Things you Need to Know Before you Enter the Destiny 2 World – 2024 Guide

Destiny 2 had a huge update released just a few months ago that changed the most important aspects of the game and how they work. Normally, after such a change, a lot of players may get confused and will have many questions.

Even those that have been planning to buy the game now have a lot of new stuff to expect. So, whether you are a new player or an old player, after six years of content updates it can be a bit hard to keep up with everything.

This is why we have written this article to help you understand what you should expect in Destiny 2 Shadowkeep, no matter what type of player you are.

What do I need to buy if I have never played it before?

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Things can get a bit confusing since Destiny 2 finally switched from Blizzard’s platform and went to Steam. One day the game was $60 on and today it is on Steam free to play. What happened? Well, after 6 years of constant updates and development, Bungie, the developers of the game, finally decided that it is time the game is introduced to new players. And what timing is better than when switching to the world’s biggest game platform, Steam?

So, if you have never played it before it probably means that you never got the chance to buy the game. Whether you did not feel like spending the money on it or if you were still collecting cash to get it, you are in luck. Now you can experience the game by paying exactly 0 dollars. That’s right, the free to play version on Steam will have tons of content that you can freely enjoy without having to pay for any extra downloadable content, expansions or whatever you want to call it.

Of course, if you want to, you can buy the latest DLC which is currently priced at $60 that will deliver you hundreds of hours of content filled with new gear, weapons, missions, and raids.

I finally started, now what should I do?

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Well, considering how much content you can choose from, all those missions and raids, it can be quite confusing for new players where to start. We believe that the best way for new players to get into the flow and vibe of the game is to continue playing the original campaign of Destiny 2 called The Red War. It will be completely free to play and we think that it is objectively the best of all the other campaign missions. Not only will you experience the original Destiny 2 setting, but you will also get a feel of all the bits and pieces of the game.

If you are having trouble getting past missions from other campaigns you should consider farming Destiny 2 ritual weapons. Keep in mind, the grinding of these items can be quite a hassle, so if you haven’t had any luck, you can click here to buy Destiny 2 ritual weapons.

I have the game, but I haven’t played in a long time

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If you bought Destiny 2 at its release and have not played since you probably do not have any of the extra DLCs bought. No worries, because everything that used to cost money, today all of the content will be bundled up together without having to pay a single dime to expect the new Shadowkeep update. If you have any Eververse armor, Ghost Shells or other items that you do not need, we recommend that you dismantle it because it will give you a brand new type of currency that can be used for the newest Shadowkeep items.

If you are a PC player then you should probably follow the guide to make the switch from to Steam. If you do not have a Steam account, you will need to create one and then you will have to re-add all of your previous teammates and friends.

Destiny 2 system requirements

While Destiny 2 has always been a bit of a power-hungry game, there will be a few graphical updates that may make the game a bit more demanding. So, if you are worried that you won’t be able to play the game, here are some of the official requirements for the game.

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· Minimum Requirements

CPU: Intel Core i3 3250 3.5 GHz / Intel Pentium G4560 3.5 GHz / AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz


HDD: 104GB Free Space

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB / GTX 1050 2GB / AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB

OS: Windows 7, 8, or Windows 10 64-bit

· Recommended Requirements

CPU: Intel Core i5 2400 3.4 GHz / i5 7400 3.5 GHz / AMD Ryzen R5 1600X 3.6 GHz


HDD: 104GB Free Space

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB / GTX 1060 6GB / AMD R9 390 8GB

OS: Windows 7, 8, or Windows 10 64-bit

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These requirements might be a bit outdated since these were for the time when the game released in 2017, but all of this hardware can handle Destiny 2 without any issues.

Although, a lot of people find an issue with the size of the game as it takes over 100 gigabytes of storage which is quite a lot. So, make sure that you have a big enough HDD or enough free space on it. Another recommendation we have for you is that you get an SSD to help you with the load times. The game’s loading times can be a bit annoying since they are pretty long, but with the speed of an SSD, you can be in-game in just a few seconds. A single 128GB SSD can cost you somewhere around 15 to 20 USD which is pretty cheap considering the performance benefits.

Our Modern Hardware Recommendation

If you want to experience Destiny 2 at its fullest with the most important graphical settings at its maximum, then here are some of the specs we recommend:

CPU: Ryzen 2600/3600 or Intel i7-8700k/9700k

GPU: AMD Radeon RX580/Radeon 5700 or 1660 Super/2060 Super

RAM: At least 8GB of RAM

With this type of configuration, we assure you that you won’t drop anywhere below 60 FPS if you max out most of the settings in the options.