Whether you played through the Destiny 2 beta on a console or not, if you're a big PC player, you're likely banking on the PC version being the go-to Destiny 2 experience.
So regardless of how you handled the recent console beta tests, let it be known that the PC version isn't too far behind, with the platform's own testing period kicking off toward the end of August.
That's right; we're just about a month away - from a glorified demo, at least. For those who bother to pre-order the game through Blizzard launcher, the beta will kick off August 28 with the more skeptical players able to join for free the following day with the whole event concluding on August 31. Then, it's the long wait. Console players will have their hands on the full version just one week later, while us PC peasants will have to wait until October 24 to share the experience. Though following the general rule of mouse and keyboard trumping a controller in a first-person shooter, it's not like we'll be playing catch-up with our console counterparts as we'll never be able to play with them.
But while even the beta may be a little while away right now, the announcement did come with minimum and recommended specs. By 'recommended', we can assume we're looking at what's necessary to run the game at 1080p 60fps with most of the bells and whistles. Destiny 2 is said to be targeting all the goodness of PC gaming from 4K/ultra-wide resolutions and 144Hz screens - so we can't imagine the asked-for GTX 970 is going to be pulling off those kinds of feats. Check out your eligibility down below.
Overall, any mid-range build pieced together in the last two or three years should be more than enough to hit the recommended spec levels. For those who think a new CPU may be in order, the Ryzen line are really pushing against Intel for that budget price/performance mark recently. Though the aforementioned Core i5 is dirt cheap now.