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Destiny 2 PC Guide

PC

As of October 1, 2019, Destiny 2 on PC is available exclusively through Steam, and is no longer accessible through Battle.net. New and returning PC players should see the guide below for information on how they can prepare for the updated Destiny 2 PC experience.

Steam Migration

As of October 1, 2019, Destiny 2 on PC is available exclusively through Steam, and is no longer accessible through Battle.net.

Players who previously played Destiny 2 on Battle.net must undergo PC Migration. PC Migration will transfer a player’s Guardians, Silver, and game licenses from Battle.net to their linked Steam profile. For more information on PC Migration, or to get started, please visit the following page: Destiny 2 on Steam



Getting Started


System Requirements Steam Accounts and PC Migration
Steam App & Destiny 2 Vital Information and Troubleshooting


System Requirements

Listed below are the system requirements for Destiny 2 on PC.

MINIMUMRECOMMENDED
CPU: IntelIntel Core i3-3250 3.5 GHz or
Intel Pentium G4560 3.5 GHz
Intel Core i5-2400 3.4 GHz or
i5 7400 3.5 GHz
CPU: AMDAMD FX-4350 4.2 GHzAMD Ryzen R5 1600X 3.6 GHz
GPU: NVidiaNvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB or
GTX 1050 2GB
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB or
GTX 1060 6GB
GPU: AMDAMD Radeon HD 7850 2GBAMD R9 390 8GB
RAM:6GB8GB

Operating System:Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit (Recommended)
Hard Drive Space:104GB available hard drive space
Internet:Broadband internet required
Important Note: While we will do our best to make sure Destiny 2 is available on the widest variety of PC hardware, we do not officially support Destiny 2 PC on laptop configurations. Laptops with specifications that match or exceed our Minimum System Requirements may be able to play Destiny 2 PC.

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Steam Accounts and PC Migration

In order to play Destiny 2 on PC, players must start by creating their Steam account. Once a Steam account has been created, players may link it to their Bungie.net profile to gain access to the Bungie.net forums, special offers, and Destiny Companion features.

  • New Players on Steam: Players new to Steam may create an account by visiting the following page: Create a Steam Account

  • PLEASE NOTE: Players new to Steam will be under the Limited User Account status until $5.00 USD or more is spent on the Steam Store. For more information on Limited User Accounts, please see Valve’s Limited User Accounts knowledgebase article.

  • Returning Players on Steam: Returning players should log in to their existing Steam account by visiting the following page: Steam Sign In
  • Linking to Bungie.net: Once players have created their Steam account, they should link it to an existing Bungie.net profile or create a new one.

  • PLEASE NOTE: Players who previously played Destiny 2 on Battle.net must undergo PC Migration. PC Migration will transfer a player’s Guardians, Silver, and game licenses from Battle.net to their linked Steam profile. For more information on PC Migration, or to get started, please visit the following page: Destiny 2 on Steam

  • Steam Account Issues: Players who encounter issues with their Steam account should contact Steam Support by visiting the following page: Steam Support
  • Account Security: After players have created their Steam account and linked it to their Bungie.net profile, they should visit our Account Security Guide for best practices in safeguarding their Destiny account.

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Install the Steam App and Destiny 2

Players should follow the instructions below to install the Steam app and Destiny 2.

Installing the Steam App

Once players have created their Steam account and logged in, they must next download and install the Steam app. Steam is required to play Destiny 2 on PC.

Installing Destiny 2

Once Steam has been downloaded and installed, players may access Destiny 2 through the Destiny 2 product page. Once any version of Destiny 2 is owned on the player’s account, it can then be installed from the player’s Steam Library. Players who encounter issues installing Destiny 2 on Steam should visit Valve’s Update & Installation Issues knowledgebase article.

Players who have a Steam product code for Destiny 2 must redeem it on their Steam account. For general information on code redemption, players should see Valve’s Activating a Product on Steam knowledgebase article.


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Vital Information and Troubleshooting

Listed below is vital information that players should know when playing Destiny 2 on PC.

Vital Information


  • Migrating from Battle.net to Steam: Players who previously played Destiny 2 on Battle.net must undergo PC Migration. PC Migration will transfer a player’s Guardians, Silver, and game licenses from Battle.net to their linked Steam profile. For more information on PC Migration, or to get started, please visit the following page: Destiny 2 on Steam
  • Third-Party Applications: Some features of third-party applications may not be compatible with Destiny 2 on PC. For more information, players should see: Destiny 2 PC and Third-Party Application Feature Compatibility
  • Steam Support: Players who encounter an issue with their Steam account or the Steam app should visit Steam Support.
  • Blizzard Support: Players who require support for their Battle.net account, or encounter issues related to Blizzard and the Battle.net app, should visit Blizzard Support.
  • Destiny Services and BungieHelp: For the latest information on known issues or service outages as they occur, players should follow @BungieHelp on Twitter, or monitor our support feed on help.bungie.net.

Troubleshooting


  • OS and Driver Updates: For the best experience, we recommend that players ensure that they have accepted all updates to their OS and drivers. If players believe they are encountering issues with Destiny 2 on PC, they should ensure that their PC software is up to date.
  • Clearing Steam Download Cache: Players who encounter issues with Steam or Destiny 2 should also try clearing their Steam download cache. For instructions, please see Valve’s Clear Download Cache knowledgebase article.
  • Windows Defender: Destiny 2 players on PC may encounter an issue where Windows Defender incorrectly detects specific Destiny 2 files as infected with malware when performing a scan. Players who encounter this issue should update their virus definitions. For more information, please see our Windows Defender knoweldgebase article.
  • CVARS Troubleshooting: When encountering configuration issues in Destiny 2, it is recommended that players delete their existing CVARS.xml file. This file can be found in: \Users\USER_NAME\Appdata\Roaming\Bungie\DestinyPC\prefs\

  • PLEASE NOTE: When relaunched, Destiny 2 will generate a fresh CVARS.xml file. This will revert all custom player settings in Destiny 2 to their defaults. For more information, please see our CVARS knowledge base article.

  • Destiny 2 PC Support Forums: Players who encounter issues while playing Destiny 2 on PC that are not resolved after troubleshooting should report them to the PC Support forums.

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