Today, Bungie and Activision debuted a treasure trove of gameplay details for the upcoming multiplayer shooter Destiny 2.
During the livestream from California, Bungie stressed that no prior experience with Destiny was required to enjoy the single player campaign. In Destiny 2, players are known as Guardians and seek to fight back the darkness of space with weaponized Light.
Bungie demonstrated one of the first missions which will be set in The Last City. There, Cabal Commander Dominus Ghaul strikes a heavy blow to all Guardians and traps the Traveler, stripping away The Light from all Guardians. While that’s how the story begins, the game will see players travel the Solar System and fight at locations like Titan, Io, Nessus, and the European Dead Zone, a location that was cut from the original Destiny.
Among the improvements for the sequel will be a redesigned weapon slot system that still limits players to three weapons but allows for more flexibility. Multiplayer, however, has seen the most detailed changes so far. Now Crucible matches are limited to 4v4 skirmishes. Additionally, more information will be revealed when you spot an enemy such as if the enemy player’s Super Ability is ready.
A new attack and defend mode titled Countdown will be making its debut alongside extensive clan support. Clans will have the benefits of their own leaderboards and banner creation tools, in addition to progression and reward systems just for the clan’s overall activity. Also new will be a feature called “Guided Games”. Guided Games will allow both clan members and solo players to seek each other out in-game to tackle the more challenging events like raids and trials.
Also of special note isn’t even about the mechanics of Destiny 2, but about how the PC version will be made available. While the game will be found on store shelves, it will be available digitally only on Battle.net. This marks the first time a non-Blizzard developed title will be available on the platform.
Alongside all of this news, Bungie granted us a gameplay video showcasing tidbits of the story and just how bad it gets at The Last City. Check that out down below.
You can grab your Ghost and start scanning the title yourself when Destiny 2 launches worldwide on September 8th for Xbox One, PS4, and Windows PCs.