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Destiny 2 PC Beta Thread - Codes are redeemable, preload starts Friday 25th, 10AM PDT

Tovarisc

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PC Performance Thread - Go here for performance benches, tech issues....

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1424538

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When, what, how and how huuuge?

Pre-load is a GO


Servers are NOT up. Beta goes live for pre-orders on 28th and open for all on 29th.

Beta size is around 16GB, according PC lead: https://twitter.com/ShockAndShaw/status/900900529093488641

How to redeem your beta code
  1. Sign-in to Bungie.net - Create or sign in to a Bungie.net account using Blizzard, PlayStation 4, or Xbox Live credentials.
  2. Redeem the Early Access Pre-order Code - Enter the Destiny 2 Early Access Beta Code provided by the retailer on Bungie.net/redeem.
  3. Retrieve the Destiny 2 Beta Download Code - When they are available, visit your redeemed codes page on Bungie.net and select PC.
  4. Redeem the Beta Download Code - Log into your Blizzard account to redeem your Destiny 2 Beta code in the Blizzard Shop.
Players who wish to participate in the Destiny 2 Open Beta for PC must visit the Blizzard Shop and download the Beta client on August 29.

If you have pre-order through Battle.Net you are good to go without any key redemption stuff.

If you have PS4 or XBO codes around those can be redeemed into PC keys at Bungie.Net.

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Beta Dates and times
  • Preload for pre-orders: 25th 10AM PDT / 1 PM EDT / 7PM CEST
  • Starts for pre-orders: 28th 10AM PDT / 1 PM EDT / 7PM CEST
  • Starts for non pre-orders: 29th 10AM PDT / 1 PM EDT / 7PM CEST
  • End for all: 31st, 10AM PDT / 1 PM EDT / 7PM CEST
Extensions are always possible, but none announced at this time

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Beta content


Control should have new map, not same one from console beta!

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Nvidia released new drivers, 385.41, that supposedly has optimization for Destiny 2 Beta.

AMD has also released drivers in preparation for Destiny 2 Beta!

Quick config for Steam Controller by fellow gaffer: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=247089878&postcount=250

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Rebindable!

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Known issues with beta
https://www.bungie.net/en/Forums/Post/230230081?sort=0&page=0

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Discord
Quote to get it

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Clans (will add more if links provided)
Quote to get links. Rethought this thing.





Clan pop cap is 100 so new clans may be needed if beta and PC DGAF blows up.

Also make sure you have linked your BattleNet account to your BungieNet account!

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Missed out on Destiny 1 lore and story?

My name is Byf has you covered with this 1.5h long video of just that, core lore and story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2avSq-82oI

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A lot of EDZ gameplay (read: spoilers) to carry you over the weekend: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1423152

Sourcing: https://www.bungie.net/en/Help/Article/45831, https://www.bungie.net/en/News/Article/46189 & DGAF
 

Voidwolf

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Are those that redeemed an Nvidia code through Battlenet and not Bungie.net able to preload for the early access?
 

Syf

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With this beta and WoW 7.3 both opening up on the 29th I hope battle.net is ready for a pounding. Still undecided on the game for now so looking forward to this.
 

Anastasis

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Can't wait!

Edit: Am I missing something? Can only join clan as PS or Xbox?

Edit 2: Nevermind - needed to link my Blizz account. Sent request!
 

Dance Inferno

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Ooh exciting. For some reason I haven't really been interested in Destiny 2 (and I never played Destiny 1), but recently I've been itching for a good MMO type experience. Good thing I pre ordered for early access.
 

Bustanen

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It will be fun to see how the controller fares against m/kb players in crucible. Hopefully there's HDR support in the beta.
 

Mupod

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The Nvidia driver released last night also has an SLI profile for Destiny 2. Wasn't expecting that for the beta.
 

JaseC

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Hoping I get a code from Nvidia's GeForce Experience.

You don't need to wait for anything. Nvidia keys bind the game to your B.net account as part of the redemption process.

Edit: If you're hoping all GFE users will be given early beta access, that's definitely not going to happen given the early access period is just 24 hours.


Edit edit: Oops, disregard. See here.
 

SargerusBR

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With this beta and WoW 7.3 both opening up on the 29th I hope battle.net is ready for a pounding. Still undecided on the game for now so looking forward to this.
And Junkertown on Overwatch PTR as well.
 

farisr

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FYI, if you have a console version preorder key (and you never selected a platform on bungie.net) it'll work for getting a PC beta key now.
 

Adnor

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Is Humble Store sending the codes? It's the cheapest place to buy the game here in Chile, even without the 10% discount from the Humble Monthly.
 

billyxci

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yes! got my code finally. preload in 10 minutes :D

i am way too excited for this. for once i can't wait for the weekend to finish!
 

Razzmatazzer

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Really pumped to try this on pc... hope I don't get too bummed out though when I go back to console at launch!
 

Mupod

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FYI, if you have a console version preorder key (and you never selected a platform on bungie.net) it'll work for getting a PC beta key now.

I probably should've just held on to the PS4 key I had, I barely touched that beta since it locked you out of everything if you had no PS+. I wonder if I'm not getting a second one from Amazon because I already got that PS4 key.

Meh, I might as well just preorder it on bnet at this point.

edit: Interesting. Greenmangaming is offering preorders and early access keys. I'm a bit sketchy on them after Titanfall 2 though.
 

billyxci

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FYI, if you have a console version preorder key (and you never selected a platform on bungie.net) it'll work for getting a PC beta key now.

has always been the case. you put in the code you get from the retailer and on the bungie site it lets you pick whatever platform you want. you could use a code from a PS4 order and use it to get into the PC beta.