New Destiny 2 PC Beta Trailer Includes Eyecatching 4K Footage

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  • Playstation 4
  • Windows
  • Xbox One
  • RPG
  • Shooter
2017-09-06

A new trailer for Destiny 2 is out this week, featuring about a minute of 4K footage meant to promote next week’s PC beta. The trailer is completely devoid of new information, and probably won’t be of much interest to console owners, but it does make a convincing argument that PC gamers will have the best-looking experience when Destiny 2 debuts this fall.

The new trailer arrives on the heels of additional details on the shared-world shooter’s endgame content. Some fans were surprised to learn that Bungie is making structural changes to a variety of endgame activities, introducing timers to Nightfall strikes and locking player loadouts during other (currently unspecified) activities. Outside of confirmation that Nightfall timers will be around 15 minutes (on average), additional specifics on the changes were scarce. Not that it’s the first time we’ve had to wait for a Destiny release date to get more information. But don’t expect any clarification from this week’s Destiny 2 trailer. It’s basically just an excuse to drool over footage from the PC port that heads to Battle.net in October.

Destiny 2 - Cayde-6
Cayde-6 in Destiny 2 Photo: Activision / Bungie

Admittedly, the new footage does look pretty great. Destiny 2 will support 4K monitors AND allow players to uncap the framerate and the results leave little doubt that the PC port will be the best-looking version of the game. It still won’t be perfect -- and other changes, like the removal of weapon recoil, will almost certainly be debated for weeks after launch -- but it’s nice to see Bungie putting real effort into delivering a PC port worth the three-year wait.

For an early look at the PC port of Destiny 2, including its uncapped frame rate, take a minute to watch the latest trailer from Activision and Bungie (embedded up top). Then head down to the comments and let us know which platform(s) you’ll be playing Destiny 2 on.

Destiny 2 is in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The game’s PC beta begins Aug. 28. Destiny 2 hits consoles on Sept. 6, followed by a PC release in late October.

Be sure to check back with Player.One and follow Scott on Twitter for more Destiny 2 news in 2017 and however long Bungie supports Destiny 2 in the years after launch.

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