The “Destiny 2” developer Bungie previously announced the upcoming release of the game’s beta phase. This is meant to give players early access to the sequel and, more importantly, allows the studio to gauge the title’s marketability. During the announcement, though, the start times were not unveiled.

According to VG24/7, the developers behind “Destiny 2” have just announced the official start times for the beta testing. It is expected to kick off next week on the console version of the title, though only those who pre-ordered the game can gain access.

Here is everything about it in a nutshell.

Beta start times announced

The beta phase is also there to help Bungie test the sequel’s network infrastructure, which could go down as soon as the game launches. If this really happens, it only means that the title is acquiring massive sales. The aforementioned phase is expected to hit both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next week, though Sony’s console owners are getting the early access first. The start times are at 10 AM PT come July 18 for pre-orders and the general access is on July 21 at 10 AM PT.

As for Xbox One users, beta testing “Destiny 2” should start at 10 AM PT on July 19 for pre-orders. General access, on other hand, is still at July 21 at 10 AM PT.

Lastly, PC owners will be getting the beta phase sometime in late August for both pre-order and general accesses. Bungie is reportedly set to reveal the start times on PC as soon as some tiny hiccups get ironed out.

Beta end times explained

It is worth noting, though, that both Bungie and Activision Blizzard have yet to officially announce the end times of “Destiny 2” beta.

However, it has been made known already that July 23 will be the end date of beta testing the game on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. There are those who believe that the sequel will follow a similar beta pattern with brother. Basically, beta testing during the first game was pushed back. Therefore, it is possible to happen in a follow-up title as well.

Bungie already confirmed that “Destiny 2” beta will give players access to the highly-talked about “Homecoming” mission. Players can also decide to group up with other players for the Inverted Spire Strike, Endless Vale, and Midtown. More importantly, players will finally get hold of the new subclasses, all of which offer unique skills and abilities. This without a doubt an exciting moment for the upcoming title.