If you need any indication as to how Destiny will fare come this fall, look no further than Bungie’s website and PSN this morning, both of which are so heavily trafficked they can barely stay up.
Because of Bungie.net’s current predicament—and because the Destiny beta codes are accessed through players’ Bungie.net profiles—the Destiny developer announced on Twitter earlier this morning they’ll be e-mailing participants their beta codes. So for those of you unable to login to the website, keep an eye on your e-mail account. Might save you frustration.
http://t.co/4ucwiEHvaJ is experiencing heavy traffic right now. Beta codes will be emailed shortly. Updates to follow!
— Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) July 17, 2014
Of course, even if you do obtain your code one way or the other—which I did—you might find it impossible to redeem said code. For the better part of an hour now, PSN’s been so taxed that the PlayStation store routinely boots users out due to “maintenance,” or fails to load properly altogether. In an hour’s effort, I’ve personally been unable to get further than the “confirm” screen after plugging in the beta code.
Destiny’s beta begins today (hopefully) on PS3 and PS4, July 23 for Xbox One and Xbox 360.