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Destiny 2 beta COUNTDOWN: PC start time, release date, maps, game mode, open-beta and MORE

August 27, 2017 9:19 PM
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Destiny 2 beta COUNTDOWN: PC start time, release date, maps, game mode, open-beta and MORE

Destiny 2 fans are counting down to the release of the game but for very first time, PC players are also counting down to the start of the Destiny 2 beta on PC.

The release of the main game is coming sooner having already run several successful PS4 and Xbox One beta's, but the PC release date is a few weeks later and as such Bungie are only just getting around to launching the PC beta, which starts TOMORROW.

The August 28 PC Beta start date is only for those with early access, achieved by pre-ordering the game.

It's all set to get started at 6PM in the UK, which is 10am PDT if you live in the US.

Following a day of play, the games PC open beta will start on August 29 and allow any PC players without a pre-order the chance to jump in and trial Bungie's new PC shooter.

This short and sweet PC beta ends a few days later on August 31, although we wouldn't rule out Bungie extending the beta like they did with PS4 and Xbox One.

For those with earlier access it's already possible to pre-load the game right now and if you did so with a digital copy then you only need to press "Install" in the app to pre-load the Destiny 2 PC Beta.

However, Retail customers will need to go to to redeem their code.

Take a look below to see whats included in the Destiny 2 PC beta early access and open beta.

The PC beta is starting a good few weeks after console players had the ability to play the game on PS4 and Xbox One, and will offer much of the same content that was on offer in the original build (albeit with better graphics).

The main change is that the PC beta features a brand new map. PS4 and Xbox One players experienced Control on the Midtown map, but PC players will battle it out on Javelin-4.

The PC version of the game will support 21:9 monitor setups, keyboard and mouse input and give players the option to tune their graphics settings, however.

The original version of Destiny never made the leap to PC, so with Destiny 2 releasing on the Windows platform, Bungie and Activision may see an entirely new fanbase join the game.

Unlike the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game, however, you will be required to download the Blizzard desktop app in order to play the beta - this is the standard client for launching and playing all of Blizzard's games (Hearthstone, World of Warcraft, Diablo etc) and will be the only way you can access and play Destiny 2 on PC.

Clan Support: It’s true that Clans will be supported in Destiny 2, but those features are not a part of this test.

Character Progression: You’ll receive rewards for defeating your enemies – be they Cabal, Vex, or other Guardians – but the Beta does not represent how your characters will evolve in Destiny 2.


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