Destiny 2 beta is starting soon on PS4 and Xbox One but it is pretty much useless if you are not a premium member on your respective consoles. Players will not be able to access Strike and Crucible modes on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Only being a PlayStation Plus on PS4 or Xbox Live Gold member on Xbox One will allow you to access Strike and Crucible in the upcoming Destiny 2 beta. Both of these modes are online and offer matchmaking which is why a subscription is required. However, it is odd that a beta would ask you to have an online membership to access multiplayer mode, especially, a game that multiplayer-centric.
Usually, developers hold beta and access to its online content does not require a premium subscription. But that is not the case with Destiny 2 beta. The only mode you can access is the singleplayer mode that only The Homecoming mission.
In the D2 Beta, the Homecoming story mission will be open to all. The Strike and Crucible will require PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold. pic.twitter.com/rmQDC1OjfM
— Bungie (@Bungie) July 18, 2017
The Destiny 2 beta will begin on 18th July for those who pre ordered the game or managed to get themselves an early access code through some giveaway. The timings for the beta are given below
Destiny 2 PS4 Beta Early access: July 18th 10AM PST
Destiny 2 Xbox One Beta Early access: July 19th 10AM PST
Destiny 2 Open Beta: July 21st 10AM PST for both platforms
Destiny is a first-person action shooter in development at Bungie and is scheduled to launch this fall for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. PC users need to head over here to know more about the beta on their platform.