The original Destiny may have never arrived on PC, but Destiny 2 will make its way to PC later this year, as first revealed by Bungie earlier in 2017. Destiny 2 has a potentially uncapped frame rate, and we've seen some impressive gameplay of the PC version so far. On this page we've rounded up everything you could possibly need to know about the PC version of Destiny 2, such as details about the Destiny 2 System Requirements, frame rate potential for the game, as well as the Destiny 2 PC release date and details on the Destiny 2 PC Beta.
If you were instead after details on the console versions of Destiny 2, then head over to our everything we know on Destiny 2 console page, containing information on the release date, beta start and end dates, and exclusive content for the game.
Destiny 2 PC Essential Information:
- Release Date: October 24
- Price: $59.99
- Developer: Bungie
- Publisher: Activision
- Genre: Shooter
Destiny 2 PC Release Date
Sadly Destiny 2 on PC will be releasing after the PS4 and Xbox One versions, missing the September 6 release date given for the console versions. However we now know that the Destiny 2 PC release date is October 24, 2017, around a month and a half after the game first releases on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Destiny 2 Beta Start Date
The Destiny 2 PC beta will begin on August 28 for those that pre-ordered the game, while everyone else will have to wait a day for the Destiny 2 PC Open beta on August 29. The PC beta will conclude for everyone August 31, less than a week before Destiny 2 releases on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The Destiny 2 PC beta will be playable in 4K and with an uncapped framerate, if your PC is up to the task.
Now we've had a good chance to take a look at what is included in the Destiny 2 beta, you can read all about it on our Destiny 2 beta hub.
What's in the Destiny 2 PC Beta? Crucible Maps, Missions, Strikes
Bungie has revealed that the following content will be available for all players in the Destiny 2 beta:
- Opening Story Mission - Here you can play Homecoming, the opening story mission of Destiny 2 that was originally shown off at the gameplay reveal in LA.
- Two Crucible Maps and Modes - The classic Control will be playable, as well as the new Countdown mode, which is attack and defend based. For PC players Javelin-4 will replace the Midtown map.
- Inverted Spire Strike - The co-operative Inverted Spire Strike was another aspect to be shown at the gameplay reveal in LA.
- New Sub-Classes - You'll be able to try out the Warlock's Dawnblade and Voidwalker, the Hunter's Arcstrider and Gunslinger, and the Titan's Sentinel and Striker abilities for yourself.
- New Social Space, The Farm - It doesn't seem like the Farm will be available for PC players.
Bungie Highlights Destiny 2 Changes for the PC Beta
In a recent blog post on the official Bungie website, the dev team outlined some changes that they'd be implementing based on feedback from the Destiny 2 console beta, which took place last month. You can find all the changes just below:
- Bungie has fixed the infinite Super glitch, which allowed the players to gain a unhindered Super Ability if they got on a Sparrow bike at the right time.
- The time it takes to charge up Super Abilities has been reduced, as Bungie admitted that was an issue in the console beta.
- Warlocks now have the same melee range as all other classes, and Bungie has also fixed the "warlock slide" glitch.
- Grenade cooldowns are still the same length, but Bungie has increased the damage that grenades can deal out.
- Power Ammo will be found more regularly, and can also be farmed from yellow bar enemies.
- You'll be able to view an in-game FPS counter, as well as setting an upper limit for the frame rate of Destiny 2.
Destiny 2 System Requirements
Bungie recently revealed the Destiny 2 PC requirements, which are divided into 'minimum' and 'recommended' categories. Both categories are just below:
Destiny 2 PC Beta Recommended Specs:
- GPU: Nvidia - GeForce GTX 970/AMD - Radeon R9 390
- CPU: Intel - Core i5-2400/AMD - Ryzen R5 1600X
- Memory: 8GB RAM
- OS: Windows 10
Destiny 2 PC Beta Minimum Specs:
- GPU: Nvidia - GeForce GTX 660 2GB/AMD - Radeon HD 7850 2GB
- CPU: Intel - Core i3-3250/AMD - FX-4350
- Memory: 6GB RAM
- OS: Windows 10
It should be noted that these specs can change from the beta to the full game, when Destiny 2 eventually releases on PC on October. Bungie have stated as much in the official announcement post on Bungie.net, where the developer warned players that the PC specs for the beta might not necessarily be the same for the full game.
Destiny 2 PC Version Detailed
Towards the end of the gameplay reveal shown on May 18, Activision announced that Destiny 2 would be available for PC players exclusively through Battle Net, with players being able to find each other through the online service.
In addition to this, it's possible that Destiny 2 on PC will run at native 4K resolution, as well as 60FPS uncapped. The console version of the game will run at 30FPS, and the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X versions won't boost the frame rate of the game above this.
However, despite boasting this technical advantage, there won't be any cross-save function between the console and PC versions of Destiny 2, meaning that those who want to start first on console and switch to the PC version when it releases a month later won't be able to. This could prove crucial to the success of Destiny 2 on PC.
The video below marked the first time that Bungie demoed gameplay from Destiny 2, all of which was running at 60FPS through the PC version of the game.
Destiny 2 Farm Social Space Revealed
Whereas the Tower was the social space available in the original Destiny, Bungie have unveiled the Farm for Destiny 2, where players will be able to take part in soccer games in a huge pitch with a gigantic ball. The Farm is located in the European Dead Zone, itself a new region in Destiny 2, and will only be accessible for one hour in the console beta for Destiny 2 later this month, with no details yet on whether the same will be true for the PC beta in August.
If you need help on anything in the full Destiny 2 console beta, then make sure to check out our guide on every Crucible map and mode you can play, as well as our guide on every Exotic Weapon we know of so far.
This is all the information we have right now on the PC version of Destiny 2, but make sure to check back on this page as we'll be updating it with every brand new piece of information about the PC version of the game, as we've yet to hear about a solid beta date for Destiny 2 on the PC.
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