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 and Beta
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.
As for the Destiny 2 PC beta, we only know that it is being planned for August, but Bungie hasn't shared any more information on this as of right now. The beta for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Destiny 2 will begin on July 18 and July 19, respectively.
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. While we've been playing on consoles, chances are the content in the Destiny 2 PC beta will be largely the same.
Destiny 2 System Requirements
No Destiny 2 PC System Requirements have been officially released by developer Bungie, but the spec of the PC used to run the game at 4K 60FPS at an event is reported to be the following:
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti
- CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2Ghz
- Memory: 16GB Ram
- Hard Drive: 500GB SSD
- OS: Windows 10
It should be noted that this spec was running Destiny 2 on a 4K display at 60FPS while using the best visual settings. You'll be able to run Destiny 2 on a PC with a much cheaper configuration and tweak visual settings to ensure a solid frame rate.
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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