Destiny Beta Launches For PS3, PS4

Bungie has launched the beta of Destiny, the first-person shooter, for PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation 4. For those of you who pre-ordered you can get in on the action right now.

You can download the beta right now if you have pre-ordered the game for your respective console, enabling you to join in with countless other gamers in the sci-fi first-person shooter from Activision.

The beta gets underway at 10am PST for PlayStation owners, enabling them to gain access to one of the premier AAA titles set to release during the early part of the fall season. If you haven't already you can get in on the action if you managed to get your beta code. When you go to retrieve your code from Bungie's website be sure to select your proper platform and region.

Destiny is a science fiction first-person shooter that sees players venturing around the galaxy to protect humankind. Players will assume the role of a “Guardian” as they must venture about to save a celestial being that protects humans, only known as “The Traveler”. Of course, the galaxy is overrun with nightmarish creatures, evil entities and hostile alien races who want nothing more than to destroy humans once and for all. Players will either have to solo or team-up with friends to battle the forces of evil.

Players will be able to choose from three character classes, ranging from Hunters, Warlocks and Titans. The Hunters are more akin to a cross between rangers and rogues, where-as Warlocks – with a pretty axiomatic description right there in its name – are focused more on special powers that resemble magic. You can pretty much imagine the Warlocks to be the mages of the group. Last but not least are the Titans; they are the heavy weapons class that put a lot of reliance on large weapons and powerful melee attacks.

Players will also be able to choose from three different character races as well, such as the Exo who are strong, fearless and indomitable. The Awoken are similar to the typical Elvish group, more mystical and ethereal in their character. The last race happens to be Human, and that's all pretty much self-explanatory.

The game is played like a typical first-person shooter, enabling users to battle foes using sci-fi weapons and utilizing skills to take down various enemy types. The game can be played seamlessly in co-op or solo.

Players will be able to make friends and join in on party raids if their friends are online.

There will be a PvP mode available as well called the Crucible. The PvP mode will offer players various ways to compete against other players.

You can retrieve up to four beta codes for Destiny by pre-ordering the game four times for each respective platform. If you want to get in on the beta for the Xbox One or the Xbox 360, you'll have to wait until next week, starting July 23rd.

You can learn more about the Destiny beta by paying a visit to the game's official website.

Will Usher

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.