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Destiny 2 PC version won’t use dedicated servers, arrives after console launch

Yesterday was Destiny 2 day, with new gameplay unveiled ahead of the game’s September 8 launch.

We also got plenty of interesting tidbits about the game’s PC version, including that it will be sold exclusively on the Blizzard Launcher (and can be purchased with WoW Gold), will have 4K support and an uncapped resolution, and that its new clan feature will make use of Blizzard’s party and multiplayer system.

While all that initial news was music to the typical PC gamer’s ears, these latest little tidbits might bring the hype meter down a bit.

Interestingly, while Activision and Bungie have talked up the PC version and the fact Destiny is finally coming to the platform, it’s not actually going to be released alongside the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the title.

A spokesperson for Activision revealed as much to Game Informer.

“Activision and Bungie have been discussing a September 8 release date for some weeks, but players looking forward to playing the game on PC will have to wait a little longer,” the publisher said. 

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“An Activision representative confirmed for us today that Destiny 2 on PC does not currently have a scheduled release date, and will not release on September 8 alongside the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game.”

Ah, that’s a shame!

In another interview with PC Gamer, Bungie confirmed that there won’t be dedicated servers for Destiny 2 on PC, because it’s a “complicated typology”.

When asked if the PC and console versions’ tick rate would be different, Bungie said it “didn’t have a good answer for that” yet.

“We’re not talking about the server side of things at this time,” Destiny 2 PC lead, David Shaw, said.

“I can tell you that we have had conversations and we’re aware of—we try really hard to listen to the community and hear what their concerns are, and we try to take those and turn those into the plans.”

That’s not to say there’s no good news for PC gamers holding out for Destiny 2.

Here are some of the exclusive features fans can look forward to.

  • 4k Resolution Support (3820×2160)
  • Uncapped framerate
  • Full mouse and keyboard support with custom key mapping
  • Text chat
  • Adjustable Field of View
  • Detailed PC settings screen
  • 21:9 monitor support

Destiny 2 launches on Xbox One and PS4 on September 4. The PC release is currently TBC.


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