Activision has released new details about the upcoming Destiny beta as well as three premium versions. Gamers who pre-order the game will be able to enter the beta at 10:00 a.m. (PDT) on July 17 for the PS3 and PS4 versions and at 10:00 a.m. (PDT) on July 23 for Xbox 360 and One versions. A PSN subscription is required to access some features, and Live Gold is required for all features. Maintenance will take place between beginning on July 21-22 and continue until July 27 across all platforms, at which point the beta will go back online. Three special editions were also announced and have been detailed below: Ghost Edition ($149.99), Limited Edition ($99.99), and Digital Guardian Edition ($89.99). The first two DLC packs, Expansion I and II, have been priced at $19.99 and the season pass at $34.99.
Destiny is scheduled to launch on September 9 for 360, PS3, PS4, and Xbox One.
The Destiny Ghost Edition and the Destiny Limited Edition both include the following:
Limited edition SteelBook Case and Game Disc
• 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 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
– The Destiny Digital Guardian Edition includes a digital download copy of the game, Destiny Expansion Pass and the Collector’s Edition Digital Content Pack.
– All pre-orders on any sku will include access to the Vanguard Armory that includes early access to weapons, gear and exclusive player emblem.