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{{DISPLAYTITLE:''Destiny'' First Look Alpha}}
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> is the [[wikipedia:Software release life cycle#Alpha|alpha build]] of ''[[Destiny]]'' available to the public for testing from June 12 to June 15 of 2014. 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 that everyone who registered would get access to the alpha.<ref>{{RefArticle
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[[File:Destiny Alpha logo.png|250px|thumb|The ''Destiny'' Alpha logo.]]
|lastname = @GuardiansofD|year = June 11, 2014|url = https://twitter.com/GuardiansofD/statuses/476893850678484992|title = Tweet by GuardiansofDestiny|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>
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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 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>
   
The alpha test allows players to create a character from one of ''Destiny'''s three player classes. Once inside the alpha, players start at level 4 and can earn XP to level up and earn new abilities, and advance all the way up to level 8. Alpha players can undertake story-based missions throughout [[Earth]] either by themselves or with online companions. Area exploration is possible, along with the acquisition of side quests from these areas. [[The Crucible]], the game's competitive multiplayer, is also available.
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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
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|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>
   
== See also ==
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== Overview ==
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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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Characters created in the alpha did not continue into the [[Destiny Public Beta|''Destiny'' Public Beta]].<ref>{{RefArticle
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|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>
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== Trivia ==
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* 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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* 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>
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** 149,522,313 [[Primary Weapon]] kills
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** 21,782,610 Secondary Weapon kills
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** 4,002,737 [[Heavy Weapon]] kills
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** 21,687,298 [[Super Ability]] kills
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** 2,819,211 [[Orb of Light|Orbs of Light]] gathered
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** 6,850,773 [[Control]] points captured in the [[Crucible]]
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** 1,195 Deathless Medals awarded in the Crucible
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** 4,356 Splatters with the [[Sparrow]]
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** 667,966 [[Public Event]]s joined
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** 60,491,944 [[Fallen]] [[Dreg]]s "dispatched with Extreme Prejudice"
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==Gallery==
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== See Also ==
 
* ''[[Destiny]]''
 
* ''[[Destiny]]''
 
* [[Destiny Public Beta]]
 
* [[Destiny Public Beta]]
   
 
== References ==
 
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Revision as of 11:21, September 12, 2017

Destiny Alpha logo

The Destiny Alpha logo.

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 GreatnessAwaits.com.[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]

Overview

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]

Trivia

Gallery

See Also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 PlayStation.com "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". CinemaBlend.com. 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". Bungie.net. 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". Bungie.net. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
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