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How to Pre-Load the Destiny 2 Beta

Learn how to get a head start and pre-load the Destiny 2 beta.


The Destiny 2 beta might still be a couple of days away, but the hype surrounding the event is in full swing. Guardians all over the planet are selling their souls for beta keys, but few have a clue about what to do when they have them, or how they can pre-load the Destiny 2 beta to get maximum play time when it begins.

How to Pre-Load the Destiny 2 Beta

Before you can pre-load the Destiny 2 beta, you must start by getting your hands on a beta access key. These are given out by retailers when you pre-order the game, including the PlayStation Store, Xbox One Marketplace, and Amazon. Pre-ordering through Amazon might delay getting your access key, so consider one of the other two options if you’re in a hurry.

Once you have your access key, you’ll need to redeem it at the Bungie code redemption page. This involves you signing into your Bungie account, which can be linked with your PSN, Xbox Live or Blizzard accounts. A successful sign-in will bring up a field to plug in the code your retailer gave you.

There are a few more screens that you’ll need to navigate through, and if you’re having trouble, you should read the Shacknews guide on how to download the Destiny 2 beta.

After you choose your platform and get your final Destiny 2 beta key, you can then take it to your console to pre-load. You’ll want to bring up either your PlayStation Store or Xbox One Marketplace, and then look for the option to redeem a code. Once you put in the code you received from Bungie, you’ll be able to start the download and pre-load process, ensuring you’re ahead of the game when the beta begins.

Now that you’ve finished the pre-load process for the Destiny 2 beta, you’re probably wondering about the Destiny 2 beta PS4 and Xbox One start times.


Bill, who is also known as Rumpo, is a lifelong gamer and Toronto Maple Leafs fan. He is known for his guide writing and, unsettlingly enough, enjoys grinding out in-depth collectible articles. Tweet him @RumpoPlays if you have a question or comment about one of his guides.

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