Bungie announced today what will be included in the Destiny 2 beta coming later this month. In a post on the developer’s website, Bungie confirmed what players should and should not expect from the beta.
Homecoming, Destiny 2’s first campaign mission shown at the game’s official reveal livestream last May, will be playable in the beta alongside the cooperative strike The Inverted Spire. Players will be able to choose from the three new subclasses: Arcstrider Hunter, Dawnblade Warlock, or Sentinel Titan. Two multiplayer modes, Control and the Attack or Defend gametype Countdown, will be included in the beta with maps tailored to each mode.
Destiny 2’s social hub, The Farm, will make a brief appearance during the beta starting on Sunday, July 23 at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET. According to Bungie, it will only be available for one hour with most vendors and services offline in order to “see how many of you it can accommodate at once.”
Bungie said in the post that clan support is not part of the beta, while the way characters receive rewards and evolve is not indicative of the final product. Character progression made during the beta will not carry over to the final game, although players can receive a special emblem for participating in the beta.
The Destiny 2 beta begins July 18 on PlayStation 4 and July 19 on Xbox One for those with a pre-order. The beta opens up for all console players on July 21, while PC owners have to wait until sometime in August. The full game launches Sept. 6 for both consoles and Oct. 24 for PC.