Activision and Bungie has announced that you will be able to download Destiny 2 for PC from tomorrow, October 18.
This means the shared-world shooter will be available for fans to download a week ahead of its formal PC release, on October 24.
This allays fan fears that the game wouldn’t be available ahead of launch, meaning players taking time off work to enjoy the title would lose time whilst waiting for what could potentially be a hefty download.
Bungie hasn’t published a start time for the PC pre-load – but when you’ve got a week ahead of time to prepare yourself, there surely isn’t a lot to worry about.
The game released earlier in the year to positive scores and commercial acclaim.
This will be the first time the game will be available to play on PC.
The developer has also published all the required system settings, default control mappings and more besides, too.
The full recommended and minimum specs and details for the PC version of Destiny 2 can be found below:
Destiny 2 minimum PC system requirements
Intel Core i3-3250 3.5 GHz or Intel Pentium G4560 3.5 GHz
AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB or GTX 1050 2GB
AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit
Destiny 2 recommended PC system requirements
Intel Core i5-2400 3.4 GHz or i5 7400 3.5 GHz
AMD Ryzen R5 1600X 3.6 GHz
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB or GTX 1060 6GB
AMD R9 390 8GB
Windows 10 64-bit
Our Destiny 2 review praised the game’s shooting and level design:
The first Destiny game was an epic sci-fi space shooter with lengthy online battles which helped to really show off the ‘next gen’ machines’ web capability for the first time.
And now we have the sequel, somewhat delayed but full of blockbuster moments and cracking gameplay.
The problem with Destiny 2 is that it’s more of the same.
Don’t expect a revolutionary update to the 2014 original.
It’s more shooting, jumping, ducking and diving as hoards of bullet-sponge baddies head you down.
Most fans of the series will be happy with that, because what Destiny has done is taken most of the complaints about the first game and tried to iron them out of the sequel.
Gameplay is as good as it always was: Destiny’s biggest selling point is that addictive gunplay, and you never grow bored of pumping seemingly never-ending bullets into baddies.
And that hasn’t changed here.
Controls are tight, responsive and the guns feel perfectly balanced in the joypad to give you a fantastic play every game.
Graphically, Activision has certainly thrown its big pile of cash at the screen here.