JungleDrums: Episode 23 – Destiny 2 Beta and Insomnia X Resonate

    JungleDrums host AcuteJungle66 is joined by SergeantJay as they delve into this weeks’ gaming and tech news! In this episode, the pair discuss the Destiny 2 Beta, and the upcoming Insomnia X Resonate Gaming Festival that Scholarly Gamers has been invited to.

    • The Destiny 2 Beta was available early to console players that pre-ordered the game; PS4 players were able to delve into the game on July 18, whilst Xbox One players gained access on July 19. First impressions of the beta were discussed, and overall the gents’ impressions were fairly positive. There are noticeable improvements over the original graphically, as well as tweaks to the classes and gameplay mechanics. They both agreed that TTK (time to kill) was significantly higher than before, which appears to be a deliberate move from the developers. The new 4v4 meta on the PVP side also results in a fundamental change to how the matches felt and progressed. While it is far too early to make decisive judgement of the full game, the Destiny 2 Beta will certainly give fans of the series a good taste of what is to come.
    • The Open Beta for console players will be available from 21-23 July, whereas the PC beta is expected to occur in August.
    • Insomnia X Resonate is taking place this weekend! AcuteJungle66 discusses what he is looking forward to at the event, while also giving a brief overview of some of the events that are on offer. Full details can be seen in our preview piece for the event here. AcuteJungle66 will be at Insomnia X Resonate the entire weekend, and will be providing a variety of live coverage via Twitter and Mixer from the SEC in Glasgow. Make sure to keep an eye out for #insomniaRTG and #ScholarlyGamers in the usual places.




    JungleDrums is a weekly news show run by one of Scholarly Gamers’ dedicated streamers, AcuteJungle66. Topics discussed in the show focus heavily on gaming, highlights, streams, and tech, but will typically hover around hot-button topics of the week. Joining AcuteJungle66 are a rotating selection of guests, ranging from friends of his interested in the topic at hand, fellow Scholarly Gamers, or members of raiding parties from gaming staples of his such as The Division or Rainbow Six Siege.

    AcuteJungle66 has been dabbling with tech ever since he tried improving the tape deck of his Commodore 64 back in the '80s. Tech and Gaming have both been interests of his for several decades, he holds Masters of Science in Advanced Internetwork Engineering and a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours in Cyber Security and Networks from Glasgow Caledonian University. As a proud Military Veteran who spent much of his life on 3 different continents, he is quite content being back home in Scotland; where he enjoys a much 'quieter' life these days as a College Lecturer.


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