Destiny 2 Fully Unveiled With New Trailer, PC Version Exclusive to Battle.net

Activision and Bungie have properly unveiled Destiny 2.

The game is poised as a “new beginning” for everyone, including both returning players and newcomers alike. The game’s full announcement trailer can be viewed above.

While the previous game was available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the sequel is coming to PC as well – however Steam players will be surprised to hear it’s coming exclusively via Blizzard’s popular Battle.net platform (which they sadly just rebranded anyway).

The game’s online PVP Crucible mode will be four on four, for all modes. Coming from this, raids, trials, and the Nightfall will be available to “all players,” via a new system called Guided Games. There will be three new strikes, new PVP modes (including a new Countdown mode), but only one raid at launch.

The story begins after the forces of good are defeated at the Tower, in the first “Homecoming” mission. Following this, you’ll lose your powers, vaults, and the city to the Cabal’s Red Legion. The new planets include Earth, Io, Titan, and Nessus.

New classes confirmed for the game include: the Warlock’s Dawnblade, the Hunter’s Arcstrider, and the Titan’s Sentinel. You’ll have three weapon slots that are more flexible than the original game, dubbed Kinetic, Power, and Energy.

There will be a more expanded clan system including customizable banners, in-game rosters, and other nice features to make building and showing off your clan easier. You’ll also be able to launch activities from anywhere in the game world, without having to go to orbit.

Destiny 2 is launching across PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on September 8th, with a PC release coming later.

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  • VersVlees

    This is coming to Battlenet(or BlizzardApp)? I thought Battlenet was Blizzard stuff only?

  • DrearierSpider

    Looks like Activision-Blizzard decided they don’t want to give Steam a 30% cut anymore.

  • goodbyejojo

    not surprising considering activision is blizzard also, imagine if CoDshowed up on battlenet lol

  • This is pretty much how I’m seeing it now. They’re trying to maximize profits, grow their own brand, keep it all in house.

  • Eldhin Hellknight

    Well, PS4 version then

  • Madbrainbox

    This looks good.

  • catazxy

    Where are the jokes? I liked the first two trailers, but this looks generic as fuck now…and they are pretending that a fps mmo has any urgency, like its even possible…meh

  • Heresy Hammer

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/967b01370c548535c7a650ae4e1c9d444545066b289aabbf135ff6a60928a459.jpg Got to love the “diversity” segment they had.
    First game was shit. Destiny 2 electric boogaloo will prove more of the same that old bungie is dead.

  • AnarKreig

    Good. More competition with steam is always a good thing.

  • Jumanji Joe

    Everything in that trailer looks like it could be something in a mod or expack. NOTHING about this screams sequel.

  • UntamedLoli

    Banking on the built-in viral marketer, the friends list.

  • Hope so as I hate COD.

  • I don’t waste time or money on MMOs.

  • DrearierSpider

    I’m surprised Activision hasn’t done this already. Probably only a matter of time til everything they publish is only on Battle.net Blizzard App.

  • Tenabrus

    pretty much how most sequels go these days

  • totenglocke

    Has Activision published any games in the last decade that weren’t generic first person shooters?

  • vonSanneck

    Guess I’ll continue to ignore this game. I don’t have a Blizzard account, so why should this game convince me otherwise?

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    Plenty.

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    Probably one of the reasons they didn’t put it on PC last time. The game played like a PC game with controls slapped on.

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    Just enough time to comment on them.

  • totenglocke

    Such as? I’m being serious. I can’t think of a single non-FPS game from Activision in a decade or so.

  • artemisthemp

    Prototype?

  • artemisthemp

    I find it very interesting that, I will be able to talk with friends on Battle.net but, I don’t trust Bungie after the failure that was Destiny.

    I need to hear praise from a lot of trusted reviewer before I drop a penny on Destiny 2

  • It’s free and takes seconds.

  • Shinobu

    Privileged, East Asian from ritzy area of Seattle? CHECK
    Dyed purple/blue/pink hair? CHECK
    Problem glasses? CHECK
    Buzzword? (i.e. Toxic) CHECK
    Womenz? CHECK

    Nothing screams community for a console fps aimed at teenage boys more than a Tumblr lady followed by a reel of attention whore Twitch streamer girls.

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    Still time spent.

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    Google is your friend bro. Wikipedia has lists too.

  • alterku

    Main reason I didn’t bother with the first was no PC version. On a deep enough discount I might give it a try. Despite the casual nature of its predecessor.

  • Kev Lew

    well, if Destiny 2 sucks I still have my 2000+ hours of warframe to fall back on.
    DE never pretended to have a story while players opt to farm items rather than buy them at store prices.
    Free to play progression done (mostly) the right way, restricted inventory cheaply expanded, player to player trade for the desirable gear and regular events and missions when they add meaningful content.

  • Kev Lew

    expansions dont sell as well, sales numbers generally go up on sequels because the massive problems in the original tend to get smoothed out a bit. See call of duty, titanfall, assassins creed, mass effect, borderlands, etc for proof of that iterative approach to fixes.

  • Kev Lew

    I need it from 2-3 people, plus uncut start to finish footage of 2-3 different missions.
    Destiny had some of the best shooter gunplay available and decent UI, but, mission structure, RNG drop mechanics and faction grind were all done worse than the decade old MMOs they should have learned from before making a sub-par progression system.

    That’s before looking at the heavy restrictions on class abilities (worse than borderlands, 1 power, one grenade, one melee, 2.5 weapons) or the inability to open your own doors (3-4 heavily armed troopers and they can’t even blow up a door w/o a tron-bit to drag the process out for 15 minutes).

  • Cubed Grapes

    Bullshit the enemies die that fast.

  • Cubed Grapes

    ugh, titanfall 2 is just a noob-friendly version of it’s predecessor.

  • Some dude

    I didn’t want to call you retarded… however, the game is from Blizzard Activision. They put damn near all of their games on their platform. Why are you bitching about it now? You’re a big company you have an account system in place why would you want to step away from that to cater to some bizarre people who act like Steam is their spouse?

  • vonSanneck

    It’s my personal choice, I never worded the desire to have the game be on Steam, Acti-Blizz have every right to keep it to the Blizzard App.
    What I meant is: the last bit of curiosity I had for the game went away with this announcement. The game itself also looks like something I would detest: guns should not feel weak, at least that is my gripe.
    Also I am in favour of Steam getting competition, be it from GOG, Windows Store or the upcoming WeGame by Tencent.
    Last thing is the point of contingent for me is setting up a Blizzard Account when I have no games to get there that interest me, Destiny 2 is not changing that.