Bungie has announced that it'll be distributing Destiny beta codes this week.
You might want to keep checking back in with us this week; we'll be posting #Destiny Beta codes randomly each day.— Destiny The Game (@DestinyTheGame) October 20, 2013
Destiny beta access will also be open to customers who pre-order the game on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 or Xbox One at participating retailers worldwide.
While specifics about the content of the beta haven't been revealed, publisher Activision has said it will include "a diverse sampling of major activities featured in the full game".
In early October, Bungie community manager Eric Osborne indicated that the Destiny beta will be much greater in scope than those held for the studio's past Halo games.
"The Destiny beta, in many ways, is being treated like a full product launch," he said. "We can't just carve out three competitive multiplayer maps this time around. We'd only be gathering data on one facet of the overall experience--one that is arguably the least resource intensive and most well understood by our team. Destiny demands more.
"Our ambition is to build big, rich destinations that players can visit over and over again, to fill them up with great story and moments that they can share with their friends, and to deliver face melting action that leads to treasure, challenge, and discovery. We want to pour all of that secret sauce into the Destiny beta. It's a massive undertaking, but one that we believe will pay huge dividends for us, and for our players."