Destiny 2 PC beta: here's what's changing from the console version
Aug 13 2017 by Joanne Wise
According to Polygon, millions of players participated in the console beta and the studio has received some meaty feedback that would potentially make the game even better. We remain committed to creating a positive and fair in-game experience in all of our products, and believe that this is a necessary measure in bringing you a great gaming experience on PC.
The upcoming beta for Destiny 2 PC will mark the first time that the massively popular sci-fi shooter can be played on the PC, as Destiny was only available for consoles. The design lead added that while there are upcoming changes, the company's goals are still the same. Where you might see more rage quitting and frustrating players in Quickplay since it operates in a manner that facilitates speed, Competitive is more about nuance and giving players optimal game conditions. In Quickplay, matchmaking will be much shorter in favor of the action, while Competitive will feature a longer matchmaking time in order to ensure that the skill level of the competing players will be more closely matched.
How will players be able to monitor hardware performance? This will result in longer matchmaking times, but Bungie expects the "quality of the gameplay experience will be worth the wait".
We also learn that the game's beta did not have a relevant mechanic that causes enemy elemental shields toe explode when depleted by an energy weapon.
In Competitive, on the other hand, matchmaking might take longer.
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Destiny 2 PC Beta changes, fixes and tweaks include updates for Quickplay and Competitive. Also tweaked is the Warlock melee attack, which will now have the same range as other classes (the exception being when perks increase range).
Beyond the new approach to the Crucible, Bungie also fixed and tweaked a wide variety of issues that players encountered during the console beta. This change came from players who complained that it took them so much time to achieve Super.
The Destiny 2 PC beta is set to launch on August 28, a month after the Destiny 2 beta for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gamers ended its extended run until July 25. The Power Ammo drops in PvE have been increased as well.
Destiny 2 launches on PS4 and Xbox One on September 6th, with a PC release planned for October 24th. The beta will then open up to anyone who wants to give it a try on the 29th and will conclude on the 31st.