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Play The Destiny 2 Beta on PC Right Now

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The Open Beta for Destiny 2 starts today, August 29. It’s open to everyone though this beta test is PC only. You’ll have to download Blizzard’s Battle.net launcher if you don’t already have it. The brief open beta period is only available this week, ending August 31.

The Destiny 2 Beta includes the intro solo campaign mission, Homecoming, which introduces the explosive events seen in the trailer. There’s one cooperative strike mission, The Inverted Spire, and two competitive 4v4 crucible maps: Javelin-4 and Midtown. Javelin-4 is a Control map with zones, while Midtown features timed bombs.

Destiny 2 is the sequel to the 2014 multiplayer shooter by Halo developers Bungie. Destiny was a popular though divisive loot-based cooperative shooter. It steadily evolved over the years thanks to content patches and expansion packs. Destiny 2 marks the series first foray onto the PC.

A Digital Deluxe Edition is available for pre-order that includes the Expansion Pass and Legendary Sword and Player Emote. The Expansion Pass will provide access to two future content packs. The first arrives later this year while the second is scheduled for Spring 2018.

Destiny 2 arrives next week on September 6 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. PC owners will have to wait a bit longer, on October 24.

 

Destiny 2 Officially Announced With Teaser Image

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Given the popularity of 2014 co-op shooter Destiny, a sequel was inevitable. Destiny 2 was announced today with a single teaser image by the official Destiny twitter account. No further information was given.

The picture seems to depict Earth’s last city burning from destruction. Neither publisher Activision nor developer Bungie are being chummy with any details.

Rumors have surrounded the anticipated sequel, including a poster leak that points to a September 2017 launch. Activision has previously confirmed that the sequel existed and would be released this Fall.

In related news, Destiny’s final live update hits tomorrow, March 28. The full trailer is below.

The Age of Triumph is a fitting end to the first game, bringing back many iconic raids and items, as well as new gear. It will also include the largest Record Book of any live event, with pages of new challenges to complete.

Created by the original Halo developers, Destiny was the biggest new franchise launch when it released in 2014. Bungie has continuously supported the cooperative shooter through post-launch updates and paid expansion packs.

Destiny received a major 2.0 overhaul with the second expansion, The Taken King, in 2015, which was very well received by fans. The most recent was Destiny: Rise of Iron in September 2016. Bungie has stated that the original game will remain online and be continually supported with updates and patches.

Despite its popularity, Destiny is actually one of the most divisive games among both fans and critics. Its cooperative gameplay and shooting mechanics were generally praised, but poor story elements and manipulative loot-based gameplay left many feeling cold.

Destiny 2 is coming, and that’s all we know right now. Let the speculations fly!