The official trailer for Destiny 2 already has us all jacked up for the game's release, but now that we have seen it running at 4K Ultra HD at a silky smooth 60 frames per second, we are chomping at the bit (or champing at the bit, if being grammatically correct—look it up) to spend some hands-on time with this multiplayer title. You can see it in 4K as well, courtesy of NVIDIA.
With Activision and Bungie's blessing no doubt, NVIDIA posted a minute-long video to YouTube showing the forthcoming Destiny 2 beta for PC running in glorious 4K. It takes some serious PC horsepower to game at 4K, but if your system can handle it, you are welcome to play Destiny 2 at that resolution, and do so without a cap on framerates. In this instance, NVIDIA tapped its mighty GeForce GTX 1080 Ti to power the trailer.
"In terms of the PC beta experience, you'll be able to play the beta in stunning 4K, with uncapped framerates, a full suite of adjustable graphics settings, full keyboard and mouse support, and 21:9 monitor support," NVIDIA says. "When you jump into the PC beta, you'll be able to play Destiny 2's opening campaign story mission 'Homecoming'; the team-based co-op Strike the 'Inverted Spire'; as well as competitive multiplayer with two different maps, including the never-before-seen Javelin-4 map!"
Gamers will also have three new sub-classes to play with during the beta. They including Sentinel (Titan), The Dawnblade (Warlock), and the Arcstrider (Hunter). There are in addition to the three original sub-classes—Voidwalker (Warlock), Gunslinger (Hunter), and Striker (Titan).
NVIDIA says it has been working closely with Activision and Bungie to get the performance right with Destiny 2. The minimum system requirements call for an Intel Core i3-3250 or AMD FX-4350 processor (or equivalent), GeForce GTX 660 or GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card, and 6GB of RAM.
The recommended specs bump things up to a Core i5-2400 or Ryzen R5 1600X paired with a GeForce GTX 970 or GeForce GTX 1060 and 8GB of RAM. If you want to game at 4K, NVIDIA says you better arm yourself with the aforementioned GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.
PlayStation 4 players already got to experience the Destiny 2 beta last month. Now it will make a run on the PC, beginning August 28 for those who have pre-ordered the game, and August 29 for everyone else. If you wish to have early access, you can still pre-order Destiny 2 starting at $60 for the standard edition.