Destiny 2 PC Beta: When and How to Play


Bungie has announced how and when fans can partake in the scheduled massive Destiny 2 beta event. With work on the original Destiny game finally done, the video game producing company is now all hands on deck in terms of developing its sequel which will be released in less than two months. It has been three years since fans were introduced to the game's first iteration and those who were immediately hooked on the property are already looking forward to a new installment despite regular updates for the original title which has kept it fairly interesting.

The beta for consoles (PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) wrapped up early this week leaving PC gamers on the lookout as to when they will have their opportunity to sample Destiny 2. Thanks to this announcement, everyone else who missed the earlier testing session will now have the chance to see a slice of what the online-only multiplayer first-person shooter sequel will have to offer.

The news comes from Bungie's official website, revealing that beta access for users who pre-ordered the game will kick things off on August 28. This will be followed by open access for everyone else the following day, August 29. The event is expected to last until the 31st but may see last minute extensions similar to prior betas.

Those desiring to participate in the beta will want to ensure their system matches the following specifications

Minimum Specs:

  • CPU: Intel - Core i3-3250AMD - FX-4350
  • GPU: Nvidia - GeForce GTX 660 2GBAMD - Radeon HD 7850 2GB
  • RAM: 6GB

Recommended Specs:

  • CPU: Intel - Core i5-2400AMD - Ryzen R5 1600X
  • GPU: Nvidia - GeForce GTX 970AMD - Radeon R9 390
  • RAM: 8GB

While the anticipation builds for the bigger beta test to start for Destiny 2, Bungie also revealed that "this is not the last piece of news we’ll have for PC players prior to the Beta... In the weeks to come, expect us to sound off again with more details on how you can get the most out of your first steps in the PC build."

While initial reviews for the first beta session were generally positive, many have noted that the game is ultimately a little underwhelming. That said, these tests are done to keep the game developers attuned to what players think works best with the title and what aspects of it still need more tweaking. Similar to these beta test roll-outs, console users will have first dibs on Destiny 2 when it is released on September 6, while PC players will have to wait almost two months until October 24th to get their hands on the game.

Source: Bungie

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