Bungie dropped their weekly This Week at Bungie yesterday giving us the juicy details on exactly what we will get to do when the Destiny 2 Beta goes live on 21st July (18th July if you pre-ordered on PS4.)
What we should expect in the Destiny 2 Beta
- Homecoming: The opening mission and cinematics from Destiny 2’s Campaign.
- Countdown: Enter the Crucible to battle other Guardians in a brand new mode. Attack or Defend the base on a new map custom-built to support this new game type.
- Control: The original standard for Crucible combat is back, with some impactful changes. Control the zones on another new map built with this objective in mind.
- The Inverted Spire: Strike at the heart of a Vex stronghold. Bring two willing allies, or let Matchmaking introduce you to a Fireteam of Guardians.
- New Subclasses: The new fighting style for each Class will be at the ready. Choose from the Dawnblade Warlock, Arcstrider Hunter, or Sentinel Titan
- The Farm: For one hour, on Sunday, July 23, we’re inviting you to tour the new social space in Destiny 2. Starting at 10AM Pacific. Most vendors will be offline, Bungie’s goal is to test how many Guardians The Farm can handle at once.
As well as telling us what we should expect from the Destiny 2 Beta, Bungie also told what won’t be in the Beta;
- Clan Support: Clan features will not be part of the Beta
- Character progression: You’ll get rewards for defeating enemies during the Beta you just won’t get to keep them when the game launches
- Character Continuity: Nothing you do in the Beta will carry over to Destiny 2 on September 6th, except for the rather cool looking Beta emblem below.
You will get this rather snazzy looking Beta Emblem to keep when the full game launches if you play in the Destiny 2 beta.
The Destiny 2 Beta will launch on July 18th if you pre-ordered on PlayStation 4, the public beta will begin on July 21st.