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Destiny 2 beta extended for additional service testing

After many Guardians took in the sights and sounds of the serene new social space, it was a bittersweet feeling knowing that the Destiny 2 beta was fast approaching its end.

Many Guardian’s wishes were granted, however, when the Bungie Helps Twitter account announced that the beta shall remain active until 6pm PDT, on Tuesday 25 July, or 2am BST on Wednesday 26.

So, get out there and take advantage of the extra time you shall have to experience the new Crucible mode, the brand new Strike, and run through the opening mission a few more times.

Keep an eye out this week, as I shall be giving my two Strange Coins on the Destiny 2 beta.

Destiny 2 beta now open to all

As of 6pm on Friday evening, the Destiny 2 Beta was opened up to all.

Players worldwide are invited to experience a variety of activities including the opening story mission, ‘Homecoming’, and cooperative and competitive modes, before Destiny 2’s launch on September 6, 2017. Our very own Cat will be writing up her thoughts on the beta this week and you’ll be able to check out our Livestream of the game on Sunday evening at 9pm BST.

Bungie Announce Destiny 2 Beta Details

Bungie have today given us more details of what we can expect for the Destiny 2 beta, coming to the Xbox One on July 19th.

So, what can we expect to find in this long-awaited beta? Well, full details below but it does include some Campaign, Multiplayer in the Crucible and a strike!

  • Homecoming: The opening mission and cinematics from Destiny 2’s Campaign.
  • Countdown: Enter the Crucible to battle other Guardians in a brand new mode. Attack or Defend the base on a new map custom-built to support this new game type.
  • Control: The original standard for Crucible combat is back, with some impactful changes. Control the zones on another new map built with this objective in mind.
  • The Inverted Spire: Strike at the heart of a Vex stronghold. Bring two willing allies, or let Matchmaking introduce you to a Fireteam of Guardians.
  • New Subclasses: The new fighting style for each Class will be at the ready. Choose from the Dawnblade Warlock, Arcstrider Hunter, or Sentinel Titan.
  • The Farm: For one hour, on Sunday, July 23, we’re inviting you to tour the new social space in Destiny 2. Starting at 10AM Pacific, you’re welcome to kick the ball into the net or befriend a chicken. Most vendors and services will be offline. Our goals are to see how many of you it can accommodate at once.

Bungie have also made it very clear that this is very much a test for the game and the servers and the following will not be included.

  • Clan Support: It’s true that Clans will be supported in Destiny 2, but those features are not a part of this test.
  • Character Progression: You’ll receive rewards for defeating your enemies – be they Cabal, Vex, or other Guardians – but the Beta does not represent how your characters will evolve in Destiny 2.
  • Character Continuity: Destiny 2 is a fresh start. Nothing we do in the Beta will carry over to the final version of the game on September 6. Of course, for every rule, there is an exception as every guardian who takes part in the beta will receive an exclusive emblem which will carry through to the final game.

Bungie Reveals Destiny 2 Gameplay

Bungie have today revealed gameplay footage of Destiny 2 at an event in Los Angeles along with details of new strikes, crucible game modes and the tease of a new raid.  Also announced were improvements to the social features of the game.  Details after the trailer!

Destiny 2 is a first-person action game with a compelling, immersive story and fresh beginning awaiting all new, returning, casual, and competitive players, Destiny 2 has been developed to deliver an experience for new and existing players to discover.

In the new story, humanity has fallen to an overwhelming invasion force, led by Lord Ghaul, the imposing commander of the brutal Red Legion. He has stripped Guardians of their power, and forced the survivors to flee their home. Players will venture out into our solar system to discover an arsenal of weapons and devastating new combat abilities. To defeat the Red Legion and confront Ghaul, they must reunite humanity’s scattered heroes, stand together, and fight back to reclaim our home.

There are four New Stunning Worlds to Explore with New Features;

* European Dead Zone – The largest destination yet featuring a lush forest, abandoned town, a cave system below the surface, and a Red Legion military base to explore and contest.

* Titan – One of Saturn’s Moons where Commander Zavala is regrouping at the hands of Ghaul. There is no land on Titan. Instead, players explore a series of Golden Age platforms surrounded by a rolling ocean.

* Nessus – a strange and unstable planetoid that has been fully consumed by the Vex where players will find Cayde-6 is caught up in his own adventures in a stunning landscape of sheer walls, lush canyons, and creepy Vex caverns.

* Io – A moon of Jupiter, where Ikora Rey has gone in search of answers. Io is the last known site the Traveler visited during the Golden Age, it’s now occupied by our enemies.

Destiny 2 features a brand new game director which is your guide throughout Destiny 2 in your search for Adventures, Lost Sectors, new Public Events, and more. Players can pick a landing zone, explore, and seamlessly jump into other activities in game.  Different to the original game, Destiny 2 no longer requires the player to jump to orbit between games.

Adventures are a new game mode, which are shorter missions with self-contained stories for players to learn more about the Destiny 2 universe and the characters that live there.  Lost Sectors are scattered, enemy dungeon layers throughout the world you can discover with unique boss enemies guarding treasure to earn.  Public Events are unique and dynamic combat activities that players can join on the fly as they roam around the world solo or with up to nine other players.  These appeared in Destiny but are also different in Destiny 2 as they no longer appear randomly but appear on the game map.

Bungie also announced that Destiny 2 will be more suitable for all types of Players: New, Returning, Casual, and Competitive. The story campaign is the narrative of Destiny 2’s cinematic story which players can also explore in Adventures, Patrols, Lost Sectors, Quests, and Public Events.  There is also the return of Strikes, which continue to be three-player missions, a new Raid, which is a six-player mission with incredible challenges and rewards.

The crucible returns as a 4v4 competitive gameplay mode, which is a change from the 6v6 in the original game.  New modes and maps will be introduced.  Countdown is a new competitive mode where players spawn on either Offence or Defence, and when the round ends you swap sides and roles. The goal is to plant a bomb at the enemy base, and then defend it until it explodes. Each round is worth one point. First team to six wins. To revive a teammate, you must use a revive token. Power weapon ammo is only granted to the one player who pulls it. Working as a team is the key to victory.

The most changed and refined features in Destiny 2 are the social improvements.  Destiny 2 introduces a Clan system, which is a new integrated system that allows friends to bring their community and unique culture to the forefront of Destiny. Clans have been fully integrated into the game and will provide official banners, invitations, and their own rewards and experience systems for all members.   If you were a solo player in Destiny you needed to revert to external measures to find a group of people to play with.  This is where the clan system helps as it introduces a feature called “Guided Games” that brings solo players and clan communities together to play Destiny 2’s most challenging activities including Raids, Trials and Nightfall Strikes.

Our very own Cat @kookatchu hosted a twitch stream earlier to discuss the gameplay reveals and you can check that out below!

Keep watching This Is Xbox for more details of the game, the upcoming beta, and of course the team here will be streaming our first attempt at the new raid once the game is released on September 8th 2017.

 

Destiny 2 to finally be unveiled tonight by Bungie

Today, May 18, 2017, Destiny fans the world over get their first glimpse at Bungie’s next installment in the marmite game of the generation. But will Destiny 2 be all that Guardians are hoping for?

Starting from 6pm BST, Bungie will unveil Destiny 2 to the gaming world as they start their final journey to its release on September 8, 2017. Giving Guardians everywhere a glimpse into what a world without light really means, and to see just how dangerous their new adversary Gary Gaul will be.

You can watch the reveal live at www.twitch.tv/bungie, and as that finishes, join me at www.twitch.tv/kookatchu, as I host a special stream, where I invite some of my closest Destiny friends to discuss everything Destiny 2.

Destiny 2 officially announced, coming this September

Surprise! Well, not really, Destiny 2 will be released on September 8 this year.

As we promised yesterday, we would post today’s trailer as soon as we could, so here you go:

Here is Bungie’s description of the game:

Humanity’s last safe city has fallen to an overwhelming invasion force, led by Ghaul, the imposing commander of the brutal Red Legion. He has stripped the city’s Guardians of their power, and forced the survivors to flee. You will venture to mysterious, unexplored worlds of our solar system to discover an arsenal of weapons and devastating new combat abilities. To defeat the Red Legion and confront Ghaul, you must reunite humanity’s scattered heroes, stand together, and fight back to reclaim our home.

Who is excited? We are!

Destiny 2 Worldwide reveal trailer releases soon

The World reveal trailer for Destiny 2 will be released tomorrow, at 18:15 UK time, or 10:15AM PT.

Bungie have already released a cool teaser trailer that you can see below. In the meantime I’m sure you are all playing the new Age of Triumph content which was released yesterday.

As you would expect, details on the game are sparse, so it will e an interesting reveal tomorrow, are you excited? What are you expecting from the team at Bungie, let us know in the comments below!

We’ll make sure to post the trailer as soon as it goes live, keep ’em peeled.

Destiny 2 officially revealed

Rumours about Destiny 2 being imminently revealed have been floating around for about a week now, and with Activision confirming the sequel would be hitting shelves this year back in February in their Fourth Quarter 2016 results, it’s no surprise to finally see something official.

Destiny 2 was announced a couple of hours ago (at time of writing) with a rather unceremoniously posted image on the official Destiny Twitter.

Details on the sequel unfortunately end there, but E3 is fast approaching so we won’t have long to wait until we find out what’s next for the FPS MMO.