Activision and Bungie today confirmed the calendar for the highly anticipated Destiny Beta, which will include a diverse sampling of major activities featured in the full game. Fans who pre-order Destiny at a participating retailer are guaranteed access into the Beta, which will commence as follows:
- The Beta begins first for PS4 (PlayStation Plus required for some features) and PS3 at 17:00pm on 17th July
- The Beta begins for Xbox One, and Xbox 360 (Xbox Live Gold required, subject to change) at 17:00pm on 23rd July
- The Beta will be offline for scheduled maintenance on 21st July – 22nd July and open back up to pre-order participants across all platforms until 06:59am on 28th July.
Activision and Bungie also revealed today three epic collector’s edition versions of the game. The Destiny Ghost Edition and the Destiny Limited Edition both include the following:
- Limited edition SteelBook Case and Game Disc
- Early access to the Vanguard Armoury weapons and gear and an exclusive Vanguard player emblem
- 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, armour 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 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 includes a digital download copy of the game, Destiny Expansion Pass and the Collector’s Edition Digital Content Pack.
The Destiny Ghost Edition will retail at £149.99, the Destiny Limited Edition £94.99, the Destiny Digital Guardian Edition £84.99 and the Destiny Expansion Pass (£34.99 for the pass, Expansion I and Expansion II will be priced individually at £19.99 when they launch) are available for pre-order now.
Pre-orders at selected retailers will also include access to the Vanguard Armoury that includes early access to weapons, gear and exclusive player emblem. Fans in the UK will find this available at GAME and in Ireland from GAMESTOP. Visit http://www.destinythegame.com/wheretobuy to see a list of participating global retailers.