'Destiny 2' Beta Extended Two Days

Destiny 2 open beta now ends Tuesday

Destiny 2 Credit: Bungie

The Destiny 2 beta has been extended through Tuesday, developer Bungie announced last night.

The open beta was initially scheduled to end Sunday morning, but Bungie took to Twitter to say that the developer wanted to do additional service testing and that it would now run through Tuesday until about 9 p.m. Eastern.

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners can check out Destiny 2's first campaign mission, "Homecoming"; play a cooperative multiplayer Strike called "The Inverted Spire" and gain access to the game's online player-versus-player arena.

While you don't need PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold to test that first mission, you will need it to try the coop Strike and the player-versus-player Crucible, which includes a new round- mode called Countdown, which has players try to arm or disarm a bomb.

In Destiny 2's the story opens with players answering a distress call from the Last City on Earth. The Cabal, a spacefaring race of warmongering "space turtles," have arrived at the gates of humanity's final refuge seeking revenge for all the bloodshed committed by players in the first game over the last few years.

A PC beta is planned for August. Destiny 2 is out on PS4 and Xbox One September 6th, with the release of the PC version slated for October 24th.