After keeping quiet for years, Bungie has started to share details of the Destiny 2 release. That’s right, Destiny, one of the most popular role-playing games available on Xbox One and PS4, is getting a sequel in 2017.
Destiny is an online role-playing game that lets players make their own Guardian. These Guardians spend their time trying to uncover the secrets behind the near total destruction of Earth. There are always new character improvements and power-ups to earn. Players can still experience all that the original game has to offer with Destiny The Collection.
Bungie promises major upgrades for Destiny 2. Expect revamped worlds throughout the game’s solar system and new planets. There are major updates to the game’s single-player and multiplayer experience.
- Destiny 2 Release Date
- Destin 2 Gameplay
- Destiny 2 Setting
- Early Destiny 2 DLC on PS4
- Destiny 2 Consoles & PC
- Destiny 2 Beta
- Will Destiny Characters Transfer to Destiny 2?
Destiny 2 Release Date
The Destiny 2 release date is September 6th. On that day, Xbox One and PS4 gamers can take home and play their copies of the online role-playing game. To be clear, Bungie originally planned to launch Destiny 2 on September 8th. It pushed the release date up at E3 2017. Destiny 2 for PC launches on October 24th.
Destin 2 Gameplay
At its core, Destiny 2 is the same style of game as the original. It is still an online shooter that focuses on character progression and science fiction themes. Players create a Guardian that they can customize with loot and gear that they earn from completing activities.
The game does have a bigger focus on cinematic storytelling. Actors Lance Reddick and Nathan Fillion star in the new single-player experience. Dismayed by the Traveler’s decision to give humanity powers, the Red Legion and its leader set their sights on humanity’s last safe haven. Bungie says that the story is about sacrifice and redemption. Players lose everything that made them a powerful Guardian in the first game. They’ll need to earn it all back and mount a resistance to the Red Legion.
There are some big gameplay updates in Destiny 2. Crucible multiplayer only features 4 vs 4 combat. The game has support for Clans, meaning gamers can create communities filled with players they enjoy going through the game’s missions with. Destiny 2 also has a completely updated solar system for players to navigate. Going from planet to planet won’t require going into a planet’s orbit before going to a new location.
Early Destiny 2 DLC on PS4
Destiny 2 players on PS4 get some exclusive armor, an exclusive ship, the Borealis exotic weapon and a multiplayer map at least a year before gamers on Xbox One do. This isn’t the first time that Sony has made items available to PS4 owners only. The first game in the series also offered exclusive DLC and extras for Sony’s consoles.
Destiny 2 Consoles & PC Details
New Destiny 2 release date details confirm that the Xbox One and PS4 will get the new game. Anyone buying on PC will need Blizzard’s Battle.net software installed to play the game. Battle.net will also supply any updates that happen after the game’s release. Despite what some hoped, Destiny 2 is not coming to Steam.
At the May 18th reveal event, Bungie did confirm that Destiny 2 would be playable for attendees on the PS4 Pro, hinting at upgraded visuals for Sony’s most expensive video game console. We don’t yet know if Destiny 2 will have visual upgrades for Microsoft’s Xbox One S console. Games updated for PS4 Pro and Xbox Scorpio look better on 4K monitors and TVs.
Destiny 2 Beta
The Destiny 2 Beta arrives on July 18th at 10 am Pacific Time. PS4 owners that pre-order the game get a day with it before it comes to Xbox One owners that pre-ordered on July 19th. Bungie will open the beta up to every Xbox One and PS4 owner on July 21st.
Retailers print the Destiny 2 Beta code on their store receipts. These codes unlock the beta on whatever system the pre-order was for. For example, Xbox One users will get access to the beta on Xbox One. The same thing goes for PS4 and PC buyers. Gamers that purchased in a store can redeem their code at Bungie.net now.
Anyone that has pre-ordered a digital copy of Destiny 2 doesn’t need to redeem a code. The Xbox Store, PlayStation Store.
The PC Destiny 2 Beta release date hasn’t been revealed.
Will Destiny Characters Transfer to Destiny 2?
Bungie developers and executives made it clear in their May 28th reveal of Destiny 2 that they see the game as the start of something completely new and different. In saying this, the company doubled-down on a position it took before it revealed the Destiny 2 release date. Some gear won’t transfer to Destiny 2.
Characters will transfer over, complete with their cosmetic changes. This includes their class, race, gender, face and hair. Markings for reaching Level 20 and finishing the Black Garden mission will transfer too. Players will get new Honors to acknowledge their deeds from the first game.
Guardian powers, possessions, Eververse items and currency will not make their way to the new game. Losing the items does fit in with the game’s theme. Due to events in the story, players will lose their powers too.