Everything You Need to Know About the Destiny Beta

We've been playing the Destiny beta, and here's all our coverage so far on this anticipated sci-fi shooter.

Select gamers around the world have been getting a taste of Bungie's upcoming shooter Destiny though the recently released beta, with PlayStation owners kicking off proceedings earlier this week and Xbox owners joining in later this month. If you're not one of the lucky ones playing the beta, then never fear--we've collated all our coverage in this one handy location to give you the full Destiny experience.

First up, we extensively played the beta in our livestream yesterday. Check out the full replay below.

And here's part two of our livestream.

If you're more interested in the three classes playable in Destiny, we've put together a handy guide for you here.

If you just want to see the classes in action, we have video of that, too. Check out the Titan class below.

And below is the ever popular Warlock class dishing out some damage.

And finally, here's the Hunter in full glory.

Finally, want to know how the game compares on the PlayStation 4 versus the PlayStation 3? Check out our graphics comparison below.

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Randolph is the managing editor of GameSpot, and needs more time to play games.

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spartan1888
spartan1888

This isn't the Destiny Ghost edition unboxing video lol

cbrummer7
cbrummer7

I would like a Destiny beta code for a PS4, why because the game looked pretty good on your video walk-throughs. 

joepassafiume
joepassafiume

I would really like a beta code.  Why?  Because I want one...  Thanks!

Bigjoe275
Bigjoe275

Hey fellow gamers just wondering if anyone had an extra xbox one destiny beta code. My email josephlogan29@gmail.com. it would be much appreciated and thanks

hammer773
hammer773

if anyone has an extra xbox 360 code id be so happy

guywhokickedyou
guywhokickedyou

Can I get an xbox beta code? I'm late to the dance and that jerk is about to steal my girl! Please, please, please in the name of love, let me win one for the gipper!!!

daguddalife
daguddalife

Can Someone Plz help me get a xbox destiny beta code ill really appreciate if you could email is skillssoraw@gmail.com

straightcur
straightcur

I'll take a PS3 code. why? because im a cheap sob and want to play for free.

dancthorpe
dancthorpe

That shotgun sounds like its firing cotton wool.

jakesterten
jakesterten

Can I please

have a code

for Xbox one

ginobili1
ginobili1

Why is the enemy AI so darn stupid?

arlonborges
arlonborges

If someone has a PS3 code I was looking for one.. tnx in advance...


Vexov
Vexov

I feels so sads for old-gen, that blurry game isn't much of a game. Hopefully to those that it matters to that they will be able to afford the upgrade. One problem is also having to re-buy the game, bright side is that all your stuff will cross over.


Edit: Those people looking for beta codes might find some the on Bungie site, extras that some people have were being put up... I don't know how many. You can also put $5 on a pre-order to get you code to use for 3 beta codes, i don't ever recall any mention it was for a limited time or discontinued. 

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

I keep reading disney for some reason.

Devils-DIVISION
Devils-DIVISION

Anyone like a PS4 code?

Lemme know your region.

I've got a few.

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

*Looks at star-map taunting me* One of these days! Bang! Zoom! Straight to the moon!

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

Grrrrrrrrrrrrr Argh! Finally found a decent cloak and hood for my hunter... but you have to be level 9 to equip it. -_-

hammer773
hammer773

does anyone have an extra xbox 360 code americas?

strigon04
strigon04

hunter class with Motoko Kusanagi's hair stile I can't wait.

jrsii69
jrsii69

I will not be playing Destiny, because the Bungie JERKS (just like they did with the HALO series) are not putting it on PC.. I do own consoles, but will not pay Bungie for a game on a console that they could EASILY put on PC if they wanted to.. Did the same with the HALO series, I made sure that I bought my copies of the HALO series for my consoles at a used game store where they wouldn't see a dime of it.. I'll wait until it comes out used, and they won't see a red cent of my money, because they don't deserve it.. Lazy JERKS..

Zee1027
Zee1027

hey any xbox one codes left? i put mine in from my receipt but that was in january and since then no dice! if anyone has any xbox one codes left, i'd love you forever!!!

chaos-commander
chaos-commander

This beta is amazing me and my friends put 20 hours into the beta already and we are still having fun. This beta runs better than games that have been released. And if u get bored you can try to outrun the lv 20's on the hill or try to kill the ogre in the cave. the random events that happens in the game are awesome adds so much to the beta. Can't wait for the full game.

jordi-adhd
jordi-adhd

Nice vids.


I never saw this game before, but i really like the gameplay.

The game looks asewome, and really smooth, and i'd like it to see more and play,

sooo, is there any code left???


KostasFavatas
KostasFavatas

Anyone has any Destiny PS3 Beta codes left?

If yes send me one via message :)

ramtracker42
ramtracker42

@Devils-DIVISION


You have any left? ... I would appreciate it!!  Canada / USA


Thanks!

echoplexo
echoplexo

Hey there everyone! I also am looking for a PS3 CODE if anyone would be so kind! Thanks a bunch in advance! PM me if you've got one please!

bobloblaw17
bobloblaw17

@jrsii69 Haha....yeah, I am sure Bungie is really hurting because of this.  You are only hurting yourself genius.

LucentWolf
LucentWolf

@jrsii69 Excuse me while I play you a sad song with this small violin, situated on lonely rock, located in the middle of a lazily flowing river made of your dejected tears. 

crazkanuk
crazkanuk

@jrsii69 I don't think it was said that this game would never release on PC. Maybe you should do some fact checking. Actually, more recently, they have actually stated that Destiny is a "natural fit" for PC. I'm sure they want to ensure the financial success of the game before going into PC development. Remember these guys haven't developed a PC game in over 10 years! So making the assumption that it's something that "they could EASILY put on PC" is a bit, or a lot, ignorant. 

theR34p3R
theR34p3R

@jrsii69 Awesome arguments dude. Do you boycott every other studio out there as well who don't release their games on the PC? By your argumentation, why do you even own a single console then?

No, they're not lazy and certainly not jerks. It's just a case of a spoiled little boy not getting what he wants. You're the jerk here...

akienous42
akienous42

@Zee1027 if it is anything like the Playstation beta you will not get your code for DL till about an hour before go time unless you did a digital pre order. Not for sure if they will change it up from how they released on the playstation.

strigon04
strigon04

@The-Neon-Seal @strigon04 not sure what you mean by version, but if you youtube videos for the character creator just look at the hair stiles for the human female.

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

@strigon04 @The-Neon-Seal There's Manga version, Ghost in the Shell/Innocence version, and Stand Alone Complex/Solid State Society version. Between at least the films and the series her hair is diffrent.

akienous42
akienous42

@Zee1027 @akienous42 ya np and just a heads up you will be looking at about a 10.3gig DL so if you have a slow connection expect a wait.

strigon04
strigon04

Stand Alone Complex/Solid State Society version

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

@strigon04 On that basis then, I assume you have good taste sir! Although the film version would have been a good choice too -I don't like Ghost in the Shell Manga.