Activision and Bungie have announced that the beta for Destiny is finally set to begin on July 17 for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, while Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners can begin playing it on July 23.
The beta will then go offline from July 21 – July 22 and open back up to pre-order participants across all platforms until 11:59 p.m. on July 27.
There will also be three collector’s editions: The Destiny Ghost Edition ($149.99), the Destiny Limited Edition ($99.99), the Destiny Digital Guardian Edition ($89.99).
The Destiny Ghost Edition and the Destiny Limited Edition both include the following:
- Limited edition SteelBook™ Case and Game Disc
- Guardian Folio:
o Arms & Armament Field Guide
o Postcards from the Golden Age
o Antique Star Chart
- Collector’s Edition Digital Content Pack:
o Unique Ghost Casing
o Exclusive Player Emblem
o 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:
o 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
o Expansion II: House of Wolves – details will be revealed later
o 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