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Destiny 2 PC Beta To Launch On Aug. 28: Here Are The Changes That Bungie Made After The Console Beta

12 August 2017, 12:20 pm EDT By Aaron Mamiit Tech Times
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The "Destiny 2" PC beta is set to launch on Aug. 28. To address some of the biggest complaints made by players in the "Destiny 2" console beta, developer Bungie will be applying several changes.  ( Destiny | Twitter )

The Destiny 2 PC beta is set to launch on Aug. 28, a month after the Destiny 2 beta for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gamers ended its extended run until July 25.

The PC beta, however, will not be exactly the same as the one that players on consoles experienced, as Bungie applied several changes to improve the experience.

Destiny 2 PC Beta: What Changed From The Console Beta

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.

Bungie will look to make the franchise's first look on the PC successful through some changes that it will apply to the beta version of Destiny 2, as the developer addresses some of the biggest complaints made by players in the console beta.

In a blog post, Crucible design lead Lars Bakken detailed the changes between the Destiny 2 PC beta and console beta, leading off with the adjustments that will be made to matchmaking for the Quickplay Competitive modes.

In Quickplay, matchmaking times will be shortened but at the expense of skill levels being less emphasized in the process. Players might face off against others that are much better than them, but Quickplay will live up to its name and present the fastest option for players to get into a Destiny 2 match. Bungie will also increase the winning score in Control from 75 to 100, and extend the trigger for the Mercy rule.

Meanwhile, in Competitive, the opposite will be applied. Matchmaking will take more time to ensure that players are matched with others with the same skill level and on good connections. Bungie will also improve skill calculation in Countdown to better show how players will perform against their opponents.

Sandbox designer Josh Hamrick then revealed the other changes coming to the Destiny 2 PC beta, starting off with the fixes for glitches for infinite Supers, infinite grenades, and the Warlock Glide. In addition, the Warlock has been fixed to have the same melee range as other classes.

The Destiny 2 PC beta will also see a reduction in the time it takes to charge a Destiny 2 Super, while increasing grenade damage and Power Ammo drops in PvE modes.

Last Trials Of Osiris For 'Destiny'

This is the final weekend of Trials of Osiris in Destiny, as Bungie shifts its focus to Destiny 2 in preparation for its Sept. 6 release.

Trials of Osiris, however, is going out with a proper send-off. In the last version of the highly competitive, weekly PvP event, the largest map rotation for Trials of Osiris will be used, with 18 maps available to players.

The last Trials of Osiris will be available until Aug. 15, 11:59 p.m. PT.

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