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‘Destiny 2’ reveals PC requirements, sets PC Beta dates

Counting down the days until Destiny 2

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Activision and Blizzard have released the PC beta dates and PC requirements for “Destiny 2,” and the ‘recommended specs’ are actually on the lighter side of the hardware spectrum. “Destiny 2” players on PS4 and Xbox One have already enjoyed a nice beta-period with the highly anticipated title, but PC players will have to wait until the end of August to test out the game.

If you are really excited to dive into the game, then you should pre-order ($59 for consoles at Amazon) and ($59 for PC at Blizzard). Players that pre-order will be part of the “Early Access” group, they will get first-dibs on those PC beta slots later this month. Pre-order beta testers will start on August 28, and everyone else will have to wait until August 29 to get in. You will get to test the game through August 31, but if the beta test goes like any other beta test, the date will probably be pushed back. Depending on which edition of the game you pre-order, there are several digital benefits to buying the game earlier. Even the standard edition pre-order comes with the Coldheart Exotic Trace Rifle, if you go through Amazon. In the past, the developers have released several game trailers and teasers for the title, but nothing beats going into the beta to test the game for yourself.

If you are worried that your PC may not be able to handle the new title, the Recommended Specs are below, along with the Minimum Specs required by the developers.

Recommended Specs

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

Minimum Specs

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

In the story of Destiny 2, the last safe city on Earth has fallen and lay in ruins, occupied by a powerful new enemy and his elite army, the Red Legion. Every player creates their own character called a “Guardian,” humanity’s chosen protectors. As a Guardian in Destiny 2, players must master new abilities and weapons to reunite the city’s forces, stand together and fight back to reclaim their home.