The Destiny Beta is finally here and if you want to take full advantage of the short beta period you’ll want to make use of these Destiny Beta tips, tricks and hidden features to get the most out of the game.
With a limited Destiny beta time frame, we are sharing the Destiny Beta tips and tricks we know to help you get more fun out of the game and get further than you would on your own. The Destiny beta progress won’t carry over to the release version, but it is still fun to see how far you can go and what special powers you can unlock.
We’ll update this list of Destiny Beta tips as we play through the game over the next week, and include other things that the community finds as they work their way through the limited Destiny beta experience.
Bungie and Activision opened up the Destiny beta on PS3 and PS4 on July 17th and the Xbox 360 and Xbox One Destiny beta starts on July 23rd. There are two days of Downtime on July 21 and 22 and then the Destiny beta officially ends on July 27th.
You need a Destiny beta code to download and install the game on PS4, Xbox One, PS3 or Xbox 360. You’ll get three download codes with each pre-order. This means you can share two with friends, but you are stuck with codes for one system, so you can’t pre-order Destiny on PS4 and get a download code for PS4, PS3 and Xbox One. Check out this guide for more on signing up for the Destiny beta.
Hopefully you already started the destiny beta download on PS4 and PS3, because it can take a while. There doesn’t appear to be any way to pre-load the Xbox 360 or Xbox One Destiny beta download, so if you are joining late in the game you’ll want to make sure you start as soon as you can, or you may end up waiting hours to play later. Hopefully all the Destiny beta problems are past us.
Create the a Great Character
When you start you’ll need to pick your guardian, which will influence the special skills you have, equipment at your disposal and of course what your Destiny beta character looks like.
You can choose from a Titan, Hunter or Warlock. Here’s a short description of what each one does well. You cannot change this later, but you can use multiple characters so you’ll experience each of these players during the Destiny beta.
- TITAN – Armored Guardian that fights with strength and speed. Specials include a Smash to dissolve enemies and a Shield to protect yourself and allies.
- HUNTER – Stalk and kill with precision as you silently sneak through levels. Specials include a flaming pistol that disintegrates the enemy with solar light and the ability to consume foes with lightning.
- WARLOCK – Control the universe to beat your enemies. Special powers include explosive bolts of Void Light and a boost to all of your abilities with Solar Light.
You can also download the Destiny Beta App to make changes to your character from an app on iPhone or Android.
Level Up for Destiny Beta Multiplayer
You’ll need to hit level five to unlock the Crucible where you can enter the multiplayer fun. To do this you’ll need to play through several levels of the story with your Ghost at your side.
If you die during the story mode you’ll respawn nearby most of the time, and only need to play through the a little bit of the mission again.
With this in mind you can go charging in to most battles for a fast kill and quick advancement, instead of slow and plotting.
Invite friends to the Destiny Beta
Make use of the Destiny Beta codes and share with friends. You can play with 2 others for a fire team of three that will make missions easier to handle. Friends can revive you if you fail die and you’ll need to rely on your team mates to beat some of the missions.
You can play single player, but if you really want to experience the Destiny beta, you need to invite your friends. You can jump into a random party, but you may enter a battle halfway through, so keep that in mind.
Get all Your Destiny Beta Loot
When you take out bosses in the Destiny beta you’ll pick up loot that lets you level up your character and weapons for more fun and more destruction.
You pick up some loot at the scene of your victory and in loot crates, but more is delivered to the postmaster in the tower. Stop there to pick it up then go ahead and spend it on upgrades for your character, weapons and more.
Shoot from the Hip
It’s tempting to aim for every shot using the big aiming sights, but if you shoot from the hip not only can you take pride in your marksmanship, you’ll score more damage.
Melee and Shotgun for Added Lethality
You can combine a shotgun blast and a melee to score more damage and work towards victory faster in the Crucible. You’ll need to work on the timing, but once you get it down, get ready to win. The melee is also key to winning the story mode if you like to get in and mix things up with your Titan, just remember a melee doesn’t always mean an instant kill.
Heavy Ammo and Special Powers
Eventually you’ll be able to use Special powers and pick up heavy ammo for heavy weapons. In the Crucible if you open a crate when your team is nearby everyone gets heavy ammo, but if you do it by yourself only you get the ammo. Hold the triangle on PS4 and PS3 to switch to your heavy weapon.
Use the Weapon Vault to Share Weapons & More
When you visit the tower you can share weapons and other gear and power ups between your various Destiny beta characters. You won’t be trading with other players, but you characters. This allows you to put a weapon suited for a Warlock in his hands and get the perfect load-out for your Titan on that character as well.
Find Hidden Destiny Beta Features
If you explore the Destiny beta maps you’ll find treasure chests with loot in them. Some are guarded by high level enemies like knights and ogres, so you may need help to collect every treasure.
Also be on the lookout for Spin metal, which allows you to trade a branch looking item for goods later in the game, which means upgrades.
These Destiny beta tips, tricks and hidden features will help you progress through the game and get as much out of the Destiny beta as possible before Bungie closes it down to make you wait for the Destiny release date in September.