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According to the latest update on the APB Reloaded blog, open beta players are coming to the game in droves. Over 24,000 concurrent players enjoyed the game at one point late last week. With only six days of open beta, that's an impressive stat. The dev team also lays out some more details for premium holders and the explosion of social media surrounding the game.
Getting a premium account supports the development team, and also ensures updates are rolled out even faster since more support means we can invest more in speeding up the development effort. And - best of all - if you don't want to upgrade, you still don't have to. You can still play the game for free. But I do want to take a moment to THANK all the thousands who have already jumped on board and gotten premium accounts! Your support is invaluable. And therefore, we are of course going to let you "cut in line" when things get into a capacity squeeze.
Having a huge volume of free players means that free players will occasionally have to queue for slots at peak times, since it's important we provide priority access to paying players. Even so, our explicit long-term strategy is actually to make sure that everyone (include all free2play players AND all paid players) get basic game access without major game queues, especially when the game goes "Live" after the current Beta phase is over.
Read more on the APB Reloaded blog.