Say Goodbye To Your Destiny Beta Characters
During the Beta testing, rumors started as to whether the Destiny Beta Characters would transfer over to the full game on release. Players were teased by weapons and other gear that was unusable in the beta due to the level cap. Vaults began to fill up as players began to stack rare gear for release day. Unfortunately, these rumors have filled people with a false sense of hope. Bungie has confirmed that these rumors are false and that the servers will be deleted before release. Feel free to cry your single tear now.
Okay now that we have moved on from that lets reflect. First of all, this is not a rumor. In response to the constant barrage of questions concerning this issue Bungie stated that not only are vaults going to be cleaned out before release day, “…They (vaults) have been cleaned out.” This has already happened so there is no chance of them changing their minds. Secondly, c’mon players you know better. Very rarely does any alpha/beta content get carried over to the full game. Special rewards for playing the beta, awarded by the publisher, are known to happen (if you played with the Destiny Beta Characters during the special event you will get a special nameplate upon release…check your mail) but anything other than this is rare.
Personally, I am excited about the possibility of starting fresh upon release. Even though it is unlikely, hopefully we will see a few more character customizations upon release, or at least some extra colors. The Destiny beta allowed everyone to get familiar with the classes. Now players can start over with their favorite of the three character choices, using previous knowledge from the beta, to craft a more personalized player. Plus, with the level cap being only 30, I would love to go through the first third of the game after it has been polished instead of skipping Earth entirely.
So why did Bungie decide not to carry over the Destiny Beta Characters? Tyson Green, a designer at Bungie, explained in an interview with IGN that the beta concluded in “strange shape that would be confusing at best, broken at worst.” The beta shed light on many issues that needed to be ironed out before release. Bungie has been hard at work making the necessary changes and due to all this tweaking it would make the beta characters unusable come release. Being a victim of certain beta issues myself (chat on the Xbox One, etc) I am excited to get a fully polished version in less than a month.
Destiny is scheduled for release on September 9 at all major retailers and is available on the Xbox Store for digital download. Gamestop and Amazon are reporting record breaking numbers in pre-orders and the Destiny Collector’s Edition has been sold out since it was announced. So go reserve your copy now while you can and stay tuned to areyougaming.com for all your Destiny news and updates.