Destiny 2: Anti-Aliasing

The Aliasing in Destiny 2 is known to be particularly distracting and the SMAA and FXAA Anti-Aliasing settings do not make a noticeable difference.

Destiny 2 is a popular first-person shooting game with an interesting storyline and challenging gameplay elements.

Even though the game is popular, the aliasing in the game tends to be distracting and the Anti-Aliasing settings do not make enough of a difference to justify the poorer performance.

About Destiny 2

Destiny 2 is a first-person shooting and looting game that incorporates some of the storytelling and strategy elements of RPG and MMO gameplay. Within Destiny 2, you can explore the lore, loot, and missions of the expansive world as you use the gift of Light, given to you by the Traveller, and as you defend yourself against evil forces.

The game is popular because of its rich story and the challenging expansions sporadically released to freshen up gameplay and keep it interesting. It is also worth mentioning that the game is free-to-play, but there are some bugs and loose ends that need to be ironed out by the developers, Bungie.

Destiny 2 Anti-Aliasing

Aliasing or “jaggies” can be one of the most frustrating things to deal with when you are playing a new game and your graphics card or PC (personal computer) is just not quite up to scratch. Aliasing is always most noticeable when you look at rounded edges, which can have a detrimental effect on the overall look of the game.

Destiny 2: Anti-Aliasing
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Many players complain about how poor the Anti-Aliasing properties of Destiny 2 are. The developers, Bungie, put in so much work to make the landscapes, ruins, and buildings in the game stylised and beautiful but with the poor Anti-Aliasing in the game, the beautiful landscape becomes more of a distraction than an immersive background.

Although there are a few Anti-Aliasing choices in Destiny 2, they are not highly effective. Experts have mentioned that the deterioration in performance is hardly worth the small difference that the Anti-Aliasing settings make to the overall look of the game.

However, if you are very distracted by the jaggies in your game, the best way to ensure that Destiny 2 is running correctly on your PC is to ensure that you have the minimum system requirements required for playing the game and some added system requirements that should help you run and play the game optimally.

There are also some proposed graphics settings that should help improve your overall in-game graphics.

Criticism against the Destiny 2 Anti-Aliasing settings

Within Destiny 2, you have a choice between two types of Anti-Aliasing settings, namely FXAA or SMAA. Many players consider SMAA settings to be superior to the FXAA, because FXAA can give a motion-blur effect and make details appear softer than they should, but in the end, if you really want to use Anti-Aliasing settings in your game, it is best to try out both of these settings to decide which one you prefer.

Most players choose to switch off Anti-Aliasing completely, including in Destiny 2, since they feel that the difference in the jagged-ness of edges is not worth the cost of performance and frame rate while you are playing. This is especially true for Destiny 2, where enabling the Anti-Aliasing settings does not make a noticeable difference to the look of the game anyway.

The system requirements for Destiny 2

The first step to ensure that a game looks and functions as it should is making sure that your PC meets the minimum requirements specified for playing the game. If you really want to boost the way the game performs while you are playing, there are also recommended system requirements, that ensure that you have an optimal experience, such as:

System Required Recommended
OP Intel i3-3250 3.5GHz, Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz, AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz, or equivalent Intel i5-2400 3.4 GHz, i5-7400 3.5 GHz, AMD Ryzen R5 1600X 3.6 GHz, or equivalent
CPU GeForce GTX 660, or equivalent GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, GeForce GTX 970, or equivalent
GPU Windows 7, 8.1 or 10, 64-bit versions only Windows 10 64-bit
HDD 90GB available space required 90GB available space required

Recommended graphics settings for Destiny 2

Some of the graphics settings that make your Destiny 2 game look the best include:

System Option
Window Mode Full-screen
Screen Space Ambient Occlusion HDAO
Texture Anisotropy 16x
Texture Quality Highest
Shadow Quality Medium
Depth of Field High or Highest
Environment Detail Distance Medium
Character Detail Distance High
Foliage Detail Distance Medium
Foliage Shadows Distance High
Light Shafts High
Render Resolution 100%

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