Destiny 2 REVEALED as epic sci-fi shooter gets release date and new gameplay trailer
Destiny 2 burst onto the gaming scene this week as developer Bungie gave fans their first look at the upcoming sci-fi shooter.
At an event in Los Angeles, the team behind the early Halo games set out their vision for the multiplayer title that will launch on Xbox One, PS4 and Steam.
Director Luke Smith called Destiny 2 “a new beginning” and maintained that it would be accessible to both new and returning players.
Neither will have long to wait as the game is scheduled to launch on September 8, 2017 .
As this is a new game – rather than an add-on or expansion pack – everything resets. Previous players will lose all their powers and equipment and have to start again from scratch.
In Destiny’s space-set world, this is explained away with a storyline involving the Earth being attacked by the Cabal group Red Legion. All the Guardians lose their connection to the Traveler and their ability to use Light.
So, with that taken care of, Bungie and publisher Activision laid out some of the big changes we can expect in Destiny 2.
These include a change to the Crucible mode, where all matches are now 4 versus 4 rather than 4 versus 6., and new subclasses will be available to the three main ones: Titan, Warlock and Hunter.
Official clan support is also being included, letting dedicated gamers play together. A new feature called “Guided Games” will help solo players join clans and find colleagues.
There will also be a new weapons and armour system designed for more customisation options. Weapons have been broken down into kinetic, energy and power with players able to put together their own loadouts.
Bungie also confirmed that although Destiny 2 will be coming to PCs (the previous game was console-only) it won’t be until after the title has established itself on PS4 and Xbox One.
This article first appeared in mirror.co.uk