After Bungie revealed Destiny 2 — in May, it was to be released on September 8, 2017 for consoles. But at Sony E3 Press Conference, they changed the release date for Destiny to September 6, 2017. Now, we all know that Destiny 2 will launch on September 6 for consoles. Sadly, PC release for the title is on October 24, 2017.
Lately, there were many questions about the exact launch time for Destiny 2. Destiny 2 will launch on September 5 at 09:00 PM PT. So, you can start grinding for your Light as soon as the servers goes Live.
For regions like New Zealand, Australia and Japan, players will get to play Destiny 2 several hours earlier if we compare them to other regions like USA. Europe and UK will also be able to get into the game before USA.
The main reason for this launch plan is to prevent server meltdown at Bungie. As we know, on the release of Rise of Iron, there was a pretty long queue that went up-to 300k+ players trying to login at the same time — Players were also getting errors like TAPIR.
As for US, players were a bit disappointed that they’ll have to wait a bit longer for the release. Destiny 2 will be Live in the US at 9PM PT — that’s midnight on Eastern Standard Time. So, as soon as clock hits midnight in New York, servers will be Up and running. Remaining regions can simply convert Destiny 2 Launch time to their current timezone. Take a look at this Destiny 2 Live Action Trailer released recently:
If you’ve pre-ordered Destiny 2 digitally, pre-load is now LIVE on Xbox One as well as on PlayStation 4. Though, download size is slightly different for both consoles. On Xbox One, size of Destiny2 at launch is 29GB — while on PlayStation, download size has been increased by 2 GB making it 31GB in total. There was an Update 1.02 that went Live on both consoles (6GB).
Destiny players will be able to get Virgin Media Exclusive Sparrow that’s called ‘Athena Victorious’ through in-game quest. Also, you’ll get some sweet rewards if you’ve pre-ordered Destiny 2.
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