Bungie has finally confirmed that Destiny 2 is definitely happening and is releasing on 08 September 2017. Let’s delve into what’s next in the Destiny story.
Destiny 2 Gameplay
Destiny 2 is confirmed to be released on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC and is described as “an action shooter that takes you on an epic journey across the solar system”.
The game is set to have similar, but improved gameplay mechanics than its 2014 predecessor. Bungie is keen for fans and noobs to dive into the Destiny 2 experience and have stated that:
Thus begins the conversation about our next adventure together. There will be so much more to say before we reunite the Guardians to reclaim their city from the most dreaded threat it has ever faced.
This is a new beginning for every player.
But right now, there’s not much to say about what to expect in terms of the gameplay in Destiny 2, with the first gameplay trailer being released on 18 May 2017.
Destiny 2 Storyline
Humanity’s last safe city has fallen to an overwhelming invasion force, led by Ghaul, the imposing commander of the brutal Red Legion. He has stripped the city’s Guardians of their power, and forced the survivors to flee.
Players will venture to mysterious, unexplored worlds of our solar system to discover an arsenal of weapons and devastating new combat abilities in Destiny 2. To defeat the Red Legion and confront Ghaul, you must reunite humanity’s scattered heroes, stand together, and fight back to reclaim our home.
— Destiny The Game (@DestinyTheGame) April 12, 2017
More Than One Beta
Bungie has confirmed that players who pre-order Destiny 2 will have early access to a beta version of the game. But the developer also confirmed that there will be an open beta by saying that:
You’ll be invited to help us prepare for the launch of Destiny 2 by joining an open Beta. Players who pre-order will be the first to jump into action, but we’ll be calling on all Guardians to give their feedback.
No dates have been confirmed for the closed or early access betas of Destiny 2, but Bungie hinted these would be taking place during American Summer (June – September).
This summer will be your chance to get your hands on a controller.
Initially, the rumour was that players wouldn’t be able to transfer anything from the first Destiny to Destiny 2.
Bungie has confirmed that Level 20 and up Guardians who have successfully completed the Black Garden mission will be able to carry to carry over certain physical features like face and hair, gender, and race to Destiny 2.
Unfortunately, that’s it for what players will be able to carry over to Destiny 2. Players won’t be able to transfer powers or other items like weapons (like our favourite Gjallahorn).
Bungie explains its decision:
We believe this is the best path forward. It allows us to introduce the major advancements and improvements that all of us expect from [Destiny 2], ensuring it will be the best game we can create, unencumbered by the past. We’re looking forward to sharing more details with you later this year for how we will honor your legacy in the future.
Destiny 2 Collector And Limited Editions
If you pre-order Destiny 2 now you will have access to the beta happening before its September 2017 release.
But if you’re a mega-Destiny fan you can pre-order the Collector’s or Limited Edition which was also confirmed by Bungie.
There you have everything we know about Destiny 2 so far. We’re excited to see some gameplay footage, set for release on 18 May 2017.
Are you excited for Destiny 2? You can pre-order the game HERE.