The Destiny Beta was a public Destiny beta test, accessed by pre-ordering the game from selected retailers. The beta was released on July 17, 2014 for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 platforms, while Xbox One and Xbox 360 access began on July 23, 2014. The beta ended for all platforms on July 27, 2014.
Following pre-order of the game, a unique code was sent to the player; this code was needed to be redeemed before final, console-specific, access codes are sent out closer to the beta launch date. exclusively on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 platforms, with other platforms getting access soon after.
The Beta had a level cap of 8.
The following was available to the player in the public beta:
Destiny's official Facebook page gave away free beta codes.