Destiny’s PS4 Alpha Extension Bringing “Expert Mode,” Servers Will Be Up and Down all Day

on June 16, 2014 12:55 PM

After extending Destiny’s alpha for an unspecified amount of time, Bungie has now given more information on what we can expect today.

First of all, they mentioned the activation of “Expert mode,” adding that it’s a test done to facilitate the beta coming later next month. At the moment it’s not clear what “Expert mode” actually entails, but it most probably means that the level of challenge is going to be raised.

Yup. Alpha still works. Now, we’re gonna test it in expert mode. If you’re still playing, pardon our dust. This is for the Beta!

Afterwards, they also explained that they’re testing the systems that give players access to the alpha:

We are starting tests against the systems that get players into the Alpha. If you are sticking around and helping us find issues THANK YOU!

Finally, they specified that servers are going to be accessible on and off through the day, so if you want to do more playing there’s probably quite a while left to go, even if the service may be intermittent.

Fair Warning: Destiny Alpha servers will be up and down all day. This bonus time is for more rigorous Science. #pardonourdust

Are you still playing? Personally, I can’t say I won’t miss this alpha when Bungie finally decides to bring the servers down for good. July 17th can’t come soon enough.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.