Bungie and Activision reveal the very first Destiny 2 gameplay trailer. During a reveal livestream, the companies confirmed that the shooting sequel would deliver more of what fans loved of the first game while also making some all-important quality of life improvements.
Destiny 2 was announced last month for Windows PC, PS4 and Xbox One, with Bungie suggesting that female characters would be playable and both female and non-white NPCs would play a a major role in the game’s story.
Destiny 2 Gameplay Reveal
In the debut Destiny 2 gameplay trailer, Bungie and Activision showcase the explosive action that fans expect. Three minutes long, the trailer teases action from the game’s single play campaign, its co-operative gameplay and its competitive multiplayer.
It shows how The Last City was taken down by (Destiny 2 antagonist) Dominus Ghaul and his Red Legion forces; they take out the Skyline Defence Systems and blow the city to shreds. Rallied to work together by Commander Zavala, the player character Guardian, alongside wise Warlock Ikora Rey and the Nathan Fillion-voiced comic relief ally Cayde-6 must fight to take back their home and regain their powers.
The bombastic gameplay debut was just one of many major Destiny 2 announcements made during the livestream as it also featured an appearance by Overwatch developer Blizzard. Blizzard co-founder Mike Morhaime revealed that the PC version of Destiny 2 will use its Battle.net app, meaning that it should be fairly easy to hop into the game with friends made in Hearthstone, World of Warcraft, Overwatch or the other Blizzard games.
Moreover, Destiny 2 will feature clan support with players encouraged to build like-minded groups of players and includes the ability to make a banner and access in-game rosters (several people have already tweeted their plans to build LGBT-friendly clans). There will also be a new feature called ‘guided games’ which Bungie says can help solo players find a group to play with and allows groups to “open up your party to new players who are looking to play with you.”
Other announcements include the fact that Destiny 2 multiplayer will drop to 4v4 players in the Crucible and there’s a new game mode too. This new mode is called Countdown and is described as the “the first ever attack/defend mode in Destiny.”
Destiny 2 will be released on September 8 for Windows PC, PS4 and Xbox One.