One of the most highly anticipated online shooters is coming out on the 8th of September 2017. Here is everything you need to know about Destiny 2.
Updated: 19th May 2017
Here is the gameplay trailer that was released on the 18th of May 2017
Two new weapons have been confirmed for Destiny 2 so far. The chaingun and the grenade launcher. Weapons as a whole have also been revamped and upgraded as well, instead of Primary, Secondary and Heavy weapon classes the three weapon slots will be Kinetic, Energy, and Power. Not much has been revealed in regards to what this will mean but it has been confirmed that Power weapons will include guns such as fusion rifles, sniper rifles and the grenade launcher.
There haven’t been any new classes revealed, however there have been new super abilities added for Warlocks, Titans and Hunters. Warlocks will get the Dawnblade, a sword based move that attacks enemies from above and also shoots fire. Titans will get the Sentinel ability which will allow players to summon a shield and use it to hit their foes. Hunters will get the Arcstrider ability where players can summon a staff and club enemies with it.
Planets and Side Missions
Bungie have confirmed that planets will have more to do than just patrols. There will also be four brand new worlds to explore Titan, Io, Nessus, and Earth’s European Dead Zone. Patrols will be coming back from the first Destiny game but there is a bigger emphasis on exploration including towns and NPCs giving quests. One of the maps shown at the gameplay reveal in California yesterday was twice the size on any seen in Destiny 1. Fast travel on plants will also be possible as you can select new destinations from your current location.
Adventures have been added which are more robust side-quests. These can involve hunting down treasure, fighting bosses and discovering lost sectors.
Destiny 2 offers official clan support to help coordinate raids as well as other things. Guided games will be introduced which will allow players to search for clans who need another member to join their raid meaning if people are looking for someone to fill a space they can do so quickly and easily.
Player Vs Player
The Crucible will be returning in Destiny 2 but will only feature a 4V4 mode only. Multiplayer is shifting its focus on game modes for smaller teams.
There will be an open-beta this summer. Pre-ordering the game will let you play the Beta before everyone else.
Destiny 2 on PC
Destiny 2 will use Blizzard’s Battle.net on PC. The game will also be supporting 4k resolution and uncapped frame rates on PC.
Original Article: 3rd April 2017
Release date and platform
Destiny 2 will be landing on September 8, 2017 (as confirmed by the trailer below) for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. This is the first time a Destiny game has come to PC, which will open up the franchise to so many more gamers.
Fun Fact: The trailer below also features the voice of Nathan Fillion as Cayde-6 (that’s the robot dude).
It looks as though the story for Destiny 2 is set to be a more in-depth affair compared to its predecessor. In the first game it was a simple case of, fight The Darkness (no, not the band), kill the bad guys and save the day. This time around, Bungie have hired Christopher Schlerf, you may remember him writing stories for such video games as, Mass Effect: Andromeda and Halo 4! In short the guy loves space, and is no stranger to a good in-depth storyline.
So what do we know about the storyline for Destiny 2? Well, nothing has been released outside of the announcement trailer. What we do know however is that both ‘The Tower’ and ‘The City’ have been destroyed. For those not familiar with Destiny, The Tower was the main hub for players (Guardians) to get missions, stock up on gear and armour, hang out with friends and break out some sick dance moves. It has not yet been confirmed who or what has destroyed the Guardian’s main hang out zone but we can confirm that people are generally not happy about the situation.
Character progression from Destiny 1
As Destiny is quite a big MMO, a lot of fans have invested hours, days, years into their character upgrades and level grinding. So it comes at no surprise that gamers have been asking if their character will carry over into Destiny 2 or not. The short answer is yes, your character will be transferred over from the first game. The catch however is that power, Eververse-related items, possessions and currency will be left behind. So if you only like your characters face and name then this is fantastic news for you!
David ‘Deej’ Dague, Bungie’s community manager explained that Bungie want to preserve the relationship that players have developed with their Guardian. However he went on to explain that Bungie “will always invite players to rethink that relationship and for that relationship to grow more interesting over time because there’s always some new aspect of evolution or learning or mastery that defines that relationship.” He also stated that, “Destiny has always been about the new new, and that is what has kept people engaged, and that has been what has kept people excited. The one thing that any player of Destiny needs to keep in mind is that the world of Destiny will evolve. The world of Destiny will always change. I would rather see Bungie stay along that path and continue to inspire and surprise and challenge our community rather to than ask them to upgrade their Gjallarhorn again and again and again for the next ten years.”
It looks like Bungie will be sticking to their guns on this topic, that being said this will be a great way in for new players, especially with the PC version coming out as well.
Given that the original Destiny had three massive expansions chock full of content, there is no surprise that Destiny 2 will be following suit. Activision have officially confirmed that they have follow-on plans for Destiny 2 and they will also be making a season pass (or in Destiny terms, the expansion pass) available for purchase.