For the first time since 2007, PC gamers will get to experience a Bungie game on their computers with Destiny 2. After the success of Destiny, it only makes sense for Activision to expand the playerbase by inviting the PC community to take part in what is turning out to be the greatest franchise in recent years. But Destiny 2 is a titan, and it needs equally monstrous PC specs to run.
Before you take the plunge and pre-order your copy of Destiny 2 through Blizzard so you can play the Destiny 2 PC Beta, take a moment to ensure that your PC will actually be able to run the damn thing.
As per Bungie’s recent “This Week At Bungie”, the company gave a brief rundown of the Destiny 2 PC Minimum Specs and the Recommended Specs for the Beta. This will no doubt be of interest to many of you who are looking to reach the sort of benchmarks that make these gorgeous Destiny 2 4K screenshots possible.
Destiny 2 PC Spec Requirements
These specs are subject to change between now and the release of Destiny 2. We’ll be sure to keep you updated.
|GPU||GeForce GTX 660 2GB||Radeon HD 7850 2GB|
|CPU||Core i5-2400||Ryzen R5 1600X|
|GPU||GeForce GTX 970||Radeon R9 390|
Destiny 2 PC – Gear That Runs It well
Bungie also took it upon themselves to note parts that currently run the game well, in the event you’re looking to upgrade. While these don’t represent the final recommended builds, they do give a good insight into Destiny 2’s demand for power. For some reason, an AMD option is missing from these recommendations.
- CPU - Intel Pentium G4560
- GPU - Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 2GB
- CPU - Intel Core i5-7400
- GPU - Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Bungie’s Event Machine
- CPU – Intel i7-7700k
- GPU – Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080Ti 11GB
For those who are looking to get into PC gaming specifically for Destiny 2, take some time to familiarize yourself with gear and the different advantages of each brand. The team over at the DestinyTheGame subreddit have already created a new subreddit specifically for this: DestinyTechSupport. Here you’ll find PC enthusiasts who are there to talk about optimal builds.
Having recently finished a PC build myself, it’s certainly a relief to see that my rig should well and truly handle the game. For those that are interested, here are some the parts I went with – in case you wanted a quick and easy build right here, right now.
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 7 1700X 8-Core Socket AM4 3.4GHz|
|GPU||GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB|
|RAM||32GB (4x 8GB) DDR4 3200MHz|
|MOBO||Gigabyte GA-AB350-GAMING-3 AM4 motherboard|
|HDD||8TB (2x 4TB) 7200RPM|
|SSD||240G M.2 SSD|
|PSU||650W Modular 80+ Gold|
|COOLER||Cooler Master MasterLiquid 240|
|CASE||Corsair Obsidian Series 450D|
Destiny 2 is set to launch on PC on October 24th, 2017. There’s still a bit of time left to do some hot-swapping and ensure your rig can churn out the 60fps you know you want.