Destiny beta begins next week, collectors editions announced

Available in Ghost, Limited, and Digital Guardian Editions.


The Destiny beta will begin for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 owners at 10:00 a.m. PDT on July 17, Bungie announced.

Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners will have access to the beta from 10:00 a.m. PDT on July 23.

From July 21 to 22, the beta will be down for scheduled maintenance, but re-open across all platforms until 11:59 p.m. PDT on July 27.

Consumers who pre-ordered Destiny will have guaranteed access to the beta.

Additionally, publisher Activision announced three limited edition versions of Destiny that will be available on the game’s September 9 launch.

The Destiny Ghost Edition ($149.99) and the Destiny Limited Edition ($99.99) 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 a wealth of 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 ($99.99) will also include the following:

  • Ghost replica, featuring motion-activated lights and voice recordings from award-winning 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 ($89.99) includes:

  • A digital download copy of the game
  • Destiny Expansion Pass
  • Collector’s Edition Digital Content Pack

The Destiny Expansion Pass will also be available separately for $34.99. Or, you can purchase Expansion I and Expansion II separately upon release for $19.99 each.

Watch a new trailer for the beta below. View images of the Destiny special editions at the gallery.

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