It’s no major secret that Destiny 2 fans are practically champing at the bit for the chance to go hands-on with what the forthcoming sequel will offer, and it looks like the wait won’t be much longer, for today, Bungie released an official launch trailer detailing the dates and some of the content Guardians should expect from the open beta. As it so happens, the action starts in just a little more than two short weeks from now, with fans of the science fiction shooter franchise being able to take part in the game’s open beta on consoles from July 21 through July 23.
As seen below in the launch trailer for Destiny 2‘s open beta, fans who give the trial a go will get access to the title’s opening story mission, a co-op Strike, as well as competitive multiplayer. As far as the PvP content is concerned, though, Bungie didn’t explicitly reveal what types of game modes players should expect to see in the beta, but it’s likely that the developer will further unpack more of the trial’s details in the days leading up to it going live.
As expected, those who pre-order Destiny 2 will be granted entrance to the open beta much earlier than others, with PS4 users being given preferential treatment above all other platforms thanks to Bungie’s PlayStation exclusives deal with Sony. Should one reserve a copy of the title for PS4, they will get to try the beta on July 18, and early access for Xbox One owners will begin on the following day, July 19.
While the console versions of Destiny 2 have the open beta dates set for this month, as evidenced from the fine print found at the tail end of the above trailer, PC players are going to have to wait until some time in August to try out the title. This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, especially since it has already been confirmed that the final version of the game on PC has its release date set well after it comes out for consoles.
All things considered, Destiny 2 fans will likely be elated by the news regarding the open beta’s availability, as it affords them the opportunity to see a segment of what Bungie has been working on ever since the sequel was announced as being in production last year. With any luck, the trial will not only satisfy the Destiny community’s craving for new content, but also it will hopefully instill a sense of optimism that the follow-up will provide many vast improvements over the original.
Destiny 2 is slated to release on September 6, 2017 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, while its launch on PC is set for October 24, 2017.