Destiny Beta Starts Next Week

Today, Activision and Bungie have announced that beginning on July 17th (next Thursday) beta testing will begin on their upcoming title, Destiny. If you haven’t received an invite for the beta test yet, don’t worry – you’ll still get a chance. In what’s become the ‘norm’ in this industry, if you pre-order a copy of Destiny, you are guaranteed access to the beta.

Bungie also mentions that, while they don’t expect you to play all the time, they do encourage you to be present on July 26th during a special event where they will give awards to the players who are able to make an appearance in the Tower, or in the frontiers beyond its walls. I’m not entirely sure where that is, but I’m sure once you play the game it will become obvious.

The schedule for the beta is as follows:

  • The Beta begins first for PlayStation┬«4 (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, and Xbox 360 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.

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