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Destiny 2 system requirements

Check the latest Destiny 2 minimum requirements and recommended specs in 2024 to see if Bungie's looter shooter has become to demanding.

Destiny 2 system requirements: Three Guardians stand against a neon soaked cityscape

What are the Destiny 2 system requirements? Aspiring and veteran Guardians alike continue to flock to Bungie’s flagship game since its free-to-play shift. While it is possible to play Destiny 2 on aging hardware, an upgrade here or there can greatly improve your experience with it.

Destiny 2 is gearing up for The Final Shape release date, and with that comes a new, chunky file size. Thankfully, the main game requirements haven’t changed, and you still don’t need the best graphics card to start exploring the galaxy.

Here are the Destiny 2 system requirements for 2024:

Minimum Recommended
OS Windows 10 64-bit or later Windows 10 64-bit or later
CPU Intel Core i3 3250
Intel Pentium G4560
AMD FX 4350
Intel Core i5 2400
Intel Core i5 7400
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 (2GB)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (2GB)
AMD Radeon HD 7850
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 (4GB)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB)
AMD Radeon R9 390
Storage 300GB 300GB

Since the now decade-plus old Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7850 meet the Destiny 2 minimum requirements, any modern GPU should have no trouble running the game. On the CPU front, you’ll need an Intel Core i3 3250, Intel Pentium G4560, or AMD FX 4350.

The Destiny 2 recommended specs are similarly forgiving, with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 and AMD Radeon R9 390 taking over pixel-pushing duties. CPU and RAM requirements remain tame, with quad-core processors and 8GB of memory doing just fine here.

If you want to push for the Destiny 2 ultra specs, it’s a case of making quite the jump in hardware. These are not official guidelines, but where we predict your hardware will need to be. You’ll need an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 or AMD Radeon RX 6800 paired with an Intel Core i5 12600K or AMD Ryzen 7 5800X. We would also recommend 16GB of RAM.

The Destiny 2 download size has ballooned over the years, and ahead of The Final Shape, you’re going to need a massive 300GB free to install the game and its additional content. It’s safe to say that having one of the best SSDs for gaming will be a huge help here, as even the faster mechanical drives will take an age to download the game thanks to their transfer limitations.

If you’re looking to improve the game’s performance but don’t know where to start, check out our best Destiny 2 settings guide. We’ve also got you covered when it comes to the best Destiny 2 PvP weapons, to help give you an edge over your opponents.

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