Destiny 2 PC: Everything You Need To Know

Author: Olly

Destiny 2 is coming to PC this year, and it's the first time the series has done so. Its developers, Bungie, have almost always released games on consoles, and then a PC version has been developed much later. Now, Bungie and their publisher Activision have decided to release a full PC version with all the features it deserves to make it a fantastic game in its own right.

PC Release date

The release date for Destiny 2 is set for the 24th October 2017, 2 months after the release of the console version. That may seem a little unfair, but if this is the first time Destiny has been on PC, we would appreciate it to be perfect from day one. It’s not uncommon to wait for weeks or months for your favourite new game to get patched up.

Battle.net

Destiny 2 will be downloadable from and run only on Battle.net on PC. This means that it comes with all the functionality of Battle.net including friends lists, voice chat, automatic patching, functionality of the battle.net app like seeing which of your friends are online, and seeing what games your friends are playing.

PC Requirements

At the time of writing there are no official PC minimum or maximum requirements, but the details of the PC that ran the press build recently are known. They are:

  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2Ghz
  • 16GB RAM
  • 500GB SSD
  • Windows 10

This is obviously quite a powerful PC, and the minimum requirements should be well below. However if you want to run Destiny as well as possible this would be a good place to start.

PC Features

The PC version of Destiny 2 is going to have some real fancy upgrades over its console brothers, showing that Activision knows how to make PC gamers happy, and to do PC gaming right. Here is the list of features that we know Destiny 2 will have on PC:

  • 4K Resolution Support (3820x2160)
  • Uncapped framerate
  • Full mouse and keyboard support with custom key mapping
  • Text chat
  • Adjustable Field of View
  • Detailed PC settings screen
  • 21:9 monitor support

PC Beta

There will be a Destiny 2 Beta test for both consoles and PC versions. The PC version will be in late August, and so players will have the chance to check out the game on PC for the first time, and before buying. Not only that, but since it’s 2 months before release, any feedback that the players can give will be crucial to making the game at release as perfect as possible.

Character Importing

Good news for PC gamers, character importing from Destiny 1 is cosmetic-only. If you are playing on the same platform as before, then you can bring over your old character, albeit with none of the items or weapons you have earned. PC gamers will have to start from scratch, but at least it’s not hard to recreate your character in the customise screen.

Need to catch up on the Destiny story, before delving into the PC version of Destiny 2?