Destiny 2 PC System Specs Revealed, Beta Dated

For the first time in over ten years, a Bungie game is coming to PC. While some are a little disappointed it will be exclusive to Blizzard’s Battle.net, it still remains a big step in the right direction for the studio that puts out some of the best space shooters.

While fans will have to wait a little over a month before getting their hands on the PC version in comparison to the console release, we now know more details on the port. For starters, while the public beta for Destiny 2 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One just recently concluded, PC players will finally be able to get their hands on some test time August 28 for those with early access. Those who don’t want to pre-order will have to wait a whole 24 hours before getting on. The beta will run until August 31, which puts into question how much Activision is testing, especially considering this is Destiny’s first attempt to break into the PC market.

In addition, both the minimum and recommended specs have also been announced:

Minimum Specs:

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-3250 / AMD FX-4350
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 660 2GB / Radeon HD 7850 2GB
  • RAM: 6GB

Recommended Specs:

  • Cpu: Intel Core i5-2400 / AMD Ryzen R5 1600X
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 970 / Radeon R9 390
  • RAM: 8GB

Despite not including hard drive space, these are pretty tame requirements that should run fairly well on most up to date machines (whether or not you’ll be able to achieve 4k60 is still up in the air, though). The only confusing spec is the recommended CPU of i5-2400. The AMD Ryzen CPU is significantly more powerful, and much newer (by over 6 years), which seems confusing why they’d recommend this specific processor.

Destiny 2 will be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One September 6, with the PC version coming October 24.