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Destiny 2 Beta Guide
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This page contains vital information to guide you through Beta availability, access, activities, and more. To ensure proper network settings for Destiny 2 Beta gameplay, please refer to our Network Troubleshooting Guide.

Beta Availability Early Access
System Requirements Beta Activities
Known Issues

Beta Availability

July 23: Console Beta Concluded
August 28, 10 AM Pacific: PC Early Access Beta Begins
August 29, 10 AM Pacific: PC Open Access Beta Begins
August 30, 5-7 PM Pacific: Farm Social Space Available
 PM Pacific: August 31, 10 AM Pacific:
PC Beta Concludes

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Early Access

Players who pre-order Destiny 2 will gain early access to the Destiny 2 Beta. Players who pre-order their copy of Destiny 2 through retailers must follow these steps to be granted access to the Destiny 2 Beta for PC:

Sign-in to - Create or sign in to a account using Blizzard, PlayStation 4, or Xbox Live credentials.
Redeem the Early Access Pre-order Code - Enter the Destiny 2 Early Access Beta Code provided by the retailer on
Retrieve the Destiny 2 Beta Download Code - When they are available, visit your redeemed codes page on and select PC.
Redeem the Beta Download Code - Log into your Blizzard account to redeem your Destiny 2 Beta code in the Blizzard Shop.

Please note the following:
  • If players experience issues retrieving a Destiny 2 Early Access code upon pre-order, they must contact their retailer for further assistance.
  • Code redemption and acquisition does not display properly on some mobile devices. Please visit on a web browser if you are unable to view these pages.
  • Players will only be granted one Destiny Beta Download Code per pre-order. Bungie will not replace codes if they are lost or redeemed for the incorrect platform
  • A Blizzard account is required to access the Destiny 2 Beta on PC. Players who need to walk through Blizzard account creation should see this page.
  • Players who pre-order directly through the Blizzard Shop will be granted early access to the Destiny 2 Beta for PC automatically. Players who are looking to pre-order Destiny 2 for PC that have not already should see:
  • Players who wish to participate in the Destiny 2 Open Beta for PC must visit the Blizzard Shop and download the Beta client on August 29.

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System Requirements

Legacy Hardware

The following are the hardware specifications that players will need to meet for the Destiny 2 Beta on PC:

Minimum SpecIntel Core i3-3250 3.5 GHzAMD FX-4350 4.2 GHzNVidia GeForce GTX 660 2GBAMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB6GB
Recommended SpecIntel Core i5-2400 3.4 GHzAMD Ryzen R5 1600XNVidia GeForce GTX 970AMD Radeon R9 3908GB

Currently-shipping Hardware

For players who are upgrading, the follow hardware is available today that runs the Destiny 2 Beta on PC:

CPU: IntelGPU: NVidia
Minimum SpecIntel Pentium G4560 3.5 GHzNVidia GeForce GTX 1050 2GB
Recommended SpecIntel Core i5-7400 3.5 (Turbo)NVidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

PLEASE NOTE: System requirements are subject to change for the Destiny 2 full retail launch.

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Through the Destiny 2 Beta, players will have access to Campaign, Crucible, and Strike activities.

Campaign: Homecoming
When launching the Destiny 2 Beta, players will first create a Character and play through the campaign mission Homecoming.

Fireteam size: 1
Matchmaking: Unavailable

Crucible: Countdown and Control
Players will have access to two Crucible game types, each featuring a specific map.

  • Countdown: Attack and Defend objective gametype with Elimination rules. First team to 6 round score limit wins the match.

  • Control: Teams compete to control objective zones which grant additional points when defeating opponents. Reaching the score limit or having the highest score by time limit wins the match.
Fireteam size: 1-4
Matchmaking: Available

Strike: The Inverted Spire
Players will have access to one Strike activity. Players are placed into a Fireteam to complete objectives and proceed through Beta content on the planet Nessus.

Fireteam size: 1-3
Matchmaking: Available

If you encounter any issues while playing these activities, please see the sections below.

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Reporting an Issue

When encountering an issue, player should visit our Destiny 2 PC Beta Known Issues page. 
players are advised to post a report to the #Help forum with the following information:

  • Blizzard Tag
  • Time in which issue occurred
  • Activity in which issue occurred
  • Description of what happened

While players may not receive a response, issues will be forwarded to the appropriate teams for investigation.

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Known Issues

As this is a Beta build, some issues will be present and may impact gameplay. Please note the following:

  • Players may experience a variety of networking error codes when attempting to play the Beta
  • Bungie will be testing server stability throughout the Beta, which may cause error codes to appear periodically

  • Location names sometimes do not appear during Crucible gameplay
  • Players sometimes are Kicked to Orbit after witnessing a black screen when entering a Countdown match

  • Players may sometimes be placed at the beginning of the Inverted Spire Strike Activity when joining in progress

  • Sandbox balancing is still taking place: Some weapons or abilities may have higher or lower damage than intended
  • Not all content has been localized in all languages

Additionally, players may encounter a series of PC-related known issues, outlined here. For any network related troubleshooting, please visit our newly updated Network Troubleshooting Guide.

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