Destiny 2 PC beta dates and system requirements acquired, Guardians

The Destiny 2 beta is over now on console, but PC players will get their turn starting 28 August, Bungie has confirmed. Much like the console beta, those of you who’ve pre-ordered the game get first dibs, with everybody else coming in the next day, 29 August, before it shuts down on 31 August. Whether or not it’s the same beta launched on Xbox One and PS4 is a matter of speculation for now, but the studio has previously explained that this was an old build, so maybe, maybe not.

Bungie also revealed the system requirements for the beta, adding that these could change before the game’s out on PC on 24 October. That’s how it works with PC, I suppose. In the meantime, though, here’s what’s what.


  • CPU: Intel – Core i5-2400 / AMD – Ryzen R5 1600X
  • GPU: Nvidia – GeForce GTX 970 / AMD – Radeon R9 390
  • RAM: 8GB


  • CPU: Intel – Core i3-3250 / AMD – FX-4350
  • GPU: Nvidia – GeForce GTX 660 2GB / AMD – Radeon HD 7850 2GB
  • RAM: 6GB

The developer also suggested that if you’re upgrading your PC hardware, this stuff is what you want for Destiny 2:


  • CPU: Intel Core i5-7400
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB


  • CPU: Intel Pentium G4560
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 2GB

Bungie’s Event Machine

  • CPU: Intel i7-7700k
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080Ti 11GB