Up For Debate - Will You Be Buying Destiny 2 on PC?

Written by Jon Sutton on Sat, Sep 9, 2017 2:00 PM
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This week, the cacophony of noise coming out of console-ville has been deafening, and there’s only been one topic of conversation - Destiny 2. Activision and Bungie’s MMO-lite shooter is a genuine gaming event, the sort of title we only get once in a blue moon that seems to get just about everyone talking about it, whether they love it or hate it. While millions felt burned by the original Destiny, there were others who persevered and insisted to anyone that would listen that despite all its faults, Destiny was incredible.

To those, like me, who bounced off after 15 hours, the reaction was often one of puzzlement. Then there are those who never played the original Destiny at all, a not uncommon situation here on GD, a predominantly PC-focused community.

So when Bungie announced Destiny 2 was coming to PC, the reaction was tepid, to say the least. The bigwigs at Activision had clearly opted to skip PC entirely for the original, and now when the sequel comes along they finally decide to throw us a bone. Despite Bungie hitting the reset button on the story though, it was always going to be a big ask for PC gamers to just jump into the sequel with no prior knowledge.

From the outside peering in, there’s no doubting the general aura cast over the Destiny franchise has been one of negativity. With the sequel, Bungie has attempted to right many of the wrongs of the original, yet stuck to much the same formula in the same breath. It’s still a lightweight campaign jimmied in alongside dozens of loot runs and assorted co-op open-world activities. A sort of endless Borderlands; players on a non-stop quest for the best loot. In theory Destiny 2 is a great fit for PC, but whether PC players actually want to lay down $60 for a copy is a different matter entirely.

The good news is that, despite the six-week wait for the PC version, by then we’ll have a very decent idea of whether Destiny 2 is worth our cash. Millions of console players will have shared their opinions and we should be able to make an educated decision before parting with our money.

Destiny 2 is a massive deal then, but can it become a massive deal on PC? Are you planning on buying Destiny 2, or do you think it won’t find a PC audience when there’s dozens of other games that can offer a similar experience already? Let us know your thoughts and plan for Destiny 2 below!

Will you be buying Destiny on PC

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14:58 Sep-13-2017

played destiny 1 on ps4 was a great game shame it never came to pc but played the beta for pc and was awesome, alot of people said they had problems but my game had 0, ran really smooth

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13:47 Sep-13-2017

I dodged a bullet as I learned about the state of microtransactions just moments before I bought it. Not buying it unless those are handled in a better manner, which I doubt they will be.

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01:50 Sep-13-2017

Preordered it and will play it D-day.

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20:16 Sep-12-2017

I wanted to buy it but I got game by accident with GPU so what I can do now is waiting

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23:51 Sep-12-2017

Some accidents are better than others.

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20:10 Sep-12-2017

Not a fan of the series, but I will give it a go.

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18:24 Sep-12-2017

played the beta and the game looks really good graphically. its runs pretty well too despite the framerate being really inconsistent (70-120) thats a huge gap of varying framerate at 3440x1440 with sli 980 tis all ultra. wont buy it tho

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17:58 Sep-10-2017

From my play through, I reckon it runs excellent. I constantly got between 70 to 90 fps thoguh the VRAM usage is a bit high for an MP only game. Looks great though. And igf you can resolve the damn EULA issue (happened in the BETA to me).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7u5khRCW84s

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15:06 Sep-10-2017

I played Destiny 1 on console for about 700 hrs, I enjoy doing the multiplayer aspects with friends. The raids and nightfalls and pvp are all alot of fun when playing with friends. Playing the beta was also alot of fun, the only thing that concerns me is the microtransactions and the consumable shaders.

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16:44 Sep-10-2017

the only thing you can buy with real money is gacha for costumes and vanity. And even that can be earned by keep leveling after hit max level

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16:44 Sep-10-2017

and shaders drop in packs of 3. so it's not really that rare.

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02:37 Sep-10-2017

Nope. Don't understand the hype for the game at all. Played the beta and didn't really care, it was ok but nothing special.

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12:43 Sep-14-2017

Yeah, I just don't get it either. The difficulty was laughably easy, even for a starter mission. At least on PC.


If you want to play horde shooters there are way better ones out on the market.

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00:20 Sep-10-2017

I'm really torn when it comes to this game. I know if I spend $60 to get the game it will only be the start, if it wasn't for all the micro transactions and DLC in the last game I'd be more excited to get this one. Don't have enough time or money to waste on this game sadly.

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22:05 Sep-09-2017

Well, as stuff are coming out with changes, like microtransactions, overlay restrictions and other concerns, I will wait. I was fully ready to jump into it, but right now... meh. I am just not ready to pay for game that will at full price have non-cosmetic microtransactions. I can do better than that.

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21:42 Sep-09-2017

Hell no. I remember the lessons the first one taught. Bungie is not the same anymore and it does not value employees or players.

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21:12 Sep-09-2017

Sure, the beta was really easy because of easy it is to aim. I think my headshot ratio had to be in the mid-80s or more. (not that it was a stat I observed just a bunch of huge crits consecutively.) It's a leg up in the fun factor compared to the first simply due to the ease of aim. (XO and PS4 controllers are RUBBISH)

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21:13 Sep-09-2017

ahem go DS3!

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21:14 Sep-09-2017

For reference, I have the G502 Pro-whatsit spectrum. I believe it has what is referred to as a *perfect sensor" gliding over a QCK+

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20:40 Sep-09-2017

No, Luckily I got it with my GTX 1080 as a free gift; but I really disliked the Beta I will try it again hopefully its a different game than that pvp pve beta

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20:22 Sep-09-2017

Ehhh honestly, from what I played of it in open beta, I'm pretty sure I won't be buying it unless it goes on sale and price gets cut like in half or better..... I was less impressed with the game than i thought I would be... the voice acting was nice, and you can tell it has excellent story elements, but the gameplay and the overall feel.... was pretty much like an open world version of Warframe.

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20:23 Sep-09-2017

Not to mention.... at one point, the game even hard locked my PC, forcing me to hard reboot...... so apparently the game doesn't want to play nice with my hardware either.

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19:46 Sep-09-2017

will i pay for feces ummm no

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19:42 Sep-09-2017

I probably will once I see how it winds up. IF it winds up being really, really good, and actually finished, then I'll get it. but if it winds up being incomplete like the first (in other words, not feeling like a FULL GAME on launch), then not until the "complete" edition comes out and drops to $30

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19:25 Sep-09-2017

lol why must u waste money??


play dota 2 and LOL free save ur money for ur Rig XD

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20:02 Sep-09-2017

MOBA games are trash. shorts fired

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21:10 Sep-09-2017

intercepts shorts applies them around waist Thanks, m80 was feeling a bit bare there for a second!

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19:11 Sep-10-2017

ROFL

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19:12 Sep-10-2017

And people wonder why I hate auto-correct on phones... :D

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22:35 Sep-12-2017

hell321 why tell people to save money for a rig when you have one that is not even real because you have a i3-7101E (LGA 1151) paired up with a Asus H81M-K (LGA 1150).

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18:37 Sep-09-2017

no; for two reasons.
1) not enough money.
2)no single player


guess i have to wait for destiny 3

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08:05 Sep-10-2017

Pretty sure you can play it alone.

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18:09 Sep-09-2017

No, for 2 main reasons.


1) PC version delay.
2) Micro-transactions.

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