Beta Opinion

Thoughts On The Destiny 2 PC Open Beta

The open beta for Destiny 2 on PC is over, my first foray into Destiny has left me impressed.

Destiny is another one of those games I’ll “get around to eventually” mostly because it’s only available on consoles. This presents me with two challenges, no one I know to play it with (they’re all mostly PC only), and having to play an FPS exclusively with a controller.

Neither of these things is especially an issue for me now, so I bought the game and all it’s DLC on Xbox One recently, although still haven’t played.

We’re in a position where Bungie believes a sequel will sell in droves and warrants a full PC release. I can still hope for a remaster of the original, because I would definitely prefer to play on PC, but I’m a story junkie, so I’ll happily jump between platforms if I need to.

Lets cut to the chase, the Destiny 2 PC beta was pretty impressive. Visually stunning, solid framerate, great audio, not a bug or glitch in sight for me. Co-op was flawless, no issues starting games, joining each other and so on. The only thing I didn’t get a chance to see was the “social space” made available in the small hours of the last day, because I was asleep for a change.

The general consensus among the four of us who played together? It’s good, but it’s not going to be worth £50. That’s a whole other discussion, I think we’re a bit spoiled when it comes to the cost of games on PC.

Based on my experience of playing the beta, I think it will be a game worth playing. I felt some Borderlands 2 vibes and I was sold within the first few minutes.

With the console version being locked to 30fps, even on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, I think the PC version is going to sell very well, good job it appears to work already then, even with just under 8 weeks to go.

Destiny 2 will be released on PS4 and Xbox One on September 6th. The PC version will be released a little later on October 24th.

2 comments

  1. This one is still up in the air a little for me, I think if it’s on offer I’d find it hard to resist. I think it’s definitely a contender to be our Sunday morning game.

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    1. There’s still so much I don’t know about this game. I’ve never played Halo either. This will definitely do while waiting for Borderlands 3.

      The humour felt a little out of place to me, one minute it’s incredibly serious, the next everything is supposed to be hilarious. With Borderlands it’s pretty much “don’t take this seriously” 95% of the time. This beta couldn’t seem to make up it’s mind, hopefully the full game doesn’t feel as jarring to me.

      I liked it though, maybe I’m just easily impressed lol. It had a slightly console shooter feel to it, but then it was born there, so I’d expect that. Maybe Vicarious Visions can make it feel more like it’s own thing on PC with time.

      Polygon have said some interesting things about it all here. The wait continues…

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