If you’re looking for the latest, big first person shooter than you’re in luck. Destiny, Bungie’s latest big title (the team responsible for creating the Halo franchise), had its Beta released a couple of days ago and it’s available for everyone to download. It’s no longer restricted to certain individuals with access keys. Now Xbox 360, Xbox One, However, Destiny is more than a first person shooter. It’s more correct to say that it’s a massively-multiplayer-online-RPG-first-person-shooter. A video is worth 5,000 words, so check out the trailer to get a better idea of what Destiny is all about.
The download is 5 gigabytes on the Xbox 360 and 12 gigabytes on the PS4, so be sure you have plenty of space before downloading the Beta. If you don’t have much time to play, make sure that you at least play anytime between 2 PM and 6 PM Pacific Time in order to receive an exclusive Beta reward. Upon playing through the game, I ran across this message remind me to do so:
Enjoy playing Destiny! It’s shaping up to be a great game. If you’re looking for me, I’ll be online via Xbox 360 as DeRail275.
Today’s rally happens at 2:00 PM Pacific time. That’s Bungie time. Destiny Beta time. Play whatever you want. Appear anywhere in the game.
— Bungie (@Bungie) July 26, 2014
There’s more news here if you’d like some more specifics. It seems like the prize is a nameplate to prove that you were a part of the beta, along with 200 credits