First gameplay details of Destiny 2’s open beta ahead of its PS4 launch this month

First campaign mission, Crucible modes and more

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!

New subclasses

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!

0 Author replies
jason-bridges 06 July, 2017 @ 20:13

lets see if they’ve changed enough to re-ingnite my interests

Can we preload the beta?


So, what exactly is “open” in this open beta? Paid beta would more accurately reflect what it is.

jason-bridges 07 July, 2017 @ 17:01

You’ve got confused there. The pre order beta on 18 July and the open beta for everyone is on the 21st.

Yup that’s the first line of the article folks.

Creeper_Assasin0 07 July, 2017 @ 17:46

2 months to go till release 08/09/2017

Stealthy_SB- 13 July, 2017 @ 17:23

The new release date is now 06/09/2017

Stealthy_SB- 13 July, 2017 @ 17:23

Will people who have pre-ordered the game have both early beta access and open beta access?


Open means you everyone can


Me hype

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