by Zaid Kriel (Zaid) Posted Tuesday, July 15, 2014 7:50:00 AM
While you might be tempted to never leave the house when the Destiny Beta activates on the 17th July, real life will likely scuttle those plans. Fortunately the game's companion app is designed to keep you in the game even when you're not in the game.
According to IGN, it appears as though the app will give you access to the inventory and equipment screens of the game, allowing you to tinker with your Guardian even while you're waiting in line to by tickets to a One Direction concert. The app has complete 3D models of all the characters you create and they can be altered in real time with equipment, weapons and armor. What’s that means is any changes made in the app will affect the actual game immediately.
Even better than that, you won't only be able to switch out your currently owned equipment in Destiny, you'll also be able to see what shops in the game are selling and then buy and equip that. The app will also give you full access to Destiny’s lore book, the Grimoire. Whatever info you've unraveled while playing the game will be accessible in the Grimoire, giving hints as to future events in the game and possibly giving clues as to where to unlock new weapons or equipment. The app will also keep track of all of your stats, progression and missions.
The app is available on iOS and Android and is compatible with all versions of the game. iOS users should note the their version of the app is only on the smaller iPhones, with the larger iPad not yet supported, though it is coming later. Sadly, a version of the app for Windows Phone is not planned.
A full Destiny
That news follows on from a recent leak as to the Beta's content. According to a post on the news aggregation website Reddit, a letter issued to employees of the US video game retailer, GameStop, describes the contents of the upcoming beta. The Destiny Beta will contain four story chapters, four multiplayer maps, and a cooperative Strike mission. Strike missions serve as the game’s dungeons, and are allegedly much more difficult than other parts of the game.
If you're interested in taking part in the Destiny beta, it's not to late. Access to the beta can be gained by making a pre-order for the game and doing so will grant you multiple keys to share with your friends, so you can form your own fireteams.
Destiny is launching on the 9th September for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Unsure if you should purchase Destiny? Check out our Alpha impressions "What wonders await."
Source: IGN, Reddit
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