Destiny 2 Beta

The Destiny 2 Beta doesn’t become active until the 19th but you can get things going right now…

The BETA timeline

July 18, 10 AM Pacific : PlayStation 4 Pre-Order Participants
July 19, 10 AM Pacific : Xbox One Pre-Order Participants
July 21, 10 AM Pacific : Open Beta for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
July 23, 10 AM Pacific : Social Matchmaking Test available for one hour
July 23, 09 PM Pacific : Beta Concludes

In addition, beta testers will be able to check out Destiny 2’s new social space, The Farm — but only for an hour starting at 10 a.m. on the last day of the beta.

If you have not registered your preorder code, go here to register:

https://www.bungie.net/en/User/coderedemption

If you have already registered go here to get your actual BETA code.:

https://www.bungie.net/en/profile/codes

Destiny 2 Beta Storage Requirements

The Destiny 2 Beta will have the following platform storage requirements:

Platform Destiny File Size Storage Space Needed for Download
PlayStation 4 15 GB 30 GB
Xbox One 13 GB 13 GB

Important: The information listed above applies only to the Destiny 2 Beta. This does not represent the storage requirements for the full release of Destiny 2.

Update

The Beta is only days away and Bungie has some words for us as we enter the fray…

Destiny 2 Beta will be available on PC in late August.

Warning : If you have pre-ordered from a participating retailer but have not yet received your Early Access code, please contact your retailer for further assistance.

Feedback Frenzy

Soon, players will be taking their first steps into the world of Destiny 2. We want to know what you think! The Feedback forum is already set up. From your first experiences in the Homecoming mission to your 100th hour of Countdown, let us know what you like and what you think can be improved upon in the future.

If you notice anything weird happening and think you may have found a bug, we also have a place set up to house reports on any Game Issues.

Known Issues Preview

As this is a Beta build, some issues will be present and may impact gameplay.

Please note the following:

  • Players may experience a variety of networking error codes when attempting to play the Beta
  • Bungie will be testing server stability throughout the Beta, which may cause error codes to appear periodically
  • Location names sometimes do not appear during Crucible gameplay
  • Players sometimes are Kicked to Orbit after witnessing a black screen when entering a Countdown match
  • Players may sometimes be placed at the beginning of the Inverted Spire Strike Activity when joining in progress
  • Sandbox balancing is still taking place: Some weapons or abilities may have higher or lower damage than intended
  • Not all content has been localized in all languages
  • If you encounter any network related issues during the Destiny 2 Beta, please follow our Network Troubleshooting Guide to ensure proper network settings for Destiny gameplay.

If you encounter alternate issues not listed above, please post a report to the #Help forum. For all other information, please see the Destiny 2 Beta Guide.

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Destiny: the Sleeper Simulant quest

First off, you may be wondering what’s the Sleeper Simulant… It’s a powerful 290 Exotic Fusion Rifle that goes into your Guardian’s Heavy Weapon slot. I just got mine last night and am enjoying the heck out of it.

Once you complete the The First Firewall quest, you’ll receive the Curious Transceiver. Continue reading Destiny: the Sleeper Simulant quest

October PlayStation Plus Games

Grow Home (PS4)

‘In Grow Home you play as BUD (Botanical Utility Droid), a robot on a mission to save his home planet by harvesting the seeds of a giant alien plant. On his quest BUD will discover a beautiful world of floating islands that are home to some rather strange plants and animals.

Super Time Force Ultra (PS4)

Super Time Force Ultra is an action-packed platformer with a time-travelling twist! You’re in control of time itself, bending and stretching it to your advantage on the battlefield. Rewind time and choose when to jump back into the action, teaming-up with your past selves in a unique single-player co-op experience! Take control of up to 19 unique characters, and battle across 6 different time periods, from the long-ago past to the far-away future.

Twisted Metal® (PS3)

Twisted Metal® returns with unhinged car combat destruction and action movie mayhem. Unique weapons emerge from demonic vehicles as players unfold the demented tale of a cast of characters, led by Sweet Tooth, in story, co-op and online modes. Up to 16 players compete in a killer-take-all back and forth battle royale on wheels.

Teslagrad (PS3)

Teslagrad is a 2D puzzle platformer with action elements, where magnetism and other electromagnetic powers are the key to discovering the secrets kept in the long abandoned Tesla Tower. Gain new abilities to explore a non-linear world with more than 100 beautifully hand-drawn environments, in a steampunk-inspired vision of old Europe. You play as a young boy who suddenly finds himself embroiled in a long-forgotten conspiracy, involving the despotic king who has ruled the nation with an iron fist for several years. Jump into an outstanding adventure told through voiceless storytelling. Armed with ancient Teslamancer technology and your own ingenuity and creativity, your path lies through the decrepit Tesla Tower and beyond.

La-Mulana EX (PS Vita)

A combination of classic 2D platforming, Metroidvania-style adventuring and challenging action gameplay, La-Mulana EX takes you deep into the ancient ruins of La-Mulana on a quest to discover not just valuable treasure, but the secret to life itself!

Xeodrifter (PS Vita)

Xeodrifter™ is the story of an interstellar drifter traveling the stars on a simple mission of exploration. We join our nomad as he embarks on the investigation of a small cluster of four planets in the omega sector, after a collision with a rogue asteroid damaged his warp core.

Buy Destiny for your current-gen console get the next-gen version for free

For gamers who will be entering the Destiny universe first on PlayStation®3 or Xbox 360 we have some great news! For a limited time, whenever you buy a digital copy of Destiny, you will be able to download the next-gen version within the same console family for FREE.

DIGITAL LAST – GEN PURCHASE DIGITAL NEXT – GEN PURCHASE
Playstation®3 Playstation®4
Xbox 360 Xbox One
DIGITAL BASE GAME FREE
DIGITAL GUARDIAN EDITION FREE
EXPANSION PASS FREE

*Within console family and subject to availability

DESTINY FREE NEXT-GEN DOWNLOAD FAQ

DIGITAL CONTENT

PlayStation®

Q. When I buy/redeem the Destiny Digital Base Game, Digital Guardian Edition, or Expansion Pass for PlayStation®3, how do I get the free PlayStation®4 version?

When you buy/redeem the Destiny Digital Base Game, Digital Guardian Edition, or Expansion Pass on or before January 15th, 2015, you can download the Playstation®4 version from the PlayStation®Store for free by doing the following:

  • Log into your PlayStation®4 using the same Sony Entertainment Network Account (PSN ID) used to buy/redeem the Destiny digital content on PlayStation®3.
  • Navigate to the Destiny content page or search for the corresponding item you purchased previously on PlayStation®3.
  • Add the item to your cart and complete the transaction.
  • Wait for the download to complete.

Expansion Pass content (which includes Expansions I and II) will only be available for full download once released.

Q. If I pre-ordered the PlayStation®3 digital version, when will my PlayStation®4 digital version of Destiny be available?

The PlayStation®4 digital upgrade will be available to you as close to launch as possible. We anticipate the PlayStation®4 version will be ready for you by Wednesday 9/10 at 6pm PDT, but please check back here for updates. Unfortunately, the PlayStation®4 upgrade will NOT be available for pre-order or pre-load.

Q. When I download the free PlayStation®4 version(s), will I still be able to play it on PlayStation®3?

Yes. Your Sony Entertainment Network Account (PSN ID) will retain licenses for both consoles.

Q. When I buy the Destiny Limited Edition or Destiny Ghost Edition on PlayStation®3, how do I get the free PlayStation®4 version of the Expansion Pass?

  • Log into your PlayStation®3 and redeem the voucher for the Destiny Expansion Pass in the PlayStation®Store on or before January 15, 2015.
  • Log into your PlayStation®4 any time after using the same Sony Entertainment Network Account (PSN ID) used to redeem the Destiny Expansion Pass on PlayStation®3.
  • Navigate to the Expansion Pass within the Destiny content page in the PlayStation®Store.
  • Add the item to your cart and complete the transaction and wait for the download to complete.
  • Wait for the download to complete.
  • A physical or digital PlayStation®4 version of the Destiny game will be required to play this content on PlayStation®4, sold separately.
  • Expansion Pass content (which includes Expansions I and II) will only be available for full download once released.

XBOX

Q. When I buy/redeem the Destiny Digital Base Game or Expansion Pass for Xbox 360, how do I get the free Xbox One version?

When you buy/redeem the Destiny Digital Base Game or Expansion Pass for Xbox 360 on or before January 15th, 2015, you can download the Xbox One copy from the Xbox Store for free by doing the following:

  • Log into your Xbox One using the same Microsoft Account (Xbox Live Account) used to buy/redeem the Destiny Digital Base Game or Expansion Pass on Xbox 360.
  • Navigate to the digital content’s location in the Xbox Store.
  • Add the item to your download queue and wait for the download to complete.
  • Expansion Pass content (which includes Expansions I and II) will only be available for full download once released.

Q. When I download the free Destiny Digital Base Game for Xbox One, will I still be able to play it on Xbox 360?

Yes. Your Microsoft Account (Xbox Live Account) will retain licenses for both consoles.

Q. When I buy the Destiny Limited Edition or Destiny Ghost Edition on Xbox 360, will I also be able to download the Xbox One version of the Expansion Pass that comes with it for free?

Yes, when you buy the Destiny Limited Edition or Destiny Ghost Edition on Xbox 360 and redeem the Expansion Pass by January 15, 2015, you will also be able to download it on Xbox One by doing the following:

  • Log into your Xbox 360 and redeem the token for the Destiny Expansion Pass on Xbox Live on or before January 15, 2015.
  • Log into your Xbox One using the same Microsoft Account (Xbox Live Account) used to redeem the Destiny Expansion Pass on Xbox 360.
  • Navigate to the Expansion Pass within the Destiny content page in the Xbox Store.
  • Add the item to your download queue and wait for the download to complete.
  • A physical or digital Xbox One version of the Destiny game will be required to play this content on Xbox One, sold separately.
  • Expansion Pass content (which includes Expansions I and II) will only be available for full download once released.

MY GUARDIANS, STATS AND GEAR

Q. Will my Guardians, progress, stats, and gear carry over when I download and play the next-gen version?

Yes. Whether you participate in this program or not, your Guardians, progress, stats, and gear are shared within a console family (PlayStation®3PlayStation®4 or Xbox 360Xbox One) and will be waiting for you when you transition to next-gen.

September PlayStation Plus Games

Velocity 2X (PS4, PS Vita)

Use the Quarp Drive teleport to outsmart the evil Vokh in race-tuned space combat, then dock your ship, jump out and continue the fight on foot! Velocity 2X is the visually dazzling action packed sequel to Velocity Ultra, featuring amazing puzzle-platforming action alongside award-winning shooter gameplay!

Sportsfriends (PS4, PS3)

Sportsfriends is a compendium of award-winning local multiplayer games for living rooms, parties, and even backyards. Featuring: retro-styled fighting game BaraBariBall, QWOP-like pole vault dueling game Super Pole Riders, high-velocity sports game Hokra, and face-to-face physical party game Johann Sebastian Joust. All the games are playable with the DualShock®4 wireless controller, while Johann Sebastian Joust can be further enhanced by the PlayStation Move Motion Controller (sold separately).

PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale (PS3, PS Vita)

From Kratos to Sly Cooper, Sweet Tooth to Parappa the Rapper, Sony characters from all over the gaming spectrum are brought together in a fighting adventure that’s both easy to play, and hard to master. Take the battle online for competitive multiplayer action, or go head to head with a group of friends on the couch and prove once and for all who’s really the best!

Hoard (PS3)

HOARD is an innovative fast-paced arcade action-strategy title from Big Sandwich Games that puts you in control of conquering a medieval kingdom. Your goal is to build a giant pile of gold to sleep on in your lair. YOU ARE THE DRAGON: Scare villages! Burn castles! Collect treasure! Roast pesky knights and thieves! Compete or co-operate with other dragons in epic multiplayer battles!

Joe Danger (PS Vita)

Take Joe on a ride from zero to hero in a game that lives up to its big brother with no compromises. Eye-popping super-smooth 60FPS graphics use only the very brightest colours on Vita’s lovely screen, and we’ve revamped the JD control scheme so it plays just as nicely, too, including touch controls for the editor modes!

TxK (PS Vita)

Glowing vectors, explosive particle effects and a pulse-pounding soundtrack are core elements of many modern arcade shooters – a style that Llamasoft defined with its seminal 90s tube shooter. TxK is the spiritual successor to that genre-defining work and brings you 100 levels of engrossing score-chasing gameplay, married to an outstanding soundtrack that will have your head nodding as you blast your way onto the scoreboards.

 

August PlayStation Plus Games

Here is the list for this months PlayStation free games. Drop us a comment and let us know which ones you enjoyed. This way our readers know which ones to pick or buy later on.

Road Not Taken (PS4)

From the creators of Triple Town, Road Not Taken is a roguelike puzzle game about surviving life’s surprises. You play as a ranger adventuring through a vast, unforgiving forest in the aftermath of a brutal winter storm, rescuing children who have lost their way. Randomly generated levels deliver a limitless supply of possibilities to explore and challenges to overcome. Your actions will influence not only your own story, but that of the villagers you hope to befriend and the town you call home.

Fez (PS4, PS3, PS Vita)

Gomez is a 2D creature living in a 2D world. Or is he? When the existence of a mysterious 3rd dimension is revealed to him, Gomez is sent out on a journey that will take him to the very end of time and space. Use your ability to navigate 3D structures from 4 distinct classic 2D perspectives. Explore a serene and beautiful open-ended world full of secrets, puzzles and hidden treasures. Unearth the mysteries of the past and discover the truth about reality and perception. Change your perspective and look at the world in a different way.

Crysis 3 (PS3)

Crytek’s highly-acclaimed sandbox gameplay shooter is back.
  • Seven Wonders of the Urban Rainforest – New York City has been contained in a giant nanodome and grown into a unique rainforest with seven distinct environments. Master the ultimate sandbox and turn it into your own personal hunting ground.
  • Assess, Adapt, and Attack – Crysis’s highly-acclaimed sandbox gameplay is back with more open levels to let players choose their path and approach. Your upgraded Nanosuit allows brute force or stealth, always giving you more than one option.
  • The Biggest and Most Explosive Arsenal in Franchise History – In addition to giving you an arsenal of human firearms, Crysis 3 lets you scavenge alien weapons and deploy an all-new Predator bow.

Proteus (PS3, PS Vita)

Proteus is a game about exploration and immersion in a dream-like island world where the soundtrack to your play is created by your surroundings. The primary means of interaction is simply your presence in the world and how you observe it.

Metrico (PS Vita)

Metrico is a new world. A living world filled with infographics that react directly to your movement, actions and input. Metrico invites you to explore, experiment, test your skills and most of all: think outside the box.
Immerse yourself in this experience, exclusive to PlayStation Vita system, and see if you have got what it takes!

Dragon’s Crown (PS Vita, PS3)

Dragon’s Crown is a multiplayer hack and slash beat ‘em up game with breathtaking visual style, a design built around cooperative play and epic boss fights, and the ability to discover a new adventure in every play session. Dragon’s Crown allows up to four players to team up online to clear out monster-ridden dungeons, discover precious treasure, and destroy awe-inspiring bosses.

Sony passes up EA’s Access as not a good value

Sony has announced it passed on the opportunity to have EA Access on PS4 as the company doesn’t believe it offers “good value”.

Speaking to Game Informer, a Sony spokesperson revealed the subscription service wasn’t a good fit for its new console considering the continuing popularity of PS Plus.

EA’s Access program (exclusive to the Xbox One) costs $5 per month or $30 per year and offers discounts to members, free (while membership is active) catalog titles, and pre-release access to game trials up to five days in advance. The service grants access to a vault of blockbuster EA titles including Battlefield 4, Madden NFL 25, FIFA 14 and Peggle 2, with more added in future. It’ll also offer 10 percent discounts on all EA digital content, which includes full games and DLC, as well as access to trials of new EA games nearly a week before they come out (with saves that copy over to the final game, should you choose to purchase it later). Games that will be eligible for early access and let your progress carry over to the retail version are Madden NFL 15, NHL 15, FIFA 15, NBA Live 15, and Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Speaking to Game Informer, a Sony spokesperson revealed:

We evaluated the EA Access subscription offering and decided that it does not bring the kind of value PlayStation customers have come to expect,

PlayStation Plus memberships are up more than 200% since the launch of PlayStation 4, which shows that gamers are looking for memberships that offer a multitude of services, across various devices, for one low price. We don’t think asking our fans to pay an additional $5 a month for this EA-specific program represents good value to the PlayStation gamer.

Sony passed this up in favor of their PS Now streaming service that allows you to rent games for 1 day, 7 days or 30 days (prices not yet known but speculated at around $4.99 or $5.99 but no time frame was shown). PS Now is currently in Beta and has 20 titles in its lineup including:

  • Ben Omniverse 2
  • Contrast
  • Eat Them!
  • FUEL
  • GRID
  • Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear
  • LUMINES: Supernova
  • NIGHTS Into Dreams…
  • PixelJump Racers 2nd Lap
  • PixelJunk Shooter 2
  • Puppeteer
  • Retro/Grade
  • Sniper Elite V2