Destiny 2 developer Bungie is about to launch the beta on PS4 and Xbox One.

Start times and dates all depend on which platform you own and whether or not you pre-ordered the game.

PS4 owners get first dibs on the Destiny 2 beta, which starts at 6pm UK time on July 18, but only for pre-order customers. US fans can check out the Destiny 2 beta on July 18 at 10am PST.

The beta timeline continues on July 19 for Xbox One pre-order customers at 6pm UK time and 10am PST.

If you didn’t pre-order the Destiny 2 beta, then you can join in on July 21 at 6pm UK time and 10am PST. That’s on PS4 and Xbox One.

The beta comes to an end two days later on July 23, although exact times are yet to be revealed.

Unfortunately, there’s no word on the PC Destiny 2 beta, other than it’s likely to have an August release date.

To gain early access to the Destiny 2 beta, fans will need to pre-order the game and redeem a code.Beta codes can be redeemed on the Bungie website, although fans will have to set up a new account first.”Go to Bungie.net/redeem and follow the instructions on the page,” reads a Bungie FAQ. “You will be required to log in with a valid Bungie.net account, verify your accessible email address, and enter your Destiny 2 Beta redemption code.

“At a later date, you will be contacted via your verified email address when you can return to the Bungie.net site and retrieve your Destiny 2 Beta download code. Codes may only be redeemed once, and redemption cannot be transferred or recovered to another account.”

Fans who pre-ordered from the PlayStation Store, Xbox Store or Blizzard Shop will automatically receive beta access.

Arguably the only downside to the Destiny 2 beta is that it doesn’t feature as much content as the beta for the original game.

Fans will be able to check out the opening story mission and a co-operative Strike, as well as two Crucible maps and modes.

This includes a brand new game mode called Countdown, as well as the classic Control mode.

Perhaps most excitingly of all is the chance to check out the new social space called The Farm, but only for an hour on July 23.

The Farm, which replaces The Tower from the original Destiny, is where players go to collect gear, check messages and interact with fellow Guardians.

And it looks like The Farm will give players even more ways to interact with each other.

The Farm can host 26 players at any given time, and will continue to evolve as you complete missions.

But perhaps the most exciting new feature is the football pitch, which even comes with goal posts and a scoreboard.

And to top it all off, anybody playing the beta unlocks an emblem that carries over to the full game on release.

And speaking of which, Destiny 2 has a September 6 release date on PS4 and Xbox One. A PC launch will follow on October 24.

This article firsts appeared in express.co.uk