Bungie has released some end-of-year statistics for Destiny, and according to the developer, at least 12,869,066 players (and counting) “have picked up a controller and taken Destiny for a spin” since its release this year. Together, they’ve created 22,932,276 Guardians, and have spent 872,404,449 hours battling enemies.
We’re also told that Atheon has been destroyed 2.4 million times, and that Crota has been ended 769 times and counting. Expressing its delight at what it considers “staggering statistics,” Bungie thanked fans and revealed that a team of five hundred developers are currently working on Destiny to make sure that the in-game world continues to evolve.
Signing off the last update for the year, David ‘Deej’ Dague requested Destiny veterans to go easy on “Christmas noobs.” The company believes that its about to “receive a stampeding influx” of them over the holiday!
Those who are interested in the game and don’t own a PlayStation 4 yet might want to note that Best Buy is offering $50 off the Destiny PS4 bundle. You can read more on that here. Don’t forget that Bungie has been reportedly dropping the Banhammer on people using “modded consoles” so you might want to avoid that!