I have heard complaints of people pre-ordering SWTOR and then not getting the beta time they were promised or gamers confused about when they will get their beta access after pre-ordering the game. Part of the reason for this confusion can be tracked down to salespeople at the game stores, specifically in the U.S.
My sister works at Gamestop and she purchased a pre-order for her boyfriend because she was told there was beta time when you ordered. Then her manager at GameStop told her that you get a week of beta access but you don’t get to choose your week and they will tell you when you get your access.
A search online in the forums said other people were told the same thing, several by Gamestop employees and managers. But this isn’t the truth about the SWTOR pre-order. If you’ve been promised beta play time by a salesperson then they were either ignorant about the game or just trying to push product.
Instead, you get early access to the game. Early access- not beta time. There will be beta weekends coming in September which was released at the same time as the pre-order announcement so perhaps this also led to the confusion.
Here is what you get with each pre-order version of SWTOR:
Star Wars: The Old Republic Digital Deluxe Edition ($79.99) – Pre-Order Exclusive: Early Game access, Color Stone (virtual item), 30 Days Game Time included. Includes 5 Additional Digital Items: Flare Gun, Training Droid, HoloDancer, HoloCam, STAP.
Star Wars: The Old Republic Standard Edition (Digital & Physical) ($59.99) – Pre-Order Exclusive: Early Game access, Color Stone (virtual item), 30 Days Game Time included.
|SWTOR Pre-order screen on the official site|