Destiny Beta Begins July 17th, Collector’s Editions Revealed

Activision and Bungie today confirmed the calendar for the Destiny Beta, which will include a sampling of major activities featured in the full game. Fans who pre-order Destiny at a participating retailer are guaranteed access into the Beta, which will commence as follows:

  • The Beta begins first for PlayStation 4 (PlayStation Plus required for some features) and PlayStation 3 at 10:00am PDT on July 17th
  • The Beta begins for Xbox One and Xbox 360 (Xbox Live Gold required, subject to change) at 10:00am PDT on July 23rd
  • The Beta will be offline for scheduled maintenance on July 21st – July 22nd and open back up to pre-order participants across all platforms until 11:59pm PDT on July 27th

Activision and Bungie also revealed today three collector’s edition versions of the game. The Destiny Ghost Edition and the Destiny Limited Edition both include the following:

  • Limited edition SteelBook Case and Game Disc
  • Guardian Folio:
    • Arms & Armament Field Guide
    • Postcards from the Golden Age
    • Antique Star Chart
  • Collector’s Edition Digital Content Pack:
    • Unique Ghost Casing
    • Exclusive Player Emblem
    • 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 all new weapons, armor and gear to earn:
    • 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
    • Expansion II: House of Wolves – details will be revealed later
    • 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 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

For digital pre-order fans, the Destiny Digital Guardian Edition includes a digital download copy of the game, Destiny Expansion Pass and the Collector’s Edition Digital Content Pack.

The Destiny Ghost Edition ($149.99), the Destiny Limited Edition ($99.99), the Destiny Digital Guardian Edition ($89.99) and the Destiny Expansion Pass ($34.99 for the pass, Expansion I and Expansion II will be priced individually at $19.99 when they launch) are available for pre-order now. All pre-orders on any sku will include access to the Vanguard Armory that includes early access to weapons, gear and exclusive player emblem.

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