The long awaited sequel to Destiny is right around the corner, so we wanted to pull together all the information we know so far about the game. With the Beta right around the corner (see details below), we've used all the publicly released information to detail exactly what Destiny 2 offers, and what you'll get when you hand over your cash. As with all our guides, we'll update them once Destiny 2 is launched. 

Destiny 2 Release Date

The official release date for Destiny 2 is Wednesday 6th September 2017, having been brought forward by 2 days. This launch date is for Xbox One and Playstation 4. The PC release date is schedule for 24th October 2017. 

Destiny 2 Available Platforms

As noted above, Destiny 2 is available on the following platforms:

  • XBox One
  • PlayStation 4
  • PC

It's important to note that Destiny 2 will release on consoles first, before PC. In addition, the PC will have significantly greater flexibility in terms of video settings, with uncapped framerates.

Destiny 2 Exclusive Rewards

The PlayStation 4 has some (temporarily) exclusive content in the following:

  • Lake of Shadows: an exclusive strike
  • City Apex: an exclusive ship
  • Weapon Borealis: an exclusive exotic weapon
  • Retribution: an exclusive PVP map

However, and before you panic, the above content will be available to Xbox One and PC players later in 2018.

Destiny 2 Purchase Options

Destiny 2 can be purchased directly from the official website, or Battle.net. There are several tier of game purchase available:

Digital Standard Edition

  • Destiny 2 Base Game
  • Bonus Destiny 2 content first on PS4

Digital Deluxe Edition

  • Destiny 2 Base Game
  • Destiny 2 Expansion Pass: Get access to both Expansion I and Expansion II, offering brand new story missions, cooperative activities, competitive multiplayer, and a wealth of new weapons, armor, and gear.
  • Premium Digital Content:
    • Legendary Sword
    • Legendary Player Emote
    • Cabal Empire Themed Emblem
  • Bonus Destiny 2 content first on PS4

Game + Expansion Pass

  • Destiny 2 Base Game
  • Destiny 2 Expansion Pass
  • Bonus Destiny 2 content first on PS4

Expansion Pass

Get access to both Expansion I and Expansion II, offering brand new story missions, cooperative activities, competitive multiplayer, and a wealth of new weapons, armor, and gear.

Limited Edition

  • Destiny 2 Base Game
  • Destiny 2 Expansion Pass: Get access to both Expansion I and Expansion II, offering brand new story missions, cooperative activities, competitive multiplayer, and a wealth of new weapons, armor, and gear.
  • Limited Edition SteelBook® Case
  • Cabal-themed Collector’s Box, containing:
    • Booklet with secrets into the Cabal Empire
    • Cabal Schematic
    • Collectible Postcard Images
    • Cabal Military Pawns
  • Premium digital content:
    • Legendary Sword
    • Legendary Player Emote
    • Cabal Empire Themed Emblem
  • Bonus Destiny 2 content first on PS4

Destiny 2 Beta

The Destiny 2 Beta goes live on July 18, 2017 for PlayStation 4 players, with XBox One players gaining access the following day. Regardless of where you purchase Destiny 2 from, you will gain access to the Beta. In addition, and as is customary with all MMO's, Beta progress will be wiped in the future. 

Destiny 2 Campaign

Destiny 2 begins with a "hard-reset", with Lord Ghaul and his Red Legion attacking the central player hub in Destiny. After his succesful attack, players are stripped of their belongings, having lost their power to Ghaul in his onslaught. 

From this point on, players will once again look to improve their Guardians by gaining experience and leveling up. Set across four primary zones, players will explore:

  • Earth
  • Titan
  • Io
  • Nessus

Earth: Players will explore the European Dead Zone, an area described by Bungie as twice the size of anything seen in Destiny. Complete with a new hub area and missions, the EDZ will have a biome players are typically used to: trees, moutains and lots of abandoned buildings to explore.  

Titan: A moon of Saturn, Titan is made up entirely of ocean. Utilising man-made platforms, players will encounter Zavala, the leader of the Vanguard, after he fled the Tower.

Io: As the yellow moon of Jupiter, Io is key to Destiny 2's story as it is the last location Traveler empowered before it settled on earth. It is anticipated that Io will be a heavily lore focused region involving the mythology of the Traveler.

Nessus: Cayde, the Hunter Vanguard, is trapped on Nesus and although there's heavy Vex influence here, the occupation of Nessus is heavy, it appears as though the planet and its wildlife are joining in on the fight against them.

Destiny 2 Classes 

Destiny 2 will feature the same three character classes of the original Destiny, with no new classes added. Each class, as in Destiny, will have unique upgrades, special abilities, perks and two sub-classe. After choosing a class, players will be able to choose one of three species for their character: Human, Awoken (blue-skinned humanoids), or Exo (humanoid machines). Players will be able to customize their character with typical options such as hair, gender and skin colour. It's important to note that a character's species has no affect on their gameplay and is purely cosmetic.

  • Hunters will continue to have access to the Solar-based "Gunslinger" sub-class of the original, along with its "Golden Gun" . The Hunter's new sub-class for Destiny 2 is the Arc-based "Arcstrider", replacing the "Bladedancer" sub-class of the original. Arcstrider will have a super that focuses on an electrified staff and a large amount of rapid mobility.
  • Warlocks will have a new Solar-based sub-class called "Dawnblade" with a super called "Daybreak", replacing the "Sunsinger" sub-class of the original. The Daybreak super allows the player to make Solar Light blades to strike enemies from mid-air, similar to the Titan's "Sunbreaker" sub-class of the original with its "Hammer of Sol" super.
  • Titans will continue to have access to the Arc-based "Striker" sub-class and its "Fists of Havoc" super of the original, with some noticeable gameplay changes. The Titan's new sub-class for Destiny 2 is the Void-based "Sentinel", replacing the "Defender" sub-class of the original. Sentinel's super will allow the player to summon a shield that can block enemy fire and be used offensively, similar to Captain America's shield.

Destiny 2 Strikes

Strikes are the equivalent of cooperative dungeon content you might find in other MMO's. So far there are only details of one Strike (Inverted Spire), alongside a second exclusive to PS4, Lake of Shadows. 

We'll have more details on Strikes when it's revealed.

Destiny 2 Player versus Player (Crucible)

Destiny 2's PvP is known as Crucible and sees two teams of 4 battle it out over a two game modes: Control and Countdown.

  • Control sees players fight over three Control Points (A, B, C) in order to score points. The team with the highest points wins.
  • Countdown is similar to Counter Strike, where one team has to plant an explosive and the other has to defend and disarm it. If the defending team kills all the attackers, the round is over.

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Last Updated: Jul 17, 2017

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Lover of all things MOBA, Lewis splits his time between Heroes of the Storm, Battlerite and Destiny 2 (with a bit of Overwatch for good measure).

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