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Guardians! The time is nigh to join the fight in Destiny 2. Today, Bungie announced that Open Beta Early Access for Destiny 2 on Xbox One will begin Wednesday, July 19, giving players admittance to the opening moments of the new cinematic story campaign, three-player cooperative multiplayer on the Inverted Spire, and two competitive multiplayer modes, as well as a chance to try out the new social space.
To join the fun on July 19, pre-order your copy of Destiny 2 today to ensure your place in the Open Beta Early Access. Once in, here’s an overview of the features you can expect to see and play:
Experience the New Cinematic Campaign
Play the opening mission and experience the explosive cinematics from the opening moments of Destiny 2‘s campaign. We had a chance to play this mission at E3 last month and we can’t wait for you to try it yourself.
Play Countdown, the New Multiplayer Mode
Battle it out with other Guardians in this brand-new multiplayer mode. Enter the Crucible to attack or defend your base on a map built from the ground up exclusively for this mode.
Fight on a New Multiplayer Map
What’s old is new again in Destiny multiplayer combat — albeit with several changes that we’ll get to try out for the first time. This too will be a brand-new map built for this objective.
Battle on the Inverted Spire
Gather your friends and attack a Vex stronghold. Or try out the new matchmaking system to find a Fireteam to complete this challenging objective.
Try the New Subclasses
Dawnblade, Warlock, Arcstrider Hunter and Sentinel Titan classes will all be playable during the Open Beta, making it the best time to figure out which path and fighting style you’ll want to try first when Destiny 2 comes out
Help Test the Farm
For one day only on Sunday, July 23 at 10am PDT, all players will be invited to see the new social space. No, you won’t be able to buy anything from the vendors or try out any of the services, but you’ll be encouraged to log in to help Bungie test how many places the space will handle at once.
Make sure you pre-order your copy of Destiny 2 today to ensure your place in the Early Access Open Beta on July 19. And be sure to visit Bungie.net for even more details about Early Access and Open Beta for Destiny 2 and stay tuned to Xbox Wire for all the latest gaming news for Xbox One and Xbox One X.
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