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Sony Online Entertainment is offering players a chance to guarantee themselves a slot in MMO shooter PlanetSide 2's closed beta test. Buying the game's Alpha Squad Package will give you beta access as well as many other perks.

The Alpha Squad bundle, priced at $39.99, also gives you 4000 Station Cash. Station Cash is a currency used for microtransactions in PlanetSide 2 as well as other SOE games. 4000 Station Cash is worth about $40, so every extra beyond this is gravy.

The beta test access will be accompanied by several in-game rewards. You'll get a exclusive camouflage for your armor, weapon and vehicles. A unique decal and Founder title will also help you stand out from the crowd. You'll unlock bonus weapons for each faction and class as well.

Finally, to make sure that you're one of the most seasoned members of your Empire, SOE will give you a boost in your progression. For six months, your XP and resource gains will be increased by 10%.

The beta access and 4000 Station Cash will be granted as soon as you buy the Alpha Squad package. Everything else will be released around the time of PlanetSide 2's launch, which SOE says is "on or before December 31st."