One of the generation’s most prolific and acclaimed shooters is set for the Xbox Series X treatment before Christmas.
Rolling out as part of the Xbox Series X Smart Delivery initiative, Destiny 2 will receive a visual upgrade on Xbox Series X on December 8, just in time for Christmas.
If you already own Destiny 2 on Xbox One, you’ll be able to upgrade to the Xbox Series X version without paying any additional costs. This comes to players via Microsoft’s Smart Delivery initiative, which, as its name suggests, allows for the delivery of upgraded content directly to players without any additional cost.
Bungie and Activision promise that once Destiny 2 upgrades on the Xbox Series X, it will run at 60 frames per second in 4K resolution. On the Xbox Series S, that framerate remains but only at a maximum resolution of 1080p.
Additionally, Destiny 2 will also receive a FOV slider, the first for the franchise on console. Just as with Black Ops Cold War‘s FOV slider, Field of View (FOV) settings allow players to adjust the overall space around your central field of view, meaning the closer your FOV, the tight and more “tunnelled” the view, whereas the wider the FOV, the more you can take in on the screen. Bungie is promising to bring a near-identical version of the FOV slider to consoles.
Importantly for players on Xbox Series X, Destiny 2‘s upgrade will also bring with it significantly improved loading times, which, as anyone who has played Destiny 2 will know, comes as a nice little treat as part of the upgrade.
However, it’s important to clarify that loading times in Destiny 2 aren’t always exclusively isolated to hardware loading, as the game’s heavy reliance on network connectivity and matchmaking can lead to slow load times. So this is something to be wary of: if you’re receiving low connectivity rates now, chances are those will remain when you upgrade Destiny 2 on Xbox Series X.
Destiny 2 and all of its expansions, including Beyond Light, which launches on November 10, the same day as the Xbox Series X, is now available on Xbox Game Pass.