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Destiny 2: The Final Shape PC Specs & Requirements

  November 28, 2023

Destiny 2: The Final Shape PC Specs & Requirements
 

Destiny 2: The Final Shape is the upcoming final expansion to the popular game Destiny 2, and will be the “culmination of the first ten years of Destiny storytelling”. 

Initially slated to be released in February 2024, developers Bungie recently revealed that they had made the decision to delay it, saying that they are “taking the time we need to deliver an even bigger and bolder vision, one that we hope will be remembered and treasured for years to come.”

As with any modern game release, knowing the system requirements necessary to run the game at optimal settings is vital for having an enjoyable gameplay experience. In this article, we’ll explore the PC specs required to run Destiny 2: The Final Shape, as well as provide recommendations for those looking to upgrade their current setup. 

So, whether you are a die-hard Destiny fan or a newcomer to the series, read on to discover what hardware you will need to immerse yourself in the world of protecting Earth’s Last City from alien invasion.

Destiny 2: The Final Shape Minimum Requirements

  • Processor: Intel Core i3 3250 3.5 GHz or Intel Pentium G4560 3.5 GHz / AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB or GTX 1050 2GB / AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
  • Storage: 105GB for the base game (no clear size yet for The Final Shape expansion)

As this is an expansion its PC requirements are much the same as the base game, with the only difference being an added amount of storage needed to house them both.

For the latest instalment in an ever-improving game franchise, the minimum specs for Destiny 2: The Final Shape aren’t overly demanding and should provide at least a 1080p experience with graphical settings on the lower side. Both the CPU and GPU are a good few generations old now so most gaming PCs made within the last 6-7 years should be able to handle getting the game up and running.

However, the GPUs were entry-level at launch, with only 2GB of VRAM to power a game’s visual fidelity. Although that doesn’t mean they aren’t capable of playing modern games, as this game’s specs clearly show, it does mean that you’ll have to stick to low settings on any games that are more demanding.

One area that will need attention is the storage space required to install the game. With a substantial 105GB required just for the base game Destiny 2, consider upgrading your system with an SSD for faster load times, even if it's a small one.

If your PC just meets these specifications, however, you will need to be content with the lowest settings. You’ll only be able to play at around 1080p at 25-30 FPS with pretty much all the settings on low, which is fine if you’re playing on a small monitor, but if you’re trying to play on a larger monitor or even a TV, it’s not going to look great. 

Plus, the low frame rate will have an impact on your gameplay experience as you'll start to feel your sluggish reaction times in comparison to your teammates.

What PC do we recommend?

A PC that we'd recommend at this level would be the Ignition Intel Core i3 GTX 1650 Gaming PC.

As the minimum specs listed are showing their age now, anything from the last 5 years will surpass it and so that’s the case with this PC.

It houses much newer components in the form of the Nvidia GTX 1650 GPU and the Intel i3 12100. Both parts are some of the best entry-level options on the market and offer excellent value for money for those looking for a more budget system that will still allow for moderate gaming.

It also comes stocked with over double the minimum requirement for RAM at 16GB, plus a huge 1TB SSD to store the game on giving you more than enough space for a few others too.

Destiny 2: The Final Shape Recommended Requirements

  • Processor: Processor Intel Core i5 2400 3.4 GHz or i5 7400 3.5 GHz / AMD Ryzen R5 1600X 3.6 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB or GTX 1060 6GB / AMD R9 390 8GB
  • Storage: 105GB for the base game (no clear size yet for The Final Shape expansion)

Systems that fall within these recommended specifications will likely provide a solid gameplay experience at 1080p, raising framerates from those achieved using the minimum specs, whilst maintaining visual integrity.

These recommended specs aren't very demanding for a modern gaming PC and aren’t that much of a jump from the minimum requirements, so you should be able to meet them with your current system, possibly with a few component upgrades.

Consider choosing a Chillblast PC with an Nvidia graphics card for this configuration, as it offers strong performance and support for features like DLSS.

What PC do we recommend?

A PC that we'd recommend at this level would be the Evolution AMD Ryzen 5 RTX 3060 Gaming PC.

Just as with the minimum specs, this PC features much more recent parts, upgrading the CPU to an AMD Ryzen 5 5600 and the GPU to an RTX 3060. The combination of these newer parts means more future-proofing alongside a top-tier 1080p (and even 1440p) experience.

The fact that the 3060 is part of the RTX range also means full support for RTX-driven ray tracing and the all-important DLSS upscaling technology for higher frame rates in supporting games.

What do you need to play Destiny 2: The Final Shape at 1440p?

If you want to enjoy Destiny 2: The Final Shape at 1440p resolution with maximum graphical settings, you'll need a more powerful Chillblast PC. Consider a system like the Apex Ryzen 5 RTX 4070 Ti Gaming PC.

This Chillblast PC features the AMD Ryzen 5 7600 processor, which offers excellent gaming performance and multitasking capabilities. Paired with the Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti, you can expect smooth gameplay at 1440p and high settings.

With its onboard tensor cores, this GPU even supports DLSS, further boosting frame rates for a premium gaming experience.

What do you need to play Destiny 2: The Final Shape at 4K?

If you have the budget and want to enjoy fighting the War of Light and Darkness at a glistening 4K, then you’ll need a hefty PC to do so.

With that in mind, the perfect system for playing Destiny 2: The Final Shape at 4K is the Apex AMD Ryzen 7 X3D RX 7900 XTX Gaming PC. It combines the best gaming processor in the world with one of the top graphics cards for a high-performance gaming PC that can do absolutely anything and everything.

The AMD Ryzen 7800X3D is a super-powered gaming processor that beats even some of the more expensive CPU models with higher core counts thanks to its blazing-fast onboard cache. That pairs perfectly with 32GB of high-speed DDR5 memory, and 2TB of PCIe 4 SSD storage for the most responsive gaming experience. It’s also ready for future games with Direct Storage support for even faster game load times.

To power that 4K experience, however, we need a powerful GPU and in the AMD RX 7900 XTX we have the perfect solution. It’s the most powerful graphics card AMD has ever made and it will find playing Destiny 2 at 4K an absolute cakewalk.

With full support for FSR, it can drive up frame rates in supported games even more, and it even has some impressive ray tracing support in compatible games. Plus, its 24GB of VRAM makes it future-proofed against any advances in gaming technology in the years to come.

Conclusion

Overall, the recommended specifications listed by Bungie will no doubt provide you with a good Destiny 2: The Final Shape experience. But, if you really want to amp it up and get the best experience you can, we’d suggest upgrading to a more modern system created by our experts at Chillblast.

Having said all this, the game is also yet to be released due to delays so the specifications listed could be subject to change in the meantime.

To explore a wide range of gaming PCs suitable for GTA 6 and other titles, visit the Chillblast gaming PC selection here. Whether you prefer a budget-friendly option or a high-end gaming powerhouse, you'll find options to suit your gaming needs.

 
 

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