Destiny 2 PC Beta Release Dates, Minimum & Recommended Specs

Bungie has revealed the release dates for the Destiny 2 PC Open Beta, both early access and open beta. They also released the recommended and minimum system requirements. The system requirements are for the Beta only. They might change by the time the full game launches in late October. The Destiny 2 PC beta will start near the end of August.

Destiny 2 PC Beta Release Dates, Minimum & Recommended Specs
Destiny 2 PC Beta Release Dates, Minimum & Recommended Specs

The Destiny 2 PC beta finally has a launch date! According to a post on, the early access stage will start on Monday, August 28th, for those that have preordered the game. The full open beta starts the next day, on August 29th. It will wrap up on August 31st, which is a Thursday.

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IF you’re wondering why Bungie decided to hold the PC beta strait across the work week and completely avoid Friday and the weekend, you’re not alone. How they’ll get enough feedback during a Monday-Thursday beta is beyond me. I guess we just gotta assume that Bungie knows what they’re doing.

Bungie also unveiled the recommended and minimum system requirements for the Destiny 2 beta. It’s important to note that the announcement makes it abundantly clear these specs are only for the beta. They might change for the full game.

Recommended Specs

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

Minimum Specs

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

If you’re looking to upgrade your setup to make sure it can handle Destiny 2, Bungie’s got your back. The same post lists several hardware components that should run the game nicely:


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


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

Bungie’s Event Machine

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

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