Destiny 2

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Destiny 2
Destiny 2 cover
Developers
Bungie
Windows Vicarious Visions[1]
Publishers
Bungie
2017-19 Activision
Release dates
Windows October 24, 2017
Destiny 2 on Wikipedia

Warnings

This game requires a constant internet connection for all game modes.

Key points

The game currently is not playable on Ryzen 3000 series CPUs without a firmware/BIOS update with AGESA 1.0.0.3ABA/ABB or newer. or AMD Chipset Drivers 1.07.29 or newer.[2]

General information

Official site
Official news site
Bungie's Vital Information and Known Issues page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Download-only; no disc is included in the physical box.
Windows
Steam
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Available October 1, 2019.
Windows
All versions require a constant internet connection for all game modes.[3] On October 1, 2019, Destiny 2 will migrate to Steam and become free-to-play.[4]

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Expansion Pass Grants access to the game's first and second expansions upon release.
Windows

Version differences[edit]

Free Trial[edit]

A free trial for the game is occasionally available on all platforms. It is a free version of Destiny 2 with the following limitations:

  • Level is capped at 8, and you are limited to your initial subclass (a relic for a second subclass can be obtained and fully powered, but the corresponding mission is locked).
  • The campaign is playable up through the mission "Utopia".
  • Can play PvP multiplayer in the Quickplay playlist only.
  • Earth and Titan are freely explorable, but some Adventures are locked.
All progress made carries over to the full game.
Only available for a limited time period.

Editions[edit]

The Digital Deluxe Edition includes the game, the expansion pass, and a special emblem, sword, and emote.
The Limited Edition is the Digital Deluxe Edition packaged in a Cabal-themed box and steelbook case.
The Collector's Edition includes everything in the Digital Deluxe edition plus several physical bonuses.
Destiny 2 Forsaken includes the first two DLC and the Forsaken expansion.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Bungie\DestinyPC\prefs
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1085660/pfx/[Note 1]
Save games are stored on the Battle.net servers rather than the local hard drive.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
FMVs are letterboxed 21:9.
Multi-monitor
[5]
Ultra-widescreen
[6] Native 21:9 FMVs are fullscreen.
4K Ultra HD
[6]
Field of view (FOV)
Between 55° and 105°. Weapon models do not scale.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
[7]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, SMAA[7]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
200 FPS cap. FMVs capped at 30 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Has white and black point adjustment, but changing black point breaks the HDR gamma curve. SDR brightness also affects the HDR brightness.
Color blind mode
Includes options for deuteranopia, protanopia, and tritanopia.

How to set your HDR settings correctly[edit]

Adjust SDR brightness first then HDR settings. In HDR settings adjust white point as instructed on the screen and leave black point at default.[8]

Input settings[edit]

In-game controls settings.
In-game controls settings.
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
[6] Enter is permanently bound to text chat and cannot be bound to commands.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Adjustable from 1 to 100.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Can also invert the X-axis.
Controller
Controller support
XInput controller and DualShock 4 supported.
Full controller support
Menus are navigated with a cursor controlled by the left stick.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Can also invert the X-axis.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
A prompt shows up if your controller is disconnected that can be closed either by reconnecting or hitting Escape.
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Add/edit secondary bindings by manually editing configuration file[edit]

Instructions[9]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Edit cvars.xml.
  3. The XML file has all keybindings under the appropriate <namespace name="key bindings"> block
  4. The syntax is key binding 1, exclamation mark, key binding 2: <cvar name="primary_weapon" value="1!mouse wheel up" />

Notes

As described in the reference Reddit thread, it is possible to assign actions not possible in the game's options screen, such as:
  • mouse wheel up
  • mouse wheel down
  • middle mouse button
  • extra mouse button 1
  • extra mouse button 2

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
SFX, Dialogue/Cinematics, Music, Chat
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
Co-op

Connection types

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-3250 3.5 GHz
AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 104 GB[11]
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or GTX 1050
AMD Radeon HD 7850
2 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit OS is required.

Notes

  1. File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1085660/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1085660) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References