Destiny Beta Arrives July 17

Destiny

Bungie have revealed full details for the beta of their highly-anticipated new FPS, Destiny.

The creators of Halo outlined the following schedule, which includes one week timed exclusivity on PlayStation:

  • 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.

A brand new trailer accompanied the beta confirmation:

Furthermore, Bungie has announced three different special editions for the game, ahead of its September 9 launch.

Digital pre-orders for the Destiny Digital Guardian Edition will bundle the downloadable version of the title with an ‘Expansion Pass’ (detailed below) at a price of $89.99.

For $99.99, the Destiny Limited Edition comprises 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, armor 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 theHellmouth, 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.

Destiny Limited Edition

 

Meanwhile, at $149.99, the Destiny Ghost Edition includes all of the above, alongside:

  • 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.

 

 

Written by Raj Mahil

Game collector. Journalism graduate. Batman addict. Movie goer. WWE nut. Sports obsessive. Arsenal fan. Squawka.com Sub-Editor.

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  • ChazzH69

    Well I was just about to pre-order it (UK – GAME) and noticed it was £150 which works out at around $269 (USD), I think I’ll sadly stick to my standard version. 🙁

  • IceSamurai Dono

    I have to cancel my preorder at Amazon to get the digital copy. I want little to nothing stopping me from playing this.