When Destiny 2 was first revealed, it was difficult getting a straight answer from Bungie as to whether or not it would receive enhancements on Xbox One X. Speculation pointed to Sony’s marketing deal with Bungie which promoted Destiny 2 on PlayStation 4 for the developer being unable to answer questions about specific enhancements for Microsoft’s system. Now a couple of months after the game’s initial launch on consoles, Bungie has finally revealed how it plans to enhance Destiny 2 on Xbox One X.
As part of the developer’s “This Week at Bungie” post, it was confirmed that Destiny 2 on Xbox One X would receive support for high dynamic range (HDR) and 4K resolution. If you were wondering whether it will indeed look better on Xbox One X as opposed to PlayStation 4 Pro, then the answer is yes. Bungie noted that Destiny 2 would run at adaptive 4K on PlayStation 4 Pro but did not mention adaptive resolution (also known as dynamic resolution) when talking about the Xbox One X.
These enhancements are set to go live in an update on December 5, alongside the launch of Curse of Osiris and Season Two. While it would have been nice to have seen these enhancements when the Xbox One X released on November 7, it’s nice for Bungie to finally provide a clear comment on its enhancements at all.
Destiny 2 launched on September 6 for consoles and was immediately praised for its improvements over its predecessor. The first Destiny was widely criticized for its grind, lack of a coherent narrative, and loot system initially. Destiny 2 rectified many of these mistakes and built upon the expansions of the first. Unlike Destiny, its sequel made its way to PC just a couple of weeks ago on October 24.