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The Destiny First Look Alpha[1] was an alpha build of Destiny that had limited public availability for testing (originally from June 12 to June 15 of 2014, and extended for one day to introduce some "dangerous" new experiments).[2] The alpha was playable for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 platforms only, and after E3 2014, owners of these platforms were able to register for the alpha test at[3]

The deadline for registration was June 11. Codes for users accepted into the program were delivered the following day, via an on-console message and an email to the email address associated with the PlayStation Network ID entered,[1] at 12 noon PST.[1] Bungie confirmed the alpha would be open to all those who registered.[4] Players who had already played an earlier alpha test did not have to wait for a new email invitation; this access carried over into the latest alpha phase.[5]


The alpha test allowed players to create a character from one of Destiny's three player classes. Once inside the alpha, players started at level 3 and could earn XP to level up and earn new abilities, and advance all the way up to level 8. Alpha players could undertake story-based missions throughout Earth either by themselves or with online companions. Area exploration was possible, along with the acquisition of side quests from these areas. The Crucible, the game's competitive multiplayer, was also available.

Characters created in the alpha did not continue into the Destiny Public Beta.[6]



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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "PlayStation Greatness Awaits Destiny Alpha Registration and Info". Retrieved June 14, 2014.
  2. @Bungie (June 16, 2014) "Bungie: There's a rumor that the #Destiny ...". Twitter. Retrieved June 16, 2014.
  3. PS4 GreatnessAwaits "Destiny Alpha FAQ". Retrieved June 14, 2015.
  4. @GuardiansofD (June 11, 2014) "GuardiansofDestiny: Just confirmed with @DeeJ_BNG ...". Twitter. Retrieved June 14, 2014.
  5. Haas, Peter. (June 11, 2014) "Destiny PS4 Alpha Test Launches Today, Everyone Will Get Invites". Retrieved June 14, 2014.
  6. @Bungie (June 15, 2014) "Bungie: Alpha Characters will not survive ...". Twitter. Retrieved June 20, 2014.
  7. Kuchera, Ben. (June 17, 2014) "Destiny's worst bit is one of our favorite actors, and we're worried". Polygon. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
  8. DeeJ (June 20, 2014) "Bungie Weekly Update - 06/20/2014". Retrieved June 21, 2014.
  9. Hernandez, Patricia. (June 20, 2014) "Bungie Turns Peter Dinklage Destiny Meme Into A T-Shirt". Kotaku Australia. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
  10. @Bungie (June 20, 2014) "Bungie: In one hour, this became the ...". Twitter. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
  11. DeeJ (June 20, 2014) "Bungie Weekly Update - 06/20/2014". Retrieved June 21, 2014.