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.

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Last Updated: June 23, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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