Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning is one of this fall’s most eagerly-anticipated MMORPGs. The potential WoW killer is being developed by Mythic Entertainment, the company behind the incredibly-popular Dark Age of Camelot.
Recently, Mythic announced that Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning will be released on September 18. Since the announcement, pre-orders for the game have increased dramatically. Players who pre-order the game will not only guarantee themselves a copy of the game on release date, but they will also receive several exclusive pre order bonuses, according to the official Mythic website.
Open Beta Access
Pre order customers will receive a code that will allow them to register for and play in Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning’s open beta test. These gamers will receive a sneak peak at the game with the ability to play weeks before launch. Players will be able to try out all of the game’s 20 careers, but will be unable to advance past rank 20. Players will also be able to explore tiers one and two of each army’s homeland.
Live Game Head Start
A Warhammer Online pre order will also guarantee access to the live servers before those who buy the game on day one. Pre order customers will be able to get a jump on leveling and a jump start on securing character names before the initial deluge of retail customers.
Bonus In-Game Items
Pre order customers will also receive several in-game bonus items. All pre order customers will receive the item “Rittenbach’s Portable Camp” enabling characters to rest and heal between battles.
Additionally, customers who pre order Warhammer Online from EB Games or Gamestop will receive “Sentinel’s Amber Band.” This item enhances character stats and casts “Touch of Earth,” a spell that increases corporeal damage.
Gamers who pre order from Amazon.com, GoGamer.com, Game Crazy or EAStore.com will receive “Guardian’s Iolite Band.” This item increases character stats and casts “Touch of Spirit,” a spell that increases spiritual damage.
Best Buy pre-order customers will receive “Champion’s Sapphire Band.” This item boosts character stats and casts “Touch of Frost,” a spell adds a chance to do additional elemental damage with each hit.
A special open beta package is also available at Target stores for $.99. The package contains a code for open beta access along with one of the bonus in-game items.
Players should receive a special Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning pre order code in-store or via email after they order the game. The code should be entered on the Mythic Entertainment Account Management Website.
Players will be asked to log into their Mythic account or create a new one then enter the pre order code when prompted. Open beta files will be available for download on August 18. The Warhammer Online open beta starts September 7. Players with registered pre order codes will also be invited to take place in a Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning preview weekend August 22-25.
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