Bungie announced plans for a Destiny 2 beta last month, and now, the company has revealed what exactly will be included in this highly anticipated event. The announcement was accompanied by a new trailer, seen above.
Beta participants will get the entirety of the game's opening mission and cinematics to play through, as well as access to The Inverted Spire, a three-player mission taking place in a Vex stronghold. Players will also have access to a new competitive mode known as Countdown, arriving with a custom-built map for the mode. The familiar Control game mode is also making a comeback with some changes and a new map.
In addition, Dawnblade Warlock, Arcstrider Hunter, and Sentinel Titan subclasses will be available for players to experiment with and try out.
And lastly, for exactly one hour, beta players will be able to join and experience the new social space in Destiny 2, called The Farm. This period takes place on July 23 at 10am PT, with plenty of time to play some football. But sadly, most of the vendors and services will not be available during the test period.
Meanwhile, what is not included in the beta are clan support and character progression systems; while players will still get rewards for defeating enemies, the full game will be utilizing a different method of progression. Moreover, progress from the beta will not carry over to the full game, but all beta participants will get an exclusive emblem to show off in Destiny 2.
The Destiny 2 open beta begins on July 21 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and runs until July 23. However, anyone who pre-orders the game will receive early access to the beta. PC players aren't forgotten, but they will have to wait a little while longer for their beta access, which starts sometime in August.
Destiny 2 is slated to launch on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on September 6, with a Battle.net exclusive PC launch following on October 24.