Destiny 2 Beta Extended


Although originally scheduled to come to an end July 23 at 9 p.m. Pacific, the Destiny 2 beta has been extended for an extra 45 hours. It will now come to a close on Tuesday, July 25 at 6 p.m. But, while players will get some extra time to play the beta, the game’s developer says that participants should be ready to experience some technical tests.

Monday and Tuesday will be dedicated to some more turbulent testing to further prepare for Destiny 2. Bungie says the extra time will be time for some “dangerous experiments:

Even though players have been able to provide their feedback about various aspects of Destiny 2‘s gameplay, the primary purpose of the beta is to test Destiny 2‘s backend systems. This time extension looks to push that test even further to see what the game can handle.

Speaking of testing, just this morning the beta threw open the doors to the game’s social space, The Farm. All the vendors (and the wandering chickens) were removed from the space, but again the goal was to test the stability of the social space, which can now support up to 36 players at once. That’s double the amount of players that could enter into Destiny 1‘s social spaces on Earth and The Reef.

No new content will be added to the beta for players over the next couple days. Players will still be able to play the Homecoming story mission, The Inverted Spire strike, and the Control and Countdown PvP modes. There are also three different armor sets to collect for each class, but remember, all progress will be wiped for the release of the main game in September.

Similar testing was done during the Destiny 1 beta in 2014, extending the beta for that game to put extra stress on it. So to those planning on playing until Tuesday—have fun out there, but expect an increase in technical issues.

Destiny 2 launches September 6 on PS4 and Xbox One, with a later October 24 release on PC.

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