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Destiny 2

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Bungie
Release Date: Oct. 24, 2017

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'Destiny 2' (ALL) PC Beta Dates, System Requirements

by Rainier on July 28, 2017 @ 7:38 a.m. PDT

Destiny 2 is a first-person action game that takes the player on an epic journey to defend humanity from annihilation.

Humanity’s last safe city has fallen to an overwhelming invasion force, led by Ghaul, the imposing commander of the brutal Red Legion. He has stripped the city’s Guardians of their power, and forced the survivors to flee. You will venture to mysterious, unexplored worlds of our solar system to discover an arsenal of weapons and devastating new combat abilities. To defeat the Red Legion and confront Ghaul, you must reunite humanity’s scattered heroes, stand together, and fight back to reclaim our home.

In Destiny 2, the last safe city on Earth has fallen and lay in ruins, occupied by a powerful new enemy and his elite army, the Red Legion. Every player creates their own character called a "Guardian," humanity's chosen protectors. As a Guardian in Destiny 2, players must master new abilities and weapons to reunite the city's forces, stand together and fight back to reclaim their home.

PC Community! You are up next. And this will be our first dance. Save the Date.

Destiny 2 PC Beta

  • Early Access: August 28
  • Open Beta: August 29
  • Beta Ends: August 31

Minimum Requirements

We know you want to know what you’ll need to play. This question has been floating on the winds of the Internet ever since we finally uttered a sentence with the words “Destiny” and “PC” and “Yes!"

The following are the specs for what you’ll need to build to participate.  

  • Recommended Spec
    • CPU Intel - Core i5-2400 AMD - Ryzen R5 1600X  
    • GPU Nvidia - GeForce GTX 970 AMD - Radeon R9 390  
    • RAM 8GB
  •   Minimum Spec
    • CPU Intel - Core i3-3250 AMD - FX-4350  
    • GPU Nvidia - GeForce GTX 660 2GB AMD - Radeon HD 7850 2GB  
    • RAM 6GB

If you’re upgrading, here is hardware that’s available today and runs the game well:  

  • Recommended
    • CPU - Intel Core i5-7400
    • GPU - Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
  •   Minimum 
    • CPU - Intel Pentium G4560
    • GPU - Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 2GB
  •   Bungie’s Event Machine 
    • CPU – Intel i7-7700k
    • GPU – Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080Ti 11GB

These are the specs for the Beta. They could change before launch on October 24. It all depends on how things play out.

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. Today, we wanted to let you know when the exercise will begin, and give you enough time – assuming you’ll even need it – to build the perfect rig. There's much more to come.

We’re looking so forward to hosting you for this crucial testing op. It’s been a long time since Bungie has served gamers on anything other than a console. This is an exciting time for us in our studio, and we’re packing a lot of love into the PC Beta. We hope you’ll join us for this tactical pre-party.

Key Features:

  • Dramatic, Cinematic Story and Missions with Relatable Characters
  • New Worlds and Stunning Environments to Explore with Action, Adventure, and Discoverable Rewards
    • European Dead Zone – The largest destination yet featuring a lush forest, abandoned town, a cave system below the surface, and a Red Legion military base to explore and contest.
    • Titan – One of Saturn’s Moons where Commander Zavala is regrouping at the hands of Ghaul. There is no land on Titan. Instead, players explore a series of Golden Age platforms surrounded by a rolling ocean.
    • Nessus – a strange and unstable planetoid that has been fully consumed by the Vex where players will find Cayde-6 is caught up in his own adventures in a stunning landscape of sheer walls, lush canyons, and creepy Vex caverns.
    • Io – A moon of Jupiter, where Ikora Rey has gone in search of answers. Io is the last known site the Traveler visited during the Golden Age, it’s now occupied by our enemies.
  • Competitive PvP Gameplay with New Maps and Modes
    • The Crucible: Competitive 4v4 PvP Gameplay with New Modes and Maps
      • Countdown is a new competitive mode where players spawn on either Offense or Defense, and when the round ends you swap sides and roles. The goal is to plant a bomb at the enemy base, and then defend it until it explodes. Each round is worth one point. First team to six wins. To revive a teammate, you must use a revive token. Power weapon ammo is only granted to the one player who pulls it. Working as a team is the key to victory.
      • Midtown is an abandoned part of the City. When the Red Legion invaded, they completely ignored this sector of the City in their takeover. The Legion deemed Midtown was of no tactical importance. Lord Shaxx agrees, which is why it was chosen as a Crucible arena in the first place.
  • Gameplay Activities for All Types of Players: New, Returning, Casual, and Competitive
    • Play Solo or with Friends: Story Campaign – Narrative of Destiny 2’s cinematic story where players can also explore in Adventures, Patrols, Lost Sectors, Quests, and Public Events.
    • Join Friends to Complete Cooperative Experiences
    • Strikes – Three-player missions in Destiny 2.
    • The Raid – Six-player missions with incredible challenges and rewards.
  • Clan Creation Feature: New integrated system that allows friends to bring their community and unique culture to the forefront of Destiny. Clans have been fully integrated into the game and will provide official banners, invitations, and their own rewards and experience systems for all members.
  • Guided Games: A new feature that brings solo players and clan communities together to play Destiny 2’s most challenging activities including Raids, Trials and Nightfall Strikes.
  • Customize Your Character with More Options Than Ever Before to Enhance Your Abilities
  • All New Director: Your guide throughout Destiny 2 in your search for Adventures, Lost Sectors, new Public Events, and more. Players can pick a landing zone, explore, and seamlessly jump into other activities in game.
  • The PC version will feature:
    • 4k Resolution Support (3820x2160)
    • Uncapped framerate
    • Full mouse and keyboard support with custom key mapping
    • Text chat
    • Adjustable Field of View
    • Detailed PC settings screen
    • 21:9 monitor support

Destiny 2 is currently Rating Pending (RP) by the ESRB and will be available at a suggested retail price of $59.99. The product line-up will also feature the Destiny 2 - Game + Expansion Pass Bundle at $89.99 SRP, the Destiny 2 - Digital Deluxe Edition featuring premium digital content at $99.99 SRP, the Limited Edition at $99.99 SRP, and the Collector's Edition, featuring a fully-wearable Destiny 2 - Frontier Bag, Expansion Pass, premium digital content and a Cabal-themed Collector's Box for $249.99 SRP.

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