Destiny 2 40GB Pre-load Begins, Launch Times Revealed

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅19.10.2017 01:19:33

It's less than a week until the launch of Bungie's MMO-ish FPS sequel Destiny 2 on PC, and you might have been a little worried about downloading the entire game on the day of release. Well fear not - if you have pre-ordered Destiny 2 it's now possible to pre-load a significant portion of the game data via the client. The download, which is a touch under 40GB in size, will begin automatically when logged in to the Desktop app and pause when playing a game.

Activision and Bungie have also announced the worldwide launch times for the game. Rather than stagger the launch the publishers have decided to go live at the same time worldwide: 18:00 UK (BST), 19:00 CEST, 13:00 EST, 10:00 PST etc on Tuesday October 24th. That's a mammoth undertaking; who knows just how stable the servers, or how long queues, will turn out to be. By preloading you have the best opportunity to play from the word go.


Step 1: Download and install the Blizzard desktop app, if you haven't already, and launch it.

Step 2: Log in with the Blizzard account you used to pre-purchase Destiny 2 for PC.

Step 3: Click the "Destiny 2" icon, located on the left-hand side of the Blizzard desktop app.

Step 4: Select your region from the drop-down menu, then click Install to begin the installation process.

Step 5: On October 24, once the game is installed, click Play to begin!


Here is what you will need to run Destiny 2 on PC:

Recommended Specs

CPU: Intel - Intel Core i5-2400 3.4 GHz or i5 7400 3.5 GHz; AMD - Ryzen R5 1600X 3.6 GHz

GPU: Nvidia - GeForce GTX 970 4GB or GTX 1060 6GB; AMD - Radeon R9 390 8GB


Minimum Specs

CPU: Intel - Core i3-3250 3.5 GHz or Intel Pentium G4560 3.5 GHz; AMD - FX-4350 4.2 GHz

GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB or GTX 1050 2GB; AMD - Radeon HD 7850 2GB


Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit (Recommended)

Hard Drive Space: 68GB available hard drive space

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