Destiny Beta Players Completed 88 Million Missions and Matches

Bungie, developer of upcoming shooter Destiny, published a lot of stats about the game's beta test which concluded last week.

This week, Bungie announced that 4.6 million people had played the Destiny beta, making it the biggest beta test for a new IP on a console. Today, the developer published on its website even more statistics that further reveal the size of the beta.

Destiny players completed 88 million missions and matches throughout the beta. To compare, only 6.5 million games were played during Destiny's alpha test in June. You can check out a breakdown of Bungie's measurements below.

General beta stats:

  • 4,638,937 unique players
  • 853,235 maximum concurrent players
  • 6,500,000 Guardians created
  • 966,163 players used the companion app
  • 88,384,720 games played
  • 182,555,165 orbs of light generated
  • 20 percent of player time was spent in the Tower hub world

Story, Strike, and Exploration mission stats:

  • 3,704,508,840 kills
  • 164,413,177 deaths
  • 57,871,777 activities played
  • 97 percent of activities completed
  • 12,292,159 public events joined
  • 97 percent of public events completed
  • 61,919,895 Guardians revived
  • 22.53 community kill/death ratio

The Crucible competitive multiplayer stats:

  • 30,512,943 activities played
  • 350,001,062 kills
  • 123,650,016 zones captured
  • 167,380,061 primary weapon kills
  • 54,675,685 special weapon kills
  • 14,813,794 heavy weapon kills
  • 544,847 vehicle splatters
  • 1,010,401 people participated in Iron Banner events

We played a lot of the beta and you can read about some of our concerns about the game here. You can also check out all of our beta coverage here. Destiny launches on September 9 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4, but it's not known yet if your beta progress transfers to the full game.

What did you think of the beta? Let us know in the comments!

Alex Newhouse is an editorial intern at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @alexbnewhouse
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Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

I finished 4....I got bored with this game. It's a cheap MMO knock off

Gankstar_VX84
Gankstar_VX84

There's been a handful of games that got me really excited, half life 2, crysis, fallout 3. I personally feel that Destiny is exactly what I needed to actually care about gaming again, some good games have come out but nothing profound. even if this game doesn't quite have enough content, the core mechanics are so polished and perfect the game is just pure joy to play. i'm not a Halo fan nor a Bungie fan but i'm definitely a believer. I'll deffo get my moneys worth.

gamefreak215jd
gamefreak215jd

Looks better than Titanfall. Might consider it when they port it to PC.

rasterorsoniu13
rasterorsoniu13

I'm looking to get a PS4 Destiny bundle. Any help on which store has the best deal?

Fabian85
Fabian85

4.6 million for a free beta and they need 15 million sold to break even. Framerate in the video above also looks bad. Just like no mans sky it will come to pc devs said it would be a perfect fit but that wont save it. Smell the disaster.

bendthehorse
bendthehorse

Most of gamespots concerns about this game were insane I just think Shawn didn't dig the beta which is fine but to cloud others minds with negative judgement while as a host you should have a neutral state of mind if your going to give feedback. The gravity on the moon is fine, why would I want to float even more so when I have a double jump already, at that point id be annoyed waiting for my clunky Titan to hit the ground every time I jumped, just waiting for him to float back down while being lit up.

AnonymousSquid
AnonymousSquid

Mass Effect knock off, but a good one. I will buy it.

sevuz7
sevuz7

The game seems solid enough. Looks like HALO, but with Borderlands gameplay. Nothing mind blowing, but fun co-op shooter.

SamiRDuran
SamiRDuran

Dota 2 has more players everyday on a single platform R.I.P. console gaming

sinatra666
sinatra666

This gameplay reminds me of Borderlands <3

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

To be honest I was originally sceptical, but upon playing this solid for 3 days with my friends I gotta say that I really enjoyed it.


Loved the fact that you would continually come across other groups of players and would love to sit on a ledge and watch the battles ensue : )


Favourite weapons for me were the Scout Rifles (Outdoor) and Auto Rifles and Plasma gun for indoor areas, with favourite character being the Hunter.


Really enjoyed it and will defo be getting this day 1 : )

Sollet
Sollet

Hehe look at the haters rant!

Face it, Destiny will be a great success whether you like it or not.

09-09-14 can't come soon enough!

M3o5nster
M3o5nster

167,380,061 primary weapon kills... 164,085,937 of them came from an autorifle -_-

mattcake
mattcake

And only 87 million of those were me doing the same one over and over.

robbiejones
robbiejones

think it's a good game for the "new" generation of gamer's. I.e who didn't grow up with doom, wolfenstein, original halo etc... if you have been around in gaming for awhile, you won't be as impressed

starhowl
starhowl

It's your Destiny to make this game a success - or else!!!

gamediscussion1
gamediscussion1

I logged about 30...enjoyed it very much. But i'm hopeful the actual game has a stronger story driven campaign than these missions. 

Let me know your thoughts on twitter @GameDiscussion1

kaliskonig
kaliskonig

All made convenient enough to accomplish thanks to MATCHMAKING... 

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

Will our beta progress carry over to the finished game, anyone know?

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

Lol you're in for one heII of a disappointment...

flaw600
flaw600

@Fabian85 Framrate was 30 FPS, but honestly, it didn't detract from the experience at all. 4.6 mil for a beta that, for the most part, required a pre-order. 4.6m pre-orders isn't bad. Meaning they only need 10 mil. and that assumes that your math is correct (we don't even know the actual budget for this game). Not hard to achieve

kastir
kastir

@bendthehorse I'd have liked to see gravity differences between the different planets, it's an easy enough thing to code so I guess they must have tried it and decided that it played badly. Makes me wonder why they didn't just keep everything on Earth.

The game will not be for everybody, some are just not going to like it. But @Fabian85 if you honestly believe this will be anything other than the biggest console game release of all time, you must be seeing a very different set of articles and news to me. September 9th is just the beginning.

Sw33tEscape
Sw33tEscape

@AnonymousSquid Mass Effect knock off? What does it have in common with Mass Effect beside being set in space? It's a FPS while ME is a TPS, it's an MMO while ME is not, there is romancing in Destiny, no dialogue picking in Destiny, the player customization in Destiny is basic.


Seriously, if Destiny is a ME riff just because they both have are space genres then Mass Effect is just a Halo knock off (which is ridiculous also). 

Bellum_Sacrum
Bellum_Sacrum

@SamiRDuran Comparing a free to play game that has been out for 2-3 years to a game that isn't out of beta yet? Didn't know the beggar race was so desperate.

xantufrog
xantufrog

@sinatra666 I keep seeing people say this, yet I got my head bit off by some dude on here when I said "looks a bit like borderlands gameplay"


Ah the internet

rsmith124
rsmith124

@Sollet THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!  where do these haters come from... don't buy it then


irishrizo
irishrizo

I been playing since Goldeneye. And I'm pretty impressed at the execution.

lrdfancypants
lrdfancypants

Why? What does playing shareware games have to do with this?

Pong, Vic 20, Commodore 64, Atari, intellivision etc didn't make me non impressed with the Alpha or Beta.

yoda101280
yoda101280

@Spartan_418 pretty sure they did say this was a no, or at least during the last few days of beta the gamespot people seemed to be pretty sure it was a no as that's what they were saying in their streams.  I kind of hope it doesn't, I do think it would be nice if at least they let you keep the glimmer you earned during beta though.  


But I'm pretty sure there was some VO they're having redone that wasn't in the beta, so if for no other reason than to make sure players get the proper experience I imagine they would delete any characters.

Fabian85
Fabian85

@flaw600 @Fabian85  4.6 mil is not the preorder number. How about that for twisting statistics. Preorder number is way lower and probably only as high as it is because alpha and beta partially required it early on. Activision stated 500 million as the game budget and 15 million sold copies to break even so we know a little bit about the budget. How many console owners dont have their console connected to the internet those are missed sales, how many dont play online only games same thing again. When did you ever see a console online only game sell 15 mill. I dont think it will turn out well sales wise.

Fabian85
Fabian85

@rsmith124 @Fabian85  no i didnt, but look at the vid on the quick turns how bad it looks. 30fps is never smooth. We have different standards

rasterorsoniu13
rasterorsoniu13

@Sw33tEscape yeah its not a Mass Effect knockoff. That Warlock super charge got ripped from Mass Effect's biotics though

Thuaxiz
Thuaxiz

@Bellum_Sacrum @SamiRDuran Dota 2 is only 1 year old. It's free to play like the destiny beta was but it is only on ONE platform (Almighty PC), compared to FOUR platforms for the destiny beta (PisS3, PisS4, Xbox 360p, Xbox 720p) and it still beat destiny. 

RIP console gaming

Bonus: Dota 2 runs at 60 fps. 

wexorian
wexorian

@3dmatrixgamer @wexorian Mad? GTFO , i write so what because it's useless data to hype up ppl like you,  if they write this article  they must writhe this kind article  for other games also. where's Battlefield hardline beta info?.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

@Toews1987 Bungie said they were considering it but I haven't heard if they decided one way or the other

kindlewithcare
kindlewithcare

@Fabian85 @flaw600 I, like many others don't play unfinished products and do not play beta's. If you think this game will flop, then you are crazy. People like you find such trivial things to hate on.

Darknight765
Darknight765

@Fabian85 @rsmith124 It is if its locked in.   Frame rate never dipped.  60fps is pointless if it is mostly in the 30-45 range when stuff is happening.  I played the beta on X1 and it was great, no issues what so ever, and it will be 1080p at launch.  As soon as they perfect cloud computing for games you know PC gaming is going to go away right?  I know PS Now is a shitty example, but think about how good it will be when someone with more money (MS) announces a services like it.

TheExxorcist
TheExxorcist

Hey Smarta$$...

Let's see how many copies of GTAV sell on the PC as opposed to consoles!

kindlewithcare
kindlewithcare

@Thuaxiz @Bellum_Sacrum @SamiRDuran DOTA 2 is free and rather terrible. Destiny was not free. It required a live or PSN+ subscription to play the beta. Comparing these two titles does not make any sense whatsoever. I did not play the beta because I don't really like playing unfinished products.

adders99
adders99

@Spartan_418 @Toews1987 I kind of hope they dont... I mean we were level 8 by the end and the level cap is 20.... so we would only have 12 levels to go... not a fan of that. I want the full experience when it launches.

Fabian85
Fabian85

@kindlewithcare @Fabian85 @flaw600 I think it might sell half of what they expect around 7.5. Would be a major flop if it didnt do better.People like you have no instincts, logic, gut feeling or common sense just like wishful thinking based on nothing.    

Spagalicious
Spagalicious

The level cap is not 20, you have no way of knowing it will be 20.

flaw600
flaw600

@Spagalicious It is 20 - Bungie confirmed it. Hard cap is at 20 but Light can be used to go past that

adrunk3nduck
adrunk3nduck

@flaw600 @Spagalicious The level cap will be 20 and yes Bungie confirmed it. However...you stop leveling but your gear and other such things do not. Your overall level is accumulated from the gear you wear. If you were to be level 30 then switch your stronger armor with weaker armor your overall level would either drop to 20 or anything lower than what you had previously.