The Destiny 2 beta will begin on July 18, and will be available for players that have pre-ordered the game first on the Playstation 4. The Xbox One version will be starting three days later on July 21, though the two betas will likely run to the same end date.
Both betas will be opening up at June 21 for the public, but if you pre-ordered you’ll be able to start them on June 18 and June 19 for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One. The beta is a small one, only containing a single story mission, a Strike, and some PVP potential, but it will at least allow players a good opportunity to get a feel for the game.
The PC version of the Destiny 2 beta, however, won’t be available until late August, which is only a short time before the game actually releases on September 3 for the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC. Not to mention that the game’s full PC version won’t be releasing until a month after everyone else, in October.
The original Destiny not only had a beta period, but also an alpha period before it launched, and it was there that the strings about the fairly barebones story began to unravel. While Bungie has said that they’re putting a lot more work into the story, we’ll have to wait until the game fully releases to see if that’s true.
Destiny 2 has a lot of stuff going for it, such as new strikes, an actual, centralized story, new planets and areas, new weapons, new powers, and dungeons called Lost Sectors. While it all seems good, hopefully players will be able to get everything out of Destiny 2 that they weren’t able to get in the original Destiny.
Once again, the Destiny 2 beta will begin on July 18 and 19 for Playstation 4 and Xbox One owners that pre-ordered it, before opening to the public on July 21.