Here's Exactly How Destiny 2 and Its First Raid Will Roll Out
Destiny 2 is one of the most anticipated games of the year, and players will be able to get their hands on the title in a matter of hours. In a lengthy blog post by Bungie, the company laid out exactly when the servers would go live.
When Can I Play?
You'll be able to jump in to the fun at 12am in your country. In the United States, that's going by Eastern Standard Time. Some countries like Australia are playing right now. You'll have access to the new Nightfall Strikes as soon as you get into the game. No matter your timezone, if you're on Playstation 4 or Xbox One, you can pre-load the game now to be ready to join the fight right when the time comes.
What About Raids?
The game's first Raid is coming September 13th at 1pm Eastern Time, and Trials are coming two days later at the same time. We don't know a lot about the Raid, which is definitely by design:
The Guided Games System
Destiny 2 will feature a 'Guided Games' system, designed to help solo players match with Clans to tackle difficult challenges as a Fireteam. Bungie is launching a 'soft beta' for the feature on September 12th at 1pm Eastern.
- Nightfall Guided Games Beta: September 12th, 10AM
- 30-50% of players will be given seeker access, depending on clan participation in Destiny 2 during the first week.
- Nightfall and Raid Guided Games: September 26th, 10AM
- Target: 100% of players will be given seeker access.
Here's the company's explanation for the beta:
Destiny 2 is coming to Xbox One and PS4 on September 6, but PC players will need to wait until October 24.