The worldwide gameplay reveal takes a deep dive into the new, action-packed, character-driven story and features of Destiny 2, including the fact that it will be playable on PC through Blizzard’s Battle.net service.
The world finally got a sneak peek (and much more) at the gameplay in Destiny 2 today as Bungie and Activision hosted a global, livestream event for fans along with the first hands-on for attendees. The game will launch worldwide on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, with additional, timed exclusive content available on the PS4. Also, Destiny 2 will be the first third-party game to be offered digitally via Battle.net, Blizzard Entertainment’s online gaming service.
One thing was very clear from the amount of detail revealed during the livestream: Destiny 2 is set to crank the Destiny experience meter to 11 and beyond. That means there’s a lot to unpack here, so let’s dive in
The first gameplay reveal viewers were treated to was a look at Destiny 2’s opening story mission from the campaign, which looks cinematic and inspiring. The scene opens on the initial level ‘Homecoming’ where your Guardian responds to an emergency in the Last Safe City, and to help set the stage, here’s what you need to know going into the campaign:
“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.”
That sounds both grim and exciting at the same time, and we can’t wait to see more of the story as we try to defend mankind from annihilation.
Strikes are cooperative modes in Destiny optimized for a fireteam of three players as they battle their way through multiple enemies. Strikes will be returning in Destiny 2, and players at the gameplay reveal were treated to a look at one entitled “The Inverted Spire,” which takes place on the new world of Nessus. The enemy Cabal have awoken something deep beneath the surface, and it’s up to you and your follow Guardians to confront it.
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. At the gameplay reveal, teams engaged each other in an exciting new mode on a brand-new map:
Destiny 2 unfolds across the backdrop of familiar places, along with four stunning new worlds.
Along with the gripping new campaign and additional worlds to explore comes new and returning features, including:
Clan Creation Feature
Play Solo or with Friends
Join Friends to Complete Cooperative Experiences
Face-off Against Opponents in Competitive Experiences
And last but not least, as Cayde-6 said so eloquently in the worldwide reveal trailer, “There will be a ton of loot!” So, prepare to deck out your Guardian in plenty of new gear and equip them with a plethora of exotic weaponry.
We will have more details from our hands-on time with Destiny 2 very soon, so keep this page in your inventory. In the meantime, for more information about Destiny 2, be sure to check out DestinyTheGame.com and follow @DestinyTheGame and @Bungie on Twitter.
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