Destiny 2 has been available on consoles for well over a month now but PC players have been patiently waiting for a PC release. That day is almost here and now you might be wondering whether your PC is up to the task or not.
Destiny 2 has been heavily advertised as having an unlocked framerate and having the ability to render in full 4K. Unless you have dumped hundreds, maybe thousands, of dollars into your rig, you probably won’t be getting those kinds of results. Luckily, Destiny 2 will run on much lower end hardware and still give you a very playable experience.
Interestingly enough, you might be surprised to see how low your specs can go on your PC while still resulting in a playable Destiny 2 experience. You don’t even need Windows 10 either which will be pleasant news to Windows 7 or *shivers* Windows 8.1 holdovers.
You can find a table below showcasing both the minimum and recommend specs that Bungie lays out for Destiny 2. You’ll see that even if you haven’t upgraded your PC in years, you’ll likely still be able to eek out a playable experience.
|CPU: Intel||i3-3250 3.5 GhZ or Pentium G4560 3.5 GHZ||i5-2400 3.4 GHz or i5-7400 3.5 GHz|
|CPU: AMD||FX-4350 4.2 GHz||Ryzen R5 1600X 3.6 GHz|
|GPU: Nvidia||GTX 660 2 GB or GTX 1050 2 GB||GTX 970 4 GB or GTX 1060 6 GB|
|GPU: AMD||Radeon HD 7850 2 GB||R9 390 8 GB|
|RAM:||6 GB||8 GB|
|OS:||Windows 7 (64-bit) or Windows 8.1 (64-bit)||Windows 10 (64-bit)|
|HDD Space:||68 GB||68 GB|
Bungie doesn’t go the extra mile by showing us what exactly you’ll get in terms of performance with each setting but we can pretty much guarantee you’ll be getting console quality or better with either option. Some of the minimum hardware is several generations old so either Destiny 2 scales really well or we’re getting a 720p 30 FPS experience. We’re betting that Destiny 2 is very optimized.
The recommended specs will definitely not result in 4K 60 FPS performance as you’ll almost definitely need an i7 and a GTX 1080 Ti to push boundaries that high. If you tried out the PC beta then you probably already have a good idea on whether or not your PC can run this title. The final release specs aren’t really all that far off from the specs outlined in the beta. If you’re all about having a playable experience, you should be able to reach that no problem if you already have a gaming PC.
Destiny 2 releases October 24 for PC exclusively on Battle.net.