Destiny 2 to Receive 4K and HDR Support for Consoles

Destiny 2 to Receive 4K and HDR Support for Consoles

Making the best of the hardware available.

LizardRock by LizardRock on Nov 10, 2017 @ 06:12 PM
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Bungie, the developers of Destiny 2, announced a soon-to-be update to add 4K resolution and high dynamic range (HDR) color for the Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro yesterday.

Launching on December 5 will be the second season of content for Destiny 2 as well as the first expansion, Curse of Osiris. The 4K and HDR patch will be included in the update.

This will serve as a great example of the differences between the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X. Destiny 2 will solidly hit 4K resolution without issue on the One X. The PS4 Pro will have adaptive 4K resolution, which translates to only 4K some of the time. The adaptive aspect means it will scale the game up or down appropriately depending on how well it can maintain framerate. Unfortunately, both Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro will be locked at 30fps.

When Destiny 2 released on Windows PC last month, support for 4K and HDR was already implemented. It feels more like consoles playing catch up than it does a new feature, and that's essentially what it is! Previously we only knew of 4K support would be coming to PS4, with no word regarding Xbox One. Now they are confirmed together.

All PS4 consoles since September of 2016 support HDR, while only the newer models of Xbox One (One S and One X) have received the same treatment. Regardless of which console you prefer, if you have the latest model then you can take full advantage of the powerful technology therein with Destiny 2. On December 5, that is.

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