The PC Beta will be available in 4k at 60fps on August 28th for those that have early access by pre-ordering Destiny 2, the Open Beta starts on August 29th if you have not pre-ordered Destiny 2. Like the console Beta, the PC Beta will include the opening Homecoming story mission, The Inverted Strike, Competitive Multiplayer Mode Countdown on Midtown and Quickplay will be Control on Javelin-4 (a new map that wasn’t available on the console Beta). The PC version will only be available through Blizzard’s Battle.net.
Beta Availability Dates:
Early Access: August 28
Open Beta: August 29
Beta Ends: August 31
Watch the Official PC Open Beta Trailer here or below.
Minimum Requirements for PC
The following are the specs for what you’ll need to build to participate. Read full post by Bungie here.
Intel – Core i5-2400
AMD – Ryzen R5 1600X
Nvidia – GeForce GTX 970
AMD – Radeon R9 390
Intel – Core i3-3250AMD – FX-4350
Nvidia – GeForce GTX 660 2GBAMD – Radeon HD 7850 2GB
If you’re upgrading, here is hardware that’s available today and runs the game well:
CPU – Intel Core i5-7400
GPU – Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
CPU – Intel Pentium G4560
GPU – Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 2GB
Bungie’s Event Machine
CPU – Intel i7-7700k
GPU – Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080Ti 11GB
Here is a list by Bungie of the major adjustments made in the PC Beta. (read full post by Bungie here)
FIXED: Infinite Super Glitch
Infinite Supers are all well and good until someone loses an eye.
FIXED: Warlock Glide Glitch
This bug was awesome… So awesome it hurt us a little bit to kill it. Thanks to those in the console Beta who helped us track this down.
FIXED: Infinite Grenades Glitch
Another issue found with the help of our friends in the console Beta. (Thank you!)
FIXED: Warlocks now have the same Melee Range as all other classes
With the exception of where perks directly increase their range, Warlocks will punch like the rest of us. Our PC friends will get a chance to experience a world with consistent base melee ranges. So will the rest of you, when the game launches.
TWEAKED: Globally reduced the time it takes to charge your Super
This was a big change that came directly from your feedback during the console beta. We agree it was taking a bit too long to cook up a Super.
TWEAKED: Increased Grenade Damage in PvE
Increased damage helps Grenades feel as powerful as they should facing hordes of alien combatants and, more specifically, makes the longer cooldowns more palatable. We want abilities to be slightly more rare, but worth it. In the console Beta, the “worth it” part wasn’t quite there yet.
TWEAKED: Increased Power Ammo drops in PvE
This is something we had felt internally and have been slowly tuning up over the last several weeks. The PC beta has been updated with our new values and will provide much more Power ammo in PvE than what was found before. Power ammo can also be directly farmed from all Yellow Bar Combatants. Go big, Guardians!
Destiny 2 Officially Launches on September 6th for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and October 24th for PC.