Destiny 2 Is Getting 4K 60 FPS Support on Xbox Series X and PS5 in December

Destiny 2 Is Getting 4K 60 FPS Support on Xbox Series X and PS5 in December

Bungie will introduce Destiny 2's next-gen improvements about a month after Beyond Light.

With the PlayStation 5 and two new Xboxes just a few weeks away, we're being treated to a steady stream of news on how backward compatibility will work for certain titles or on when those next-gen upgrades are coming. For Destiny 2, today is "upgrade details" day—we know it'll be playable on next-gen come Nov. 10, the day the Beyond Light expansion launches, but it'll also get a bump in quality and features on new consoles come December.

Bungie has published early details on how Destiny 2's next-gen versions will measure up over at its official website. The official launch date for the next-gen upgrades is Dec. 8, and on the Xbox Series X and PS5, Destiny 2 at 4K and 60 FPS will finally be an option for consoles.

Feature Xbox Series X PlayStation 5 Xbox Series S
Resolution 4K 4K 1080p
Frame Rate 60 FPS 60 FPS 60 FPS
Field of View Slider Yes Yes Yes
Faster Load Times Yes Yes Yes
Cross-generation Play Yes (Xbox One) Yes (PS4) Yes (Xbox One)

In another first for consoles, Destiny 2 will offer customizable field of view settings on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PS5. Bungie says it hopes "to enable a FOV range similar to that on PC" and will share more details closer to December.

The Series S upgrade will see Destiny 2 running only at 1080p, but resolution aside, it has next-gen feature parity with the other versions. New Xbox owners will be able to play with Destiny 2 players on Xbox One, and PS5 players will likewise be able to play with PS4 players.

As previously announced, Bungie's next-gen upgrades to Destiny 2 will be made available for free to console players. In the Xbox ecosystem that'll be handled via Smart Delivery—Bungie hasn't yet detailed how the transition will work for PS5.

With Bungie planning two more major expansions, Destiny 2 will live out a fair chunk of its life with the next-gen consoles out on the market. Bungie eventually stopped releasing new content for the original Destiny on the PS3 and Xbox 360, but at least for now, Guardians on consoles new and old alike will be able to take on the Darkness. Bungie's also aiming to get full cross-play into Destiny 2 next year.

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Mathew Olson


Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

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