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Destiny 2 PC beta arrives August 28, system requirements revealed

By midian182 ยท 9 replies
Jul 28, 2017
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  1. PC gamers will finally be able to play Destiny when the sequel’s beta arrive on August 28. Those who have pre-ordered Destiny 2 can get an early look at the multiplayer FPS on this date, while everyone else will have to wait until the day after.

    The beta is scheduled to run until August 31, but there’s a good chance developer Bungie will extend it. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 beta, which was due to end on July 23, ended up running for an extra two days. The studio called it “the biggest Bungie beta ever.”

    PC players will likely enjoy the same experience found in the console beta, which includes the campaign’s opening mission, “Homecoming,” and the Inverted Spire Strike, along with two of the new 4 X 4 player Crucible game modes: Control, on the Endless Vale map; and Countdown, on the Midtown map.

    “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,” Bungie states in its announcement.

    The company has also released a list of recommended and minimum PC specs for Destiny 2, which are as follows:

    Recommended Spec


    Intel - Core i5-2400
    AMD - Ryzen R5 1600X


    Nvidia - GeForce GTX 970
    AMD - Radeon R9 390



    Minimum Spec


    Intel - Core i3-3250
    AMD - FX-4350


    Nvidia - GeForce GTX 660 2GB
    AMD - Radeon HD 7850 2GB



    The full version of the game is set to hit the PC on October 24. While this means we’ll have to wait almost seven weeks following the console launch, PC owners do get a slew of options: 4K resolution support, uncapped framerate, full mouse and keyboard support with custom key mapping, text chat, an adjustable field of view, a detailed settings screen, and 21:9 monitor support.

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  2. Daithi

    Daithi TS Booster Posts: 85   +97

    Those are some surprisingly reasonable specs.
    GreenNova343 likes this.

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,696   +786

    Sweet. Glad to see some PC love from them. I will most certainly be checking this game out.

    On a secondary note I hope they put LAN support in multiplayer. Long shot, but I can dream. Some of us still have LAN parties.
    Johnnyblaze1957 likes this.
  4. GreenNova343

    GreenNova343 TS Maniac Posts: 356   +237

    Definitely agree with you there. That puts my FX-8320/R9 380 system between minimum & recommended for this game.
    JaredTheDragon likes this.
  5. erickmendes

    erickmendes TS Evangelist Posts: 567   +246

    From the PC specs, it seems like they ported the PS4 version to the PC.
    davislane1 and ndave92 like this.
  6. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,365   +1,815

    PC Master Race! :D
    erickmendes likes this.
  7. Destiny has a surprisingly reasonable aesthetic.
  8. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TS Evangelist Posts: 674   +352

    Playing before XCOM 2's DLC; then I'll be gone for a while.
  9. gollum21

    gollum21 TS Enthusiast Posts: 37   +10

    I'll be waiting 2 or 3 years before I purchase this game at a reasonable price. I'm not planning to spend as much money as Destiny 1 required for the game, fake season pass, and all the DLC upon release because the "season pass" wasn't even real. All together it was around $200 and that was just for all of it up to the Taken King. I think this had to do more with Activision than Bungie, but I could be wrong on the cause of this cost.
  10. erickmendes

    erickmendes TS Evangelist Posts: 567   +246

    Truth be told, I hate when I like a game and they release it as an 'someplatform' exclusive, so, f*ck Destiny 1, 2, 3, Reboot... I wan't it to rot in the Steam Promotion bin. I play some blizzard games, and yes it's showing up on the Blizzard launcher, and I hate it even more everytime I see it there.

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