Destiny 2 runs at 4K resolution on Xbox One X

Destiny 2.
Destiny 2. (Image credit: Bungie)

For the longest time gamers didn't even know if the title would be upgraded in the first place. Luckily, we received a definitive answer today. The Xbox One X version should reign supreme if Bungie's recent statement holds true. In a post on their website, the developers said the following.

On December 5, along with the launch of Curse of Osiris and Season Two, we'll be deploying an update to Destiny 2 that will deliver stunning gameplay with high dynamic range (HDR) lighting to these new consoles. You'll also see adaptive 4K resolution on the PlayStation 4 Pro and 4K on the Xbox One X.

This means that instead of a fluctuating resolution, the Xbox One X version should maintain 4K throughout. It's unclear if the Xbox One X version is also checkerboarded like the PlayStation 4 Pro version. It's great to see Bungie taking advantage of the 1.8 TFLOPS power difference the Xbox One X has over the PlayStation 4 Pro.

There were some concerns that due to their marketing agreement with Sony this wouldn't be the case. Many thought the game would run the same, utilizing similar dynamic checkerboarding methods. As always, keep in mind that last-minute changes regularly occur during game development.

If you haven't played Destiny 2, be sure to check it out at retailers. It's a great game and a lot of fun if you have the right team.

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10 Comments
  • Sounds good, I won't be getting it but glad it should run great on One X for those who do - Hopefully it performs pretty much identical to PS4 Pro w/ some improved visuals
  • Sounds like it'll run better than the PS4 Pro version...
  • Yeah definitely higher graphical fidelity - Hoping same framerate (or better) than PS4 Pro but at the same time better looking. All I know is I'm pretty impress with my One X so far. Loving it
  • The frame rate is 30 FPS on PS4 Pro. It's probably not going to run lower than that.
  • So if you have an Xbox s will it see any of the HDR benefit?
  • Yes, the Xbox One S supports HDR.
  • Only in the video player portion. The One S does not support 4k gameplay.
  • But does this mean that it will receive the HDR update? Or are you just confirming that the console supports HDR? 
  • Looks like I will be buying Destiny 2 in December, after previously avoiding it since it appeared as if they were going to ignore the One X.
  • It's my belief the the 1X version should have a marked visual boost over the PS4 Pro. Time will tell and that time is getting shorter.