Essential Tips for the Destiny 2 Beta


The Destiny 2 beta begins on July 18 for PS4 and July 19 for Xbox One, and will have a PC beta in late August. Get off the Pike and you'll be in a constant Super-state. The beta period will end for all players on Sunday, July 23 at 11:59 PM ET. All told the first mission is incredibly packed, but it remains to be seen if the rest of the campaign can keep up that pacing.

StrandedKenni wasn't the only curious Destiny 2 beta player to unearth some apparent secrets, as attentive Tom managed to spot an entrance very similar to Destiny's "Vault of Glass" raid.

Countdown: Enter the Crucible to battle other Guardians in a brand new mode. This mode also features a fixed amount of lives, so you can complete the objective or kill everyone. Attack or Defend the base on a new map custom-built to support this new game type.

There is also a co-op Strike, called "The Inverted Spire", where a fireteam of three Guardians must investigate odd happenings one on of the game's new locations, a planetoid called Nessus.

Destiny 2's beta is out and players are able to jump in and try out the next phase of Bungie's popular shooter.

This is important information because betas are meant to be tools to stress test or debug, one that allows developers to see how the game responds to real players on mass. Players will be able to choose from a pre-defined Titan, Hunter, or Warlock.

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"It doesn't require you to sign up for some commitment, "Oh I must play 40 hours per week", instead it's more like you're just going to have this extended friends list'".

To be honest, it's not a new glitch but in fact an old one that used to work in Destiny 1, and this version of the exploit involves using the Pikes that can be found in the opening area of The Inverted Spire strike. If you have pre-ordered head over to and follow the instructions on the page.

Because this is the games industry though nothing's straightforward, and when exactly you can play depends on what formats you have and whether you've already pre-ordered the game or not. It's more a demo than a beta, but that probably shouldn't be a surprise since the game's launch is still more than a month-and-a-half out.

Destiny 2 has a story mode that Bungie and publisher Activision promise is more cinematic than the original game's scattered story experience.

Destiny 2 is now in the playable Beta phase (for all those who can actually connect, I should say).

Be sure to not get attached to the Destiny 2 character that you create. The beta is just a tiny slice, a glimpse into some of what Destiny 2 has to offer.