Hidden Unbeatable Enemies Found in Destiny Beta

Bungie has teased the Destiny community with unattainable equipment and weapons in both the Alpha and Beta. Thanks to a bit of exploration, we found that this level-locked loot is not the only teaser hidden in Destiny‘s Beta.  The most powerful foes of the MMO-like first-person shooter have remained largely a mystery…until now. Here’s how to find the three level-free Hallowed Hive beasts in the Beta:

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When you initially spawn in Exploration Mode, walk straight ahead and defeat the first group of Fallen you see. They should be hanging out right in front of the building on the left side of the above image. Once you defeat them, head inside the building and down the staircase in the back-right corner of the room.

Destiny Beta_20140718133542When you head down the stairs, you should see a door emanating light at the end of the hallway, simply enter this creepy doorway.

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You should enter the map room that plays a major role in one of the Beta’s Story missions. A small group of low-level fallen will attack you upon your arrival. Take them out and head through the hole in the wall on the right side of the room.

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Upon entering this dark section, your flashlight should kick in, letting you know that Hive enemies are close (as Acolytes seem to thrive in the darkness).

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Walk straight ahead and you should see an ominous rusty staircase descending into the abyss. Head on down and take a slight right at the bottom.

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Head down the damp hallway until you see another hole in the wall (seen above). Make sure to enter this room extremely slowly, as the enemies in this area will kill you instantly if they see you.

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The three Hallowed Acolytes each have two question marks where their level should be, and they are completely immune to any sort of gunfire. They are hanging out in a room with no exits, perhaps indicating that they will be high-level mini-bosses in the full version of the game. Though a dark doorway in the back-left section of their room seems to be a pathway to a new area, it is simply a dead end. It’s safe to assume that high-level, XP-boosting enemies like these will be hidden across Destiny‘s multiple worlds when the game is officially released on September 9th.


  • These were in the alpha as well.

  • Glecent .

    They’re also there during some missions along with a Hallowed Knight. The Acolyte’s level showed up as 18 when I was killed by it. In the dead end room there’s treasure chest that contained ~150 glimmer.

  • Winnie

    Let’s see the swimming pool you fucking liar.

    • Matt Whittaker

      You’re my new favorite.

  • GotNews4Ya

    I have seen a few of these before.. I found some in the Alpha.. in a cave on the side of the road. It goes down deep, and there is a Big Boss Knight down in there with ??? over its head, and its accompanying other creatures.

  • Brent Hunt

    Just found a hidden swarm ripe with unbeatable wizards acolytes and Knights. Far out past the rusty ships.

    • Noneyabuisness

      I found a similar area through a tunell in the room where you hold off enemy waves in the underground area. When you go there in free roam the are hive and fallen fighting. I wizard and captin are both present in this area.

    • Septimus

      Yeah, my friends and I were slaughtered when we found those guys.
      Near where you find the warmind, there’s a cliff with a Hive Ogre. The only place I’ve seen one, and he’s unkillable.

  • Travis Vetter

    There are actually many, many places like this… not all of them are dead ends. make you think, what is past those ones? Going right past all of the hive and fallen fighting you come to a large room with a whole bunch, even a wizard and captain. past these is a hole in the wall that leads to a tunnel system. You have to get in this tunnel system actually and stand in the entrance for one free-roam mission. Down this tunnel is a large swarm of lvl 20 and ??? hives. This is just one of four that I have found like this.

  • Modified Soul

    If you head north past the rusty boats/ships you will find one of those downed alien ships with unbeatable “aliens” not sure what type, if you can get close enough there is a weird robotic construct with them that emits a yellow glow, i climbed the cliff before them and got onto the ship and dropped in behind them, though while was above them i found a cave with masses of unbeatable Thrall that would not come out into the light, they would chase me and stop at the cave entrance… looking forward to the full release

    • I made it past those unbeatable Hives and then past their robotic construct thing (it’s called a ‘Shrieker’) and into the cave behind it. Guess what? MORE UNBEATABLE FALLEN.

      I ran. Fast.

      (uploaded a video – natch)


      • Septimus

        Yeah, my friends and I weren’t fast enough.

  • Keegan

    I would not say they are that hidden. I found them on my first sitting of the game.

  • matt

    iv have ran into places dodging attacks to get the the stuff inside, one was a chest and the other was a dead ghost

  • Gomez Mike

    There’s a chest with a sniper in that dead end


    Under the rusty helicopter, there is a hallowed ogre that shoot some sort of laser out of it eye. The thing is crazy wicked

  • Brett

    In this particular location, I died twice before realizing you can’t beat these guys. What I DID do was rush past them with double jump. There’s only two, and if you move fast enough they can’t get you in those close quarters. That path to the left you mentioned? It’s a room with a loot chest in it. I guess these invincible guys are in there to test how good players are at using methods other than fighting.