When Sony Online Entertainment became Daybreak Games in February, the 30-day/2000SC StationCash cards were discontinued and went out of production. Next week, the replacement DaybreakCash cards will be reaching retail stores. Interestingly, the new cards come in $25 and $50 denominations.
The snazzy new DaybreakCash website is a little vague on how these cards work for All Access subscription time. Fortunately we’ve learned through followup posts by Dexella that these new cards can redeemed for 30-day All Access subscriptions, DaybreakCash, or a mixture of the two. It will be interesting to see exactly how granular this control is (can a $25 card grant 50 days of All Access subscription?).
From the EQ2 Forums:
Beginning the week of October 12th, you will see the new Daybreak game cards at U.S. Best Buy, GameStop, and Toys R Us retailers. In November, the cards are scheduled to be available in Target locations across the U.S.
The new cash cards will come in two denominations: $25 and $50. There are four card designs in all and every retailer will get multiple copies of each card design. Collect the whole set!
Daybreak Cash is the in-game currency that unlocks thousands of cool items, services, and adventures in your favorite Daybreak Games. We appreciate your patience while we roll out these new cards, and we hope you enjoy them!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I used to buy cards to pay for All Access membership. Will these cards still work?
If you previously used cash cards to purchase All Access membership, don’t fret! When you redeem these new cards at the $25 or $50 denomination, you will have the ability to either redeem for all Daybreak Cash or split the redemption between full months of All Access membership and receive the remainder in Daybreak Cash. . The new redemption page will bewww.daybreakgames.com/gamecards.
Q: A store near me still has the old SOE game cards. Can I still buy those?
The former SOE game cards you might still find on retailer shelves will no longer activate on and after October 7th, 2015. This means that you will not be able to purchase the cards from the retailer who must activate the card at the register.
Q: I have old SOE game cards that I previously purchased but haven’t redeemed. Can I still use these?
If you have a SOE game card you purchased before October 7th, 2015 but have not yet redeemed it, those cards will still redeem and you will receive your DB Cash or Membership, depending upon the card.
Starting October 7th, you will not be able to purchase the older SOE cards. Any cards you had purchased before that date will still redeem.
Q: I live outside the U.S. How can I get one of these cards?
Currently, these cards will only be available in U.S. retailers. You can still purchase Daybreak Cash and membership through alternative methods. Visit www.daybreakgames.com/daybreakcash for more information!
Q: I bought a card that doesn’t feature the game I play/I can’t find a card with my game on it!
Your Daybreak Cash wallet is accessible in all Daybreak Games titles available on PC. So, for example, if you buy a card with the H1Z1 design, you can still use the cash in PlanetSide 2.
Q: I play DCUO and/or PlanetSide 2 on the PlayStation® Network. Can I use these cards?
These cards are redeemable for Daybreak Cash and/or All Access Membership, which are only available on the PC. These cards will not work on the PS3 or PS4.
Q: I have a question that isn’t answered here. Where do I go?
For more information about Daybreak Cash, visit www.daybreakgames.com/daybreakcash. For information on All Access membership, visit www.daybreakgames.com/allaccess. For game-specific questions, visit your official game forums.
From Dexella on the EQ2 Forums:
To use the $25 card for membership, you will get one month’s membership + 1000 DBC.
The old $15 cards still exist in retailers, and can be purchased/activated through October 7th, 2015. You do not have to redeem them right away. Any previously purchased/activated SOE cards will still be able to be redeemed in the future.
The new release will only feature the $25 and $50 cards. If we offer other denominations in the future, we’ll let you know!
When asked whether a $50 card can be redeemed for 3 months subscription and a balance of 500SC, Dexella had this:
Yes. You can also break it up into fewer months of membership + more Daybreak cash, or all Daybreak cash, if you want.
When asked if the new Daybreak cards will be available at Walmart:
The cards will be available in the following U.S. retailers: GameStop, Best Buy, and Toys R Us in October, and Target in November. These cards will not be stocked at WalMart in the near future; if that changes, we’ll let you know.
Dexella also wanted to remind members that even if they pay for an All Access subscription with the value of a $25 game card, these alternate payment methods still qualify for the 500SC bonus given every month:
Nothing has changed about the All Access membership offering, including the 500 DBC claim each month. For a full list of what’s included in All Access, visit https://www.daybreakgames.com/allaccess
This is not to say that alternate payment methods (using game cards or Krono) are completely identical to a recurring subscription paid with a credit card. Server Transfers and Marketplace Gifting are sometimes disabled on accounts paid through alternate means.
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