Destiny 2 System Requirements

Can I Run Destiny 2?

To understand whether your gaming PC can run Destiny 2, please check the minimum and required system requirements below. You will also need to know what specifications your gaming computer has, to find this, please refer to our system spec guide here.

We are currently building a piece of software that will be able to analyze and instantly provide your system specs, so watch this space.

Destiny 2 Game Details

  • Release Date: 24th October 2017 (PC)
  • System Requirements: Medium
  • Genre: FPS / RPG
  • Developer: Bungie
  • Publisher: Activision

Destiny 2 released initially on the 6th of September 2017 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and a month later and it was released for Microsoft Windows. A sequel to the 2014 game Destiny, set in a mythic science fiction world which combines FPS gameplay with role-playing including PVE and PVP game types. Interestingly, Destiny 2 will also be released on Google Stadia upon the launch of the new games console.

Destiny 2: Minimum Requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i3 3250 3.5 GHz / Intel Pentium G4560 3.5 GHz / AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB RAM
  • HDD: 104GB Free Space
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB / GTX 1050 2GB / AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
  • OS: Windows 7, 8, or Windows 10 64-bit

Destiny 2: Recommended Requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i5 2400 3.4 GHz / i5 7400 3.5 GHz / AMD Ryzen R5 1600X 3.6 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB RAM
  • HDD: 104GB Free Space
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB / GTX 1060 6GB / AMD R9 390 8GB
  • OS: Windows 7, 8, or Windows 10 64-bit

Optimal Hardware Suggestions

Destiny 2 PC system requirements are in the medium category; they are not significantly resource-heavy. But, to really take advantage of the beautiful gameplay, it is worthwhile having a reasonably decent gaming PC. The minimum requirements above are not significant compared to today’s standards. The two key areas are both HDD space and GPUs, at a minimum, you would need 104GB of free space, as it is a very large game. With NVME prices and SSD prices falling, we would recommend both for speed and space going for a 2.5″ SSD such as the Crucial MX500 or Samsung EVO. As for the GPU, a 1050 2GB card should be reasonably easy to surpass. We would recommend trying to get Nvidia’s 1660 or Radeon’s new 5700 either would be great for this game. At a bare minimum, we would recommend a GTX 1060 or 1070. As for the CPU, we would recommend an 8th or 9th generation Intel CPU or Ryzen’s 2nd or 3rd generation CPUs.

What Gaming PC Do We Recommend?

If you are looking to build or upgrade your gaming PC to run Destiny 2, we recommend the following specifications:

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 2nd or 3rd generation / Intel 8th or 9th generation
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4
  • GPU: Radeon 5700 / 2060 Super

You can check out our $500 build as well as our $800 build, both of which are very good builds for this game. The $800 machine includes a 1660TI which would be more than capable of playing Destiny 2 at high FPS on 1080 or 1440P.

Find out where is Xur in our Destiny 2 Xur location guide right here.