Aurum (AUR) is a currency used in both DUST 514 and EVE Online which serves as an alternative to ISK. While it is only really used to buy optional clothing for EVE capsuleers, DUST 514 mercenaries have many more products available for which to spend their AUR on. Examples of such products include augmentations, special dropsuits, alternative weapon variations, and item blueprints.
Aurum is bought with real money through the PlayStation Store in different available amounts:
- 200,000 + 25,000 AUR for $99.99
- 100,000 + 10,000 AUR for $49.99
- 40,000 + 3,000 AUR for $19.99
- 20,000 AUR for $9.99
- 10,000 AUR for $4.99
- 4,000 AUR for $1.99
- Dust 514 Mercenary Pack which includes 40,000 AUR and various items for $19.99
Players who use Aurum may have an advantage in convience but it is not intended to give any significant edge in power, but offer alternative options and a sooner access to skills and items. As CCP states, Aurum and ISK are both equal in the long run.