‘Destiny 2’ beta for PC set to run in August

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A promotional image for the "Destiny 2" video game. (Facebook/DestinyTheGame)

PC gamers who are waiting for the arrival of “Destiny 2” just have roughly a month of waiting left.

According to a report from The Verge, the game’s beta will become available on PC beginning Aug. 28. The beta becomes playable for players who pre-ordered the game. The rest of the gaming world, on the other hand, will get a crack at the beta a day later until Aug. 31.

The report also said that gamers will likely enjoy the same experience as the beta version for the console. Available for play are the “Homecoming” story mission, the Inverted Spire strike, and the Crucible modes, featuring some 4-versus-4 action.

More importantly, Bungie released the minimum specs PCs should have for the beta. Gamespot reported that the PCs should have at least an HD 7850 or a GTX 660. This should go side-by-side with a Core i3-3250 or FX-4350 plus 6GB of RAM.

The recommended specs, on the other hand, are Intel Core i5-2400 or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X for the CPU. For the GPU, it’s Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 390, plus 8 GB of RAM. When it comes to upgrading, the recommended specs are Intel Core i5-7400 for the CPU and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB for the GPU. The minimum specs needed are Intel Pentium G4560 and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 2 GB for the CPU and GPU, respectively.

Earlier this week, Bungie announced through their website that players can start converting their existing Groups into Clans. This is in preparation for the new Clan functionality in “Destiny 2.”

“Founding members of Clans are being called to action. It’s time to rally your troops and begin planning the migration to a new title,” said Bungie in the post. Players who will migrate their Groups from the first “Destiny” game will have access to a number of features. “Every member of a Destiny 2 Clan will earn rewards based on the activities of their teammates,” Bungie explained.

“Destiny 2” comes out on Sept. 6 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PC version follows on Oct. 24.