Destiny beta codes available this week

Destiny beta due to start in early 2014.

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Codes to access the Destiny beta will be sent out "randomly" over Facebook and Twitter this week, developer Bungie has said.

The beta for the open-world shooter is not due to go live until early 2014, and beta access will also be made available to those who preorder the game at selected retailers.

Speaking to GameSpot at the start of the month, Bungie community manager Eric Osborne said the team was treating the Destiny beta like it was a fully-fledged game launch.

"We supported some pretty big, enduring gaming communities over the past decade," said Osborne at the time, "but we haven't sat around giving each other high fives these past few years. We went out and recruited some of the most talented and experienced people we could find. We brought in hundreds of fans to play embarrassingly early builds of Destiny in our labs, collecting millions of data points. We've built technology specifically suited to deliver Destiny's core pillars, enabling living worlds that feel like places you visit, filled with great action and adventure that gets your heart pumping, and offering up persistence of character that lets players become legends."

"The Destiny beta, in many ways, is being treated like a full product launch. We can't just carve out three competitive multiplayer maps this time around. We'd only be gathering data on one facet of the overall experience--one that is arguably the least resource intensive and most well understood by our team. Destiny demands more."

Bungie hasn't revealed specifics as to the beta's content, but Osborne has detailed the team's goals: "our ambition is to build big, rich destinations that players can visit over and over again, to fill them up with great story and moments that they can share with their friends, and to deliver face melting action that leads to treasure, challenge, and discovery. We want to pour all of that secret sauce into the Destiny beta. It's a massive undertaking, but one that we believe will pay huge dividends for us, and for our players."

Destiny is scheduled to launch for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 in 2014.

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Pre-ordered on eb games site

5 minuted later got beta code, and redeemed it on site.

I'm in!

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No PC version, eh? They must not want my money.

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Looks OK, but was the budget for the game big enough?

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Destiny's Child....a VIP beta due early 2014. If the only difference is graphics and player count, I'll get this for PS3.

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I got the beta, thank you Bungie. Hope to try it on the PS4.

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I must admit, Destiny does look absolutely stunning.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Nope, not even close.

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Destiny is my most anticipated next-gen title. While BF4, The Division, Halo 5, and more will be incredible in their own right, the fact that Bungie is already committing a decade to the Destiny project means they are truly creating a universe to engage with and come back to.

As long as the mythology/storyline is great (and obviously it will be because it's Bungie) then I am sold.

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the thing that worries me about destiny is that the publisher is activision.......

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Better them then EA

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I'm tired of hearing this, no Activision is worse than EA.

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y bother, I never get invited to any betas so I doubt id get invited to this. even though I probably love games more than most of the beta testers who get invited, and would report a lot more bugs than them (because they clearly aren't there to report bugs, or why are there so many bugs still there after beta tests)

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already got one, will download next year to see if it's any good.

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Destiny looks to have a very interesting world however unfortunately the gameplay mechanics look like they have been copy pasted from cod which is very disappointing. Aim down sights, slow clumsy movement and sprint. I'm expecting a mediocre gameplay experience.

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@f1awless Would you rather it lack both aiming down sights and sprinting? Those were two critical features that both Valve and Halo games lacked, and as a result, both lacked fluidity. You're complaining about two of the most useful FPS mechanics - So are you complaining for the sake of complaining, or do you enjoy clunky, restrictive mechanics? Seems your logic is mediocre - Better stick to Duck Hunt.

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It's a FPS they all kinda have the same mechanics at heart...

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Thankfully there is a beta test, cause Destiny has me very worried when I consider it for purchase, but a beta will likely no reveal anything or just well polished areas. Destiny will likely just a be a polished old-gen game for the new-gens, its like playing a polished version of halo-2, 3 or 4 on you XBone instead of getting halo 5. Its likely to cater to gamers who can barely play a FPS game, so all the fights will be jokes that a dozen ppl just swarm and pwn.

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Looks I can play the beta without preordering the game.

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I wonder exactly how watered down the current gen versions will be in comparison to next gen, and I also wonder their reasoning behind not releasing an MMO on the PC (piracy isn't an issue with MMOs so that's not an excuse).

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Why would the next gen version be watered down...

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@Andrex1212 @AggrandizedUser @Daian to keep a consistent framerate on the current-gen systems, since they will both be using the same engine. next-gen will just have some visual bells and whistles, better anti-aliasing, ambient lighting, etc.. there won't be anything significantly different other than that.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I think all we'll see is a difference in graphics and maybe a curbed player count.

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i think its worth trying out. :D

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No pc? okay nothing to do here ..... :-"

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Did you not see the headline that states this is about Destiny. Couldn't you have just ignored it from then... LOL

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Already got my code from Gamestop, but that was like a month ago

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My code came with my copy of Halo 2.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> cool brory sto

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Brory sto?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> must be some sort of refreshing beverage from his country of origin