Destiny 2 is making its reentry on the PS4 this September, and it is promising more new features and content with Deej, Bungie’s Community Manager, stating it is “more action than we’ve ever packed into a Bungie game”. The Titan, Warlock, and Hunter classes return, but they will have new moves and sub-classes and four new planets to explore. There will also be plenty of new loot, weapons, and items to collect in those worlds.
The old events of Strikes, Campaigns, and Raids will be returning with some new twists, and there will be two new modes, Adventures and Lost Sectors, that will not require you to return to orbit to play. There will be a strong focus on clans with social features for the clan leaders.
If you are more of a solo Destiny player, the new Guided Games’ feature will let you join a clan for a mission to take on the tougher content. (Maybe we are snarking a little too early, but we think this feature has been around for a while in other games under the name matchmaking.) This should allow you to see parts of the game that would crush a lone player.
If you wondered how Bungie would push the reset button on a game meant to span a decade, it is not a terrible approach. An attack on the city has destroyed their defenses, and the Red Legion has driven them away from their cozy spaces. Now, with the help of a rousing pre-battle pep talk that is mandatory for all the advertising, it is time to take your home back.
Despite a beta being scheduled for later this summer, we are only cautiously optimistic on Destiny 2. We want to believe, but we have been hurt in the past. The trailer has all the pew pews and kabooms we would expect, and it is definitely worth a watch. For us to make that purchase in September, we will need more than promises. It will be on Bungie to ensure the value is there at launch.
Jason became terminally addicted to videogames after receiving the NES at an early age. This addiction grew to include PC gaming and was cemented with the launch of the PS2. From then on, he was afflicted with epic RPGs, tense shooters, and deep strategy games, never becoming skillful, but never able to quit. He continues to play games (poorly) and share his passion for them to anyone willing to listen.