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Mostly everything you need to know about Destiny 2


Everything we need to know about Destiny 2 was pretty much revealed today during the gameplay premiere livestream. Destiny 2 still looks like Destiny, but with an even more impressive layer of polish and care given to the single player and co-op experiences. What impressed us most (so far, from the presentation at least) is Bungie’s commitment to being as inclusive as possible with a new feature called “Guided Games” and new social features and clan tools that will help gamers get the most out of the game, even if they don’t have a real life squad to rely on.

The game looks gorgeous, no doubt since they dropped last generation support from the engine and they can now cater to PC gamers, PS4 Pro specs and later on, Xbox Scorpio.  Much of the interface has been streamlined and Guardians can jump into new activities without going to orbit.

See the full gameplay premiere stream below, and a ton of screens of the beautiful environment, single player story mode, strikes, PvP and more.

Destiny 2 Gameplay Premiere Livestream (US):

Destiny 2 screens:

Read on for the press release and fact sheet.

Bungie and Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc., debuted Destiny 2’s gameplay for the first time to a global, livestreamed audience in a hands-on event at Jet Center in Hawthorne, California. Destiny 2 is the sequel to the internationally acclaimed Destiny, a first-person action game that takes the player on an epic journey to defend humanity from annihilation. The live broadcast showcased a variety of the activities, opening on a dramatic campaign mission that sets up the premise of the game to answer how you recover when your home is destroyed and your powers are taken away. The broadcast went on to detail the game’s social and cooperative activities, including the all-new “Guided Games” feature while highlighting multiple brand-new destinations. In September, Destiny 2 will be available on PlayStation 4 systems with additional, timed exclusive* content, and Xbox One (PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold subscription, respectively, required for significant features). Additionally, Destiny 2 will be available on PC at retail and as the first third-party game to be offered digitally via Battle.net, Blizzard Entertainment’s online gaming service.

The broadcast was streamed globally in four languages and emphasized that the game will offer a fresh start to all players with no previous knowledge or background needed. Destiny 2’s story allows the player to enjoy a heroic, cinematic journey, either solo or with friends. A key announcement during the livestream was about a new feature called, “Guided Games,” that makes it easy for all players to experience the most challenging and rewarding activities the game has to offer. This new feature allows solo players to find and play with other players to enjoy Destiny 2 and earn new in-game rewards like weapons, and armor. Also available for attendees was “Countdown,” an all-new competitive multiplayer mode as well as a three-player cooperative activity on a new map called, “Inverted Spire.”

In the story of Destiny 2, the last safe city on Earth has fallen and lay in ruins, occupied by a powerful new enemy and his elite army, the Red Legion. Every player creates their own character called a “Guardian,” humanity’s chosen protectors. As a Guardian in Destiny 2, players must master new abilities and weapons to reunite the city’s forces, stand together and fight back to reclaim their home.

“Destiny established a blockbuster, new franchise and a massive global community of amazingly passionate fans. And today, we are giving people their first look at the gameplay of Destiny 2,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision. “Destiny 2 has a great story, an iconic new villain, awesome characters you want to go on an epic adventure with, and of course, tons of the amazing gameplay that Destiny is known for. We, along with our partners at Bungie, have listened carefully to our community, and have added thoughtful innovations that make the game, and all of its content, more accessible to more types of players than ever before.”

Bungie CEO, Pete Parsons, said, “This is a defining moment for our studio, and we couldn’t have done it without the continued support of our partners in Activision, Sony and now Blizzard.” He added, “We have an amazing community of players who have been with us on this journey, but with the sequel, the team are paying close attention to welcoming new and returning Guardians to the universe with something for every type of gamer, including gameplay for solo, cooperative and competitive players with new places to explore and adventures to conquer.”

“As Destiny fans, we were excited to learn that the sequel was coming to PC,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We’re pleased to support Destiny 2 as the first non-Blizzard game on our platform, and we look forward to joining fellow Guardians in their fight against the Red Legion.”

Destiny 2 is currently Rating Pending (RP) by the ESRB and will be available at a suggested retail price of $59.99. The product line-up will also feature the Destiny 2 – Game + Expansion Pass Bundle at $89.99 SRP, the Destiny 2 – Digital Deluxe Edition featuring premium digital contentat $99.99 SRP, the Limited Edition at $99.99 SRP, and the Collector’s Edition, featuring a fully-wearable Destiny 2 – Frontier Bag, Expansion Pass, premium digital content and a Cabal-themed Collector’s Box for $249.99 SRP.

For more game information, visit www.DestinyTheGame.com and follow the official Destiny social channels on Facebook and @DestinyTheGame on Instagram and Twitter. The community can interact directly with the developers at www.Bungie.net, Facebook, @Bungie on Twitter, and www.Twitch.tv/Bungie on Twitch.

Destiny 2 Fact Sheet:

Product Description
Destiny 2 is a first-person action game and the evolution of its award winning, internationally acclaimed predecessor, Destiny. With a compelling, immersive story and fresh beginning awaiting all new, returning, casual, and competitive players, Destiny 2 will deliver an experience for new and existing players to discover.

Cinematic Story with Relatable Characters
Humanity has fallen to an overwhelming invasion force, led by Lord Ghaul, the imposing commander of the brutal Red Legion. He has stripped Guardians of their power, and forced the survivors to flee their home. Players will venture out into our solar system to discover an arsenal of weapons and devastating new combat abilities. To defeat the Red Legion and confront Ghaul, they must reunite humanity’s scattered heroes, stand together, and fight back to reclaim our home.

Four New Stunning Worlds to Explore with New Features

Destinations of Destiny 2

  • European Dead Zone – The largest destination yet featuring a lush forest, abandoned town, a cave system below the surface, and a Red Legion military base to explore and contest.
  • Titan – One of Saturn’s Moons where Commander Zavala is regrouping at the hands of Ghaul. There is no land on Titan. Instead, players explore a series of Golden Age platforms surrounded by a rolling ocean.
  • Nessus – a strange and unstable planetoid that has been fully consumed by the Vex where players will find Cayde-6 is caught up in his own adventures in a stunning landscape of sheer walls, lush canyons, and creepy Vex caverns.
  • Io – A moon of Jupiter, where Ikora Rey has gone in search of answers. Io is the last known site the Traveler visited during the Golden Age, it’s now occupied by our enemies.

All New Director

  • Your guide throughout Destiny 2 in your search for Adventures, Lost Sectors, new Public Events, and more. Players can pick a landing zone, explore, and seamlessly jump into other activities in game.

Adventures

  • Shorter missions with self-contained stories for players to learn more about the Destiny 2 universe and the characters that live there.

Lost Sectors

  • Scattered, enemy dungeon layers throughout the world you can discover with unique boss enemies guarding treasure to earn.

Public Events

  • Unique, optional, dynamic combat activities that players can join on the fly as they roam around the world solo or with up to nine other players.
  • Action, Adventure, and Gameplay Activities for All Types of Players: New, Returning, Casual, and Competitive

Play Solo or with Friends

  • Story Campaign – Narrative of Destiny 2’s cinematic story where players can also explore in Adventures, Patrols, Lost Sectors, Quests, and Public Events.

Join Friends to Complete Cooperative Experiences

  • Strikes – Three-player missions in Destiny 2.
  • The Raid – Six-player missions with incredible challenges and rewards.

Face-off Against Opponents in Competitive Experiences

  • The Crucible: Competitive 4v4 PvP Gameplay with New Modes and Maps
    • – Countdown is a new competitive mode where players spawn on either Offense or Defense, and when the round ends you swap sides and roles. The goal is to plant a bomb at the enemy base, and then defend it until it explodes. Each round is worth one point. First team to six wins. To revive a teammate, you must use a revive token. Power weapon ammo is only granted to the one player who pulls it. Working as a team is the key to victory.
    • – Midtown is an abandoned part of the City. When the Red Legion invaded, they completely ignored this sector of the City in their takeover. The Legion deemed Midtown was of no tactical importance. Lord Shaxx agrees, which is why it was chosen as a Crucible arena in the first place.

Clan Creation Feature

  • New integrated system that allows friends to bring their community and unique culture to the forefront of Destiny. Clans have been fully integrated into the game and will provide official banners, invitations, and their own rewards and experience systems for all members.

Guided Games

  • A new feature that brings solo players and clan communities together to play Destiny 2’s most challenging activities including Raids, Trials and Nightfall Strikes.

Destiny 2 is Coming to PC Through Battle.net
The PC version will feature:

  • 4k Resolution Support (3820×2160)
  • Uncapped framerate
  • Full mouse and keyboard support with custom key mapping
  • Text chat
  • Adjustable Field of View
  • Detailed PC settings screen
  • 21:9 monitor support

PlayStation Exclusive Content
At launch, PlayStation gamers will get access to additional timed exclusive* content. More will be revealed throughout the summer.

On Display at the Destiny 2 Gameplay Premiere
The following content was available to play at the Gameplay Premiere:

  • Destiny 2’s beginning story mission ‘Homecoming’ where your Guardian responds to an emergency in the Last Safe City.
  • A Strike called ‘The Inverted Spire’ taking place on the planet, Nessus, where the enemy Cabal have awoken something deep beneath the surface.
  • New Competitive Mode:
    • Countdown: Plant a bomb at the enemy base, and defend it until it explodes.
  • New Competitive Map:
    • Midtown: The Last Safe City, Earth
  • The PC version of Destiny 2 was running on:
    • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Courtesy of Nvidia)
    • CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2Ghz (Courtesy of Intel)
    • 16GB Ram/500GB SSD/Windows 10
    • Monitor: Predator XB1 27″ 4K IPS with NVidia G-Sync [XB271HK] (Courtesy of Acer)
    • Keyboard: Razer Ornata Chroma (Courtesy of Razer)
    • Mouse: Razer Deathadder Elite (Courtesy of Razer)
    • Headset: Razer Man O’War 7.1 (Courtesy of Razer)

Retail
Destiny 2: $59.99 SRP
Destiny 2 – Limited Edition: $99.99 SRP
Destiny 2 – Collector’s Edition: $249.99 SRP

Digital / ESD
Destiny 2: $59.99 SRP
Destiny 2 – Game + Expansion Pass Bundle: $89.99 SRP
Destiny 2 – Digital Deluxe Edition: $99.99 SRP

Product Breakdown
Destiny 2 – $59.99 SRP

  • Available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC
    • PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold subscription respectively, required for significant features.

Destiny 2 – PlayStation 4 Collector’s Edition


Manufacturer: Activision Inc.
ESRB Rating: Rating Pending
Platform: PlayStation 4
Genre: shooter-action-game-genre

New From: $249.99 USD In Stock
Release date September 6, 2017.