It’s been a long wait for players, but Destiny 2 is finally available on PC. This is the first time the Destiny series has been available on PC, as Bungie’s first outing with the franchise was a console-exclusive title. Even though Destiny as a series seems like a perfect fit for a mouse and keyboard, those who claim PC as their main platform had to wait until today to get their first taste of wildly popular franchise.
Luckily, that wait is over, as Destiny 2 unlocked for PC players around the world just a little while ago. The PC release lags behind the console release by just about seven weeks, and we’ll soon know if the optimizations Bungie has made to the PC version were worth that extended wait.
Unlike most of Activision’s PC games, Destiny 2 can’t be found on Steam or any of the other popular third-party digital distribution services. Instead, the PC version is being offered exclusively through Blizzard’s Battle.net service, earning it the distinction of being the first non-Blizzard game to use it as a distribution platform. If you didn’t already have the game pre-ordered, you can buy it by heading over to the Battle.net store and downloading Blizzard’s desktop launcher.
Before you do that, though, you may want to check to make sure that your PC meets the minimum or recommended specifications for Destiny 2. The recommended specifications calls for hardware that’s at least somewhat recent, though a glance at the minimum requirements shows that this is a game that was created to run on a fairly large range of configurations. Still, it’s better to double check before you buy, just to make sure your rig can handle what the game has to offer.
Among other things, PC players can look forward to an unlocked frame rate and support for 4K resolution in this release of Destiny 2. We’ll have more coverage on the PC version of Destiny 2 in the coming days, so stay tuned for that.