This Time I’ll Buy Destiny 2 On The PC
June 5, 2017 - Sci-fi, Video-Game,
Destiny 2 will finally arrive on the PC
I’ve been trying to decide if I should buy Destiny 2 on the PC this time around. While that wasn’t an option last time I’ve since been buying a few more games on my laptop including Overwatch. Playing an FPS with a mouse and a keyboard generally wasn’t my thing. I’ve got controllers just for that with paddles remapped for reload, and gun swap. But I’ve decided this time I’ll buy Destiny for the PC.
Overwatch on Battle.net has been awesome
The announcement of Destiny 2 on Battle.net was the first thing that made me consider a transition to a new platform. The Blizzard network has been awesome in my experience. With almost no downtime and reliable connections, the matchmaking system rivals Xbox Live and PSN. Game wrecking lag on my Overwatch connection to Battle.net has been rare. Far fewer games than I’ve suffered thru on Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty on both the PSN and Microsoft network.
Activision’s decision to utilize Battle.net also guaranties a robust and scalable system. That should let Bungie manage and adjust the servers for varying loads. Meaning on launch day (and events) the network won’t be crushed under the heavy weight. And there is always the tiny chance Destiny 2 on Battle.net could someday be cross-play between platforms
Destiny PTR or CTE?
Destiny on the PC has created the opportunity for a Destiny PTR allowing them and us to play-test balancing, updates, and new maps. Releasing the content before it goes live could follow the same established system that is in use now for Overwatch. Currently in testing, offering a new map and fun new game mode called Low Gravity, the Overwatch PTR is a unique opportunity for early access to content. This possibility might be tempered by the close (exclusive) relationship between PlayStation and Bungie for Destiny 2.
Destiny 2 graphics will be superior on the PC
Bungie has confirmed that the PC platform will allow for extensive (and better) graphic options on the PC. Probably the biggest plus will be the uncapped framerates. Allowing for rates beyond the standard 30 fps console limit. Also support of 4K resolution, and about a dozen individual settings for elements like Foliage Detail, Motion Blur and Depth of Field.
The Downside of changing platforms
It seems doubtful my legacy will continue with the characters I already own. Bungies said your character “personalization,” in other words the way you look will carry over. However no one will get to keep their possessions. “Power, possessions and Eververse-related items and currency” will not carry forward from Destiny to Destiny 2. As Bungie explained in a post on the developer’s website. So does that really matter to me, I guess probably not but I’ll miss my garb.