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Destiny 2 open beta extended two days

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Destiny 2's open beta has been extended, Bungie has announced. It will now end on Tuesday, July 25 at 9 p.m. ET.

Bungie made the announcement over Twitter yesterday afternoon.

The beta began Tuesday, July 18 for those who had preordered the game on PlayStation 4, was opened to everyone (on PS4 and Xbox One) on Friday, July 21 and was originally due to end at 9 p.m. on Sunday. Bungie has extended that "for additional service testing."

Already, Bungie has been making adjustments to Destiny 2 based on player feedback from the beta. On Thursday, Bungie's Rob Engeln said that ammunition drop rates, particularly power ammunition, were increased "giving power weapons a more reliable and predictable role in your arsenal." Other tuning has been made to features such as grenade effectiveness and weapon damage versus NPC enemies.

Destiny 2 is on course for a Sept. 6 launch. Our impressions of the game based on the beta — which Bungie says is a months-old build of the game — are here; the verdict is Destiny 2 is very familiar for longtime Destiny players, which is both good and bad.

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