb in size although I haven’t confirmed this):
Massively – Definitely the easiest, just follow the link and click.
MMORPG – Sign up for a free account to get the code.
Ten Ton Hammer – Another sign up site.
Zam – Same deal as the above.
IGN – Easily the worse deal, by signing up to IGN Prime for a minimum of 3 months (around $15.00AU) you get a beta key, as well as some other freebies over the next 3 months that aren’t star wars related. Of course, since this was the first site to get the keys I ended up paying.
Anyway, everyone hurry up and get your keys! And I’ll see you all on a PvP server in a galaxy far, far away come 20th of December.