'Destiny 2' PC Beta Scheduled For Aug. 28, Here's What You'll Need To Play

The beta period for Destiny 2 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 ended earlier this week, and next month the beta will be available to PC players. Bungie announced today that this beta period will commence on Monday, August 28.

That date is for those who pre-ordered the game. If you didn’t pre-order Destiny 2 on PC, you can still join in on the fun a day later, on August 29. The beta ends on August 31, but if the console beta is any indication, Bungie might extend the testing period.

In order to get PC players prepared for the beta, Bungie released a short list of minimum and recommended specs for the game. The studio only makes mention of CPU, GPU, and RAM requirements, so there are no specifics yet on the game’s storage needs. Keep in mind that these requirements are for the beta, and they could change again prior to the final release.

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Destiny 2 PC BetaMinimumRecommended
CPUIntel Core i3-3250 (Ivy Bridge, 3.5 GHz)AMD FX-4350 (Vishera, 4.2 GHz)Intel Core i5-2400 (Sandy Bridge, 3.1 GHz)AMD Ryzen R5 1600X (Summit Ridge, 3.6 GHz)
GPUNvidia GeForce GTX 660AMD Radeon HD 7850Nvidia GeForce GTX 970AMD Radeon R9 390

If you’re planning to upgrade your PC between now and the beta, Bungie also has a separate list of specs, which it says “runs the game well.” In addition, it also published the system specs it used to show off Destiny 2 on PC at major events. The list below specifies Intel- and Nvidia-based products only, but you can check out our hierarchy pages for the AMD equivalents on processors and graphics cards.

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Destiny 2 PC Available HardwareMinimumRecommendedEvent Build
CPUIntel Pentium G4560 (Kaby Lake, 3.5 GHz)Intel Core i5-7400 (Kaby Lake, 3.0 GHz)Intel Core i7-7700K (Kaby Lake, 4.20 GHz)
GPUNvidia GeForce GTX 1050Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080Ti

After the PC beta ends, Bungie will release the game on consoles the following week—September 6, to be exact—but PC players can’t play the game again until October 24. For more information about the game, you can check out our lengthy piece from May on the Destiny 2 livestream reveal event.

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NameDestiny 2
TypeFirst-person shooter
PlatformsPCPlayStation 4Xbox One
Where To BuyPlayStation StoreXbox StoreAmazonBest BuyTargetWalmartGameStop
Release DateSeptember 8, 2017
  • arielmansur
    We have to wait until oct?.. well better late than never i guess..
  • falcompsx
    I dont care if they delay it another 6 months, as long as its released in a stable playable state without any major game breaking / unfinished issues.