The Destiny 2 beta doesn’t start until next week, but eager Guardians can prepare themselves by preloading the beta from today! Activision recently confirmed to Polygon that the beta preload will start today at 6 p.m. BST / 10 a.m. PDT for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The Destiny 2 beta will be available first for those who have pre-ordered the game on PS4, starting at 6 p.m. BST / 10 a.m. PDT on Tuesday 18th July 2017. Gamers who have pre-ordered on Xbox One will then be able to join the fray 24-hours later on Wednesday 19th July. Only those who have pre-ordered will be able to preload today as you’ll need your beta key – which some of you will already have.
Two days after the closed beta launches, on Friday 21st July, the beta will open up to all PS4 and Xbox One gamers regardless of pre-order status. The beta closes for everyone at 9 p.m. on Sunday 23rd July, so make sure you get in as many hours as possible.
The beta is set to feature the same content that Bungie presented at E3 2017: the campaign’s opening mission – known as “Homecoming”; a strike called The Inverted Spire; and two Crucible modes – Control and a new PVP mode called Countdown (which is a bit like Search and Destroy from Call of Duty). One thing which you won’t want to miss is a trip around Destiny 2’s new social space, The Farm. Guardians will be able to get into the new social space for just one hour starting at 10 a.m. on Sunday 23rd July, so make sure you’re ready and waiting.
PC Gamers are having to hold on a little longer, but they can expect to get their mouse and keyboard on the Destiny 2 beta in August 2017.
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As Lord Shaxx would say: “Another battle won, onto the next fight…”