Bungie delivered a treat for “Destiny” fans when they confirmed that a beta was slated for “#Destiny 2”. Gamers who pre-ordered the game for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC were promised early access to the game’s demo. An open-beta soon followed for anyone who wanted to try out the sequel to the popular sci-fi FPS game. Fans got another surprise when the developer revealed that they have extended the end date for the trial. Instead of ending on July 23 at 9 p.m. PT, the demo is coming to a halt on July 25 at 6 p.m. PT.

Extra play time for gamers, more technical test time for developers

The surprise announcement from Bungie is surely a boon for users who were not able to participate last weekend.

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The open-beta extension also gives participants extra time to familiarize themselves with the sequel’s new features. Meanwhile, the “Destiny 2” developer will also get to run more tests during the extended period. The dev team has already communicated to players to expect some irregularities during their testing salvos. The publisher also tweeted that they will perform “dangerous experiments” throughout Monday and Tuesday.

Testing the system stability during the beta

The publisher has encouraged those who participated in the demo to send their feedback. Obviously, the data they collect will serve to pinpoint vulnerabilities and problems with their servers.

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It is suspected that the harsher experiments will check the max values the game can support until it crashes. Players should also note that they can now access the shooter’s social space dubbed #The farm. Unlike the first game, the new social space is reportedly designed to support up to 36 players at the same time. The original FPS featured three areas, the Tower, the Reef, and the Iron Temple.

Progress will not be saved

Players joining the “Destiny 2” #Open Beta should take note that their progress will not carry over when the game is released. However, they can continue to enjoy the Homecoming story missions, Countdown and Control Crucible PVP modes, the Inverted Spire strike, and just recently, The Farm. Gamers can attempt to collect three armor sets for each of the available classes. Additionally, gamers will notice that the new social space will not feature any vendors as well as the wandering chickens. The current testing is only available for console gamers since PC users will get their chance next month. The sci-fi FPS is scheduled to launch on Sept. 6, 2017, for the Xbox One and PS4, while the PC version comes out on Oct. 24, 2017.