Destiny: beta characters won’t transfer to full game

By Patrick Garratt
9 August 2014 08:57 GMT

C’mon, now. You knew they were going to wipe it.


Bungie’s confirmed the awful, inevitable truth: none of your Destiny beta characters or stats will transfer over into the full game.

The developer admitted in this update that “our beta characters won’t transfer to the final version of Destiny. The vaults have been cleaned out, too.”

Bungie designer Tyson Green added: “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.”

But this is the last time your avatar’s going to get retired. “On September 9, you can create a Guardian who will keep you company for a good, long time,” the update continued.

“On a long-enough timeline, you might decide to delete him or her and start over again – but that will be your call to make.”

The news will rankle some. Bungie said this week that no major gameplay changes had been made since the beta.

Still. Nearly there. Which version are you planning to pick up?

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