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‘Destiny’ Beta: What You Need To Know

by Ben Koses
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From the creators of Halo and the company that delivered Call of Duty (see fanboys? No need to flame over which game is better, even though it’s obviously Halo) comes the shared-world shooter game titled Destiny.

In Destiny, you play as the last Spartan defending Earth. Wait, no.

You play as a Guardian defending the last city on Earth. Being a Guardian grants you incredible powers, and, on top of that, you get to explore the galaxy and fight to save humanity. You can become a legend. Perhaps they’ll even build a monument to your sins.

Sorry. There’s going to be a lot of Halo references, if you haven’t noticed.

The Story

In Destiny, life as we knew it changed with the arrival of something called the Traveler. It created life across the solar system, changing the climates of Mars and Venus, for example. Humanity did what it does best and went in to colonize them. And (Palpatine wheeze) there was peace.

And that’s the game! Sounds fun, right?

No, of course that’s not everything.

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An ancient enemy of the Traveler showed up and nearly destroyed humanity. It would have, had it not been for the Traveler. Humans constructed a final city within the protection of the Traveler, and in the desperate struggles to maintain peace, the Guardians were born.

This is where the game begins.

Unlike other standard games, Destiny is shared a world shooter. It contains not only the main storyline but also a blend of cooperative, competitive, and public gameplay. The game also features a personal touch, allowing players to customize how they look and fight with a colossal variety of weapons and armor.

 The Dates

The beta is set to release for PlayStation 3 and 4 owners on the 17th of July. The beta will begin at the beginning of the game (no better place to start, I always say) and contain a few Story missions, a Strike mission (firefight, essentially), and some PvP maps. The beta will go offline for a short time on the 21st but return on the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 on July 23rd.

However, players are required to pre-order the game for access. So if you haven’t suited up yet, well…I recommend you do. It is your destiny.

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