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Post by Eorl @ 09:06am 18/07/14 | 61 Comments
Bungie has sent word that their beta phase for sci-fi shooter Destiny has now gone live, bringing the action to the big screens of those on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 consoles.

Players will be able to compete in a wide range of content including the ability to level up to the respectable level 8, though we are told that this can take a fair few hours. Players will also get access to the PvP battlegrounds, the community-hub Tower and of course Destiny's infamous hovering bikes. More on what the beta has to offer can be found at the official website.

Destiny's beta will continue exclusively on the PlayStation consoles until July 23rd, with Xbox One and Xbox 360 players gaining access then. Maintenance is planned for July 21st and July 23rd, with the beta finishing on July 27th. Destiny will then launch on September 9th, so the wait won't be entirely long.

Get into the Destiny Beta? Don't be shy and share all your details in the comments below on how you are enjoying the fight for Earth, and show us how your Guardian looks in-game!



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Latest Comments
Meddek
Posted 09:20am 18/7/14
Can't redeem my codes :(

Destiny provided two extra codes as well so if I can get mine to work I have two other beta codes for PS4 to give away.
Meddek
Posted 09:32am 18/7/14
Apparently I selected America as a region and not Europe :(
Eorl
Posted 10:20am 18/7/14
Ouch, see if you can get in contact with support, otherwise I'll throw you one of my keys.
Meddek
Posted 10:46am 18/7/14
Hey Eorl,

Thanks for the offer but Kappa being super generous provided a key to me so looks like I wont see my wife this weekend after all
reso
Posted 11:20am 18/7/14
Slowly downloading it now. Have two spare codes for PS4 Europe.
TallyCat
Posted 01:56pm 18/7/14
So it said it downloaded something from PSN (of the Beta) in about 1 minute flat... surely that's not the ACTUAL Beta file? Everyone says it's really large.
And when I go to install it, it says something about needing a license (have got Bungie code) and tells me to go to the PS Store - then says "This content cannot be accessed at this time".

WTF?? is it just that the Aus PS Store is being overwhelmed atm?
thanks for any help :)
Crash
Posted 02:11pm 18/7/14
If someone has a spare code they can PM me for ps4 that would be awesome.
Meddek
Posted 02:15pm 18/7/14
So it said it downloaded something from PSN (of the Beta) in about 1 minute flat... surely that's not the ACTUAL Beta file? Everyone says it's really large.
And when I go to install it, it says something about needing a license (have got Bungie code) and tells me to go to the PS Store - then says "This content cannot be accessed at this time".

WTF?? is it just that the Aus PS Store is being overwhelmed atm?
thanks for any help :)


The download is about 12gb

You get the destiny beta code that you redeem to bungie who then give you a beta code for your chosen platform, PSN is 12 digits, you then redeem this from the PSN store and proceed to download the beta.

After that you will need to create or login into Bungie.net to play Destiny.
Randallw
Posted 02:42pm 18/7/14
On PSN it said it was 13 GB, but it finished downloading in about 5 minutes. However, when I started it it took 2 hours to install a 10.9 GB content file.
Khel
Posted 02:45pm 18/7/14
I got "The code has already been redeemed on another account" when I tried to redeem mine. Guess the ausgamers thing handed out the same code to multiple people or something?
Meddek
Posted 03:05pm 18/7/14
Nah does it say Playstation 4 AMERICAS or EUROPE?

I got dupped with AMERICAS so wouldn't run on my Australia "EUROPE" region (LULZ) console

Kappa was nice enough to offer me one out of sympathy :)
Khel
Posted 03:05pm 18/7/14
I'm actually just really confused now, went to the destiny site and made an account and went to redeem my code and thats when I got the "Code has already been redeemed" error. Found some other codes to use, for Europe/Australia but they are 3 sets of 4 characters, and the Destiny site is expecting a code that is three sets of 3 characters, so I try and enter these other codes and they just come up as invalid. Now I'm reading stuff that says I'm supposed to be able to choose my platform and region from within my account on the bungie site? But I can't find any option anywhere to do that.

This is rapidly reaching the point where I'm just going to toss it into the too hard basket.
kappa
Posted 03:13pm 18/7/14
The code you get from AG is a bungie code, not a PSN code. You redeem the bungie code on the bungie website, pick your region (Europe) and platform, then Bungie send you 3 x PSN codes which you use on your PS4 or the PSN website.
Khel
Posted 03:48pm 18/7/14
It doesn't say Playstation 4 or Americas or Europe or anything, I'm just trying to use the code from the Ausgamers giveaway a few months ago, and I go to http://www.bungie.net/en/User/coderedemption to redeem it and get this

coderedemption

Nowhere to pick platform or region or anything, and it seems like all the other codes I'm seeing aroung aren't in the XXX-XXX-XXX that page is expecting either

The code you get from AG is a bungie code, not a PSN code. You redeem the bungie code on the bungie website


Ah yeah, so I was doing it right then, just it looks like Ausgamers gave my code to someone else, since its already redeemed when I try and use it :(
Eorl
Posted 03:20pm 18/7/14
Strange Khel as that's the process I took with mine. Make sure you are entering it correctly etc, and make sure its the pre-order code you are entering into the bungie account. Try signing into your account first then go to the redemption page, that may help.

Crash, have you got a code? If not I'll send you one.
Randallw
Posted 03:21pm 18/7/14
I have 2 spare codes. I was just about to pm crash to see if he still wanted one.
Randallw
Posted 03:23pm 18/7/14
Now I can't figure out how to PM someone :(
Meddek
Posted 03:35pm 18/7/14
Little PM label at the bottom of each post
kappa
Posted 03:39pm 18/7/14
Found some other codes to use, for Europe/Australia but they are 3 sets of 4 characters, and the Destiny site is expecting a code that is three sets of 3 characters, so I try and enter these other codes and they just come up as invalid.

You should be able to redeem those on your console or PSN site if they are valid.
Khel
Posted 03:48pm 18/7/14
Yeah Eorl, I'm logged in and everything, and checked and double checked the code, every time I enter it I get this in a popup

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Guess I'll contact Activision Support? Maybe they'll just give me a new one
Keato
Posted 03:45pm 18/7/14
Same, did Americas, not Europe. Got 3 codes for PS3 America tho !!
Crash
Posted 03:46pm 18/7/14
Crash, have you got a code? If not I'll send you one.

Yah I'm looking for a code to play if there is a spare floating around.
Meddek
Posted 03:48pm 18/7/14
they are 3 sets of 4 characters


Khel these are PSN codes

Enter them into a PSN Redeem Code area and should activate your account unless it's American codes.
Eorl
Posted 03:58pm 18/7/14
I've got two for Europe, so just send me a PM and I'll give you one.
Randallw
Posted 04:02pm 18/7/14
Unfortunately each post is just an avatar I can't click on, the posters name, content and a green "Link" link that just goes back to the page.
Mantorok
Posted 04:03pm 18/7/14
I've got the same issue as Khel. Bungie's site says the key I got from Ausgamers is already in use.
kappa
Posted 04:05pm 18/7/14
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Eorl
Posted 04:12pm 18/7/14
I've got the same issue as Khel. Bungie's site says the key I got from Ausgamers is already in use.
Try it in the PSN store on the actual PlayStation. The codes supplied to us by Bungie are to go directly into that.

Scratch that, they are suppose to be entered into the redemption page.
ph33x
Posted 04:13pm 18/7/14
looks like I wont see my wife after this weekend, at all

fxd
Randallw
Posted 04:15pm 18/7/14
Ok, got it now. Had to go to forums themselves, not news page.
Randallw
Posted 04:19pm 18/7/14
I made a Bungie account last year, where I entered a code I got for pre-ordering. The Bungie page then has a code section where they give you the three beta codes. Use those beta codes on PSN.
Eorl
Posted 04:24pm 18/7/14
I've sent an email out to the folks who supplied us with the beta codes, hopefully can get this resolved before the weekend comes round.
Khel
Posted 04:24pm 18/7/14
I put a support ticket in via their support system about it, will see if I get a response. I'll post any updates here for Mantorok or anyone else who might find be having the same problem.

Starting to think its maybe a screw on Bungie/Activision's end where they accidentally gave the same codes to multiple to sites to give out or something like that.
Keato
Posted 04:41pm 18/7/14
Ok, I'm sorted, EB issued me some more codes.

Below are free ones, use as needed.
These are the 12 digit codes you enter in the ps3 store as a redeem download code.
Use Europe for aus, others only work in us.

Keato


PlayStation 3 (Americas)
EQN6-MHNK-AKRT
F39A-BTNH-C8DH
83E8-7FN5-MH3Q
PlayStation 3 (Europe)
G9NF-FMNK-HMHL
REQN-PTN2-QTHG


last edited by Keato at 16:41:21 18/Jul/14
Eorl
Posted 05:33pm 18/7/14
We've gotten an email back from Bungie's PR and should have some new codes to give out soon.
Khel
Posted 05:44pm 18/7/14
j0rsome
Crash
Posted 07:03pm 18/7/14
Randallw hooked us up with a code. Thanks!
ctd
Posted 11:34pm 18/7/14
95E6-LMNN-64CQ

^^ spare US PSN code I didnt need

I use usa psn as my main

I have no friends on PSN add me @ alexctd1

last edited by ctd at 23:34:03 18/Jul/14
Meddek
Posted 09:56am 19/7/14
^^ Added you CTD

Meddek1
Khel
Posted 01:46pm 19/7/14
Heh, well support was utterly useless, I got back this reply

You recently contacted Player Support with a question about which region to select when signing up for the Destiny Beta. If you are receiving this email, then the answer is Europe.

Thanks for contacting us. We will consider this issue resolved and close this support ticket.


Entirely not the issue I even contacted them about, gg. Eorl hooked me up with a PS4 code anyway so I could download it, but if the PR guys from Bungie get back to you with working codes, I'd still like to stick one on my account on the bungie website in case theres any benefits or rewards attached to it down the line.

Also, PS4 name is Khelzor, but I think most people here already have me added
ctd
Posted 02:17pm 19/7/14
I have another US code for anyone. PM me.
groganus
Posted 07:15pm 19/7/14
Got to level 8, finished all the missions in russia, sad face you can't get to the moon, will continue to play MP until beta ends.

Will buy on release, very solid game from the makers of the worst FPS series ever made. Well done everyone.
house4lego
Posted 10:49pm 19/7/14
I also fell for choosing America instead of Europe. Would have had fewer upset customers had they stuck with labelling it Global rather than Europe. I preordered for my sons birthday in April so he could play he beta and now he is gutted. Sent a note to Activision but don't have high hopes of getting it fixed in time.
Khel
Posted 11:30pm 19/7/14
very solid game from the makers of the worst FPS series ever made


Ah come on, Marathon wasn't that bad :p

Yeah, I played it for a bit this afternoon, only got to level 4 or so but its pretty damn cool, I'm really liking it. Tonnes of recogniseable voice talent in it, every NPC I talked to it was like playing the 'I know that voice! Damnit, who is that!'. So far I've noticed Claudia Black, Terrance Stamp and Lance Reddik (and peter dinklage of course), but I'm theres others.
ctd
Posted 08:47am 20/7/14
Yeah the guy from the wire.

House4lego: there will probably be some spare keys around here or on reddit or something
groganus
Posted 08:57am 20/7/14
I also fell for choosing America instead of Europe. Would have had fewer upset customers had they stuck with labelling it Global rather than Europe. I preordered for my sons birthday in April so he could play he beta and now he is gutted. Sent a note to Activision but don't have high hopes of getting it fixed in time.



What version, id be more than happy to provide you with a ps4 europe key.
Eorl
Posted 12:36pm 20/7/14
I swear Bill NIghy is in this but I can't quite tell if I may just be confusing him with Terrence. Liking it so far, much better than alpha which I was going to write the game off as a crappy Borderlands meets Halo meets CoD.
Zapo
Posted 02:55pm 20/7/14
Does anyone have a European Key? I seem to be stuck in the same boat as a lot of others having reedemed a US key...UGH.
inso
Posted 05:17pm 20/7/14
Couple of spare European keys:

3QJ6-GRNK-7756
AQHB-46N9-24BF
E.T.
Posted 06:15pm 20/7/14
Same, did Americas, not Europe. Got 3 codes for PS3 America tho !!


I also selected Americas thinking it would only effect what servers it ran from. I take it thats why none of the codes I have can be redeemed.
So, I have 3 PS4 Americas keys.

PM me if you want an America key for PS4
E.T.
Posted 06:14pm 20/7/14
Couple of spare European keys:

3QJ6-GRNK-7756
AQHB-46N9-24BF



Both of these are now used BTW
Mantorok
Posted 09:19am 24/7/14
Did they ever issue replacement codes, Eorl?
Eorl
Posted 10:07am 24/7/14
They got back to us saying they would, but haven't heard from them since so I'll give another poke.
Khel
Posted 08:57pm 25/7/14
Hrmm, tried the crucible, first impressions are that it was pretty s***. Apart from the lag that had people meleeing me from the other side of the room, it doesn't seem to match levels. Most of my team was level 5 against a team that was mostly level 8. Spent the whole game getting oneshot by people with uber guns before I even saw them, not terribly fun. The map seemed cool though
Meddek
Posted 09:24am 26/7/14
It's open beta now so you no longer need keys

I had the same problem Khel, I finished all the Earth missions went into PVP and got slaughtered at level 5
groganus
Posted 11:57am 26/7/14
I'm pretty sure stats on items and equipment and players levels have no effect in the crucible, only in iron hammer (for the beta at least).

You got pwned cause your new and that's it.
Khel
Posted 02:03pm 26/7/14
Seems weapon stats matter in Crucible but armor stats are normalized per class, dunno what effect level has it on though, I only did some cursory googling. But then theres the extra abilities and upgrades you unlock as you level too that I guess gives a higher level an inherent advantage. It fits the RPG style its going for I guess, but maybe it just needs better level matching or brackets or something.
Khel
Posted 02:05pm 26/7/14
Also, Meddek, last night, did you actually invite me to a group at all? I didn't realise we had ended up in a fireteam/group thing last night till after I quit back to orbit, and I don't remember doing that manually, was wondering if the game just automagically groups you up with people on your friends list if you run into them out in the world and start working with them. Cos if so, thats pretty neat
ctd
Posted 12:02pm 27/7/14
well i missed the moon mission this morn that was open for 2 hours. logged on and went and made food and watched Comedians in cars getting coffee thinking it was open for the beta duration. booooo
groganus
Posted 12:15pm 27/7/14
I woke up at 7:00am and played it, was a good mission, the moon was spectacular.
Meddek
Posted 09:05pm 27/7/14
Also, Meddek, last night, did you actually invite me to a group at all? I didn't realise we had ended up in a fireteam/group thing last night till after I quit back to orbit, and I don't remember doing that manually, was wondering if the game just automagically groups you up with people on your friends list if you run into them out in the world and start working with them. Cos if so, thats pretty neat


Nah I saw you were on a mission so I joined your fireteam so +1 for stalkers
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