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Destiny Beta details and trailer

Destiny Beta details and trailer

Activision and Bungie have shared some details about the Destiny beta. It will begin first for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 on July 17th then for Xbox One and 360 on July 23rd and will be open until July 27th. Three special editions have also been revealed, details plus the trailer inside.

Activision and Bungie Open the Destiny Universe with Beta Beginning July 17

Official Beta Dates for the PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 Announced

Destiny ‘Ghost' and ‘Limited' Collector's Editions Revealed

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), and Bungie today confirmed the calendar for the highly anticipated Destiny Beta, which will include a diverse sampling of major activities featured in the full game. Fans who pre-order Destiny at a participating retailer are guaranteed access into the Beta, which will commence as follows:

• The Beta begins first for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system (PlayStation Plus required for some features) and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system at 10:00am PDT on July 17
• The Beta begins for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft (Xbox Live Gold required, subject to change) at 10:00am PDT on July 23
• The Beta will be offline for scheduled maintenance on July 21 - July 22 and open back up to pre-order participants across all platforms until 11:59pm PDT on July 27

"As we prepare to launch our first Beta on multiple console platforms around the world, we are excited and eager to open the flood gates," said Harold Ryan, Bungie's president. "We already love to play Destiny, and with your help we can be ready for our launch in September."

Activision and Bungie also revealed today three epic collector's edition versions of the game. The Destiny Ghost Edition and the Destiny Limited Edition both include the following:

• Limited edition SteelBook™ Case and Game Disc

• Guardian Folio:
o Arms & Armament Field Guide
o Postcards from the Golden Age
o Antique Star Chart

• Collector’s Edition Digital Content Pack:
o Unique Ghost Casing
o Exclusive Player Emblem
o Exclusive Player Ship Variant

• Destiny Expansion Pass – expands the Destiny adventure post-launch with the following two expansions, which will include brand new story missions, cooperative activities and competitive multiplayer arenas and a wealth of all new weapons, armour and gear to earn:
o Expansion I: The Dark Below – Set deep beneath the surface of the Moon, fans will discover an ancient tomb that has been unsealed, and a dark god who has risen an evil army in the depths of the Hellmouth, the home of the Hive enemy race
o Expansion II: House of Wolves – details will be revealed later
o PlayStation platforms will also include additional exclusive content for Expansion I and II and will remain exclusive until at least Fall of 2015

The Destiny Ghost Edition will also include the following:

• Ghost replica, featuring motion-activated lights and voice recordings from award-winning actor Peter Dinklage, voice of the Ghost character, the player’s personal companion in the game
• Letter of Introduction
• Golden Age Relics, which include a Photo, Patch, Sticker and two Chrome slides of the Traveler

For digital pre-order fans, the Destiny Digital Guardian Edition includes a digital download copy of the game, Destiny Expansion Pass and the Collector's Edition Digital Content Pack.

The Destiny Ghost Edition ($149.99), the Destiny Limited Edition ($99.99), the Destiny Digital Guardian Edition ($89.99) and the Destiny Expansion Pass ($34.99 for the pass, Expansion I and Expansion II will be priced individually at $19.99 when they launch) are available for pre-order now. All pre-orders on any sku will include access to the Vanguard Armory that includes early access to weapons, gear and exclusive player emblem. Fans can visit to see a list of participating global retailers.

For more information about the Beta and the Destiny collector's editions, visit For exclusive updates, follow the official Destiny social channels at and @DestinyTheGame on Twitter, and interact directly with the developers at

Beta Trailer (FR subs)

All comments

Commented on 2014-07-07 22:35:14
Thank you for sharing! :)

I am really unimpressed. It really just looks like a last-gen game. It blows my mind how much money went into this, especially considering the fact that it obviously wasn't designed from the ground up for the current-gen.
Commented on 2014-07-08 00:39:08
You and me both bro. I am very unimpressed as well, with the alpha that is. But i doubt the beta is going to change much for me.
Commented on 2014-07-08 00:52:51
Can't wait to play the beta to pass my final judgement on this game.

It hasn't looked very exciting so far, but the co-op and character customization options are a huge sell for me and as long as I have people to consistently play with, I'll probably be playing this for a while.
Commented on 2014-07-08 04:14:43
In order to try this beta, I have to pay £56 (45 for the game, 11 for a 3-mo PS Plus) up front. Should be called a closed beta.
Commented on 2014-07-08 10:30:29 In reply to digi_matrix
Does Amazon not offer pre-orders in your country for free?

Not sure I get the graphical complaints. It still looks great to me, especially being an online open world. The zones can all be reached without loading screens or menus on a given world.
Commented on 2014-07-08 10:50:45 In reply to Phaethon360
I still need that amount of money to put down (yeah can cancel pre-orders in UK), compared to an open beta.
Commented on 2014-07-08 10:54:22
Over here you can pre-order on Amazon and they don't charge you until it ships.
Commented on 2014-07-08 11:21:34 In reply to Phaethon360
Posted by Phaethon360
Over here you can pre-order on Amazon and they don't charge you until it ships.
I was just coming here to say I did this earlier in the morning, so it is definitely possible.

Can't wait.
Commented on 2014-07-08 14:27:12 In reply to Phaethon360
yeah but each world isnt that big if we go on the size of the beta world

About the game
  • Destiny
  • X360, PS3, PS4, XBOXONE
  • Published by Activision
  • Developed by Bungie
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