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Destiny 2 PC Spec Requirements - Minimum and Recommended

With Destiny 2 almost here, make sure your PC can run this year’s biggest game.

For the first time since 2007, PC gamers will get to experience a Bungie game on their computers with Destiny 2. After the success of Destiny, it only makes sense for Activision to expand the playerbase by inviting the PC community to take part in what is turning out to be the greatest franchise in recent years. But Destiny 2 is a titan, and it needs equally monstrous PC specs to run.

Bungie have poured a lot of effort into improving the visual fidelity of Destiny 2 specifically for PC, take advantage of that by ensuring your rig can run it.
Bungie have poured a lot of effort into improving the visual fidelity of Destiny 2 specifically for PC, take advantage of that by ensuring your rig can run it.

Before you take the plunge and pre-order your copy of Destiny 2 through Blizzard so you can play the Destiny 2 PC Beta, take a moment to ensure that your PC will actually be able to run the damn thing.

As per Bungie’s recent “This Week At Bungie”, the company gave a brief rundown of the Destiny 2 PC Minimum Specs and the Recommended Specs for the Beta. This will no doubt be of interest to many of you who are looking to reach the sort of benchmarks that make these gorgeous Destiny 2 4K screenshots possible.

Destiny 2 PC Spec Requirements

These specs are subject to change between now and the release of Destiny 2. We’ll be sure to keep you updated.

Minimum Specs

Intel AMD
CPU Core i3-3250 FX-4350
GPU GeForce GTX 660 2GB Radeon HD 7850 2GB
RAM 6GB 6GB

 

Recommended Specs

Intel AMD
CPU Core i5-2400 Ryzen R5 1600X
GPU GeForce GTX 970 Radeon R9 390
RAM 8GB 8GB

Destiny 2 PC – Gear That Runs It well 

When running at 60fps, Destiny 2's PvP, the Crucible, is going to feel like silk.
When running at 60fps, Destiny 2's PvP, the Crucible, is going to feel like silk.

Bungie also took it upon themselves to note parts that currently run the game well, in the event you’re looking to upgrade. While these don’t represent the final recommended builds, they do give a good insight into Destiny 2’s demand for power. For some reason, an AMD option is missing from these recommendations.

Read: How to Link Your Blizzard Account to Your Bungie.net Account for Destiny 2

Minimum Specs

  • CPU - Intel Pentium G4560
  • GPU - Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 2GB

Recommended Specs

  • CPU - Intel Core i5-7400
  • GPU - Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

Bungie’s Event Machine

  • CPU – Intel i7-7700k
  • GPU – Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080Ti 11GB

For those who are looking to get into PC gaming specifically for Destiny 2, take some time to familiarize yourself with gear and the different advantages of each brand. The team over at the DestinyTheGame subreddit have already created a new subreddit specifically for this: DestinyTechSupport. Here you’ll find PC enthusiasts who are there to talk about optimal builds.

Having recently finished a PC build myself, it’s certainly a relief to see that my rig should well and truly handle the game. For those that are interested, here are some the parts I went with – in case you wanted a quick and easy build right here, right now.

CPU AMD Ryzen 7 1700X 8-Core Socket AM4 3.4GHz
GPU GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB
RAM 32GB (4x 8GB) DDR4  3200MHz
MOBO Gigabyte GA-AB350-GAMING-3 AM4 motherboard
HDD 8TB (2x 4TB) 7200RPM
SSD 240G M.2 SSD
SSD 500GB
PSU 650W Modular 80+ Gold
COOLER Cooler Master MasterLiquid 240
CASE Corsair Obsidian Series 450D

Destiny 2 is set to launch on PC on October 24th, 2017. There’s still a bit of time left to do some hot-swapping and ensure your rig can churn out the 60fps you know you want.

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Sam Chandler

Sam loves all things shooters, whether it's a cheeky chicken dinner in PUBG or diving into a raid in Destiny, he'll be there.