Destiny 2 has a lot to live up to; between the lukewarm reception of the first, the potential competition from the recently-announced Anthem, and the reveal that the game would be arriving for PC this time, Bungie’s sequel certainly has higher expectations than most. The closed beta’s actually been running for a couple of days now, and players have been returning from it with fairly mixed reactions, citing a similarly mundane experience to the first – or a freshly innovative take on the genre, depending on who you ask.
Regardless of who you listen to, the open beta event for Destiny 2 started just a couple of hours ago, and you can now see for yourself what’s changed by downloading the game on your consoles – because, unfortunately, those are the only places it’s currently available. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have access to Destiny 2’s beta, while the game will not be accessible to the PC until sometime in August.
According to the above trailer, Destiny 2 players will be able to experience the campaign’s opening mission “Homecoming,” two separate PvP game modes “Countdown,” and “Control,” and a cooperative strike mission to play with your friends. There’s also new subclasses available to try out and a number of new weapons and armor sets to toy around with.
The event is set to last until 1 p.m. EST on Sunday, so be sure to download it quick before things come to a close.
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Destiny 2 will launch on September 6 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and later on October 24 for the PC.