How to download the Destiny Beta now

Destiny Preload Guide (7)

As we reported earlier today, the lucky people across the pond are able to preload the Destiny Beta for PlayStation 4. Thanks to some nice people on the internet, we’ve figured out how to preload the Beta if you reside in another region. Join us below for this completely easy process. If you don’t want to pre-order the game through the European PlayStation Network, we’ve also included a guide on how to cancel this pre-order.

What you’ll need:

  • PS4
  • EU PSN account (steps to create one can be found here. If you’re doing this on PS4, it should be relatively the same).

How to do it:

  1. After creating your European PSN account, login with it on your PlayStation 4.
  2. Navigate to the PlayStation Store.
  3. Search for Destiny.
  4. Pre-order the game (EU PSN doesn’t charge until release) and it should begin downloading the Beta.
  5. Wait until July 17th to play.

How to cancel the pre-order:

  1. On your EU PSN account, navigate to the Settings tab.
  2. Go to PSN
  3. Click Account Information
  4. Click Wallet
  5. Go to Transaction History
  6. Click next, then click on your Destiny pre-order and cancel it.

If you have followed the above steps correctly, you should be ready to go when the Beta goes live on July 17th. Note: you can still play with your main account even though you downloaded the client from a different region.

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  • Deric Brown

    Is this beta file the same for NA? Just wanted to know before I download this and it ends up being a waste of time for me.

  • AnonymUce

    thanks but I can wait.

  • IH8YH

    it only downloads a 180MB client though?!

    • Jessey

      That’s the PlayGo portion.

      • IH8YH

        yeah noticed a few moments later that the client downloads the rest of the 12GB quietly in the background.

  • Zach Cotten

    Only downloaded a 180MB client…

    • Jessey

      That’s the PlayGo portion..

      • Jake

        lol you have said this like 100 times no one listens lol

  • enigma

    is this legal ?

  • Trim Dose

    Wow it worked!!, downloading now, still dunno if will able to play the game on 17th, it only weights 170 mb plus or something.

    • Nyx

      Its because of PlayGo, its still downloading when you go to the Destiny Beta application press options and go to information.

    • Azrial

      It’ll download a small amounts by now, but on the 17th, another 13GB will be required and downloaded.

      • Jessey

        It’ll download the whole Beta now. The 100 MB is just the initial PlayGo portion that allows you to play while the rest downloads in the background.

        • Yan Bezina

          Nice to know , not useless like i thought then , thx for info .

  • BerryFlinger

    Scam scam scam. Beta should not require any pre-order. Don’t listen to any site or big chain store if they tell you that. GameStop for example just wants to reach its quotas so they hire pushy punk kids. Register at bungie with PSN and that should be it.

    • Jessey

      That still requires a code obtained from pre-ordering the game.

    • Robert Taylor

      Wrong the destiny beta is only available to those who have preordered

      • BerryFlinger

        Wrong, stop the agenda. I’m getting mine not paying a dime.

        • Jake

          the only way to get the beta is to preorder. and the only way to pre order it for free that iv seen so far is to pre order from amazon.

        • IH8YH

          sorry but you are an idiot. the beta is available to all those who preordered the game AND to those lucky enough to snatch a code through give-aways etc. BUT if you want to be absolutely sure to play the beta you can easily pre-order. you can even preorder through amazon, receive the code via email right after the order confirmation and then cancel the preorder and you didnt pay a cent. same works with gamestop! you preorder with a 5$ deposit, the code should be on your receipe and if its there, cancel immediatly again, the code stays valid.
          and the PSN method works too, preorder, play the beta, if you dont like it cancel again. PSN wont charge you for the preorder until September 7th.
          It might be a marketing sheme or ever, but also a good way for Bungie to stresstest the servers if EVERYONE who buys the game on launch day can participate in the beta. If you think thats a SCAM than i am sorry for you, stay in your little “EVERYTHING IS A SCAM” world.

          • IH8YH

            and by the way: if you use the Gamestop method you of course get your money back if you paid the deposit cash.

          • BerryFlinger

            I pity you fools. I guarantee I’ll have a code not pre ordering anything. What dumb company wouldn’t want to gain unsure buyers. Unless Bungie is the dumbest company which I wouldn’t dispute other than EA, this is a terrible way to introduce a beta if it were actually true that you have to pre order, but you don’t. Go along now and play in traffic.

    • Booty Warrior

      how is it a scam, when its only right for players who pre ordered deserves to play first. and you dont have to pre order the game to get the beta

  • ExplodingJuice

    Don’t bother wasting your time people. It’s just the PlayGo Portion. You will still have to download the remaining 10GB+ when it goes live. I can wait to download a 180MB useless file.

    • thefuckdidijustread

      lol u dumb boy

    • Jessey

      The initial download is the PlayGo portion, then it downloads the rest in the background. You can see that in the screenshots.

  • Russell Gorall

    Scam.

    • Jessey

      How so?

      • Jake

        please reply to my questions jessey!

  • Jessey

    I’ll be here to answer any questions you guys n’ gals might have about the process.

    • OneShot

      Thanks, downloading now.

      • Jessey

        Welcome!

    • Nyx

      So I did exactly what was stated above I pre-ordered, then downloaded everything, at the 17th of July, I’ll be able to play it with no issues at all right? Will it still require anything else?

      • Jessey

        It shouldn’t require anything else.

    • Jake

      just saying idk about everyone elses but when i go to downloads it shows destiny beta downloading. the full file all 14 gbs.

    • Dalton

      Jessey
      i pre-ordered the: Destiny™ Digital Guardian Edition (Pre-Order). for PS4
      i am in north america and did not receive a beta code right then and there. should I have received a beta code or will it be emailed to me on the 17th? if i should have already received the beta code how should i go about retrieving one? if not what should i be looking for/expecting from PSN on or by the 17th? I wanna make sure i don’t miss out on this early access beta.

      thanks!
      -Dalton

      • Jeremy

        You don’t get a beta code pre-ordering on PS4. As long as you have automatic download/upload on it’ll start the download on it’s own.

        • Farid Saud Rolleri

          when? because I pre-ordered it a few minutes ago and nothing happened

        • Dalton

          yeah we’re almost 9 hours into the 17th (hope that doesn’t sound too bratty lol) and still no email from PSN nor Bungie.

          also i ordered the Digital guardian edition.
          does that include the expansion pass or whatever?

          i noticed on the destiny game page (my psn) that the expansion pass package is still available for me to purchase and has a listed price of 34.99 or something instead of the usual “purchased” or a day count down in place of where the price is.

          just wanna make sure i didn’t pay an extra $30 bucks for some armor, and still have to seperately purchase the expansions.

          thanks for the response, Jeremy!
          i know that’s a lot to cover,but i would greatly appreciate any helpful info at all! THANKS!!!

    • massoud

      Do you need a creditcard

    • Jake

      hey jessey just for the record the beta downloaded from the EU store doesnt work as far as i can tell. it wont even let you open the application even if it is fully downloaded. what gives?

      • Jessey

        Hey Jake! I went through the same problem myself when the Beta went live. Try entering the app again to see if that works. If not, respond to me please.

        • Jake

          hey jessey i tried everything and it wouldnt work so i downloaded the NA one. took 14 hours to download but i still had plenty of time to do everything on the beta haha. can you tell me if there are just 2 pvp maps on the beta? everything online says four but mine only goes to 2???

  • Rhdvtcrf

    It’s saying “No content was found”

    • Jessey

      In what step?

    • disqus_a54470QfBE

      Idiot!

      • Rhdvtcrf

        I fixed it asshole.

  • ThatMadCat

    That downloaded suspiciously fast … you sure this actually works?

    • Jessey

      The initial download is the PlayGo portion, then it downloads the rest in the background. You can see that in the screenshots..

      • ThatMadCat

        Yeah except after it finished downloading suspiciously fast it didn’t start downloading the larger version it just said it was there in my hard drive.

        • Jessey

          Press Options on the Beta then go to Information. You’ll see how much you’ve downloaded there.

          • ThatMadCat

            ah alrighty then, odd that it doesn’t appear in downloads

          • disqus_a54470QfBE

            Sony fans are the dumbest idiots on the planet lol

        • CH3SH

          It’s reserving the space, if they release and files it’ll open up doorways for hackers and modders to see what’s under the hood 😉

  • aron lawford

    So many duds dont read the comments before they post there own retarded comment

  • blzzy_gie

    All aboard the HYPE train, I have a bad feeling that half the people who download this will probably be disappointed by it but still let the hype train and the Lemmings convince them otherwise.

    • Jessey

      I actually wasn’t too hyped for the game before the Alpha. Now? I’m eagerly waiting for the 17th to get here!

  • Ashkan Yahyaei

    hey jessey, i know this can work and later on i can cancel my pre-order but i have a us acc and have pre-ordered the game from there , can u confirm this gonna work with my us acc ? cause as far as i can tell every single content u buy or download are linked to that acc only and when i cancel my pre-order on my eu acc this beta aint gonna work with my us acc as well as with my eu acc, u know i just dont wanna lose 16GB’s !

    • Jessey

      Yeah it’ll work. You just need to go to your EU account and set your desired console as your primary console so that all the EU content is accessible to everyone.

      • Jake

        what if i already have my other american account set as the primary one on my ps4 will i still be able to play the beta on my american account?

  • Dynasty2021

    Or get an Xbox and play Halo. Same game pretty much.

    • Guest

      Halo is trash and will fade away this generation.

      • disqus_a54470QfBE

        Youre a goof and hopefully fades away from cancer

        • VK4502b

          Cancer jokes are disgusting, stop that.

          • Epicstuf

            Is that all?

          • VK4502b

            That is all!

      • TomDobo

        That’s your opinion

    • J. Brandon Abshure

      It’s on Xbox, too. Idiot.

  • Jhon

    if i dont have my card details on there would it still work since its taking away the money on the 6th

    • Jessey

      Yeah, but if you plan on purchasing the game from that European Account, make sure to have funds (or CC info) in that account by September 6th so they can charge you.

  • The Batman

    For people who pre ordered through say Amazon, when do they get their beta code?

    • Jessey

      You should have received your code from Amazon shortly after pre-ordering. Enter that code on Bungie’s site, choose your platform, then return to the site on the 17th (18th in Europe) to get your Beta code.

  • Booty Warrior

    this is a waste of time. you still going to haw to wait till july 17th. LMFAO

    • Jessey

      The key word being “until”. You’ll be playing while everyone else is downloading. This is for those who want the extra time or dont have a fast connection.

      • Booty Warrior

        still a waste of time. you still got to wait till the beta comes out on the 17th like the rest of us. so downloading the beta before the beta comes out no makes no difference

        • Jessey

          You have to wait, but you won’t be downloading the Beta on the 17th; that’s the point. It’s a convenience to those who would rather not wait or who would otherwise have to wait a long period of time.

          • Jake

            my internet connection is slow. the beta comes out on the 17th but it would take me 3 days to download it. therefore if downloading it early like this works. i can play on the 17th i wont have to wait for the xbox release day to play it

        • JD

          Sony has implemented a new PreLoad system like Steam so that gamers would not have to wait for the game to come out to download, it would be downloaded beforehand and when the clock hits release time it is immediately accessible. Same applies to this. Definitely not a waste of time.

      • Booty Warrior

        well, i just receive the beta code and im using my american account. im downloading it now. so whats your point?

  • Oblivion

    Hmm. Since it’s only downloading a 180mb file, what are you really saving yourself here time wise? Or does it continue after the initial download?

    • Jessey

      The initial download is the PlayGo portion, then it downloads the rest in the background. You can see that in the screenshots…

  • Jake

    I have a question. If i download the beta from my EU PSN account that I
    just made. can i switch over to my main account, the primary account on
    my ps4 which is a North America account and play it with my friends who
    download it the normal way on the 17th?

    • Jake

      why did my question get bumped down like instantly after i asked it?

      • Jessey

        Disquss us weird sometimes

        • Jake

          can i change my primary account on the PS4 or is like a permanent thing?

          • Jessey

            I’m not exactly sure what you mean but you should go to your EU account and make whatever ps4 your using the primary console. Doing this will allow all accounts on the console to play the beta or anything else you might download with the EU account.

          • Jake

            yes you see i have another account already set as my primary on this ps4 so i was just wondering if i could change the primary PSN account, and it said i could online so hopefully it works.

          • Jake

            also if you wanna play the beta together HMU. MatureEyesOnly is my NA account and if i cant play on that one then DemonikSsin is my EU account. thanks again.

          • Jessey

            will do thanks!

          • Guest

            i just looked it up and it says i can deactivate my ps4 as my primary so i might be able to just activate the other account as primary and change it back later. so thank you for all your help friend!

          • Jessey

            Whoa wait. Each account can have that PS4 as its primary console.

        • Jake

          so i dont have to have card information on my account to pre order it and start the download right? and then i can cancel the pre order right after and it will still download and be playable?

          • Jessey

            Don’t need a card. Don’t cancel the pre-order though. I’m pretty sure it will revoke your access. Although feel free to test that out.

    • Jessey

      Sorry dude. You should be able to

      • Jake

        so if i dowload it via EU PSN store, you think i can still play with my North American friends? also can i delete the beta off my harddrive to get more space? so i can like play the EU one just until my NA one finishes downloading then i can switch over?

        • Jessey

          If the servers allow you for it then yes. It really depends on if Bungie allows all regions to play together or if they close them off. Not sure about your second question though. Sorry, Jake.

          • Jake

            thats ok thanks a ton for all the information. i am going to try it in just a few. hope it works. im sure i can delete it later. cant you pretty much delete anything you download?

          • Jessey

            No problem! Yeah you can delete it after you’re done with the beta.

        • JD

          That’s an interesting question. The codes are tied to the region, while playing online in the game should automatically determine North American servers since they would give you the best connection.

  • Jake

    and will i still need the download codes they give out on the 17th to play it?

    • Jake

      bump? i guess?

      • Jessey

        Fist bump!

    • Jessey

      Nope! Although I’ll probably see what happens if I cancel the initiate the US download.

      • Jake

        so basically if you use this method you dont even need the codes they give? you can get the beta without having to put down any money?

        • Jessey

          Precisely!

  • Jeroen Hoogveld

    Seems abit too much trouble for a beta.

    • JD

      Literally takes about 10 minutes or less to set things up and do it this way. It should save you even more time when it comes to downloading the Beta when the floodgates open tomorrow.

  • Nihal Abdurahiman

    I have already got a beta account and I also selelcted the platform and region as US (I have us psn). Now, when I download the beta from EU account, can I login with my main bungie account as I already selected the region as US??

    • Jake

      you will be pre ordering the game again on your EU account so your getting another beta access. you dont even need the code because you pre ordered a seperate copy. though he said before if you make your ps4 the primary for your EU account you should be able to play with your american account. but not sure if it will be on the american server or the EU server so you may not be able to play with friends. you will have to try that one out for yourself.

  • MaskedHobo
    • Jason Mounce

      That is a pretty important piece of info, lotta people gonna rage when they think they’re not paying for the game, if not, paying for it Multiple times (2 regions?) and thinking they’re cancelling it XD

      • Chris Williams

        Except for the fact some people dident tie their credit card to the account so Sony has no way of billing them.

        • Jason Mounce

          Some may, some may not :L

          • Jake

            like me my credit card is tied to my american account not me EU account so they have no way to charge it. and i will cancel the pre order after the beta. since i have an American pre order already for the game.

    • VK4502b

      Good, punishes/prevents people from abusing it. :3

      • Jake

        except a lot of people like me arent abusing it. I have the game pre ordered at gamestop in america. but i have slow internet and dont want to wait to download until we are finally allowed to play. so basically im not using or abusing it to get free beta access i am simply using it to download early so i dont have to wait 2 days to play the game. with my internet i would have to leave a 15 gig download up for 48 hours before i could play it.

    • Yan Bezina

      Only downloading the game , they can keep their code .

    • Joshua Ouwerkerk

      impossible, 1. if you dont put billing information on your account they cant take money off of your account, 2. this BETA is gonna show me if i’am gonna like the game enough the keep the pre-order, so if i use that as excuse, they cant do SHIT because its a BETA that SHOWS US if we like it or not!

    • Rev Dellic
  • Kyokai

    This could all be avoided if they would just let us pre download the game instead of having everyone mass downloading on day one clogging up the servers. But i guess that makes too much sense.

  • Nithyanandh Mahalingam

    Hello ther! Jessey i dint understand the order cancelation part…i just completed downloading the beta..and its ther on my ps4…my doubt it…if i go settings and cancel the order “ryte now” will the beta version be ther in my ps4 still…or will it also b deleted along with the order? Imean to ask…will the beta game b ther on my ps4 aftr the cancellation of the order until the 6th? Or will it also b deleted?

    • JD

      Yes, the beta will still be on your system. =0)

  • Nihal Abdurahiman

    as the first 180 mb is for goplay .. so you can play it while downloading on 17 july??? … if yes then it wont be a problem for people having slow internet as they can play while downloading .. righT?? :/

    • JD

      Sadly, the file size is so big I’m pretty sure it would take a substantial download for the game to begin playing.

  • Victor Jimenez

    i did everything like it said but its downloading in the background but when i switch to my main account it has a little lock beside the destiny beta gamw is that because its still downloading or is it i wont be able to play on my main account? but when i switch to my eu account it doesnt have a lock on it

    • JD

      You need to make sure your European account has activated your PS4 or PS3 as its primary account. You will then be able to log in to your normal account and it won’t show a lock at all. =0)

  • brappleberrypie

    if i already have a eu account that im using do i still have to create another account (I live in the UK). because i have already downloaded it and deleted the preorder, but i dont want to then still be paying for the game becauase of some ‘pre-order’ technicality

  • Ivan

    I already got the US version but no preload, If I use this method and download the beta preload am I able to play it?

  • ck02623

    Shady.

  • Guest

    When you cancel the pre order you cant open the beta application, so cancel it after the beta!

  • gavin

    American causing trouble again, the whole idea of the beta in EU is they are recording lagg effects so make it good for you yanks…
    If you yanks join the beta are pushing false info to the servers, so when they game comes out and you have bad lagg, blame it on yourselves…
    What a bunch of clowns///

  • gavin

    the best part about bungie, are the Americans can only play with themselves… THIS IS GREAT NEWS! those laggy awful 1 hit cod scrubs are finally put to rest while the real EU gamers can compete on a fair platform. RFOM re-born woooop!

  • Sebbe257

    Has the beta been released yet? Because i still can’t open the game :O

  • Guest

    if we go on the beta will we still get charged because it meantions if you use product and the beta is part of it.

  • Guest

    If we use the beta will we still get charged because it mentions you will if you use the product and the beta is part of it.

  • Ryan

    If you use the beta will you still be charged for this if you follow the step above if you have a credit card on or not.

    http://i.imgur.com/WXgMeQQ.jpg

  • Mino

    How can they charge you when they dont have your CC/bank or any other payment info? O.o