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Destiny 2 Beta begins July 18th for the PS4 pre-orders and July 19th for Xbox One pre-orders. If you haven’t pre-ordered, everyone on PS4 and Xbox One will be able to play the beta beginning July 21st. PC players will have to wait until sometime in August. With the different consoles, pre-orders and versions all with their own twist, exactly how to download and access the beta is a bit confusing. Luckily we’ve put this guide together to help you get launched into the beta.

 

Destiny 2 Beta Start Times

First of all, the beta runs from July 18th-23rd. Here are the start times per platform:

 

PS4 start times

Pre-order early access: 10:00am PT July 18
General access: 10:00am PT July 21

 

Xbox One start times

Pre-order early access: 10:00am PT July 19
General access: 10:00am PT July 21

 

PC

Pre-order early access: “late August”
General access: “late August”

 

How to Access the Destiny 2 Beta

If you pre-ordered Destiny 2 on PS4 or Xbox One, how you access the beta to pre-load/download and play depends on who you purchase the pre-order through. Players who have pre-ordered from a participating retailer will receive a 9-digit Early Access code on their receipts, which you must redeem on Bungie.net. If you pre-ordered but don’t have an access code, contact your retailer right away.

To get your Destiny 2 Beta Client download code, you will then take the following steps:

  1. Head to Bungie.net and make or sign into a Bungie.net account with your PS4 or Xbox Live ID.
  2. Enter the Destiny 2 Early Access Beta Code you got from your retailer for pre-ordering on Bungie.net/redeem
  3. Head to the redeemed codes page on Bungie.net and select your console of choice to get the Destiny 2 Beta Client download code
  4. Log in to your PS4 or Xbox Live account on your console and head to your respective console store and redeem the code for the Destiny 2 Beta Client. You will then be able to pre-load or download the client.

If you pre-ordered digitally on the Playstation Store or Xbox Live Marketplace, you will be able to download the Destiny 2 Beta Client without any of those additional code redemption steps. For those players who pre-order digitally on the console stores, the Destiny 2 Beta Client is now available for download in the console stores. Just sign in to the console with the account you made the pre-order and head to the Playstation Store or Xbox Live Marketplace and search for the Destiny 2 Beta Client. If you have already pre-ordered the game digitally through them, you can pre-load or download it. If you pre-load you won’t be able to do anything in-game until the servers are available.

So there you have it. Whether you pre-ordered through a retailer or digitally through one of the consoles, or if you’re waiting for general access, you now know where to go and how to download the beta client. Excited for the beta to begin? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!




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