The Must-See Sights in the Destiny Open Beta

Bungie’s long-awaited Destiny is right around the corner, hitting Xbox One and Xbox 360 on September 9. And now, Xbox owners everywhere have the chance to jump into the public beta and get a sneak preview of what Destiny is all about. There’s definitely a lot to take in, so we’ve got a special video for you to check out that highlights some of the key features and activities that you won’t want to miss. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s covered:

The Tower:
This is where you’ll meet up with other players, cash in your sweet loot, buy class-specific items and ships, level up, store stuff in your personal vault, check the bounty board, and make preparations for your next ass-kicking expedition.

The Character Screen:
There are a lot of choices you get to make about what you kit yourself out with in terms of weapons and armor, so remember to head to your character screen, where you can compare two items’ stats and choose what’s best for you. You can also dismantle stuff that you don’t need – this gives you money and crafting components so that you can make some cool upgrades for yourself later on. You can also review your stats, and decide how you want to build your character.

The Ability Screen:
Each class and subclass has tons of abilities to unlock, which you can check out on the ability screen. The Destiny beta’s level cap is 8, but you can keep unlocking new abilities even after you hit the cap.

You’ll find lots of loot chests in the world. Keep an eye out for the golden chests – find them all, and you may get a cool reward!

The Cosmodrome:
Don’t forget to visit here once you’re done with all the beta’s main missions; the Cosmodrome is a great source of side-quests, so you can keep earning experience, money, and gear.

If you’re not in the Destiny beta, what are you waiting for? Hop in, and get a taste of what you’re in store for come September 9, on Xbox One and Xbox 360!