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After a prolonged wait, Destiny 2 is finally available on PC. If you’re a PC gamer at heart but couldn’t wait around for the release on PC and bought it on console, you might want to consider double-dipping on this title. Despite Bungie not having developed a PC game in quite some time, Destiny 2 feels surprisingly fluid and right at home on PC.
If you have a PC capable of playing Destiny 2 but don’t prefer the mouse and keyboard controls then you don’t have to worry. If you hook up an Xbox One, Xbox 360 or PS4 controller to your PC, Destiny 2 will natively recognize it and you can go from there. More controllers might work with the game but’s all we had to test on hand at the moment. Let us know if more controllers will work with the title.
If you do like the mouse and keyboard controls, you might be pleased to hear you can totally rebind them. This means if you don’t like throwing a grenade with Q or interacting with things with E, you will be able to select a new key entirely for this. Bungie, with the help of Vicarious Visions, put a lot of time and care into the PC port of Destiny 2 and shows with features like this.
If all of this isn’t enough for you, Destiny 2 also features a whole slew of graphical options to take advantage of the wide range of hardware available. The game itself features an unlocked framerate and the option to play in native 4K resolution. Of course you don’t necessarily need the GTX 1080 Ti to play this game at max settings as Nvidia has found the GTX 1060 will do the trick at 1080p. While an i7 is ideal for high-end gaming, you’ll find you don’t need that sort of power to run this title.
Before you jump into the world of Destiny 2 on PC, make sure your PC is up to speed by checking out the minimum and recommended specs by Bungie for the title. Even if your PC is a few years old and due for an upgrade, you’ll find that Destiny 2 is optimized enough to take advantage of lower end hardware. Nvidia and AMD both released driver updates for their respective GPUs so make sure you download those before starting up Destiny 2 for the first time as well.
Destiny 2 is out now for PC exclusively on Battle.net. If you want more Destiny 2 news, hit the link right here to see the rest of our coverage on Bungie’s newest title.