Pre-Loading for Destiny Will Be Available on Xbox One

By Ryan Meitzler

August 28, 2014

Bungie’s upcoming new title, Destiny, is set to be one of the biggest releases of the year with many fans looking to jump into the action as soon as humanly possible: luckily for Xbox One fans, they won’t be left out from accessing the title right at the moment it launches.

A listing for the Destiny: Digital Guardian Edition on (that has since been taken down) showed that pre-loading for the title will be available before the game’s launch next month, allowing users to pre-download all of the game’s necessary files that will then unlock on its release night at 12:01am. Specifics for the file size of the game were not provided or listed.

Although the listing on has been pulled (presumably to make the game available for pre-loading sometime next week), Microsoft did confirm in a statement that the game would be available for pre-loading prior to its release:

“We’re thrilled to make Destiny available for pre-order and pre-download for Xbox One owners around the world. This option was available for a short period of time before the official pre-order window opened. We’ll have more details to share soon about the pre-order and pre-download window for Destiny.”

Pre-loading for Xbox One titles is officially set to arrive with upcoming titles such as FIFA 15 and Forza Horizon 2, though other titles like Sunset Overdrive and the recently-released Madden NFL 15 also are offering pre-loads for the titles, as well.

Destiny releases for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, and Xbox 360 on September 9th, 2014.

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Ryan Meitzler

Ryan is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers and has been a lover of games as long as he can remember. He holds a BA in English and Cinema and lives in New York City.

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