While the console version of "Destiny 2" was released over a month ago, the PC community is still waiting for their chance to experience Bungie's latest first-person-shooter. Set to be available from October 24, the sequel to 2014's massively multiplayer online shooter is optimized to allow as many computers to run it as possible. Players do not need the latest hardware to play "Destiny 2," but some power under the hood is required.

Bungie has revealed the System Requirements for the upcoming game. Let us take a quick look.


At the minimum; an AMD FX-4350, Intel Core i3-3250, or Pentium G4560 processor is needed to run "Destiny 2." Starting with the Intel CPU, this suggests that any mid-tier gaming system should be able to handle Bungie's MMO.

This is obviously the minimum requirements, but it is a decent starting point. Processors like the Intel Core i7-3770 and the i5-6500 should have no trouble running the shooter with higher settings.

The Pentium and AMD processors listed are not a surprise, as they are benchmarked at a higher capability than the i3-3250 by cpubenchmark.net. 6GB of system RAM is also necessary.

For maximum performance, Bungie signaled out an AMD Ryzen 5 1600X or Intel Core i5-2400 as worth aiming for.


Graphically, "Destiny 2" is not really pushing the envelope. Yes, there can be a lot happening on screen, but the textures are mostly just decent. Bungie listed the AMD Radeon HD 7850, GeForce GTX 1050, or Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 as the entry requirements to experience the upcoming shooter at an acceptable frame rate.

Again, a solid mid-tier PC should be more than capable of handling these requirements. The GTX 660 is slowly becoming obsolete, but "Destiny 2" proves it has some life left in it. In terms of video RAM, 2GB is the bare minimum.

If simply scraping through with a pass is not your style, the developer suggests using an AMD Radeon R9 390 or a GeForce GTX 1060 6GB for a better overall experience.

While the sequel to the disappointing 2014 title has largely received a warm reception, we will have to wait and see whether the PC version is the definitive one. Critics praised the inclusion of an actual storyline and the addictive gameplay, although fans are less enthusiastic about the lack of a post-game.

The original "Destiny" kept players coming back for more by including a fun upgrade system, which is surprisingly absent in the sequel. This might be fixed eventually by Bungie, but those looking to play "Destiny 2" for the post-game should be aware of its current shortcomings.