Destiny 2 PC Beta is scheduled to start on August 29th (or a day earlier, in case you’ve preordered it). In order to save you some time, Bungie are going to allow preloading. As usual, it’s a needlessly complicated process, especially if you’ve preordered in retail. In this guide, we’re going to show you how to preload Destiny 2 beta on PC.
Destiny 2 PC Beta Preload
The preload is only available to those who’ve preordered. It will start today at 10AM PT / 1 PM ET / 7 PM CEST. If you’ve preordered a digital copy, here’s what you should do:
- Download and install the Battle.net client (scroll down to where it says Blizzard App).
- Start the client and log into your Battle.net account.
- Look at the list of games on the left. Destiny 2 should be at the bottom. Click on it.
- The large panel on the right should have a button that will allow you to download the beta.
If you’ve preordered the physical edition of the game, it’s a bit more convoluted. Before you do any of the above, you’ll have to:
- Register/log in on Bungie.net.
- Redeem the early access preorder code you got from the retailer on Bungie’s site.
- Get the beta download code from the redeemed codes page. Make sure you select PC.
- Log onto Battle.net and activate/redeem the beta download code.
- Follow the steps from the list above.
Those who’ve preordered the game will be able to access the beta on August 28th, while the rest will have to wait a day longer. The beta will end on August 31st for everyone, unless Bungie decides to give it a few days more, like they did on consoles. Still, there’s really not a lot of stuff to do in the beta, so the initial time frame should be more than enough.
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