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Nearly 6.5 million games played in the Destiny Alpha

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Destiny’s recent Alpha convinced me I’d love a shooter MMO that I’ve had little to no interest in up until now. It seems I’m not the only one enamoured by the Alpha; people played a heck of a lot of Destiny during the short time that the alpha was live. 6.46 million player games of the thing, to be exact.

In a weekend update, Bungie released a bunch of stats on how much people have done in the game.

Here’s the Post Game Carnage Report a small, intimate group of players were able to rack up in the First Look Alpha in just a few days’ time:

  • 149,522,313 Primary Weapon Kills
  • 21,782,610 Secondary Weapon Kills
  • 4,002,737 Heavy Weapon Kills
  • 21,687,298 Super Ability Kills
  • 2,819,211 Orbs of Light Gathered
  • 6,850,773 Control Points Captured in the Crucible
  • 1,195 Deathless Medals awarded in the Crucible
  • 4,356 Splatters with the Sparrow
  • 667,966 Public Events Joined
  • 60,491,944 Fallen Dregs Dispatched with Extreme Prejudice
  • Too many to count: Guardians served in Dance Parties

In total, 6,461,871 Player Games were played.

If I’d known that Bungie was tracking how much we danced, I’d probably have danced even more. I had far more fun with the Destiny Alpha than I ever imagined I would have, and I’m rather keen to give it another go when the Beta kicks off later next month.

Destiny is coming in September for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360. A Pc version has not been announced, but it would a perfect fit, and I’d be rather surprised if it ended up not happening. The PlayStation versions of the game will feature a significant chunk of extra content that won’t be available on other platforms until next year at the earliest.

Last Updated: June 23, 2014

19 Comments

  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 23, 2014 at 11:15

    “a small, intimate group of players”? WHAT EXACTLY WAS GOING ON HERE?

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    • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

      June 23, 2014 at 11:16

      Console things

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 23, 2014 at 11:25

      Apparently there was dancing as well, you know, to break the ice.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 23, 2014 at 11:26

        lol – looks like it broke all right :/

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 23, 2014 at 11:27

        Is Destiny an FPS or the Icecapades? trollol!

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  2. Hammersteyn

    June 23, 2014 at 11:23

    Preordered, I have become a slave to the system.

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  3. Jonah Cash

    June 23, 2014 at 11:26

    Great great great game!!!! Brilliant in all they showed, and if they ram this up by just adding more and keeping the same quality then this game is going to be a true blockbuster!!! I am ready!! My pre order is ready!!!

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 23, 2014 at 11:29

      Mine is R650, is that right?

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      • Jonah Cash

        June 23, 2014 at 11:42

        Yip, that is what I paid as well!! Such a cool price for a 10 year game!!!

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        • Nikola

          June 24, 2014 at 14:34

          Pre-Ordered as well i am definitely on the hype train now!!

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  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 23, 2014 at 11:46

    I’m not holding out much hope for this coming to PC. I’ll be happily surprised if it does because it looks like something I’d like to play.

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  5. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    June 23, 2014 at 11:56

    Pre-ordered after only an hour with the Alpha! All hail Bungie! All Hail PS4!

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  6. Kensei Seraph

    June 23, 2014 at 11:58

    I’m pretty sure that the highest number of players that could have “served in Dance Parties” is 6,461,871 players.

    “Too many to count: Guardians served in Dance Parties” just means someone was really lazy.

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  7. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    June 23, 2014 at 12:23

    The “Next Big” Thing… now don’t fuck it up Activision. We don’t want a new Destiny every year.

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  8. Brian Murphy

    June 23, 2014 at 13:59

    “Nearly 5 million games play in the Destiny Alpha”

    In total, 6,461,871 Player Games were played.

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    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      June 23, 2014 at 16:43

      I lost a “6 point” in an edit and i am ashamed.

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      • Brian Murphy

        June 23, 2014 at 16:53

        *grin* Leave it to me to be the dick who has to point errors out 🙂

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