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The Destiny 2 Open Beta Kicks Off in Two Weeks

| 7 Jul 2017 13:45

The Destiny 2 Open Beta starts on July 21, but you get in a little earlier if you pre-ordered.

We are just two weeks away from the launch of the Destiny 2 Open Beta on consoles. To celebrate (and to show off a little bit), Bungie has rolled out a new trailer showing off just what to expect.

The beta will contain the game's opening story mission, one Strike and two PvP missions. The opening mission is titled Homecoming, the included Strike is "The Inverted Spire," and the two PvP modes are Control (featured in the first Destiny) and Countdown, a brand new mode for the sequel.

While this is all the content the beta will offer, it will have matchmaking, so you can hunt up other players to take on challenges with you.

What you won't see in the beta is any sort of character progression. While you will get rewards as you play, Bungie says that the beta won't be representative of how characters will grow in the final game. There also won't be any sort of clan support. Finally, your progress in the beta won't carry over to the final game.

Bungie says that, "Destiny 2 is a fresh start. Nothing we do in the Beta will carry over to the final version of the game on 6th September." Those who participate in the beta will an emblem for use in the full game, but that's about it.

If you pre-ordered the game on PS4, you'll get early access to the beta on July 18. Those who pre-ordered on Xbox One get in on July 19. For everyone else, the open beta kicks off on July 21 at 1 PM ET. The beta will close for everyone at 11:59 PM ET on July 22. If you're hoping to get a shot at the beta on PC, you're going to have to wait until August. Those specific dates will be announced later.

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