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Destiny 2: Things you need to know

Learn about the world and characters of Bungie’s sequel.

Destiny 2
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At the end of March, Bungie finally announced that Destiny 2 will release on September 6th, 2017. The announcement came along with a Destiny 2 reveal trailer, a brief storyline and details of the various pre-order options for both retail and digital.

Bungie also confirmed that Destiny 2 would be coming to Xbox One, PS4 and that there would also be a PC release for the sequel.

The World of Destiny 2

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. To defeat the Red Legion and confront Ghaul, players must reunite humanity’s scattered heroes, stand together, and fight back to reclaim our home.

Last Call – Teaser Trailer

 

The Vanguard

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The Vanguard consists of three high-ranking Guardians. Zavala, Ikora Rey and Cayde-6. They represent each of the Guardian classes – Titan, Warlock and Hunter – and act as leaders of the Guardians. They direct the action and set mission objectives. How will these characters respond to the new danger facing humanity?

Titan – Commander Zavala

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Commander Zavala is a veteran Titan who coordinates the defence of the City. In Destiny 2 we will see how he responds, now that humanity’s last safe city has falled to Lord Ghaul.

Warlock – Ikora Rey

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Ikora’s role in the Vanguard is to study enemy threats, particularly any unconventional threats posed by the forces of darkness. Ikora is typically the first to react to them. In Destiny 2 her leadership will be needed more than ever in humanity’s fight against Lord Ghaul and his Red Legion.

Hunter – Cayde-6

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Arguably the fan favourite, Cayde-6 proved popular in both the teaser trailer and reveal trailer. The Ghost once remarked “Cayde is a cunning hunter, with years of experience in staying alive in the wilds. But, um, fighting a war isn’t his strong suit. I’m not sure the ‘shoot them all to death’ strategy is going to be enough.”

Rally the Troops – Wordwide Reveal Trailer

 

An Attack on the Tower

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The Tower, and the last safe city, is the home of the Guardians and the stronghold for what is left of humanity, on Earth. The catastrophic attack on the Tower, as featured in the trailer, sets the tone for the story of Destiny 2. How do heroes react when their home is threatened?

A New Enemy

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Not much has been shared yet about the new threat to humanity. All we know is that the Cabal force, known as the Red Legion, is a new deadly enemy comprised of a variety of combatants from massive soldiers to rabid dog like creatures.

Pre-order for Early Beta Access

Players who pre-order Destiny 2, will get exclusive Early Beta Access, ahead of the September 6th launch.

Timed Exclusive Content

As with the first game, PS4 players will get access to some new content ahead of Xbox One and PC players.

Expansion Pass

The game can be bought on it’s own or with the Expansion Pass included. Players can also choose to add the Expansion Pass at a later date. Expansion Pass owners will get access to Expansion I and II. These will offer brand new story missions, cooperative activities, competitive multiplayer, and a wealth of new weapons, armour and gear.

Gameplay Premiere Livestream

In a Livestream event on May 18th at 6PM GMT, Bungie will show off gameplay from Destiny 2 for the first time. We’re expecting them to show off the new powers that the Guardians will wield to face off against the new threat.

EF will bring you more on Destiny 2 as it is released. Check out the official Destiny 2 website for more information on the game.

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