A Destiny 2 beta will be coming to consoles and PC later this summer, allowing both fans and curious newcomers a chance to try the game before it releases. The original Destiny had both an alpha and beta period for people to play, which helped to drum up hype for it.
The beta was announced by Bungie during their livestream today, and will give players the chance to go through the first campaign mission, a strike, and be able to walk around the new maps a bit during the time that the beta is open.
A Destiny 2 beta is something that could definitely be needed right now; while many Destiny fans will be returning to the game whether they play the beta or not, the beta can be Bungie’s chance to attract a lot of new fans to the game.
The previous Destiny, despite its alpha and beta periods, got criticized for a lack of content that could even be perceived in those relatively brief periods. While, three years into its run, the original Destiny was finally all it was cracked up to be, Destiny 2 promises even more.
It will take the Destiny 2 beta to show a significant portion of that off, ranging from the new European Dead Zone on Earth to three new planets to visit, Titan, Io, and Nessus. While we may not visit those worlds in the beta, the fact that the game is so much bigger will hopefully lead to more fans returning.
Either way, the Destiny 2 beta will likely be coming out sometime this summer, likely around mid-to-late July considering that the game comes out at the beginning of September. If you’re one of those Destiny fans or curious newcomers that are looking to get a sneak peek, keep on the lookout for when the beta opens. If you’ve pre-ordered the game, head over to Bungie’s website to pick up your beta key.