Bungie isn’t messing around, as today it revealed the first details of Destiny 2‘s beta, which kicks off later this month. The beta – with early access from 18th July if you pre-order and 21st July for everyone else – will provide a sampling of Destiny’s different play modes. Here’s what’s scheduled on PS4, straight from Bungie HQ:
Destiny 2 campaign
You’ll get a chance to try the first mission in Destiny 2’s campaign. What does Dominus Ghaul want with the Traveler?
Crucible competitive play
The Destiny 2 Open Beta comes with support for two competitive modes. In the new mode Countdown, you’ll attack or defend a base on a map custom-built for this new scenario. In Control, an update on the Crucible standby, you’ll attempt to dominate zones on a map built for this objective type.
In the Inverted Spire Strike, you’ll assault a well-protected Vex stronghold with the help of two teammates. You can also use matchmaking to join up with a Guardian fireteam!
Each Class’s new fighting style will be available in the Open Beta — that means Warlocks can try out the Dawnblade, Hunters the Arcstrider, and Titans the Sentinel.
How to get access
Pre-ordering grants you early access to the Destiny 2 Open Beta on PS4 starting 18th July.
The Destiny 2 open beta will also offer fans a chance to check out The Farm, Destiny 2’s new social space. Bungie is extending an open invitation to open beta players to participate in a limited technical test. Take a tour of The Farm from 6pm BST to 7pm BST on Sunday, 23rd July to see how many players the new social space can accommodate at one time. Note: Most vendors and other services will be non-operational.
We’ll have lots more Destiny 2 open beta coverage coming to PlayStation.Blog soon. Be brave, Guardians!