Ladies and Gentlemen, prepare yourselves – Destiny Beta and Collectors Edition details have been revealed by Bungie and Activision. In two official posts on the Bungie.net blog, a whole stack of information relating the forthcoming Destiny Beta has been given alongside images and information of the finally confirmed Collectors Editions.

Regarding the Destiny Beta, here’s the official trailer;

Showcasing some of the praise that Destiny has already received, the trailer gives us a sneak preview of what we’re likely to access during the Beta, which kicks off in 10 days time on July 17. As well as some of the customization options, online multiplayer and a co-operative strike mission, the trailer clearly shows off a snowy terrain, which means anyone who accesses the Beta will be able to witness a new locale – possibly the same one shown in the recent panoramic images.

Bungie has also kindly provided a timeline for the Destiny Beta, which can be seen below, and covers the launch dates and maintenance. The PS3 and PS4 Destiny Beta will open on July 17, whilst Xbox owners will need to wait until July 23 on both Xbox One and Xbox 360. Both Betas will close on the same date, July 27.

Destiny Beta Timeline
Destiny Beta Timeline – Click to expand

There’s also an FAQ covering a number of topics regarding the Beta on the Destiny Beta blog over at Bungie.

Not satisfied with stopping there, Bungie finally revealed Collectors Editions for Destiny – something fans have been waiting on for a long time. There’s three flavors for the Collectors Editions; Limited Edition, Ghost Edition and the Digital Guardian Edition.

The Destiny Limited Edition contains;

  • Limited Edition Destiny steelbook
  • Guardian folo; contains “Arms and Armament” Field guide, Postcards from the Golden Age, Antique Star Chart
  • Collector’s Edition Digital Content; Unique Ghost casing, exclusive player emblem, exclusive player ship skin
  • Destiny Expansion Pass
Destiny Ghost Edition
Destiny Ghost Edition in all its glory – Click to expand

The Destiny Ghost Edition contains;

  • Limited Edition Destiny steelbook
  • Motion sensing Ghost replica with sounds from the game
  • Letter of Introduction
  • Golden Age Relics; contains a Patch, Sticker and two chrome slides
  • Guardian folo; contains “Arms and Armament” Field guide, Postcards from the Golden Age, Antique Star Chart
  • Collector’s Edition Digital Content; Unique Ghost casing, exclusive player emblem, exclusive player ship skin
  • Destiny Expansion Pass

The Destiny Digital Guardian Edition contains;

  • Destiny digital downlod
  • Early access to Vanguard Armory and Player Emblem pre-order bonus
  • Reservation for two expansions; “The Dark Below” and “House of Wolves”
  • Collector’s Edition Digital Content; Unique Ghost casing, exclusive player emblem, exclusive player ship skin

I can’t wait to get my hands on the completed game – the 10 day wait for the Beta is going to be hard enough, never mind the wait until September for Destiny‘s release.

Check out our in depth Destiny Alpha Review with gameplay footage or our E3 – Everything Destiny post, and we’ll update you with more information as we get it.

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