Destiny 2 Beta Guide
When is the Destiny 2 Beta?
July 18, 10 AM Pacific/6 PM BST - PlayStation 4 Pre-Order Participants
July 19, 10 AM Pacific/6 PM BST - Xbox One Pre-Order Participants
July 21, 10 AM Pacific/6 PM BST - Open Beta for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
July 23, 10 AM Pacific/6 PM BST - Social Matchmaking Test available for one hour
July 23, 9 PM Pacific/5 PM BST - Beta Concludes
To Be Determined, sometime LATE August.
What content is available in the Beta?
Homecoming (First Story Mission)
Fireteam size: 1
Countdown (New PvP Mode)
Fireteam size: 1-4
Control (Existing PvP Mode) with new Control-Specific PvP map
Fireteam size: 1-4
The Inverted Spire (New Strike)
Fireteam size: 1-3
The Farm (Social Space). For one hour, on Sunday, July 23 @ 10 AM Pacific
All 6 currently known to be available in Destiny 2 Subclasses will be available in the Beta. Gunslinger Hunter, Striker Titan and Voidwalker Warlock. New subclasses include Dawnblade Warlock, Arcstrider Hunter and Sentinel Titan.
I pre-ordered Destiny 2 on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Store or Blizzard Shop. How do I receive Beta access?
If you pre-ordered directly on your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One you are already automatically enrolled in the Beta.
Quote from Bungie:
You will automatically receive beta access on the first-party store account that you pre-ordered with when the Beta launches.
I pre-ordered at a participating retailer and received a Destiny 2 Beta Redemption code. Where do I redeem my code?
You can now start your pre-loading of the Destiny 2 Beta. See next question for how to do that.
Go to https://Bungie.net/redeem and follow the instructions on the page. You will be required to log in with a valid Bungie.net account, verify your accessible email address, and enter your Destiny 2 Beta redemption code. At a later date, you will be contacted via your verified email address when you can return to the Bungie.net site and retrieve your Destiny 2 Beta download code. Codes may only be redeemed once, and redemption cannot be transferred or recovered to another account.
When will I get the Beta code to redeem on my console?
You can get it now.
Where do I redeem my PC beta code? Bungie.net only takes console accounts!!
Bungie.net now allows Blizzard account linking with their site.
You may now create a Bungie account linked to Battle.net, which should allow you to redeem your PC Beta Code. Please see THIS ARTICLE for information on how to properly link your account.
Is a Playstation Plus or Xbox Live subscription needed for the Beta?
NO! Players are not required to have an active PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Subscription to engage with the Destiny 2 Beta. It willhowever be needed for the actual game release for most activities.
I have a question not listed here. What do I do?
Check the Bungie FAQ
Beta Known Issues:
As this is a Beta build, some issues will be present and may impact gameplay. Please note the following:
Players may experience a variety of networking error codes when attempting to play the Beta
Bungie will be testing server stability throughout the Beta, which may cause error codes to appear periodically
Location names sometimes do not appear during Crucible gameplay
Players sometimes are Kicked to Orbit after witnessing a black screen when entering a Countdown match
Players may sometimes be placed at the beginning of the Inverted Spire Strike Activity when joining in progress
Sandbox balancing is still taking place: Some weapons or abilities may have higher or lower damage than intended
Not all content has been localized in all languages
If you encounter any network related issues during the Destiny 2 Beta, please follow Bungie's Network Troubleshooting Guide to ensure proper network settings for Destiny gameplay.
Reporting an Issue
When encountering an issue, players are advised to post a report to the #Help forum with the following information:
PlayStation Network ID or Xbox Live Gamertag
Time in which issue occurred
Activity in which issue occurred
Description of what happened
While players may not receive a response, issues will be forwarded to the appropriate teams for investigation.