If for some reason you see someone in your PSN friends list playing the Destiny beta ahead of its July 17 release, don’t worry. You’re not seeing things, nor does it mean that that person is working for Bungie. However, there is a big possibility that the person does know someone who works there, though; since they’ll be beta testing the beta.
Over on Bungie’s official site, Community Manager Deej announced that a “small wave of trusted allies” will be playing the beta client ahead of its release.
Before the Destiny Beta officially begins, we’ll be inviting a small wave of trusted allies to help us warm up our systems in advance of your arrival. If you know a guy, you may see some early Destiny Beta activity in their recently played games history. If you don’t, you may see panicked Tweets and screenshots on the Internet proclaiming, “The Destiny Beta has begun!”
However, before any of you jump up and down and see if you can snag this super-special invite, don’t waste your breath, as Bungie themselves is nipping this in the bud by saying, “There isn’t a path that leads to this early testing phase. Please don’t beg us for codes, and please don’t harass the people you detect playing.”
It’s only a few days more anyway. So, in the meantime, why not read up on all the news we have so far for the sci-fi shooter?
Destiny will hit the PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on September 9.