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Destiny's beta characters are being wiped

Progress being reset before September release.

Bungie has confirmed that progress made in last month's Destiny beta will be wiped, with players unable to carry characters across into the final retail version when it releases this September.

During July's beta, Bungie didn't commit to whether it'd be wiping characters or not - and there was some hope that players would be able to take the hours they'd piled into the beta across with them. Now we have the answer.

"Since the Beta, we've continued to tune and adjust the game," explained Bungie designer Tyson Green in an official blog post. "The way you earn experience has been adjusted up and down a bunch of times. Items have been added and removed. New features toggled. Although there's no single monumental change, the sum of the tweaks leaves characters from the Beta Build in strange shape that would be confusing at best, broken at worst."

There's sure to be grief, as some players had put countless hours into their characters, taking them to the level cap of 8. The final game has a soft level cap of 20, though it's been suggested that progression was sped up for the purposes of the beta. If you want your memory jogged of where all those hours went in July, here's five talking points from the beta.

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