Destiny 2 beta set for July 18th

Coming from Activision:

But don’t worry if you’re not at E3, because you’ll soon be able to experience Destiny 2 for yourself. Players who pre-order the game will be able to participate in the console beta beginning first on the PlayStation 4 on July 18 at 10am PDT, and on Xbox One beginning on July 19 at 10am PDT.  After that pre-order early access period, the beta will open up to all console players on July 21 at 10am PDT, and will conclude on July 23 at 9pm PDT. The PC beta is planned for late August, and we will have more details soon.

They also announced that Destiny 2 will now be launching on September 6th!

Destiny 2 won't have a public alpha

So says Bungie's marketing director

Activision announces their E3 2017 lineup

Here are the games Activision will be focusing on at this year's E3:

  • Call of Duty: WWII
  • Destiny 2
  • Crash Bandicoot: N.Sane Trilogy

They also announced that they will have a special announcement regarding Crash Bandicoot at E3. My bet is on a Xbox One version, but what do you think? 

Bungie explains why Destiny 2 runs at 30FPS on PS4, PS4 Pro

If you were expecting Destiny 2 to run at 60fps on your shiny new PS4 Pro, I'm sorry to say that you'll be disappointed. 

Bungie has revealed that Destiny 2 will run at 30FPS on all consoles, even the powered up ones. Here is what Luke Smith had to say when asked for a reason:

The console, the PS4 Pro is super powerful, but it couldn't run our game at 60. Our game's this rich physics simulation where collision of players, networking, etc, and like, it wouldn't run.

All the new Destiny 2 info from the event

  • One Raid at launch confirmed.
  • New UI.
  • The first mission is defending the Tower against the Cabal invasion.
  • Three ability icons in UI. Looks like Jumping Abilities have a cooldown now.
  • Swords confirmed.
  • New heavy weapon types confirmed.
  • The second half of the first mission is an infiltration of a Cabal ship to deactivate a shield generator.
  • Level design looks very dense with enemies and combat.
  • Ultras now have a Raid icon? First boss, Brann, the Unbent Blade. New Cabal enemy type
  • Recover the Vanguard is one of our goals. 
  • Omolon and Haake guns confirmed.
  • More cutscenes than all of D1 combined.
  • Story missions and quests are numerous.
  • Vex enemies confirmed.
  • Exotic Gear confirmed.
  • New weapon slots. Kinetic Slot, Energy Slot, Power Slot. Power Slot includes Snipers, Fusions, LMGs, Rocket Launchers, and grenade launchers.
  • All new Supers. Dawnblade for Warlocks (flaming sword). Sentinel from Titan (summons a shield that can be thrown or used as a melee weapon). Arc Strike for Hunters (summons a powerful staff).
  • PVP modes rescaled for 4v4 instead of 6v6 or 3v3.
  • There's more to do than any game made by Bungie."
  • The campaign is titled "The Red War."
  • First mission is called "Homecoming".
  • Strikes return.
  • New HUD shows enemies with Super Energy and Power Slot Ammo in PVP.
  • New PVP gametypes. 
  • Can launch any new activity without going into orbit.
  • Patrol returns.
  • Treasure maps confirmed.
  • Choosable landing zones implied.
  • NPCs in overworld.
  • Public Events confirmed, with Heroic difficulties.
  • Hidden dungeons called "Lost Sectors".
  • New map system confirmed. It works like the Director, as well. You can go from one planet to another from the map.
  • Multiple new planets confirmed. 
  • European dead zone confirmed! Twice as large as any other zone in Destiny.
  • Titan, Moon of Saturn confirmed. 
  • Io, the moon of Jupiter is also confirmed.
  • Better Clan integration in Destiny 2. In-game rosters, in-Clan LFG, custom Clan banners. Shared reward system for Clans.
  • Matchmaking confirmed.
  • Sparrows return.
  • Some D1 Emotes are returning.
  • New Emotes.
  • New Orbit UI.
  • Player driven tanks confirmed.
  • Beta test coming this summer.