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Destiny 2 Beta Guide

When is the Destiny 2 Beta?

Console 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

PC Beta:

  • 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 and follow the instructions on the page. You will be required to log in with a valid 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 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? only takes console accounts!! now allows Blizzard account linking with their site.

You may now create a Bungie account linked to, 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.


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