This page explains how to get into the beta for Destiny 2, running July 18 – 23, 2017.
The Destiny 2 Beta will occur during the summer of 2017 at the following dates:
- Those who pre-ordered on PS4 will gain access on 18th July 2017 at 10:00 am PT.
- Those who pre-ordered on Xbox One will gain access on 19th July 2017 at 10:00 am PT.
- Public Beta for console opens on 21st July 2017.
- The PC Exclusive Beta will start on 28th August 2017 for those who pre-ordered.
- The PC Public Beta will start on 29th August 2017 and end on the 31st of August 2017.
To access the open beta for Destiny 2 starting on August 29, 2017, first download and install the Blizzard desktop app,
Once installed, you’ll have the option to download and install Destiny 2. This installation will remain active until the end of the Open Beta on August 31st, 2017.
You’re probably wondering which console uses a nine character code format. The answer is none. Instead, you’re going to want to go over to Bungie.net and to the code portal of your profile to redeem the code.
Don’t have a bungie.net account? No worries! All you need is an Xbox or PlayStation Network account to sign up and the rest is mostly automatic. Just go to the bungie.net homepage and click “Sign Up” on the top right of the page.
You want to get to a page that looks like the one above. You can do so by clicking the link above or going to the homepage of bungie.net, moving your cursor over your profile’s avatar, and then go down to “Redeem Code”.
Enter the code in the box as shown above and click “Enter” when you’re done. Please know that you will be locked out from entering codes for a period of time if you try to redeem made up codes.
After redeeming your code on Bungie.net, navigate to the Codes tab of your Profile page to select your platform and region.
After you select your platform, you’ll be given a code which you can redeem on your console of choice.
To gain early access to the Beta, you need to pre-order the game physically from a participating retailer (such as GameStop/EB Games/GAME and others) or digitally from the Xbox or PSN stores.
If you preorder in-person, you’ll be given a card with your nine character Beta key on it. If you didn’t get one since you preordered before the Beta’s announcement, head over to your retailer with a proof of purchase to get the code.
If you preordered online, you will get an email sometime after preordering that contains your nine digit Beta key.
EditI’m On PC and There’s No PC Sign In!
You currently need an Xbox Live or PSN account to create a Bungie.net account, but don’t worry! That does mean you have to get the Beta for those platforms. There will be a PC Beta code option at a later date, but for now you still need one of the aforementioned accounts to make a Bungie profile.
Yes! Pre-ordering Destiny 2 grants you early access to the Beta, but console open-access begins on July 21st.