Destiny 2 is Everything the First Game Should Have Been

  • Destiny 2 is Everything the First Game Should Have Been

Destiny 2 is Everything the First Game Should Have Been

The wait is finally over; today is the day we got to learn about Cayde, Zavala, Ikora and what players can expect from Destiny 2 when it launches on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on September 8. During a reveal livestream, the companies confirmed that the shooting sequel would deliver more of what fans loved of the first game while also making some all-important quality of life improvements. Not only will the areas be bigger than those found in the first game, but there will be outposts scattered around these worlds where players will find NPCs and new activities to participate in.

The PVP action in Destiny is home to some of the most intense battles across the cosmos, and Destiny 2 takes it to a whole new level as players engage in new 4v4 battles in The Crucible. A newly-announced revamped clan system is also very inviting to the new, wider audience.

The two key new gameplay features coming to Destiny 2 are in-game clans and Guided Games. Some light beta details were revealed as well.

You'll get three weapon slots that are more flexible than Destiny 1's, called Kinetic, Energy, and Power.

Being on Battle.net will allow Destiny 2 to plug in to the existing global network, freeing up the developers at Bungie. 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". The example given during the event was that if you want to check out the new Raid, but don't have a group of six friends, then you could hop into a Guided Game with a group of folks from a clan that's willing to help players through. It's not out of the realm of possibility, but PC players may have to accept a slightly longer wait for Destiny 2.

As part of a demonstration for some of these new features, they rolled out an actual cinematic and some gameplay from the opening of th egame, which features some of the main characters from the previous Destiny.

With Destiny 2 coming to PC, we thought it would be a great opportunity to bring the Destiny community, and the Blizzard community together. If you haven't chosen a clan yet, you will have the option to match with one. In short, Destiny 2 is Destiny but ramped up to the extreme.

Where the first Destiny had Dinklebot (Peter Dinklage) lazily taking center-stage, Destiny 2 is putting the focus on the leaders of the Guardians in Destiny 2.