Preview: Destiny 2 (PC BETA)

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Preview: Destiny 2 (PC BETA)

It was a short three days but the PC beta from Destiny 2 has officially ended. And with that, developer Bungie has seemingly done the impossible, make PC gamers legitimately excited for Destiny 2. This isn’t to say PC gamers didn’t want to play the original Destiny, many did and still do. What I am saying is, bringing Destiny to PC was Bungie’s game to lose. Ever since Bungie made the original Halo they’ve more or less stayed away from developing, or even porting, games to PC. With that being said, the Destiny 2 PC beta was near perfect. Hit the jump to read on!

Spanning just three days, the PC beta for Destiny 2 gave players a chance to check out the opening story mission from the base game as well as one strike mission. For PVP heads, they had access to control and countdown modes. Although the beta was relatively scant on content, it did reveal a crucial aspect of Destiny 2 that sets it apart from it’s predecessor; Destiny 2 legitimately has a story. Granted, what is shown of the story is also slight, but it easily trumps anything and everything that was present in the original Destiny. It may sound like an exaggeration, but looking back at the original Destiny, the overarching villain was a nebulous construct that even the developers couldn’t readily identify.

But, in any case, after playing the opening mission a few times, I can safely say that Destiny 2 feels pretty good on PC. However, the lack of recoil on the guns feels odd considering the fact that mouse and keyboard controls are generally more precise when it comes to first person shooters. That fact is only further enhanced by the exclusion of recoil. With that being said, Destiny 2 is shaping up to be a very good PC port. But before I can confirm that, we’ll have to wait until October for the full release of the game on PC. Until then, check out the video below of the opening mission in Destiny 2.

Destiny 2 is out now on PS4 and Xbox One and will be released on PC on October 24th.