Bungie just revealed a massive amount of info for Destiny 2, from story, to gameplay, to brand new features. We broke down all the big points here. Follow the links in the article to dive deeper into the worlds, characters, and modes of Destiny 2.
Meet the New Villain, GARY! …We Mean Ghaul
The opening moments of Destiny 2 show Ghaul and his Red Legion army laying waste to The City, humanity’s last thriving stronghold. But Ghaul’s not just an egomaniac trying to blow up the Earth, he’s got a vendetta. Rejected by The Traveler, who bestowed you with your powers and mission, Ghaul has a different vision for what guardians should be, and it involves obliterating The Tower.
Where The Hell Are My Guns & Powers?
Bungie has already stated that Destiny 2 will be a “fresh start” for all players, and that comes in the form of Ghaul’s fiery decimation of The City. This is a villain who can actually take away The Light’s power and remove your awesome super powers, effectively putting every player back at Level 1, and without their exotic weapons.
So What’s New?
Bungie revealed a TON of new content for Destiny 2. As fans will attest, the gameplay in Destiny was tight, it just needed, well, more. And more is what Bungie is offering.
In addition to a new colony on Earth, Guardians will travel to three additional planets and moons in our solar system. There’s Titan, a methane ocean covered moon of Saturn. Nessus, a red vegetation filled Vex stronghold. And Io, a sacred location for Warlocks and one of Saturn’s moons. Learn more about the new planets and the story of Destiny 2.
New Super Moves
Supers are some of the most fun aspects of Destiny, and the three classes of Guardians come with brand new moves to master. Warlocks can unleash Dawnblade and take to their air on fiery wings, hurling Phoenix projectiles at enemies. The Titan‘s Sentinel super summons an energy shield that you can throw around like Captain America. And Hunters become Arcstrider, wielding an mystical, electric charged staff for quick deadly melee.
New Game Modes
Every mode you loved in the first Destiny returns for Destiny 2, with some exciting improvements. There is, of course, the Red War campaign mode, as well as cooperative Strike missions. Bungie also revealed improvements to the PvP mode the Crucible, like having all modes be 4v4.
Brand new for Destiny 2 is a mode called Countdown, which is an attack/defend situation that rounds out the multiplayer game modes.
For the loot collectors, Lost Sectors allow you to explore cool dungeons and fight bosses to earn amazing treasures.
And best of all, these game modes are accessible from anywhere, on any planet. Bungie has thankfully removed the need to go to orbit to choose game modes (THANK YOU!).
Raids for Everybody
Bungie noted that only 50% of Destiny players that reached the end game content actually got into a Raid and played it. As any Destiny fan will tell you, Raids are the heart of the experience. In an effort to make Raids more accessible Bungie is introducing new tools for Clans called Guided Games that will allow solo players to join up with already established groups to take on these six person missions. This should make it easier for Clans to get a full crew, and offers newcomers a chance to try out Raids and meet clans that they might join up with officially.
But I’m a PC Gamer 🙁
Good news! Destiny 2 is coming to PC! Bungie announced that its teaming up with Blizzard to host Destiny 2 exclusively on Battle.net. No word yet on cross platform play between PC and consoles.
I Wanna Play Now!
We hear ya! Destiny 2 officially launches on September 8, 2017, but Bungie announced there will be a beta available this summer for console and PC.