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  • Daniel James

Get Your PC Ready for August 28th's Destiny 2 Beta



PC Gamers will get their chance to try the Destiny 2 Beta, starting August 28th. On that date, those who’ve pre-ordered will unlock access. The next day, August 29th, the beta will become open to the public, before concluding on August 31st.

This is disappointingly shorter than the console beta, even before it was extended by two days. Since the PC is a platform that requires much more tuning to guarantee quality, I hope this is enough time for them. That aside, details on the PC version had been scarce. Dates were revealed slowly, but now we finally know when to expect the beta.

Bungie additionally offered players the PC specs necessary to run the game. I was pleasantly surprised. The minimum specs are much lower that most AAA games nowadays, despite looking phenomenal on high-end rigs. I played it at 4K 60fps on PC's that Bungie provided and it ran beautifully--with a single GTX 1080ti. So if the GTX 660 can run it as well, it’s hard to imagine many gamers will be left out of the fun.

PC Gamers will get their chance to try the Destiny 2 Beta, starting August 28th. On that date, those who’ve pre-ordered will unlock access. The next day, August 29th, the beta will become open to the public, before concluding on August 31st

This is disappointingly shorter than the console beta, even before it was extended by two days. Since the PC is a platform that requires much more tuning to guarantee quality, I hope this is enough time for them. That aside, details on the PC version had been scarce. Dates were revealed slowly, but now we finally know when to expect the beta.

For the PC gamers excited to get their hands on it, the game supports frame rates up to 144fps, meaning it’ll run as smooth as your PC can push frames. I, for one, will be more than pleased maxing out the game at 1080p 60fps at launch with my GTX 1070.

A few caveats: While the game is most likely running DX 12, Bungie has yet to confirm compatibility with SLI/Crossfire. While it’s unlikely that they wouldn’t be supported, the actual performance of SLI cards can vary drastically depending on the game itself.

Also, players must have a Battle.net account linked to their Bungie.net accounts to access any beta codes they redeemed. Make sure to have that done, make sure Windows is updated and you should be ready to rock as soon as the Beta drops.

The PC specs, for reference:

Recommended Spec

CPU

AMD - Ryzen R5 1600X Intel - Core i5-2400

GPU

AMD - Radeon R9 390 Nvidia - GeForce GTX 970

RAM

8GB

Minimum Spec

CPU

AMD - FX-4350 Intel - Core i3-3250

GPU

AMD - Radeon HD 7850 2GB Nvidia - GeForce GTX 660 2GB

RAM 6GB

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