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Destiny 2: Beyond Light Launches In November, But Next-Gen Tech Delayed To December

Beyond Light is less than a month away, and we already can’t wait to get our hands on some new Exotic tech and explore the frozen wastes of Europa. Some of us are also very much looking forward to all the new technological features that have been promised with Beyond Light’s release on next-gen consoles, such as 4K graphics and faster loading times.

For those early adopters looking to experience Destiny 2 on new hardware, Bungie has some bad news. Beyond Light is still going to launch on November 10 and you’re still going to be able to play Destiny on the Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5, but some of those next-gen optimized features will have to wait until December.

“As we continue to improve Destiny 2, we’re taking the opportunity to optimize the experience you’ll have on this new hardware,” Bungie wrote in their latest update. “While things like faster load times and cross-generation play will be available on November 10, we’re taking some more time on the following enhancements to ensure a smooth experience when playing Destiny 2 on your new devices.”

Those features include 4K resolution (or 1080P on the Xbox Series S) at 60fps, a FOV slider similar to the one found on PC, and NVME solid-state drive-enhanced load times.

Some things will still be available on release day, however. The Xbox Series X and PS5 still have vastly superior processing speed than current-gen consoles, so Destiny 2 will definitely be faster and smoother than before, but not quite as fast as it could be. That’ll have to wait until December 8 when Bungie has a chance to give the game the next-gen treatment it needs.

The good news is that Xbox Series S/X will still give a free and seamless upgrade thanks to Smart Delivery, so if Destiny 2 is your reason to buy a new console, you can wait until December to pick yours up.

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