'Destiny 2' on PC won't have dedicated multiplayer servers

Posted May 21, 2017

Destiny 2 PC lead David Shaw recently spoke with PC Gamer and revealed, "We do not have dedicated servers for Destiny 2 on PC".

Event attendees were able to play Destiny 2 in 4K on desktops outfitted with some serious high-end hardware, including NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti video cards, Intel Core i7-7700K CPUs, and Acer's Predator 27-inch XB1 G-Sync monitors for beyond-smooth performance. Specifically, the lack of dedicated servers for the PC version of Destiny 2. While console versions of the game will be released on September 8, there's no word yet on when it will be available on PC.

Between its affective imagery, crunchy combat, breakneck pacing, and compelling story beats, Destiny 2's campaign is off to a promising start. Noseworthy is a fan of the console, but Bungie isn't considering bringing Destiny 2 to the Switch at the moment.

They also shared more information about their new matchmaking system, dubbed "Guided Games" to give players a new way to find others online.

Despite the fact that Destiny 2 will arrive on three platforms and is anticipating a huge launch, Noseworthy stated that "We are not getting dedicated servers". Smith said at the event. Each day the game is available to the majority of the current userbase and not to the growing PC community will exponentially drive a wedge in early-game appreciation of Destiny 2.

Once we see how Destiny 2 is implemented into the Battle.net interface we'll know more.

While PC players will have to wait without a time frame, Smith did note that we will be hearing something within the coming weeks.

Countdown is a new competitive mode where players spawn on either Offense or Defense, and when the round ends you swap sides and roles.

The company began to phase out its games launcher's iconic branding in March, after announcing that it would move away from the Battle.net identity in favor of the more broadly recognizable Blizzard name. The PC version will have an uncapped framerate - consoles will be locked to 30 - increased resolution, and 21:9 aspect ratio support.

That's not to say there's no good news for PC gamers holding out for Destiny 2. There's still a while to go until the game releases on the platform, though, so perhaps the developer can make it up to prospective PC players in that timeframe.

It was only a few months ago that we said farewell to the name Battle.net, but it looks like we spoke too soon.

While Destiny 2 was revealed to the world will a lot of fanfare, it seems that there's some trouble in paradise.