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access_time July 8, 2014 at 9:22 AM in PC/Mac by Ramon Aranda

Destiny beta set to begin on July 17


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 Passexpands 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


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