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Destiny 2 guide: The PC version

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Ryan Gilliam (he/him) has worked at Polygon for nearly seven years. He primarily spends his time writing guides for massively popular games like Diablo 4 & Destiny 2.

Destiny 2 coming to Windows PC is big news. Not only does it widen the player base, but it also provides a more customizable experience playable with a mouse and keyboard.

Update: July 28, 2017

Thanks to an announcement from Bungie, we now know the Destiny 2 PC beta dates:

Windows PC gamers will be able to try the Destiny 2 beta for four days starting Aug. 28, developer Bungie announced today.

Players who have pre-ordered Destiny 2 will get a day of early access. Bungie will open up the beta to all PC gamers on Aug. 29, and it will run until Aug. 31.

We also know the Destiny 2 PC beta specs:

Recommended Spec


Intel - Core i5-2400
AMD - Ryzen R5 1600X


Nvidia - GeForce GTX 970
AMD - Radeon R9 390



Minimum Spec


Intel - Core i3-3250
AMD - FX-4350


Nvidia - GeForce GTX 660 2GB
AMD - Radeon HD 7850 2GB



At the Destiny 2 gameplay reveal event, we received some good news and some bad news. The good news is that Destiny 2 is coming to, Blizzard Entertainment’s game hub. Using Blizzard’s infrastructure will allow players to chat with their friends whether they are playing Destiny 2, a competitive Overwatch map or raiding in World of Warcraft.

"Being on will allow Destiny 2 to plug in to our existing global network, freeing up the developers at Bungie to focus their energy and resources on making the best and most fun game they possibly can," a Blizzard news post said. "This also means Destiny 2 players will have access to our online social functionality, including chat with friends, the ability to see which of their friends are online in Destiny 2 or in Blizzard games, and the ability to stream gameplay directly to Facebook."

The bad news: It looks as though the PC version may miss the game’s Sept. 8 release date (which refers to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions).

While it is unclear when Destiny 2’s PC version will launch, it does come with a great deal of customization. According to DualShockers, PC version of Destiny 2 playable at the gameplay reveal offered settings for video, audio, HUD opacity, a toggle to remove your helmet and more.

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