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Destiny beta open to all now

Bungie welcomes everyone into the early demo

The Destiny beta has been opened up to anyone who wants to try out Bungie's first post-Halo FPS.

As of 4pm PST, July 24 (12am GMT, July 25), the Destiny beta was made available to everyone with a compatible console (PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360) and an applicable PSN/Xbox Live account. Xbox players will of course need an Xbox Live Gold subscription, and PS4 players will need to be PS Plus members.

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So far, only those who acquired a redeemable code could enter the beta. Codes were originally handed to those who pre-ordered the game, but Bungie, seemingly keen to increase player numbers, has been handing out additional codes via email to PSN subscribers and other channels.

"The Beta has been eye-opening so far. We've watched the world of Destiny come to life. Guardians from every platform have arrived at the Tower from their battles in the wild," said Bungie in the announcement Thursday.

"We have watched your adventures with great interest, and listened to your feedback. Your missions have provided us with volumes of discoveries we can use to prepare for the launch of Destiny in September."

The beta commenced on PlayStation platforms on July 17, and on Xbox consoles on Tuesday. The beta is due to conclude on Sunday, July 27.

A special surprise in the form of an exclusive player Emblem is promised to beta players who play the game on Saturday after 2pm PST.

The Destiny Release date is September 9.

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