Played the beta... the PVP part has a mechanic that can be extremely frustrating.
You have better odds of finding good gear in the PVP areas. The gear itself is found by killing high level NPCs and such. This gear will be dropped by you when you die...The only way to get the gear in to your use-able inventory is to go to "Extraction Zones". These are not safe zones and you can be attacked by anyone in them... They're also publicly announced when they're activated. So what usually ended up happening was a group of guys would activate an extraction, wait for players with gear to come, then just as the chopper gets there, start shooting... Or it'd be one guy who lobs a grenade into a group of players trying to get their gear out...