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Destiny 2 system requirements and beta dates announced

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Now that the console beta period for Destiny 2 has passed, Bungie has announced its plans for the PC equivalent. And it's happening relatively soon: Early access to the beta (ie, access to those who have pre-ordered) will start August 28, while everyone else will gain access the following day. The period will wrap up on August 31 though, as is usually the case, it'll no doubt be extended.

"This is not the last piece of news we’ll have for PC players prior to the Beta," the announcement reads. "In the weeks to come, expect us to sound off again with more details on how you can get the most out of your first steps in the PC build."

To prepare for the beta, here's the minimum and recommended system specs:

Recommended Spec

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

Minimum Spec

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

Curious regarding how the game is holding up on console? We had three experts weigh in, and the prognosis is... mostly positive, but with caveats.

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.