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Update: This article originally said that all PS Plus subscribers would get into the Destiny beta based on a PlayStation blog post. That is wrong. Sony worded its post incorrectly, and we’ve updated this story to reflect that.

Bungie recently held a short testing phase for its upcoming shooter Destiny on PlayStation 4. Now, the developer is getting ready for another test that you will have access to if you preorder the game.

The Destiny beta test starts on July 17 exclusively for PlayStation 4, and anyone preorders the game will get access to the beta.


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Destiny is an open-world online shooter that has players exploring several locations throughout our solar system. Players choose their class and fight through battles to level up and collect loot and better equipment. The shooter even has massively multiplayer-online-style elements that will have large groups of gamers working together in public events. That includes taking on enemies that are way too powerful for a small group to eliminate quickly.

Gamers started up the alpha test more than 6 million times, according to Bungie, and this next test will likely serve even more people.

While PS Plus subscribers may spend a big portion of July playing the Destiny beta, PS4 owners can also download the four-player fighter Towerfall Ascension and sidescrolling platformer Strider at no additional cost. As part of PS Plus’s Instant Game Collection feature, PS3 owners will get Dead Space 3 and Vessel, while Vita gamers will get Doki Doki Universe and Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes.

Destiny Official E3 Gameplay Experience Trailer


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