Bungie’s Destiny Beta went into a load testing phase at 2pm Pacifc, shortly after the load testing began server connections were lost which is to be expected during these kinds of tests. Additional to losing connection to the game servers, the system that handles Xbox Live friends was also knocked out on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. This made it impossible to join on or with friends during the early stages of the Beta test.
Microsoft were quick on alerting players that they knew about the issue with the friends system via their Xbox Live Status page.
It is unknown what affect the Destiny Beta load test had on PSN as the server status page isn’t as comprehensive on the Sony side, if you know how things are going, let us know in the comments.
Destiny is available for pre-order ahead of the 9th September launch.