Monday, 23 June 2014


Bungie has released a wealth of stats from the Destiny Alpha, revealing how many kills were carried out along with player match numbers.

Originally posted on the Bungie blog to coincide with the end of the extended Alpha, the figures reveal that 6,461,871 player games took place, which suggests the developer should expect a similarly robust degree of interest for the upcoming beta in July.

Other stats revealed include:

149,522,313 Primary Weapon Kills21,782,610 Secondary Weapon Kills4,002,737 Heavy Weapon Kills21,687,298 Super Ability Kills2,819,211 Orbs of Light Gathered6,850,773 Control Points Captured in the Crucible1,195 Deathless Medals awarded in the Crucible4,356 Splatters with the Sparrow667,966 Public Events Joined60,491,944 Fallen Dregs Dispatched with Extreme PrejudiceToo many to count: Guardians served in Dance Parties

The developer promised it had gleaned a great deal of insight into what needs refining following the Alpha, and would now be working out how to improve any rough edges before next month's beta. Access to the betais offered to those who pre-order the title.

Bungie is going big with Destiny, the first game from the studio since it parted ways with Microsoft and the Halo franchise. And Activision believes in the MMO first-person shooter, putting $500 million into the game’s development and promotion. We recently talked to the developer about how it came up with the idea, initially wanting to stay as far away from anything Halo-like as possible.

We've reached out to Activision to see if we can get confirmation on the above and will update the story when we hear back. For much more onDestiny, be sure to read our latest in-depth preview from E3 2014.


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