Destiny 2 is finally making its way to consoles and PC this fall, and that means it’s almost time for a new beta, where fans will get a chance to try the game out and see what it is all about. If you want to get in on the action, and see what Destiny 2 has to offer its fans, then here are all the details you need to find out what time the Destiny 2 beta starts, and how you can join in. We've got all the information you need, including the Destiny 2 early beta access release date so you know the Destiny 2 beta launch date and can prepare accordingly.

Betas are really nice because they give fans a chance to get in on the development process and help the developers test their servers and the game’s built-in features. They also give players a good look at what they can expect out of the core gameplay, though things are liable to change before the full release of the game.

Destiny 2 Beta Start Time

The Destiny 2 Beta will kick off for the first time on July 18 for the PlayStation 4. Unfortunately, on July 18 the beta will only be available to users who preordered Destiny 2, which means you’ll have to wait a couple of days if you don’t want to shell out any cash just yet. If you’re playing on the Xbox One and you preordered Destiny 2, then you can expect to gain access to the Destiny 2 Beta on July 19, one day after PlayStation users get access.

If you aren’t interested in purchasing the game just yet, and want to see how it runs and what it includes first, then the Open Beta for Destiny 2 will begin on July 21 for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Since Destiny 2 is set to release on September 6 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, users will get access a little over a month before the game’s official release, which means the beta should showcase a product that is very close to being finalized by the developer. Of course, as mentioned above, this is a Beta, which means people should expect things to change before release. Don't forget to find out what the Destiny 2 Beta end times are.

If you’re looking to test the game out on the PC, you’re going to have to wait a little longer, though. Unfortunately, Bungie haven’t given a solid release date for the PC Beta, but we do know that it will arrive sometime in late August. This may seem a little late for some, but we do have to keep in mind that the PC version of Destiny 2 will not launch until October 24, so there’s still plenty of time for the developers to make any fixes between the Beta and launch times.

Beta Schedule

  • July 18 at 10am PT / 1pm ET / 5pm GMT - PS4 Early Access (Pre-Order Only)
  • July 19 at 10am PT / 1pm ET / 5pm GMT - Xbox One Early Access (Pre-Order Only)
  • July 21 at 10am PT / 1pm ET / 5pm GMT - Open Beta Begins
  • July 23 - Open Beta  Ends

*Official end times coming soon!

Beta Features

The Destiny 2 open beta will feature the Homecoming story mission, which is the opening story mission for the game. In addition, players will have access to cooperative and competitive modes of play. No further details have been provided, but once we know exactly which cooperative and competitive modes are available will we update this article.

Stay tuned to Prima Games for more in-depth coverage of Destiny 2!