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{{DISPLAYTITLE:''Destiny'' First Look Alpha}}
 
{{DISPLAYTITLE:''Destiny'' First Look Alpha}}
[[File:Destiny Alpha logo.png|250px|thumb|The ''Destiny'' Alpha logo.]]
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[[File:Destiny Alpha logo.png|250px|thumb|Alpha testing logo.]]
The '''''Destiny'' First Look Alpha'''<ref name="alpha faq">{{RefWebsite|website = PlayStation.com|url = http://playstation.greatnessawaits.com/destiny.html|title = PlayStation Greatness Awaits Destiny Alpha Registration and Info|accessed = June 14, 2014}}</ref> was an [[wikipedia:Software release life cycle#Alpha|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).<ref>{{RefArticle|lastname = @Bungie|year = June 16, 2014|url = https://twitter.com/Bungie/statuses/478431903716896769|title = '''Bungie''': There's a rumor that the #Destiny ...|publisher = Twitter|accessed = June 16, 2014}}</ref> The alpha was playable for [[wikipedia:PlayStation 4|PlayStation 4]] and [[wikipedia:PlayStation 3|PlayStation 3]] platforms only, and after [[wikipedia:Electronic Entertainment Expo 2014|E3 2014]], owners of these platforms were able to register for the alpha test at GreatnessAwaits.com.<ref>{{RefWebsite|website = PS4 GreatnessAwaits |url = http://www.playstation.com/en-us/legal/destiny-alpha-faq|title = Destiny Alpha FAQ|accessed = June 14, 2015}}</ref>
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The '''''Destiny'' First Look Alpha'''<ref name="alpha faq">{{RefWebsite|website = PlayStation.com|url = http://playstation.greatnessawaits.com/destiny.html|title = PlayStation Greatness Awaits Destiny Alpha Registration and Info|accessed = June 14, 2014}}</ref> was the [[wikipedia:Software release life cycle#Alpha|alpha build]] of ''[[Destiny]]'' available to the public for testing originally from June 12 to June 15 of 2014, and extended for one day to introduce some ""dangerous" new experiments.<ref>{{RefArticle|lastname = @Bungie|year = June 16, 2014|url = https://twitter.com/Bungie/statuses/478431903716896769|title = '''Bungie''': There's a rumor that the #Destiny ...|publisher = Twitter|accessed = June 16, 2014}}</ref> During the week of [[wikipedia:Electronic Entertainment Expo 2014|E3 2014]], PlayStation 4 owners with PlayStation Plus membership were able to register for the alpha test at GreatnessAwaits.com.<ref>{{RefWebsite|website = PS4 GreatnessAwaits |url = http://www.playstation.com/en-us/legal/destiny-alpha-faq|title = Destiny Alpha FAQ|accessed = June 14, 2015}}</ref> The deadline for registration was June 11. Codes for the alpha testing were delivered the following day, via an on-console message and an email to the email address associated with the PlayStation Network ID entered,<ref name="alpha faq"/> at 12 noon PST.<ref name="alpha faq"/> [[Bungie]] confirmed the alpha would be open to all those who registered.<ref>{{RefArticle
 
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,<ref name="alpha faq" /> at 12 noon [[wikipedia:Pacific Time Zone|PST]].<ref name="alpha faq" /> [[Bungie]] confirmed the alpha would be open to all those who registered.<ref>{{RefArticle
 
 
|lastname = @GuardiansofD|year = June 11, 2014|url = https://twitter.com/GuardiansofD/statuses/476893850678484992|title = '''GuardiansofDestiny''': Just confirmed with @DeeJ_BNG ...|publisher = Twitter|accessed = June 14, 2014}}</ref> 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.<ref>{{RefArticle|lastname = Haas|firstname = Peter|year = June 11, 2014|url = http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Destiny-PS4-Alpha-Test-Launches-Today-Everyone-Get-Invites-64652.html|title = Destiny PS4 Alpha Test Launches Today, Everyone Will Get Invites|publisher = CinemaBlend.com|accessed = June 14, 2014}}</ref>
 
|lastname = @GuardiansofD|year = June 11, 2014|url = https://twitter.com/GuardiansofD/statuses/476893850678484992|title = '''GuardiansofDestiny''': Just confirmed with @DeeJ_BNG ...|publisher = Twitter|accessed = June 14, 2014}}</ref> 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.<ref>{{RefArticle|lastname = Haas|firstname = Peter|year = June 11, 2014|url = http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Destiny-PS4-Alpha-Test-Launches-Today-Everyone-Get-Invites-64652.html|title = Destiny PS4 Alpha Test Launches Today, Everyone Will Get Invites|publisher = CinemaBlend.com|accessed = June 14, 2014}}</ref>
   
 
== Overview ==
 
== Overview ==
The alpha test allowed players to create a character from one of ''<nowiki>Destiny'</nowiki>''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. [[Patrol|Area exploration]] was possible, along with the acquisition of side quests from these areas. The [[Crucible]], the game's competitive multiplayer, was also available.
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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 4 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|''Destiny'' Public Beta]].<ref>{{RefArticle
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Characters created in the Alpha will not be able to continue onto the next [[Destiny Public Beta|phase of testing]].<ref>{{RefArticle
 
|lastname = @Bungie|year = June 15, 2014|url = https://twitter.com/Bungie/status/478367900634730496|title = '''Bungie''': Alpha Characters will not survive ...|publisher = Twitter|accessed = June 20, 2014}}</ref>
 
|lastname = @Bungie|year = June 15, 2014|url = https://twitter.com/Bungie/status/478367900634730496|title = '''Bungie''': Alpha Characters will not survive ...|publisher = Twitter|accessed = June 20, 2014}}</ref>
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* In the [[Story Mission|story mission]] [[The Dark Within]], the [[Ghost]]'s line "[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlOYatDYC40 that Wizard came from the moon]" gained infamy among the ''[[Destiny]]'' fan base.<ref>{{RefArticle|lastname = Kuchera|firstname = Ben|year = June 17, 2014|url = http://www.polygon.com/2014/6/17/5817950/destiny-dinklage-moon-wizard|title = Destiny's worst bit is one of our favorite actors, and we're worried|publisher = Polygon|accessed = June 21, 2014}}</ref> The phrase became so popular that [[Bungie]] made the meme into a t-shirt.<ref>{{RefArticle|lastname = DeeJ|year = June 20, 2014|url = http://www.bungie.net/en/News/News?aid=11589|title = Bungie Weekly Update - 06/20/2014|publisher = Bungie.net|accessed = June 21, 2014}}</ref><ref>{{RefArticle|lastname = Hernandez|firstname = Patricia|year = June 20, 2014|url = http://www.kotaku.com.au/2014/06/bungie-turns-peter-dinklage-destiny-meme-into-a-t-shirt/|title = Bungie Turns Peter Dinklage Destiny Meme Into A T-Shirt|publisher = Kotaku Australia|accessed = June 21, 2014}}</ref> Within an hour, the shirt went on to become the best-selling item among the available inventory in the [http://bungiestore.com/ Bungie Store].<ref>{{RefArticle|lastname = @Bungie|year = June 20, 2014|url = https://twitter.com/Bungie/statuses/480100984190795776|title = Bungie: In one hour, this became the ...|publisher = Twitter|accessed = June 21, 2014}}</ref>
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[[File:Destiny Alpha download ready.png|thumb|250px|6.7GB]]
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* The Alpha was exactly 6.7[[wikipedia:Gigabyte|GB]].
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* [[Evan Nikolich]], a designer for ''Destiny'', revealed that the Alpha was less than 10 percent of the actual game's content.<ref>{{RefArticle|lastname = @EvanNikolich|year = June 15, 2014|url = https://twitter.com/EvanNikolich/statuses/478217469023100930|title = '''EvanNikolich''': The Destiny Alpha is less than ...|publisher = Twitter|accessed = June 22, 2014}}</ref>
 
* Bungie revealed that the alpha testing period of ''Destiny'' logged exactly 6,461,871 games since it launched on June 12. Other in-game statistics were:<ref>{{RefArticle|lastname = DeeJ|year = June 20, 2014|url = http://www.bungie.net/en/News/News?aid=11589|title = Bungie Weekly Update - 06/20/2014|publisher = Bungie.net|accessed = June 21, 2014}}</ref>
 
* Bungie revealed that the alpha testing period of ''Destiny'' logged exactly 6,461,871 games since it launched on June 12. Other in-game statistics were:<ref>{{RefArticle|lastname = DeeJ|year = June 20, 2014|url = http://www.bungie.net/en/News/News?aid=11589|title = Bungie Weekly Update - 06/20/2014|publisher = Bungie.net|accessed = June 21, 2014}}</ref>
 
** 149,522,313 [[Primary Weapon]] kills
 
** 149,522,313 [[Primary Weapon]] kills
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** 4,002,737 [[Heavy Weapon]] kills
 
** 4,002,737 [[Heavy Weapon]] kills
 
** 21,687,298 [[Super Ability]] kills
 
** 21,687,298 [[Super Ability]] kills
** 2,819,211 [[Orb of Light|Orbs of Light]] gathered
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** 2,819,211 Orbs of [[Light]] gathered
 
** 6,850,773 [[Control]] points captured in the [[Crucible]]
 
** 6,850,773 [[Control]] points captured in the [[Crucible]]
 
** 1,195 Deathless Medals awarded in the Crucible
 
** 1,195 Deathless Medals awarded in the Crucible
 
** 4,356 Splatters with the [[Sparrow]]
 
** 4,356 Splatters with the [[Sparrow]]
 
** 667,966 [[Public Event]]s joined
 
** 667,966 [[Public Event]]s joined
** 60,491,944 [[Fallen]] [[Dreg]]s "dispatched with Extreme Prejudice"
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** 60,491,944 [[Dreg|Fallen Dregs]] "dispatched with Extreme Prejudice"
 
==Gallery==
 
<gallery>
 
Destiny Alpha download ready.png|6.7GB.
 
TWCFTM t-shirt_art.jpg|T-shirt art.
 
</gallery>
 
   
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==
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== References ==
 
== References ==
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