Beta Version FAQ of Destiny

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At the begining, what is the video game of Destiny?

Destiny is a shared-world shooter, the first of its kind. It’s an action-adventure game where you are both the main character and the creator of the story. Destiny will be released on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 video game consoles on September 9, 2014.

Ok, now, choose your most carefully Q, and I need to remind you, this is just the beta version FAQ of Destiny.

Q. Hey, what is the Destiny Beta and when is it?

The Destiny Beta is your chance to play Destiny and give us invaluable data and feedback prior to launch on September 9th, 2014. The Beta will include character creation, story missions, cooperative and social activities, competitive multiplayer, and more.

The Destiny Beta will be available without a code on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 on July 24th at 4PM PDT. The Destiny Beta will close at end of the day on July 26th PDT.

Q. I get an error about a corrupt download when downloading on Xbox One. What do I do?

If you try to start playing the Destiny Beta on Xbox One before the download is complete you may get the following message:

The installed game is corrupted. You must delete the installed game and then reinstall it to play this game.

Your download is likely not corrupted, and happily downloading in the background. Do not delete and re-download. Please wait until the Destiny Beta is 100% downloaded before launching.

To monitor the progress of your Destiny Beta download, please navigate to the Games & Apps tile from the Xbox One home screen.

Q. I am able to complete installation of the Destiny Beta on Xbox One, but very early on I get a corruption message (often during or after the intro cutscene). Is there a solution?

Thanks for helping us find this bug! Deleting and re-installing is your next step. If that doesn’t work after the first or second try, it is possible that no amount of re-installs will solve this issue for you.
Our engineering team is investigating, but no further information is available at this time. Thanks again for helping us test the Destiny Beta.

Q. Do I get something cool for playing the Destiny Beta?

Yup! Play the Destiny Beta on Saturday, July 26th, beginning at 2PM PDT, to earn an exclusive emblem for the retail version of Destiny. We’ll also be delivering some fun and unexpected surprises throughout the Beta!

Q. I have a Destiny Beta code. Where do I redeem it?

You no longer need to redeem it at all. The Destiny Beta will be available without a code on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 on July 24th at 4PM PDT.

After 4PM PDT on July 24th, the Destiny Beta is now open to all who would like to play. You no longer need a code to download. Just navigate to the store on your console (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360) and search for the Destiny Beta.

Q. Which console platforms can I choose from?

Destiny is officially available for pre-order on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. The Beta will also support all four platforms.

Q. Will the Destiny Beta require PlayStation Plus or Xbox LIVE Gold?

Xbox LIVE Gold is required to download and play on Xbox platforms. PlayStation Plus is required for some activities on PlayStation platforms. 48-hour and 14-day Xbox LIVE Gold trials are not supported on Xbox 360. Destiny also requires a broadband internet connection.

There is currently an issue where if you attempt to download the Destiny Beta on an Xbox system using a profile that is not Gold-enabled you will receive the following system error:

We couldn’t find your code
Try again in a while, or contact the code provider for more info.

Make sure your Xbox Live account is Gold-enabled to avoid seeing this error when downloading the Destiny Beta. If you continue to see this error please contact Xbox Customer Support.

Q. Is my console compatible with Destiny?

Destiny is compatible with all PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox ONE consoles except for the following systems due to Destiny’s hard drive requirement.

Xbox 360™ Arcade Console
Xbox 360™ 4GB Console
Xbox 360™ Core System
PlayStation®3 12GB System

If you own one of these systems, please consult your owner’s manual, or the manufacturer, to obtain hard drive upgrade information.

NOTE: USB flash memory and external hard drives are not supported for the Destiny Beta, regardless of storage space. The Destiny Beta must be installed to an officially supported internal or attached Hard Drive.

Q. When playing the Destiny Beta on Xbox One, I can’t hear Party Chat if I unsnap the Party App. How do I fix this?
For the Beta, the simplest way to work around this issue by making sure Destiny is not running when you create or join a Chat Party.

Follow these steps if you are unable to Party Chat while the Party App is unsnapped:
Navigate to the Xbox One home screen and highlight the Destiny Beta tile.
Press the menu button (≡) and select “Quit” to shut down the Destiny Beta
If you are not already in a Party, then you should create or join a Party before re-launching Destiny. If you are already in a Party, you do not need to leave it.
Once you are in a Party, you can re-launch Destiny. Party Chat will now continue to function even if the Party App is unsnapped.

NOTE: Switching to Destiny Game Chat, and then back to Party Chat, will cause the bug to happen again—Party Chat will no longer function when the Party App is unsnapped. If that happens, follow the above steps once more.

Q. When playing the Destiny Beta on Xbox One, the game audio is distorted and/or I hear a high-pitched sound. What can I do?

This occurs when the Kinect Chat Mixer setting is set to anything other than “Do nothing.” This happens whether you have a Kinect attached or not. For the Destiny Beta, you can work around this issue by turning Chat Mixer to “Do nothing”.

The default setting is “Reduce the volume of other sounds by 50%.” Follow these steps to set Chat Mixer to “Do nothing”:
From the Xbox One home screen, press the menu button (≡) and select Settings.
Select the Display and sounds tile.
Scroll over to the VOLUME column and select Chat mixer
Highlight Do Nothing and make sure that option is selected.
Once that option is selected, you can re-launch Destiny.

For additional information, and to acquire help with other issues in the Destiny Beta, please visit


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