Destiny beta begins next week, collectors editions announced
posted on 07.07.14 at 12:36 PM EST by (@salromano)
Available in Ghost, Limited, and Digital Guardian Editions.


The Destiny beta will begin for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 owners at 10:00 a.m. PDT on July 17, Bungie announced.

Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners will have access to the beta from 10:00 a.m. PDT on July 23.

From July 21 to 22, the beta will be down for scheduled maintenance, but re-open across all platforms until 11:59 p.m. PDT on July 27.

Consumers who pre-ordered Destiny will have guaranteed access to the beta.

Additionally, publisher Activision announced three limited edition versions of Destiny that will be available on the game’s September 9 launch.

The Destiny Ghost Edition ($149.99) and the Destiny Limited Edition ($99.99) both include the following:

  • Limited edition SteelBook Case and Game Disc
  • Guardian Folio:
    • Arms & Armament Field Guide
    • Postcards from the Golden Age
    • Antique Star Chart
  • Collector’s Edition Digital Content Pack:
    • Unique Ghost Casing
    • Exclusive Player Emblem
    • 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:
    • 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
    • Expansion II: House of Wolves – details will be revealed later
    • 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 ($99.99) 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 ($89.99) includes:

  • A digital download copy of the game
  • Destiny Expansion Pass
  • Collector’s Edition Digital Content Pack

The Destiny Expansion Pass will also be available separately for $34.99. Or, you can purchase Expansion I and Expansion II separately upon release for $19.99 each.

Watch a new trailer for the beta below. View images of the Destiny special editions at the gallery.

  • LiquidDefiance

    Wait. So how can you take part in the beta?

    • pixxxelz

      Preorder the game

      • SegaSaturnSNK

        Or free to Plus members.

        • LiquidDefiance

          Ew. Okay.

        • BossTuff

          It’s not free for plus members, you have to preorder. They debunked this the other day.

          • SegaSaturnSNK

            Shit just got real mang

            • BossTuff

              Seriously, I’m betting they’ll see record pre-orders, and then record pre-orders cancelled. :)

              • SegaSaturnSNK

                Can you just do that on Amazon? Preorder it, get the code, and then cancel it? I know I’ve done it with the Starcraft 2 beta and recently with the Assassin’s Creed spin game thing.

        • PrinceHeir

          Only Japanese PSN+ members have the beta for free.

  • 武神水樹

    Lmao omg serious????? Collectors edition announced at the last second

    • PrinceHeir

      I know XD

      Seriously i was about to pre order the game yesterday, but forgot since i slept late.

      Now i’m thinking if should get the Limited Edition or stick with the normal edition and upgrade it on PS4 next year.

  • SegaSaturnSNK

    I might actually go digital on this one and I’m not a big digital fan. I don’t care for the fancy steel cases and other useless stuff, I usually just care for the DLC stuff. I might have to go digitally. Probably cancel my preorder and buy a 50 dollar PSN card.

  • DarthBrian

    Though I understand the business decision of it, I’m a bit disappointed that Destiny is cross-generation. During the Alpha it felt, to me, like it was being held back a bit. The game is gorgeous but it seems they were holding back a bit. Again, IMO. *shrug*

    The game played great though. Hope I get in the beta.

  • Six

    I heard you like DLC, so we put exclusive DLC in your DLC.

    • PrinceHeir


  • BossTuff

    They’re so generous to the xbox players, 3.5 days of beta time…

    • Six

      Sounds to me like they should have bought the Playstation 4™ Computer Entertainment System.

      Greatness Awaits™*

      *Greatness will remain exclusive until at least Fall of 2015.

    • shogunknight

      Well, its not like the beta will last very long and the full game would be released on both consoles simultaneously

  • rockman29

    Typo alert: Destiny Ghost (99.99) I think you meant 149.99.

    On the “also includes” part.

    Lotsa stuff on this.. lol.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I wonder how appealing that Ghost edition will actually be with people complaining about Dinklage’s voice work.

    Anywho, seems in line with Bungie’s Halo LE’s, for the most part.

  • The Grim Heaper

    I remember reading about these editions a little while back, maybe leaks or something. I didn’t think they were a good deal then and I still think it’s a bad deal. Here’s an expensive collector’s edition… with a bunch of digital content and exclusive case!

  • shogunknight

    What a huge case. This ghost edition case looks like it belongs to mass effect. Isnt this game online only?

    • Bobby Jennings

      No it isnt

      • Six
        • Bobby Jennings


          I didn’t know this! Thanks for linking me this.

        • 武神水樹

          No when PSN goes down for maintenance will this work?

          • Six

            I’d assume not.

          • Anime10121

            Nope, its the same as Titanfall, only playable online…

            • 武神水樹

              Some services stay active when Sony does their maintenance

              • Anime10121

                True, really just depends on what kinda maintenance it is I guess (some of it knocks online out completely, some only locks you out if you’re signed out when it starts, and some it doesnt effect it at all) :P

  • PrinceHeir

    Damn hype for this!!

    Though i may settle for the normal edition and just upgrade it on PS4 when they have another edition next year.

  • 武神水樹

    I don’t need a talking Ghost, LE for me from Gamestop since they’re getting the Sparrow

  • tokyobassist

    That price gouging on the season pass though.

    Despite having a PS4, I’m probably going to just get the PS3 version so I can actually play with my friends and not pay for netplay. Gives the game ample time for a price drop or a “COMPLETELY COMPLETED COMPLETE EDITION” to release with all the expansion included later for the PS4.

    Besides considering I’m not the type of dude who goes nuts for competitive multiplayer shooters that much, I’m probably only going to get as much out of this as Borderlands and eventually put it to the wayside.

  • 武神水樹

    Wow, Amazon sold out of the limited and collectors editions already

    • Solomon_Kano

      Assuming we’re looking at the PS4 version, the Ghost edition appears to be out, but I’m still seeing the LE as available.

      • 武神水樹

        Oh you’re right, i didn’t click into the item