BUNGiE.net Released Destiny 2 Beta for ‪PlayStation 4‬ and ‪Xbox One‬‬

Destiny 2 Beta begins on July 18 at 10 AM PT on PS4 for pre-order customers with 12.6 GB of beta’s content; Xbox One pre-order members get in a day later. Destiny 2 Beta consists of three components: Homecoming story mission, Strike (cooperative multiplayer) and Crucible (online player-versus-player arena). Homecoming story mission is open to all players, while the Crucible and Strike will require PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold subscription.

Destiny 2 Beta Start Times (All times via Eurogamer):

  • PS4 Early Access: Pre-order: July 18 | 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST / 3 AM ET on July 19
  • Xbox One Early Access: Pre-order: July 19 | 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST / 3 AM ET on July 20
  • Open Beta For Everyone: July 21 | 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST / 3 AM ET on July 22
  • PC Beta: August; more details to come

What’s In The Destiny 2 Beta:

  • Campaign: You can try the opening mission, Homecoming, and see some of the cinematics from the game’s campaign.
  • Multiplayer: Try the new attack/defend Countdown mode on the map Endless Vale. You can also play the Control mode from Destiny 2.
  • Strike: Try the new Inverted Spire Strike set in a Vex stronghold. This can be played with two friends you bring or via matchmaking.
  • New Subclasses: Try your hand at the new Dawnblade Warlock, Arcstrider Hunter, or Sentinel Titan
  • New Social Space: At 10 AM PT on July 23, you can visit the social space The Farm and do things like kick around a soccer ball or make friends with a chicken.

What’s Not In The Destiny 2 Beta:

  • Most vendors and services in The Farm will be offline.
  • Clan support.
  • Character Progression (“the Beta does not represent how your characters will evolve in Destiny 2”).
  • Progress does not carry over to the final game.

Destiny 2 Beta Known Issues:

  • 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

Further instructions for pre-loading the beta can be found at the guide on Bungie.net.

For a step by step installation guide for the Destiny 2 Beta Client, please follow these links: PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Source: BUNGiE: This Week At Bungie – 7/13/2017