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PC Early Access & Open Beta Dates Announced + System Specs

Suzie Ford Updated: Posted:
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Bungie has put out some great news for PC players anxious to know when they might get their hands on Destiny 2. Pre-order players will be able to start playing on August 28th with all PC players able to join up on August 29th. The PC open beta will end on August 31st.

Oddly, these dates fall in the middle of the week, probably so that the Destiny 2 servers don't come crashing down immediately since more players tend to game on weekends.

This is not the last piece of news we’ll have for PC players prior to the Beta. 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. Today, we wanted to let you know when the exercise will begin, and give you enough time – assuming you’ll even need it – to build the perfect rig. There's much more to come.

We’re looking so forward to hosting you for this crucial testing op. It’s been a long time since Bungie has served gamers on anything other than a console. This is an exciting time for us in our studio, and we’re packing a lot of love into the PC Beta. We hope you’ll join us for this tactical pre-party.

Recommended Specs

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

Minimum Specs

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

Bungie said if you plan on upgrading sometime before the game releases, here’s some recommendations:


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


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

Here is what Bungie used during its PC event, in case you were curious:

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

Check out the Destiny 2 blog post on the Bungie site for more information.


Suzie Ford

Suzie is the former Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom