Destiny 2 Beta: When Does it Unlock?

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Destiny 2 is gearing up to be one of, if not the biggest game released in 2017 so far. Much of this is thanks to the dedicated community that has stuck with this series since its initial release back in 2014. While there has been 4 expansions and a plethora of new content added to the first game, developer Bungie is finally moving on to the sequel. Set to release on September 6 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, this title is aiming to deliver a brand new story, deeper multiplayer, altered sub-classes, and a bunch of new loot.

Thankfully, users will not have to wait until September to try out Destiny 2, as Bungie is releasing a beta for players this month. However, there are a few different variations in when users can access this beta such as if they pre-ordered the game or not. For those looking to play on PC you’ll need to wait until August, but no official date has been offered.

Here are the times for when the Destiny 2 beta unlocks on consoles:

  • July 18 – 10:00 a.m. PST / 1:00 p.m. EST (Pre-order/PlayStation 4 Version)
  • July 19 – 10:00 a.m. PST / 1:00 p.m. EST (Pre-order/Xbox One Version)
  • July 21 – 10:00 a.m. PST / 1:00 p.m. EST (No Pre-order/Both Consoles)
  • July 23 – 9:00 p.m. PST / 12:00 a.m. EST (Beta Ends)

This release time should come as no surprise for the Destiny faithful since it lines up perfectly with the daily reset time for the first game. If you are looking to hop into this beta, players will have access to the new multiplayer mode dubbed Countdown and various PvE (Player vs Environment) activities. The latter will include the first mission of the game called Homecoming, which sees The Tower attacked by the Cabal forces and The Inverted Spire strike.

If you have been following Destiny 2 since it’s big reveal then you will know that this is all the content shown off to the press during the gameplay reveal event. While this doesn’t seem as big as the original Destiny beta, it at least is offering players a nice mix of content to test out until the game officially launches in September.