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.


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