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Destiny 2 will get free PS5 and Xbox Series X update in December


Destiny 2: Beyond Light will launch on November 10 (pic: Bungie)

Destiny 2 will be getting its free next gen update in December, with faster frame rates and a field of view slider.

The divide between PC Destiny 2 and console Destiny 2 is fairly vast right now. PC players are able to play the game to the resolution and frame rate their machines allow, while PlayStation 4 and Xbox One X players are locked at 1080p and 30 frames per second.

One of the benefits of the game coming into a new console generation is the ability to bump that performance up significantly.

Bungie has now unveiled their plans for the upcoming PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S and they seem impressively robust.

On December 8, the next gen optimised version of the game will launch, bringing with it significant performance enhancements. As part of a free update, Destiny 2 will be playable in 4K resolution, 60 frames per second on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

The Xbox Series S will run only at 1080p, but then the lack of 4K is the main compromise for it being so cheap.

Interestingly, this update will also add field-of-view sliders, a rarity on consoles. According to Bungie they want this feature to have similar range to that on PC, but at the moment they haven’t specified any more details.

Before the update goes live, players will still be able to play Destiny 2 on next gen consoles from November 10. (Coincidentally, this is the same date the game’s next big expansion, Beyond Light release.)

The launch version of the game will have better load times (a sorely, sorely needed feature) and cross-generation play, but sadly not the boost in performance some might have hoped for.

Still, the breadth and scope of these performance boosts will be fairly transformative for console players only accustomed to the game in its current state. It’s genuinely wild to be living in a world where field-of-view sliders might become a staple on home consoles.

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