Destiny beta going offline for two days

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The Destiny beta has been out for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 since July 17, but it will be offline for maintenance for the next two days, according to Bungie’s Twitter feed. This move gives Bungie some time to clean things up ahead of the launch of the Xbox 360 and Xbox One beta on Wednesday. The PlayStatoin beta will be back up and running at 1pm EST on July 23, which is also when the Microsoft consoles’ beta will begin.

This is expected to be the only interruption in service, with the beta continuing until Monday July 28 at 2:59am EST.

The beta has already held special Iron Banner events in the Crucible. There’s also  a Beta Rally scheduled for Saturday, July 26 at 5pm EST where players who participate will receive an exclusive emblem that carries over to the retail release of the game.

While you wait for the beta to return (or for your first crack at it, Xbox users), take a look at our exclusive chat with Bungie engineer Roger Wolfson on the difficulties of delivering the game across multiple console generations.