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Confirmed: 'Destiny 2' Heading To The PS4 And Xbox One Before The PC, Coming Earlier Than Expected

13 June 2017, 6:47 am EDT By Vincent Lanaria Tech Times
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It's official: Destiny 2 will arrive to the PS4 and Xbox One on Sept. 6 and to the PC via Battle.net on Oct. 24.

Initially, the console version was scheduled to roll out on Sept. 8, but from the look of things, developer Bungie managed to speed up the whole process of pushing it out the door. In other words, it's two days off fans' waiting time.

Meanwhile, the PC release never really got slapped with an expected date.

Destiny 2 Is Coming To The PS4, Xbox One This September

The good news comes straight from the horse's mouth, aka the Destiny 2 design director Luke Smith.

With that cleared up, the question that's probably on everybody's mind is, when will the beta go live? Good thing Bungie's not pulling any punches at all, announcing that PS4 players will get to take Destiny 2 out for a spin starting on July 18 and Xbox One players on July 19.

Those who want to get in on the action will have to preorder the game to get a beta key, though.

To no one's surprise, PC players will get the beta later than their console counterparts sometime in August, but aside from that, details are scarce at best.

Destiny 2 PS4 Exclusive Content

Bungie is showing more love to PS4 gamers, providing some exclusive content just for them.

Here's a short list of what's in store:

• Lake of Shadows: Strike

• City Apex: Ship

• Weapon Borealis: Exotic weapon

• Retribution: PVP map

The developer has a track record of sorts of providing timed exclusives to PS4 Destiny players, and it's no exception this time around either. That means the Xbox One community won't get ahold of the content listed above until sometime around fall of 2018.

No word yet on whether PC gamers will get the content, but the deal might be the same case as for the Xbox One.

Destiny 2 Trailer At E3 2017: 'Our Darkest Hour'

Bungie showcased a new trailer titled Our Darkest Hour at E3 2017, and while it didn't give a closer look at the gameplay of Destiny 2, it did give a glimpse of the game's big bad villain Dominus Ghaul, leader of the Red Legion.

In other Destiny-related news, Bungie is no longer planning on launching any updates for the first game to focus on Destiny 2.

Of course, that spells bad news for the community, as there are a ton of imbalances and bugs, particularly in raids, that need to be ironed out.

To boil things down, Bungie is pouring its attention to Destiny 2, and that's more or less evidenced by the earlier-than-expected release date of Sept. 6 for the PS4 and Xbox One. To reiterate, the PC version is set to launch on Oct. 24.

Also, despite making the jump to the PC, Destiny 2 isn't coming to the Nintendo Switch at all, with project lead Mark Noseworthy himself saying it's "pretty unrealistic."

At any rate, are you as pumped up as we are to play Destiny 2? If so, feel free to drop by our comments section below and let us know.

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