Destiny 2 PC Beta Date & Required Specs Revealed
Just a month to go!
The PS4 & Xbox One folk have had their fun, now it's time for PC users to dive into the action. Bungie announced the dates for the Destiny 2 PC open beta last night, as well as the minimum and recommended specs. Millions of you took part in the console beta, making it the "biggest Bungie Beta ever", according to the studio. All that sweet sweet data will help them to improve the launch on consoles.
Now, the good stuff. Early Access (preorders) players can jump in on 28th August, and everyone else can join them the day after. The fun ends on 31st August, so make sure that you don't miss it! Information about when you can pre-load the beta and the exact time it kicks off will be announced at a later date.
You may be thinking "Huh, that's strange. The beta doesn't take place over a weekend", and you'd be correct about that. It is likely that Bungie doesn't want to turn the servers into toast, because logically people play more on the weekends, and is one reason why they decided to release the game a few days early.
Here are the minimum & recommended specs for your rig, if you wish to take part in the PC beta. Good news, they're not too beefy:
- CPU: Intel – Core i3-3250, AMD – FX-4350
- GPU: Nvidia – GeForce GTX 660 2GB, AMD – Radeon HD 7850 2GB
- RAM: 6GB
- CPU: Intel – Core i5-2400, AMD – Ryzen R5 1600X
- GPU: Nvidia – GeForce GTX 970, AMD – Radeon R9 390
- RAM: 8GB
If you plan on upgrading your rig before the game releases, here's what Bungie recommends:
- CPU – Intel Pentium G4560
- GPU – Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 2GB
- CPU – Intel Core i5-7400
- GPU – Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
These specs are just for the beta; expect a finalised list closer to Destiny 2's PC release date.
If you were wondering what Bungie used during its PC event:
- CPU – Intel i7-7700k
- GPU – Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080Ti 11GB
- RAM - 16GB
- 500GB SSD
- Windows 10
You'll need a Blizzard account to access Destiny 2 & its beta, so if you've not got one already, sign up!
The PC version will feature an uncapped frame rate, a field of view slider, and other adjustments that have been made compared to the console version. I'd imagine that there will be a graphics tab as well, like most PC games, just in case you feel the need to slightly alter anything.
Who's going to be taking part in August? Let us know below!
Written by Megan Parker Posted Has 9 Comments