Destiny 2 PC beta arrives late August, PC specs revealed

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I’ve got high hopes for Destiny 2 on PC. I’ve played some demos, I’ve jumped into the console betas and I can see that Bungie is eager to grab the market of that platform with the way that this sequel has been tuned up. Perhaps Destiny 2 can earn itself a following on PC with its PVP Crucible, which caters to everyone’s favourite sin: Vanity.

When you’re able to easily rock up online wearing threads that you earned and didn’t have to buy, that usually creates an environment on PC that players are more than happy to spend hours inside of grinding away. Anyway, I’m kind of going off topic. While Xbox One and PS4 owners got a chance to play a months-old build of Destiny 2, PC players were left out in the cold.

Good news then fellas, because your chance is coming up. Bungie’s weekly update blog post confirmed that Destiny 2 will hit the beta scene on your chosen platform on August 28 for Early Access and then August 29 for everyone else. It’ll end on August 31, with Bungie recommending that your PC have a light level of this much to enjoy it without limits:

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

That’s probably beefy, but seeing as how I’m still struggling to run the original voxelicious Outcast on my current rig, so is every other game published after 1999 for me. Quick heads-up: The current beta build is a tad bit old. If you happen to wonder why you run out of power ammo often, wish that grenades had more pizzazz and that Supers actually managed to shave the years off of a bastard modular mind then worry not: Bungie says the actual full release of Destiny 2 has listened to fan criticism and resulted in punchier combat ahead of the September release.

Last Updated: July 28, 2017

Darryn Bonthuys

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