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Destiny 2 Adds More Story, Locations, and Multiplayer Features

This September, Bungie and Activision will launch Destiny 2 on Xbox One, PS4, and finally PC.  Before that launch day arrives, the developers decided to throw a big preview event to show off their sequel!  

When the first Destiny came out, a few years ago, the main complaint from fans was the weak campaign.  Bungie and Activision took that criticism and used it to fuel the campaign for Destiny 2.  The result is a story that looks deeper, richer, and interesting.  You can see it in full-force in the gameplay trailer they released. 

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.  That means we'll learn a lot more about Cayde-6 (Nathan Fillion), Zavala (Lance Reddick), and Ikora (Gina Torres) as the Cabal invade Earth.

Speaking of the Cabal, in Destiny 2, they will be your main adversary.  The Red Legion descend on The Last City, led by Dominus Gall, with the belief that the Traveler made the wrong choice in selecting mankind.  They end up taking control of the Traveler which takes away all the powers of the Guardians, forcing them to flee to different parts of the solar system.  The story will be about finding the Guardians on new locations like Nessis, Titan, and IO to reunite them and take back your home.  It's definitely a welcome far cry from the prequel's storyline.

In addition to a better storyline and new locations, Bungie and Activision announced brand new features, during their live press conference.  You can see them and what they entail below.

  • New Weapons and Armor
  • New Objectives on Patrol - Tired of the same old missions on Patrol?  Destiny 2 will include new characters you have to help to get new loot, lost locations, and even treasure hunts.
  • In-Game Clan Support - In Destiny 1, Clan Members had to go to the Bungie website to do anything for their clan.  Destiny 2 streamlines the process and includes banners, rosters, and even mottos to help make their clan more attractive.  Plus, they'll have bonuses for all clan members so any individual bonuses gets shared amongst the group.
  • Guided Games - If you could never find a group to raid with or do a Nightfall, Guided Games allow for parties to add individuals looking for a group to join their party.
  • Better Transportation - If you're familiar with Destiny 1, you had to go to orbit just to get to a new planet.  Destiny 2 will allow you to jump to planet without going to orbit.

These are just a few of the many updates Bungie and Activision have been working on for Destiny 2.  To see more, watch the full video of the live event below.

Destiny 2 will launch on September 8, 2017 on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and for PC only on Blizzard's Battle.net for the regular price of $59.99.  To include the expansion pass, the price jumps to $89.99, the Destiny 2 – Digital Deluxe Edition featuring premium digital content at $99.99 SRP, the Limited Edition at $99.99 SRP, and the Collector’s Edition, featuring a fully-wearable Destiny 2 – Frontier Bag, Expansion Pass, premium digital content and a Cabal-themed Collector’s Box for $249.99 SRP.

What do you think of Destiny 2 so far?

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