Bungie has announced that the Destiny 2 beta will kick off on July 21 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users.
Early access for PS4 owners will be granted for those who pre-order the game however, allowing you to get in on the action on July 18. Xbox One pre-order customers will be able to access the beta on July 19, while PC users will receive their own beta in August. Bungie has yet to detail exactly what gamers will be able to experience in the beta, however.
Destiny 2 beta start date
- July 18 at 10 a.m. Pacific – Early Access Beta begins on PS4
- July 19 at 10 a.m. Pacific – Early Access Beta begins on Xbox One
- July 21 at 10 a.m. Pacific – Open beta for all consoles
- July 23 at 9 p.m. Pacific – beta ends
In addition, the former Halo developer also rolled out a list of PS4-exclusive content that will be coming to Destiny 2.
- Lake of Shadows: an exclusive strike
- City Apex: an exclusive ship
- Weapon Borealis: an exclusive exotic weapon
- Retribution: an exclusive PVP map
Destiny 2 is scheduled for release on PS4 and Xbox One on September 6, 2017, with a PC launch following in October. The upcoming shared-world sequel takes place following the events of Destiny: Rise of Iron, and sees the Tower under siege from a deadly Cabal unit known as The Red Legion, forcing the Guardians to retreat and losing their gear in the process, meaning you won’t be able to transfer all your loot over to the sequel.
Both the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X versions of Destiny 2 will not run the game at 60fps, although one developer believes this would have been possible had Bungie utilised dedicated servers. One of the biggest new features for Destiny 2 is the revamped multiplayer mode, which focuses on 4v4 battles, plus a larger open-world ripe with side quests known as Adventures for players to tackle.
Stay tuned to PSU for more details on the Destiny 2 beta as they become available.