Here's when you can play the Destiny 2 PC beta and the recommended specs

The Destiny 2 (opens in new tab) PC beta finally has a start date. Bungie revealed in its latest weekly update (opens in new tab) when players can try out the Guardian business outside of consoles for the first time, as well as recommended specs for the beta client. Here are the details:

Destiny 2 PC beta schedule

  • Early Access (for pre-orders): August 28
  • Open Beta: August 29 
  • Beta ends: August 31 

Intel - Core i5-2400
AMD - Ryzen R5 1600X

Nvidia - GeForce GTX 970
AMD - Radeon R9 390


Destiny 2 PC beta minimum specs

Intel - Core i3-3250
AMD - FX-4350

Nvidia - GeForce GTX 660 2GB
AMD - Radeon HD 7850 2GB


Bungie says those specs are just for the beta and they could change by the time Destiny 2 proper hits PC (opens in new tab) on October 24. But they should give you a decent idea of where you stand until then - make sure you read through our Destiny 2 beta tips (opens in new tab) while you're waiting (and prepare for the last hurrah of the killer turbines (opens in new tab)).

Check out our full Destiny 2 (opens in new tab) recap article for more info and see the spiffy new trace rifle you can get for pre-ordering Destiny 2 (opens in new tab).

And don't forget we've got a guide on how to build an excellent cheap gaming PC (opens in new tab) for under $1000.

Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.