Destiny 2 PC Beta Date and Minimum Specs Announced

With the PS4 and Xbox One betas concluded, Bungie is now turning its attention to the franchise's newest platform.

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Destiny 2's beta for PS4 and Xbox One concluded earlier this week after a short extension so Bungie could gather more data. Now, the developer has revealed the next phase of its beta plans, which should make PC users anticipating their turn very happy.

An Early Access beta will kick off on August 28, followed by the open beta on August 29. Both will end on August 31. If you are curious whether your PC will be able to handle the game, Bungie also released the specs needed:

Recommended

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 390
  • RAM: 8GB

Minimum

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-3250 or AMD FX-4350
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB or AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
  • RAM: 6GB

If you are looking to upgrade your PC now, Bungie offers these suggestions:

Recommended

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-7400
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

Minimum

  • CPU: Intel Pentium G4560
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 2GB

Bungie said that these are specs for the beta only, and could change before Destiny 2 launches on PC on October 24. When the game was shown on PC at a pre-E3 event, the machines ran Intel i7-7700k processors, 16GBs of RAM with 11GB GeForce GTX 1080Ti video cards. It has promised PC fans

  • 4K Resolution Support (3820×2160)
  • Uncapped framerate
  • Full mouse and keyboard support with custom key mapping
  • Text chat
  • Adjustable Field of View
  • Detailed PC settings screen
  • 21:9 monitor support

Bungie said PC players can expect more details before the beta launches, so stay tuned. Hopefully all of the console errors that popped up during that beta will not rear their ugly flora and fauna heads on PC, and the promised PvE improvements will be implemented. The good news is you can familiarize yourself with our Destiny 2 guides on various topics from the console beta so that you will be prepared on August 28.

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    July 28, 2017 11:45 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Destiny 2 PC Beta Date and Minimum Specs Announced

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      July 28, 2017 4:32 PM

      Ok, either their game is single threaded, or they're not aware that AMD's Ryzen processors are competitive, and giving Intel a thrashing when it comes to price/performance, while being competitive when it comes to performance.

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        July 28, 2017 5:18 PM

        I don't think that was the angle. If anything it's honest on the intel side, and I wish more pubs/devs would do this instead of doing the blanket recommendation of intels newest CPU.

        CPU's have been pretty stagnant for years with gaming. Crysis is one of the few games that seems to devour multiple cores over pure ipc. An old sandy bridge is still a solid gaming cpu, but that's typically associated with the 2700k.

        However on the AMD end, the 1600x is a little beast, but even the 1400 should be above a i5 2400.