In advance of Destiny 2's PC open beta finally starting soon, Bungie and Activision have posted a brand new trailer showing off the game as well as showcasing everything PC players can expect from the beta. When does the Destiny 2 open beta start? August 29, going just three days until August 31, although anyone who pre-orders the game on Battle.net will get a day's extra on August 28.
The trailer shows off what to expect from the beta. It proudly says we'll get to try the game in 4K resolutions and uncapped frame rates, although we can't imagine the full graphics options of the final game will be available so early. Even retro title Sonic Mania got delayed on PC two weeks for optimization, so we foresee Bungie keeping their video settings options close to their chest.
Beta players will also be able to try out the opening story mission, which gets teased in the trailer and will feature a big attack that you have to escape from with the help of Robot Nathan Fillion. The two main multiplayer modes on offer will be Co-op Strike and Competitive Multiplayer, aka PvP. So, co-op and PvP.
Bungie have already revealed a few details of the beta, mostly that we'll be getting a new map that wasn't in the console beta - Control PvP stage Javelin-4. Although there was some controversy that Bungie's protection programs would disable streaming programs such as OBS and Xsplit (we'll still try though!). The recommend system specs were revealed too, which are as follows:
Destiny 2's open beta will begin August 28 for Battle.net pre-order customers, and August 29-31 for everyone else. Destiny 2's console release date is September 6, and the Destiny 2 PC release date is -sigh- October 24.