released on September 6, 2017
Destiny 2 is an upcoming online-only multiplayer first-person shooter video game in development by Bungie and in assistance, Vicarious Visions and High Moon Studios. It will be published by Activision. It is set to be released on September 6, 2017 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with a Microsoft Windows version scheduled for release on October 24. It will be the sequel to 2014’s Destiny and its subsequent expansions.
Gameplay will be similar to that of the original Destiny, which was described as a first-person shooter that incorporates role-playing and massively multiplayer online game (MMO) elements. Like the original, activities in Destiny 2 will be divided among player versus environment (PvE) and player versus player (PvP) game types.
As in the original game, players will be able to improve their characters, referred to as Guardians, by gaining experience points (EXP) — when a set number of experience points are accumulated, the player’s character will “level up” and gain improved statistics which further enhance performance in battle. Quests, including the “main scenario” quest line, are specific tasks given to the player by non-player characters (NPCs) which reward items and EXP. Completing main scenario quests progresses the overarching plot of the game.
Destiny 2 will feature the same three character classes of the original Destiny; no new classes will be added. Each class has their own specific upgrades, perks, special abilities, and two sub-classes that allow players to finely tune their individual characters to provide a different play style. After choosing a class, players select one of three species for their character: Human, Awoken (bluish-gray-skinned descendants of Humans), or Exo (humanoid machines). They can then customize their character, such as changing its gender or skin color. A character’s species is only cosmetic and does not affect gameplay. Players can create two more characters to have a character of each class.