Before its upcoming multiplayer first-person shooter arrives later this year, developer Bengie is letting everyone with a console try out some of the action of the title. The Destiny 2 beta is now open for everyone, even for those who were not able to get an early access.
Starting at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET on July 21, 2017 the Destiny 2 Beta is open to everyone who want to try out some of its campaign and multiplayer features, according to Game Stop. For instance, console gamers can try out Homecoming, its opening mission or slug it out in the Endless Vale map in its attack/defend Countdown Mode
Gamers may visit the Vex stronghold for the Inverted Spire, which is playable by two. For those without a pre-arranged opponent, there is also a matchmaking system in place to fill in the vacant slot. Meanwhile, a new feature called The Farm, the game’s social scene, opens up on July 23, 2017 at 10 a.m. PT.
While the overall impression from gamers is that the Destiny 2 beta is a success, there are of course some complaints about the upcoming title’s gameplay. For instance, the new game introduced changes to the loadout of primary/secondary/heavy weapons, something that players of the previous game are not too happy with according to Kotaku.
In addition, Forbes laments the fact that gamers will have to play all classes to try all types of weapons. While there is a chance that a player may eventually collect all available weapons from drops, the effort will be wasted since any item in the Destiny 2 beta will not be carried over to the final game.
The good thing is that Bungie is taking note of all feedback gained from the Beta phase. According to the game’s lead designer Rob Engeln, they have already made significant changes to its gameplay based on gamers’ experience.
“The PVE game tuning has changed pretty significantly since the Beta build was deployed. The nature of a Beta of this scale requires that it’s based off a build of the game that is now months old. So, in many cases, your feedback is helping us validate changes that were previously made based on internal feedback and playtesting.”
Destiny 2 release date is scheduled on September 6, 2017 for the PS4 and Xbox One consoles while its PC release is slated on October 24.