Destiny 2's Recommended Specs Are Pretty Low

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If you want to roll with the Destiny 2 beta when it hits PC next month, good news: the minimum system requirements are pretty low.

Announced via their website, the developers revealed that you'll need at least 6GB of RAM and an AMD FX-4350 or i3-3250 CPU to get the game going. Those CPUs will need to be paired with either a GTX 660 or a HD 7850 GPU, both of which are pretty old and well within the reach of most players.

The recommended specs are a good deal higher, as you'd expect, but not out of the reach of most gamers:

Minimum Spec

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

Recommended Spec

CPU: i5-2400 / Ryzen R5 1600X
GPU: GeForce GTX 970 / Radeon R9 390

Bungie also noted that a i5-7400 CPU with a GTX 1060 6GB should run the game quite nicely, although you can get the game working with a Pentium G4560 and a GTX 1050 if you need to.

The recommended requirements are a little telling. The i5-2400 is a CPU from 2011 with only 4 cores and 4 threads, while the newer Ryzen 5 1600X came out this year, has 6 cores and 12 threads, and also has higher base and turbo clock speeds. But the fact that it's listed there in the recommended specs makes me wonder just how multi-threaded Destiny 2 will be on PC.

Either way, we'll find out when the beta kicks off on August 29 local time. The beta is scheduled to run until the end of August, although I'll eat my hat (or a lot of instant coffee in yoghurt) if Bungie doesn't end up extending this beta as well.


    Zero surprise, the 1st games visuals are padded out with effects, while the models and evnvironements are pretty tame in complexity, couple that with a relatively small amount of moving parts and the game should run pretty easily on most hardware.

    Spent big on new PC components last weekend! Got home put it together and it doesn't work! Off to the PC shop for them to try and work it out. That's the last build I do myself, not worth the heartache of trying to figure it out any more.

    Also woo Destiny 2!

      What are the problems with the build?
      Should be straight forward to do some preliminary diagnostics. Have CPU, one stick of memory and graphics card installed. Everything else removed. Fire it up. What happens then?

    As are the recommended expectations

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