Destiny beta opened to all
posted on 07.24.14 at 08:32 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Beta now available to everyone.

Destiny

Bungie has opened the Destiny beta, previously available only to consumers who pre-ordered the game, to all players.

To play, you’ll need PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold. You’ll be able to find the beta directly from your console’s online marketplace.

The beta will end on July 27.

Thanks, Bungie.

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  • poopstorm

    It’s not precisely open to all if you need PS+ or Xbox Gold…

    • Bobby Jennings

      Open to all because you had to preorder the game to play

      • Budgiecat

        and now you need PS+ or XBLA so still not opened to all.

        • Karysonson

          Ps3 says hello.

          • Budgiecat

            okay? Hi?

        • Bobby Jennings

          You also need a console so yeah.

    • Zackasaur

      Well, it’s as open as is feasible.

    • xkumo

      I guess it’s not open to all if you need a ps3, ps4, xbox 360, or xbox one to play it.

      • Comandante Bushido

        LOL

        • Budgiecat

          LOL is not in your vocabulary.

          Only “Sold” and “”bewbs”

      • Bobby Jennings

        LMAO

      • Budgiecat

        you’re right!

        But yeah, specifically it is not open to all who have a PS3/PS4/XBox360/XB1 unless you have PS+ or XBLA

    • vishmarx

      no you dont,
      you can play solo without it

  • Six
  • Zackasaur

    This game rocks. Hit me up if you want to play on PS4 or PS3. Darth_Xehanort

    • Bobby Jennings

      I think I have you added. GodlessChaos :D

      • Zackasaur

        True!

    • Bryce Blalex Douglas

      I’ve seen you in the PS4 game before.

      • Zackasaur

        Lolll, that’s funny. What is your handle?

        • Bryce Blalex Douglas

          daweatherman620

    • Invisbin

      Bro we gotta run Devils Lair. Love that place.

      • Zackasaur

        I’m in. :D

  • rockman29

    This game… so awesome.

    Also you didn’t necessarily need to pre-order.

    Pre-ordering players got 2 extra keys to give to friends for access.

    Sony also sent out keys to frequent flyers (me included :)).

    • Bobby Jennings

      That’s true

  • Kuro-Law

    My only issue with the game is that its taking itself so seriously that I feel its effecting the character VA. There are NPC in Dark Souls that are more lively than Destiny NPCs.
    Other than that top notch.

    • Luna Kazemaru

      a seriously plot being taken serious…go figure

      • Kuro-Law

        So much that not a single character sounds like they have life in them. Its trying way too hard. Its not that deep bro.

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      I disagree, people in a near dead race shouldnt be all happy, it would make no sense, especially being that the Darkness is coming back.

      • Kuro-Law

        Eh, I dont think the story is that deep that every single npc is unable to show anyother emotion, plus its their counter attack so they should be optimistic, feeling hopefull and such. Hopefully in the fullgame there is atleast one charc who does more than just look and speak lifeless.

        • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

          Why would they feel optimistic? In their Golden age they got Slaughtered by this thing, now at 1/10000th what they used to be they are trying again.I wouldnt feel optimistic, also this is just the beta, we dont got much on the story.

          • Kuro-Law

            Cause their fighting back?? Some guardian NPC who could motivate the people?? The Ghost wouldve been the best charc for this, and yeah its not the full game I said that.

            • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

              We don’t know how full the game is, it is just a beta! Tons will change, heck most the tower is locked off.

              It would be nice to see someone try to motivate people, but in all reality it wouldnt work.

              • Kuro-Law

                Yh im hoping im the full game some npcs can show more emotion.

                • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

                  Well, we’ve seen like 1/100th of it so hopefully.

                  • Kuro-Law

                    Yup

  • MrKappa

    Oh wow, I didn’t know this was gonna have an open beta, is it up now?

    • Jin Kisaragi

      Yes. I’m downloading it now and I don’t have PlayStation Plus.

  • Six

    40%. Shit needs to go faster.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Oh shit.

  • pixxxelz

    Smart move bungie

  • DesmaX

    So… How big this is?

    • vishmarx

      15gb .
      and it downloads like ass,
      good luck completing it before it ends lol

      • DesmaX

        Yeah, not downloading it then.

        Thanks

        • vishmarx

          word of advice,
          its got a client for downloading 11gb which works in the background/standby even if you close it or play something else.
          mine took about 10hrs but i d/led on day1 of the beta.and i ve heard people doing it in 1-2 hrs so maybe youll get lucky .
          you can always try

          • DesmaX

            lol, my internet is really slow.

            Not even on Origin I would download that in 2 days

            • vishmarx

              well then lol,a months wait aint that bad

      • MrKappa

        Is this on PS4/Xbox One?
        I just downloaded it for PS3 and it was only about 5 gigs.

        • vishmarx

          yeah ps4 version.dunno bout xb1

      • Zackasaur

        It was extremely fast for me, and I was part of the day 1 rush. lol

  • waku waku

    If only PS Plus members can access it, why can I download the game?

    • vishmarx

      like i said below,
      ps+ allows pvp and co-op.
      but you can play solo

      no crucible iron banner or fireteams though

      • waku waku

        I am aware that Bungie gave that information; however that was for the retail release.

        Unless you are playing the beta right now, in which case I’ll believe you.

        • vishmarx

          i am
          edit:psn glasscanon909,
          maybe itll come up in my recent activities and you can see im out of ps plus rnow

        • Zackasaur

          The beta says “PlayStation Plus required” on all of the parts that do require it… So I do believe the single-player aspects of the beta are available. :P

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹
    • TheBlackRabbit

      this you?

      • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

        Ya

        • TheBlackRabbit

          Nice…those guys enjoy shooting you from behind….people dont like fire fights in this game….>.>

  • Dick Mountainjoy

    It’s ok, Though I wouldn’t pick it over Warframe for my Shooter-RPG-PSO type game.

    Needs more punch in the guns, maybe some gore, a bit more agility…

    • vishmarx

      seriously though
      story ,environments ,atmosphere and gameplay=destiny
      designs=warframe

      • Dick Mountainjoy

        I think the gameplay is really amazing in Warframe, the class synergy is amazing, definitely blows away most other FPS/RPG teamwork.

        The story is pretty meh in both, and Honestly I’m not a big fan of stock sci-fi so the atmosphere in Destiny does nothing for me. Both are a mishmash of other ideas, but Warframe does a better job of carving it’s own path with Cyber Ninja x MMO archetypes. Destiny just screams ME TOO in every regard.

  • McPoo

    I’ll try this tonight, I don’t have much of an interest in it though. Still, the beta might change my mind.

    • BossTuff

      What did you think of it? I had my media blackout going until trying the beta out, and now I’m sold. The game has all the right hooks for me, borderlands without all of the wtf accuracy bullshit.

      • McPoo

        Borderlands is the first thing I thought of, which isn’t good as I’m not a fan of the series.

        I’ve only done the opening so it’s too early to tell. I’ll play around with it a bit more to see how it goes, but as of right now it doesn’t seem all thst interesting really.H

        Edit – after playing a bit more, I think it’s ok. Probably wouldn’t buy it, but it’ll go on the rental list. The shooting feels really solid, I quite like it. The levelling system seems interesting too. I just can’t shake that Borderlands vibe, which probably means I’ll get bored within about 4 hours >_>

        • Jay

          I don’t like Borderlands either, but the solid mechanics of Destiny brought me in… Try a few public events and the Devil’s Lair strike mission. Lots of excitement there.

  • Budgiecat

    I dont see what the big deal is….this is really boring.

    Just your average run of the mill sci-fi FPS

    • http://zefhar.deviantart.com Zefhar

      what is boring? Are you referring to the game itself, or the fact of announcing the beta, etc, for it.

      cause everything I’ve experienced from it so far is miles away from “boring”. Just mho.

      • Budgiecat

        gameplay feels dull to me

    • Jay

      I think that’s just the popular hipster thing to say.. Haven’t seen anyone give any actual reasons. If you don’t like FPS games, then you probably won’t like Destiny.

    • Dick Mountainjoy

      I agree, Though i’m a bit of a gore hound so coming off The New Order and Sniper Elite 3 it’s a bit of a drag to just see people limply fall to the ground after 5 shotgun rounds to the face.

  • http://zefhar.deviantart.com Zefhar

    I’m loving it!!

    The Alpha bought me, even when I was skeptical*… and now I can’t get enough of it. It’ll be an awful wait till Sept AND I hope Bungie lets me keep my character for the game release.

    *Note: I’m not a big fan of FPS but this game changed my paradigms. It’s simply beautiful.

  • Guy Incognito

    If you have PS3 the Beta is free. I’m enjoying what I’ve played so far. It’s like an MMO had a baby with Halo and Mass effect

    • LustEnvy

      Halo/Borderlands

  • Tetsu

    I don’t have PSPlus on PS4 and I can play the game. It just doesn’t let you play Devil’s Lair or The Crucible.