Destiny Beta Progress Won’t Carry Over

Bungie officially confirmed in their weekly update that they will indeed wipe the Destiny servers, effectively eliminating all of your Guardians and any loot you may have stored in the vaults. Therefore your characters and gear from the Beta will not transfer over to the final version of the game come September 9th.

Tyson Green, a designer at Bungie gives us some reasoning and explains that

“Since the Beta, we’ve continued to tune and adjust the game. The way you earn experience has been adjusted up and down a bunch of times. Items have been added and removed. New features toggled. Although there’s no single monumental change, the sum of the tweaks leaves characters from the Beta Build in strange shape that would be confusing at best, broken at worst.”

Bungie has assured us that this will be the last time you’ll have to say good-bye to your Guardian. On September 9th you’ll create a Guardian and (hopefully) a long lasting friendship.

Who said Warlocks aren’t frabjous enough?

Who said Warlocks aren’t frabjous enough?

This news was expected but nevertheless a little painful, especially since many Guardians reached the Beta level cap fairly quickly and began hording weapons and gear beyond that level in the vaults hoping to see them again. However Bungie has told us yet again that we have only just scratched the surface with the Beta and “there is so much left to do – much left to earn and master”.

It’s time to look beyond the horizon and imagine the frabjous gear and weapons that await us.

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Destiny Exclusive Beta Emblems!

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Bungie’s Beta for Destiny was simply put, amazing, and the stats rightfully show! 6.5 million Guardians were created and “at its peak, the Destiny Beta became the most simultaneously played Bungie game of all time. There were more people online at the same time to play Destiny than any other game in our history. The Beta was more played than even final versions of previous Bungie games.” That number of concurrent players was over 850,000.

Destiny Beta Exclusive Emblem

If you participated in the Destiny Beta at any time, you’ll have earned this exclusive emblem for the retail release of Destiny

Destiny Beta July 26th Exclusive Emblem

If you specifically played the Destiny Beta on July 26th to help Bungie with their stress test of the Beta, you’ll have also earned this exclusive emblem for the trail release of Destiny.

Here are the stats for the Destiny Beta!

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Source: http://www.bungie.net/7_Bungie-Weekly-Update—08012014/en/News/News?aid=12007

PlayStation to get 4 Day Exclusive Access to Destiny Beta

According to Gamesradar, PlayStation will get 4 days of exclusive Destiny Beta access before those on Xbox. What do you think? Destiny Beta is set for July and dates will be confirmed at E3. This is unconfirmed information but appears to be pretty legitimate.

Destiny Beta 4 Day Exclusive Access

Destiny Where to Buy – http://www.destinythegame.com/wheretobuy

Redeem Destiny Beta Code – http://www.bungie.net/en/User/coderedemption

Source: http://www.gamesradar.com

News: Halo TV Series on ShowTime, Halo Mash-Up, Destiny Beta, Halo 5 Open World?

Round up of Halo news/rumors with a little Destiny. Halo TV Series by Spielberg deal with Showtime, Destiny Beta announced for July, Halo 5 Open World Rumors, and Halo Mash-Up pack for Minecraft announced.

Destiny Beta Begins in July

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The latest Destiny news and rumors reveal that the beta for Destiny is right around the corner and scheduled to open in July. As you may know, Bungie has been teasing gamers and plans on announcing more details about the beta at this years E3 (the game is also going to be playable there).

UPDATE: Bungie has confirmed the Beta for July

Many fans are predicting a July 7th release as Bungie is obsessed with the Number 7 (7/7/2014). The image below comes from an Activision Financial Q&A presentation. Source here.

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This information has yet to be confirmed but Gameinformer is reporting that

“Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg says that the game is on track for release on September 9 and may set a record for the largest numbers of pre-orders for a new IP. Players will get access to the public beta in July.”

We well just have to wait till E3 for now to get the official details. Unless Bungie decides to follow the recently popular trend of early acknowledgments and confirmations because of leaks (Assassins Creed, Call of Duty, etc… have all exercised this recently).

It is still unknown how much earlier Playstation (PS3 and PS4) users will be able to play the beta.

Destiny News – Moon Gameplay Trailer & Public Beta Confirmed!

Official Destiny Gameplay Trailer: The Moon & Public Beta Confirmed!

Today I have for you another official destiny gameplay trailer that takes place on our moon. We get to see more footage of the Hive – which is one of the four enemy races in Destiny. The Hive are space like zombies and according to the trailer have resided for centuries within the depths of the moons core. In this trailer get to see what appears to be 4 classes of Hive, but I’ll break it down later this week.

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Bungie and Activision have confirmed a public beta for Destiny sometime in Spring 2014. This is the date for the beta, not the game’s release – which will be sometime after the beta in 2014. The beta will be open to all 4 platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, and PS3. The beta is open to anyone who has pre-ordered the game from participating retailers – so check your receipts if you purchase after October 1st, if not your retailer should be contacting you soon.

From IGN article:

The public beta of Destiny scheduled to begin early next year will be treated by Bungie as if it were a “full product launch,” according to the developer’s community manager, Eric Osborne.

“The Destiny beta, in many ways, is being treated like a full product launch. We can’t just carve out three competitive multiplayer maps this time around,” Osborne told GameSpot, referring to Bungie’s past beta tests with Halo 3 and Halo Reach. “We’d only be gathering data on one facet of the overall experience — one that is arguably the least resource intensive and most well understood by our team. Destiny demands more.”

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Defend our home. Defeat our enemies. Become Legend. Pre-order Destiny now to get access to the Beta: http://www.destinythegame.com/wheretobuy.

From the creators of Halo and the company that brought you Call of Duty, comes Destiny, an epic adventure unlike anything players have experienced.

Visit http://bungie.net/beta or http://www.bungie.net to learn more.

Destiny Official Box Art Revealed, Moon Gameplay Trailer, Public Beta?!

Bungie revealed the official Destiny box art on the PlayStation Blog earlier today, following the post the box art was also announced alongside an upcoming Moon gameplay trailer. Deej’s post on the PlayStation blog also sparks possible public beta hint!

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Sources:


http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2013/09/30/destiny-box-art-revealed-for-ps3-and-ps4/

 

– Chief