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After a successful weekend, 'Destiny 2' beta is extended through Tuesday

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For everyone who enjoyed Destiny 2 over the weekend, Bungie has announced over Twitter that the Destiny 2 beta has been extended another two days. Instead of ending at 6 p.m. PT on Sunday, the beta will now run through the same time on Tuesday, July 25.

The beta began Tuesday, July 18, for anyone who pre-ordered the game on PlayStation 4. Other participants on PS4 and Xbox One had to wait until Friday, July 21. According to Bungie, the Destiny 2 beta extension is “for additional service testing.”

Players who booted up the beta got a taste of the main story campaign and the competitive multiplayer. From the story, players could check out Homecoming, the opening mission, alone or with friends. This offered a glimpse at some of the in-game cinematics. Within competitive multiplayer, players could team up against each other in a variety of modes and maps including the attack and defend Countdown mode.

Additionally, The Inverted Spire offered fans their first look at a new strike mission. Set in a Vex stronghold, players could jump in with two friends or use matchmaking to fill the extra slots.

Despite the beta launching less than a week ago, Bungie has already begun making adjustments to Destiny 2 based on feedback from players enjoying the beta. This past Thursday, Bungie released a statement from Beta Design Lead Rob Engeln.

“We too felt that ammo (especially power ammo) was too scarce in PvE,” said Engeln. “In addition to retuning the drop rates, we built a system that guarantees power ammo drops for you and your Fireteam from certain enemies, giving power weapons a more reliable and predictable role in your arsenal.”

Other adjustments include grenade effectiveness, boss vitality, and weapon damage against NPCs.

We played the Destiny 2 beta alongside many of you this weekend and called it “one of the best game demos you can play.” There was a lot of the final game available to play, but one area that wasn’t supposed to be was called The Lost Sector. That didn’t stop players from figuring out how to gain entry.

Bungie’s Destiny 2 launches September 6 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and October 24 for PC. For players wanting to try out the Destiny 2 Beta for PC, don’t forget about the open beta currently planned for late August.

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