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 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.


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