Destiny 2 Beta Strike & Crucible Require PS Plus & Xbox Live Gold

PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold are required to play Destiny 2 Open Beta Strike and Crucible, Bungie announced on their Twitter. The Homecoming story mission will be available for everybody. This should really not come as much of a surprise, since both Crucible and Strikes require online multiplayer.

Destiny 2 Beta Strike & Crucible Require PS Plus & Xbox Live Gold
Destiny 2 Beta Strike & Crucible Require PS Plus & Xbox Live Gold

With the Destiny 2 Open Beta being only hours or days away, depending on whether you preordered the game to get early access, the excitement among devout Guardians is almost palpable. However, even though this Beta will eventually become open for all who want to try it out, you’ll still have to spend some money in order to enjoy everything it has to offer.

Why can’t I play Destiny 2 Beta Crucible & Strikes?

According a post on the Bungie official Twitter, the first story mission from Destiny 2, Homecoming, will be “open to all.” The same can’t be said for the multiplayer content that will be on offer. In order to play Strikes and the Crucible, you’ll have to have a PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold subscription, depending on your platform of choice. That’s not a big surprise, since these subscriptions are necessary for online multiplayer. Either way, prepare your wallet, in case you don’t already have the required subscription.

In other Destiny 2 Beta news, Bungie has released a 12.6 GB update for the client, which those that preloaded might have noticed. Since the initial file was about 400 MB, the new update probably contains the actual Beta content. Needless to say, you’ll have to download it in order to play.

As a reminder, the Destiny 2 Beta goes live on July 17th for PlayStation 4, and a day later on Xbox One, while PC players will have to wait until August. For more information on that, check out our Destiny 2 Beta Known Issues Revealed article. Bungie also released a list of known issues that players might encounter. Players will be able to test out several things from the game during the beta, and we’ve listed them in our Destiny 2 Open Beta Content article.


If you need further help with Destiny 2 Shadowkeep, check out our guides on Dead Ghost Locations, Jade Rabbit Locations, and Eyes on the Moon - How to Start Vex Invasion. If it's Exotic Weapons that you're after, we've got you covered with our Pain And Gain Exotic Quest and Deathbringer Exotic Rocket Launcher - Symphony of Death guides. Going back in time for new players, we can offer you guides like Ikelos Weapons - How to Get SMG, Sniper Rifle, Shotgun, or, if you're playing Forsaken content, guides like Corsair Down & Badge - Dead Body Locations.


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