Destiny Beta Characters Will Not Transfer to Final Version

It's so hard to say goodbye to our beta guardians.

It's so hard to say goodbye to our beta guardians.

For those lucky enough to play the Destiny beta last month, it’s sad news that we learn our beta characters will not transfer over to the game’s final version. I know many of you are upset, as am I. The beta was gorgeous and so much fun. We were introduced to some wonderful characters and now we are left heartbroken…

Bungie made their announcement on their blog quite dramatically, but in a humorous way. I imagined the “Old Spice” commercial when the gentleman talks to the women about their man.

Grab your Destiny Companion. Look at your Guardian. Now look at Matt’s. Now back to your Guardian. Now back to his. Despite your brave service and fantastic exploits in the Beta, it was only your first step into the wider world of Destiny. A small (yet record breaking) percentage of you barely even ventured to the Moon. There is so much left to do – so much left to learn and master.

The reasoning was based on many tweaks made to the game after the beta and that it wasn’t an easy decision to make according to Bungie designer Tyson Green.

Since the Beta, we’ve continued to tune and adjust the game. The way you earn experience has been adjusted up and down a bunch of times. Items have been added and removed. New features toggled. Although there’s no single monumental change, the sum of the tweaks leaves characters from the Beta Build in strange shape that would be confusing at best, broken at worst.

Destiny is an upcoming online multiplayer first-person shooter game set in a “mythic science fiction” open world, developed by Bungie and Activision. The game will release on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, and PS3 on September 9th.

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Venisia Gonzalez

Venisia is a public relations professional, video game industry contractor, published author, freelance entertainment journalist, copy editor, a co-organizer of the Latinx Games Festival, and a member of the Latinx in Gaming and the Puerto Rico Game Developers (PRGD) community. Her passion is video games. She loves the adrenaline rush from a multiplayer match and understands the frustrations of a brand-new raid. Venisia finds immense value in gaming especially in the realm of mental health.