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Destiny 2 Console Open Beta Available Tonight


The long awaited sequel to Activision and Bungie’s smash hit Destiny grows ever closer with a release date of September 8th, 2017. While that may seem a fair while away right now you can get your hands on it this weekend…..well a little bit of it at least.

Those brave guardians who have pre ordered Destiny 2 have been able to try out its Beta test since the 18th (PS4) and 19th (Xbox One) but this weekend it becomes available to everybody for free. so if you haven’t quite made up your mind yet this weekend is a great chance to try before you buy.

During this weekends Beta test you will be able to try out:

solo players – you’ll be able to blast your way through the first couple of “cinematic story missions”, known as Homecoming, but the bulk of the beta is aimed at multiplayer shenanigans (and you’ll need a PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold membership for these).

PVP – there are two PvP modes in the Beta, both using Destiny 2’s new 4v4 team format. These modes are Countdown and Control;
Counter sees one team defending its base while the opposition attempts to plant a bomb inside it. The winning team scores one point, and roles are reversed for the next round. The first team to reach six points wins the match.
Control sees teams battling it out to capture and defend control points on the map.

Each mode will be paired with one new map for the purposes of the beta; all Countdown games will unfold on Midtown, an “abandoned sector of the last safe city on Earth”, and Control takes place on Endless Vale. This is apparently one small area of Nessus, a planetoid “featuring soaring vistas, beautiful alien vegetation, and the hallmarks of the Vex effort to transform the planet into one of their machine worlds”.
The final multiplayer piece of the Destiny 2 Beta comes in the form of the new Inverted Spire three-player cooperative strike.

As for which classes you can play:
Warlocks get Dawnblade and Voidwalker,
Hunters can utilise Arcstrider and Gunslinger,
Titans can call upon Striker or Sentinel.

But what about the guns I hear you cry! well, Bungie has you covered.You will have access to 20 weapons (including three Exotics: Sweet Business, Sunshot, and Risk Runner), and three armour sets for each class.

The Beta becomes available at 6 pm on Friday the 21st July and the Beta timetable can be seen in the image below

Are you looking forward to Destiny 2? Will you be joining in the Beta? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below