For the first time in the franchise’s history, Destiny will be making its debut on PC. Activision’s Destiny 2 will land on PC this coming Oct. 24, but We Write Things had the chance to go hands-on with the PC version. PC gamers who are wondering how Destiny 2 is setting up on the platform should feel very good about what’s coming.
At E3 2017, I had the chance to play through a 20 minute section of the game. The game looks absolutely fantastic on PC. Resolution really sings as everything I saw was crisp and slick. The little details are what make the game look great, and Bungie is taking great care with them.
The world of Destiny 2 feels incredibly rich and alive. Gusts of wind carry weight when they come and go, and enemies look as precise as ever. Not only does the game’s resolution sing, but so does its frame rate. Seeing Destiny 2 run and play at 60 frames per second is a joy.
The experience is completely enhanced with 60 fps and PC gamers will love how fluid the experience is. Latency didn’t seem to be an issue at all, as firing felt spot on. The experience did not stumble during the faster moments of gameplay. Even with many enemies on screen and my movements increasing in speed, Destiny 2 holds up quite well.
Its control scheme is fairly basic for PC gamers. Initially, the PC control scheme seems to have been added effectively from console. The entire experience feels as good as console, and in fact, it is quite a bit better.
From a gameplay standpoint, the weapons felt incredibly satisfying to use. A selection of assault rifles were a ton of fun to mow down enemies with. Additionally, one of the Supers Bungie showed off during Destiny 2‘s reveal feels amazing. The super ability I’m speaking of is the Daybreak ability.
When activated, players levitate and send off powerful, fiery blades towards enemies. Infantry-type enemies immediately fall to a single strike, while higher level enemies may take a couple. This attack is incredibly rewarding and feels ridiculously satisfying, particularly when you take out five or six enemies at once.
There will be lots more to learn about the PC version of Destiny 2 in the coming months. Bungie seems to be doing a fine job of taking the excellent console experience of Destiny and bringing it to PC. The PC version of Destiny 2 launches on Oct. 24, while PS4 and Xbox One will receive it on Sept. 6. Stick around here at We Write Things for more on Destiny 2.