Destiny: Rumors, Facts, Giveaway

Depending upon how much you can trust the Internet, outside of What’s Your Tag? of course, will determine how much you can believe some of the information floating around about the upcoming Destiny Beta.

Out on Reddit, a rumor has circulated based on a supposedly leaked document that details some of the content in the beta. If the document is accurate, there will be “four story chapters, four competitive multiplayer maps, a cooperative Strike, and a huge world to explore with your own unique Guardian”. This is an upgrade over the single campaign mission included in the alpha.

destiny_x1_betaAnother rumor is that the beta will be over 12GB in size on Xbox One, as shown in a screen capture released to Reddit. The alpha clocked in at almost 8GB so this rumor is probably fairly accurate but still not official and Bungie may still be working on their beta build of the game right up until July 23rd.

destiny_venusWhat we do know for sure is the information that Bungie has been putting out via IGN’s First and their exclusive looks into the beta. The videos reveal some details about what will be shown in the beta, things like mutli-player map locations such as the Moon, Earth, and Venus.

One of the other facts we know is that those participating in the beta will be given a total of three beta keys. So if you did not pre-order the game but know someone who did you might want to get really friendly with them really quick.

If you you happen to be one of those that did not pre-order but would like a chance at a beta code, maybe if you’re really nice to me I’ll give you one of mine. It’ll be a PS4 code though so make sure you have one of those. I’ll give it away on July 17th while I stream some of the beta. We’ll shoot for somewhere around the 8-9pm Eastern hour for the giveaway.

Edit: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the stream and giveaway will happen on Saturday, July 19th. I’ll start the broadcast at 11am Eastern. I apologize for the change.

Bio Card PaulPaul Novak is a self described Polish ninja toiling away as an IT professional but more into gaming and writing. Physically existing in the west side of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania yet existentially flowing with the ether of the Internet. Found here at What’s Your Tag? and on the Twitter @dudewantshisrug. Game on with Team XBRO!


  1. Color me excited! I’m very glad to hear there are more Crucible maps this time. Hopefully that level cap has been raised just a bit this time around.

      1. The max for the full release is only going to be twenty? I wasn’t aware of that…that’s rather surprising if not a little disappointing. When did they confirm this?

      2. Techradar was the first I heard of it and that article was posted 6/27/2013. There have been numerous other sites reporting the same info. Eurogamer hinted at it back on 4/30/2014. Bungie has not made a full fledged statement with a hard and fast number but the cap is said to be reached within a few hours(GoodGameBro). The game isn’t finalized yet so we probably won’t know for sure until much closer to September. Personally, I’m not worried about the level cap as it is pretty much just a number to me and the game is designed so that you will be able to collect better loot and gear well past hitting the cap to make your character better.

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