There was an event in Los Angeles today and Bungie gave the world the first look at Destiny 2 gameplay.
Destiny 2 is going to be "a new beginning" for everyone, both new players and old, director Luke Smith said during the start of the event. “There have been three things rattling around in our heads,” he said before listing the pillars Bungie used to envision their Destiny sequel. The first: “A world that pulls you in.” The second: “Amazing things to do.” The third: “Always someone to play with.”
Bungie Shows Off Destiny 2's First Mission
Aside from the trailer above, Bungie shows us the first mission of Destiny 2. It starts with the Cabal launching a siege in the Tower, the Guardians home base and last bastion for humanity. Everything seems dire, and the gameplay looks just like the first game.
Gamespot has released 9 minutes of the Homecoming mission which you can see below.
In the end, the good guys lose and it sets up the sequel. The guardians lose everything and the game will revolve around recovering from such a loss and earning everything back. Commander Gaul of the Cabal's Red Legion will be the big baddie for the sequel.
What Is Confirmed For Destiny 2
Bungie has confirmed that Destiny 2 will launch with a new set of Strike Missions, PVP modes, and only one raid.
There will be three weapon slots that aim to give player more flexibility when it comes to weapon loadouts. These weapon slots are called Kinetic, Energy, and Power, which make me believe you can wield similar weapon types if you choose to focus on that kind of playstyle.
Bungie also introduced a new PVP mode called Countdown. Players will have to arm a bomb in their opponents' base and protect it.
Destiny 2 will now allow players to launch activities from within anywhere in the world, so no more going to orbit to organize and launch missions. This is probably the biggest change for the game since it lessens the number of times you have to go through loading screens to get things done.
Bungie says that Destiny 2's maps will have more activities like treasure hunts, and dungeons called Lost Sectors. The fact that they didn't mention patrol missions is a good thing. For those that have played the first game, I'm sure you know why this is a good sign.
New Locations to Explore
The planets players will be exploring in Destiny 2 are Earth, Titan, Io, and Nessus. Check out the video above for more details. Thanks, Gamespot.
Destiny 2 Will Have A Matchmaking System Called "Guided Games"
Another great reveal for Destiny fans will be "Guided Games", an in-game matchmaking system for finding players to play with for group and end-game content. In the first game, players had to resort to 3rd party programs to find players eager to tackle the hard content in the game. Why they never included such an important feature on a game that requires teamwork we will never know.
They also introduce Clans, which is pretty much guilds that will have some sort of progression.
Destiny 2 On PC Doesn't Have A Release Date Yet, Will Not Be Available On Steam
Don't worry! Destiny 2 is still coming out on PC, but after it's release in consoles. In a report by PC Gamer, Destiny 2's director Luke Smith says "We're not committed to a PC date yet, but at Bungie we're totally committed to making a PC build as great as we can,".
Also, Bungie will be partnering with Blizzard to bring Destiny 2 to Battle.net. During the event, they made the announcement that Battle.net will be the launcher you'll need to run Destiny 2 on PC, and that's interesting to hear - a non-blizzard game being included in the Battle.net list of games. Having Destiny 2 will allow all the features Battle.net gives players in other games, like cross-game chat and live streaming your gameplay directly to Facebook.
Based on what was revealed today, I'm excited about more Destiny content, but it does feel like a packed expansion more than anything. Destiny still has the most satisfying sci-fi combat out there, so I'm hopeful. The big question mark right now is how they will tackle the story of the sequel. In the first game, what they released had little to no character development and a lackluster story. It's sad, and we hope they flesh out this world Bungie has created in Destiny 2.
Destiny 2 is out on September 8 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PC version will be out at a later date after the console release and is said to be revealed soon.