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3 Reasons You Need to Play the Destiny Beta Today



If you are excited about the Destiny beta and the Destiny release, you need to find time to play the Destiny beta today, even for a little while.

Starting later today there are special Destiny beta rewards that will carry over to the Destiny release this fall. If you want to start playing Destiny with something special, this is your chance to do so.

We already know there is a special beta emblem available, but there are teasers of something more to come. Destiny scheduled Iron Banner matches for the weekend, where players can earn gear, but said that these are not permanent rewards and are not the special gear teased earlier this week.

The Destiny release is in September and you can pre-order from Amazon and other locations.

Here are three reasons you need to stop and play the Destiny beta today, and when you should make sure you play if you want the special Destiny rewards.

Destiny Beta Rewards

There is a special Destiny beta event at 2PM Pacific, 5 PM Eastern, today. This is when Bungie wants as many people playing the beta as possible.

Earn Destiny beta upgrades that carry over to the final release.

Earn Destiny beta upgrades that carry over to the final release.

By cramming in anyone who wants to play the Destiny beta into a small window they can test the load that the game might see at the Destiny release date this fall.

For now, all Bungie will say is that there are, “Special rewards and surprises at 2PM.”

If you want a chance to earn some Destiny gear to create better characters this fall, you should dive in and start playing so you have a level 5 character by 2PM Pacific.

Your character and gear will not carry over to the Destiny release, except the special rewards Bungie is offering today.

Destiny Beta is Free for All

The Destiny beta is now available to anyone that wants to play. There is no reason to look for a Destiny beta code or way to download the game through a trick.

Turn on your Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 or PS4 and look for the Destiny beta in the store. You can download the game to your console and start playing.

The beta download can take a few hours, so get started on that now if you haven’t already. You can get your friends online so all of you can play before the Destiny beta ends.

Destiny Beta End Time

Like all good things there is a Destiny beta end time.

Like all good things there is a Destiny beta end time.

The Destiny beta end time is set for late today. This is a limited time beta and although the original Destiny beta schedule left the time open it is clear that when July 26th comes to a close on the West coast the Destiny beta is over.

After the Destiny beta ends you won’t be able to play this game until the Destiny release on September 9th, which is a very popular time for new games.

Don’t expect a Destiny demo later this year, so if you are on the fence about buying Destiny this is a risk free way to do that, just remember networking issues or other glitches are part of trying a beta. The Xbox One graphics are also due for an upgrade to 1080P by the Destiny release.

What to Do in the Destiny Beta

Here's a list of things you need to do in the Destiny beta.

Here’s a list of things you need to do in the Destiny beta.

With less than 24 hours before the Destiny beta ends here are a list of things we suggest you try out. Now that anyone can play it’s easier to find friends to join your fire team.

  1. Explore Secret Caves and Bosses
  2. Create a New Character Type
  3. Play With Friends
  4. Master Sparrow Tricks
  5. Explore All Your Upgrades

For more, check out our Destiny Beta tips and tricks to have more fun while you can.



  1. Kenny

    07/26/2014 at 2:42 pm

    I’ve been playing on ps3. I don’t plan to buy destiny until I pick up a ps4. Do you think rewards and such will carry over still? (I just finished the moon event)

    • Cameron Lale

      07/26/2014 at 3:17 pm

      Theyve confirmed that Ps3 characters are playable on the PS4 version (and 360 to One), so if you really dont want to wait, you dont have to, at not as much of a loss. And i dont think theyve said one way or another yet, whether your beta characters will go over to the release, but its unlikely.

  2. Homie

    07/26/2014 at 2:42 pm

    Some stuff wrong with your post bro. Bungie has not confirmed or denied that your progress of beta character won’t carry over. Plus the beta may not end with 24 hours. They said they’ll keep it up as long as they desire. Te end date is purely a rumor.

  3. az

    07/26/2014 at 4:04 pm

    Do u have to be logged on for the entire time is it 4 hrs? Just asking because ive got to go to work in a little bit

  4. Greg

    07/26/2014 at 8:45 pm

    I was playing all day. Played the moon event twice. I actually explored and defeated 2 different ogres going down into the core of the moon…. but I never got any pop-up or rewards today at all?!!! Is it only to be rewarded when I get the finished copy installed? I thought I could use it today???????

  5. Brandon

    07/26/2014 at 9:59 pm

    U have to go in and wake up the dead ghost them after that take it to the speaker in main Tower then he gives u a pass for the gunsmith to choose between 3 new weapons that’s what u get to take into full game

  6. Allyssa

    07/26/2014 at 10:15 pm

    What time does it in ? Me and my friends are waiting here waiting for it to end ._.

  7. Ragequit94

    07/27/2014 at 12:27 am

    Lame I just downloaded it yesterday damn thing took all night >______<

  8. Jerred

    07/27/2014 at 7:24 am

    The Beta does not have have a Scheduled end. It ends when we say it ends”…Bungie Get your facts straight.

  9. Amp101

    07/27/2014 at 12:22 pm

    I play all the time and I get new things. On free mood theirs 4 CAVES when u start with some nice things and they in the same spot everyday just look closely

  10. David Elliott Lewis

    07/27/2014 at 9:37 pm

    The beta appears over. It was fun while it lasted.

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