The time has come; the Destiny Beta has arrived. As we approach the beta, along with the game’s full release, Bungie will slowly release more and more about the game. This past week has brought us countless amounts of information regarding Beta content, specifically competitive multiplayer maps available in Destiny. These Destiny Beta Multiplayer Maps will be available on July 17th for Playstation players, and July 23rd for Xbox One users. Below are videos and details of the revealed maps.
If you managed to get your hands on the Playstation exclusive Destiny Alpha, you may recognize this large, vehicular-based map. Taking place on a large Moon landscape, First Light allows for wide open vehicle combat, as well as interior combat for Guardians. Two vehicles, Pikes and Interceptors, are available to each team, and Guardians can spawn their own Sparrows on this map as well.
Shores of Time takes place on Venus, and is another new map that players will get to experience for the first time in the ongoing Beta. Multiple routes and corridors make this map unique to navigate, and allow for a dynamic game during Control matches.
Rusted Lands was another map that was available during the Destiny Alpha Sneak Peek. This map is located in Old Russia, Earth, an explorable area within Destiny’s free-roam, so the theme will be very familiar. The map features two main buildings as well as destroyed structure in the center of the map that becomes the home of the B objective during Control matches.
I would like to congratulate the winners of our FFA 8 Tourney. And want to thank those who did participate. It was lots of fun. I am sorry to anyone that put their time in and didn't get to participate.
1st place - $100 - SLEDNECKS98 (Lust)
2nd place - $50 - COG GU3R1LLAZZ (Gold Suit/Hubris)
Update 1.3 is here and with it come some of the changes you’ve been asking for! Just a few of the highlights are listed below.
Be sure to click on the Patch Notes link at the bottom of the page for a full list of everything that has changed.
Platoon System Updated
We know how much you love to party in Platoons, so we've revamped our system to make it even more rewarding. Our new design allows players to create Platoons based on tiers, so that members will never be ill-equipped for battle.
Once the Platoon Leader choses a vehicle, other members will only be able to select tanks from their garage that are compatible with the leader's selection. Vehicles that are either too low of a tier, or too high, will not be accessible. Generally, you will want to select the highest tier vehicle that is compatible to maximize your efforts in battle. If you are unable to select any vehicles in your Garage, you will either need to purchase a compatible tier vehicle, or communicate with your Platoon Leader to change their selection.
The Platoon list has been moved from the upper right to the left side of the screen. Here you can easily assess the other members of the Platoon while keeping your selected vehicle in view. Just above your Gamertag at the top of the screen, you will notice the new "Ready" text. This displays the status of your Platoon at all times, regardless of which menu you are viewing.
If you would like to brush up on the basics of Platooning, please have a look at our Game Guide, or jump in the game and view our Platoon tutorial Video in the Training section of the Garage.
Battle Results Screen Updated
We're adding some features back to the Battle Results screen, at your request. You will now be able to see your stats on a tank by tank basis. Here is a peek at the Battle Results' new look:
The Battle Awards and Ribbons earned in battle are displayed at the top, your earnings are shown on the bottom left, and your Battle Efficiency information is located on the bottom right.
The following information can be found in the Battle Efficiency section:
Spotted: A checkmark indicates that you spotted the vehicle.
Assist: The amount of damage dealt to an enemy that you spotted.
Critical Hits: The number of critical hits done to a specific vehicle in battle.
Tank Damage: The amount of damage dealt to the enemy vehicle.
Destroyed: A checkmark indicates that you destroyed the tank.
Weather / Night Map Variants Added
We're adding more of the popular night and rain variants to your favorite maps. Check out the images below, and then test them out on the battlefield!
Himmelsdorf - Night
Province - Night
Westfield – Rain
German Tanks Added
Two German tanks have been added to the game: the tier IV heavy tank, Durchburuchswagen 2 and the tier VI medium tank,VK 30.02 M.
Please see our full 1.3 patch notes for detailed information about the changes and additions of this update.