Destiny 2 will be released for Playstation 4 and Xbox One on September 6; and the PC version on October 24.
Bungie has outlined some of the gameplay changes it's made to Destiny 2 based on feedback from the recent console beta - changes that will make it into the upcoming PC beta, which kicks off on 28th August. "We remain committed to creating a positive and fair in-game experience in all of our products, and believe that this is a necessary measure in bringing you a great gaming experience in Destiny 2 on PC". The PC Beta will start on August 29.
Now we've had a good chance to take a look at what is included in the Destiny 2 beta, you can read all about it on our Destiny 2 beta hub. The PC Beta will run until August 31. In Bungie's latest weekly blog post, they'll shorten matchmaking for Quickplay, and Skill won't be as much of a deciding factor anymore.
Sandbox Designer Josh Hamrick has also offered a list of tweaks that have been made in light of the console beta; mostly glitch fixes to tackle infinite Supers, infinite grenades and the attractive Warlock Glide glitch.
The time it takes to charge up Super Abilities has been reduced, as Bungie admitted that was an issue in the console beta. Also tweaked is the Warlock melee attack, which will now have the same range as other classes (the exception being when perks increase range).
Grenade cooldowns are still the same length, but Bungie has increased the damage that grenades can deal out. It may not be the best mode to choose if you're not interested in playing the game with people who are way better at Destiny 2 than you, but it does guarantee you'll get into a match faster than before with the new Quickplay rules.
Bungie recently revealed the Destiny 2 PC requirements, which are divided into "minimum" and "recommended" categories. There are also changes rolled out for Competitive matches of the game. The console versions will launch next month. This could prove crucial to the success of Destiny 2 on PC.
"The methods that some third-party applications use to add features (inserting code into the game client) are the same as some of the methods hackers and cheaters use to disrupt the experience of other players", the developer explained in this week's Bungie update.
Time limits will also be put in place in the Nightfall Strikes, so players won't have quite as much free time as they'd hope for when developing their strategies.
The upcoming beta for Destiny 2 PC will mark the first time that the massively popular sci-fi shooter can be played on the PC, as Destiny was only available for consoles.