Destiny 2 News Thread
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Since many people seem very excited for Destiny 2, I will be keeping track on all the information I gather in a single thread.  This thread will change as I gather more information.  If spoiler information is leaked, I will put it under a spoiler tag so those who wish to remain unspoiled.  Some topics may appear in several sections, as they relate to each other.

 

Release Dates

 

Destiny 2 will be released on Friday, September 6th 2017 for PS4/Xbox One

Destiny 2 will be released on Tuesday, October 24th 2017 for PC

 

Beta

 

PS4 Pre-orders: July 18th 10AM PDT/1PM EDT

XB1 Pre-orders July 19th 10AM PDT/1PM EDT

Open Beta PS4/XB1: July 21st 10AM PDT/1PM EDT

Console Beta End Date: July 23rd 9AM PDT/12PM EDT

PC Beta: TBA August 2017

 

 

 

PVE Information

 

  • In Destiny 2, you can launch any new activity without going to Orbit
  • Map system that works like the Director. You can go from one planet to another from the map without the need to go to Orbit and back
  • Choosable landing zones
  • NPCs within the world
  • Public Events confirmed 
  • New Vehicles
  • New Emotes
  • New Orbit UI
  • New Ships/Shaders/Sparrows
  • New Weapon Foundry
  • Guided Games will be for Normal Mode Activities Only - Not Heroric

PVE Spoilers

 
  • Vex / Fallen / Hive / Cabal have returned as enemies of the Guardians 
  • New Story / Strikes / Public Events / Activities / Raid
  • Hidden dungeons called "Lost Sectors". These will be Sections on the map (Shown with a special symbol) where you will adventure to. There will be Loot guarded by a Boss, defeat the boss to get the Key to the Loot. These will vary in difficulty and be very engaging and fun.
  • 3 new planets confirmed. Nessus, IO, Titan
  • European Deadzone confirmed for Earth – Believe this will replace Cosmodrome / Old Russia for now - Twice as large as ANY other zone in Destiny
  • Tanks were shown on the Destiny 2 Reveal, no information besides that
  • Hawthorne (New NPC) lives at "The Farm" on Earth (Possible new base after the destruction of the Last City, not confirmed)
  • The Farm was also shown to have a football pitch with goals and fireworks if someone scored
  • "Flashpoints" confirmed
  • Raids will feature a new 'Death Penalty' - Mentions that it brings differences to Normal Mode specifically
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PVP Information

  • All Crucible gametypes going down to 4v4
  • 3 melees will now be required to kill a Full Health Guardian
  • New HUD shows enemies with Super Energy and Power Slot Ammo in PVP
  • In Super, a Guardian is WEAKER to elemental weapons of ANY element
  • Enemy Grenades highlight when stuck to surface
  • Control has been confirmed
  • Destiny 2 will have both Quick Play and Competitive Modes
  • Quick Play is what they call "Party Modes" - Including Clash, Control, and Supremacy
  • Competitive Mode will have two modes
  • PVP Exclusive: Retribution Map
  • Private Matches will not be available at Launch
  • 'Ranked' Crucible may or may not be available at Launch
  • Rumble Playlist will NOT be included at Launch

PVP Spoilers

 
  • New PVP gametypes. An attack/defend gametype called "Countdown" 
  • Iron Banner not confirmed but screens show Iron Banner emblems on pieces of Gear
  • Countdown is one of the two competitive modes
  • The 2nd competitive mode isn't being disclosed at this time

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Misc Information

 

  • No Gear will be transferable from D1 to D2, including cosmetic items such as ships and emotes
  • Physical Appearance can be carried over though
  • No dedicated servers for D2 (more info here)
  • Self Rez will NOT be returning in D2
  • Ward of Dawn WILL be returning in D2
  • New weapon type - Linear Fusion Rifle

Misc Spoilers

 

 
  • Intellect / Discipline & Strength did not appear on the Loadout screen, possible balancing each Subclass with similar cooldowns, and cooldowns being effect by abilities and gear
  • Subclass perks have been 'simplified' and split into 'sections' rather than an assortment of selected perks
  • Grenade and Melee Abilities return, with a 3rd Ability that isn't a Super
  • Grenade Launchers and SMGS added, reports have shown Heavy MGs have been removed
  • Swords return, some not dedicated to the Heavy Slot based on Archtypes
  • Weapons are revamped, 3 news slots for Kinetic, Energy, and Power weapons
  • Two primary weapons and 1 heavy; 1 Standard Primary, 1 Elemental Primary (Special Slot) and a Heavy Weapon
  • Primaries: Pulse / Auto / Scout / Hand Cannon. Secondary – Pulse / Auto / Scout / Hand Cannon / SMG / Sidearm
  • Heavies: Sniper / Rockets / Fusion Rifle / Shotgun / Grenade Launcher / Sword
  • Supers – Gunslinger / Striker / Voidwalker Remain and are being reworked
  • All Supers now appear to be ‘Roaming’ –  Striker was confirmed as roaming 
  • New Supers – Hunter – Arcstrider / Titan – Sentinel / Warlock – Dawnblade. These Supers look to replace Bladedancer / Defender / Sunsinger respectively
  • Nightstalker / Sunbreaker / Stormcaller Unconfirmed if they will return or not

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Clan/LFG Support Information

 

  • Better Clan integration in Destiny 2. In-game rosters, in-Clan LFG, custom Clan banners. Shared reward system for Clans.
  • Guided Games: Where solo players can queue up with a Clan that has open slots. Basically an in-game LFG system, but with groups from clans instead of randoms all around. In summary - MATCHMAKING OFFICIALLY CONFIRMED FOR ALL ACTIVITIES, BOTH PVP AND PVE
  • You can read a Clan bio and YOU decide whether to join their team or not

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PC Exclusive Information

  • Destiny 2 on PC will launch on Blizzard's Battle.net exclusively, NOT Steam, Origin, OR Windows Store
  • Cross save between Console to PC was confirmed to not be a feature of Destiny 2
  • Text chat confirmed
  • PC has no FPS Cap
  • PC requirements is currently unconfirmed
  • Any details regarding Downloads / Battle.net names Being used unconfirmed
  • 4k Resolution Support (3820x2160)
  • Uncapped framerate
  • Full mouse and keyboard support with custom key mapping
  • Text chat
  • Adjustable Field of View
  • Detailed PC settings screen
  • 21:9 monitor support
  • Pre-orders available now on Bungie's Site and Battle Net
  • PC version is NOT a Port

 

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Console Exclusive Information

 

  • Pre-load should be available 7-10 before the release date
  • Time of Release TBD
  • Pre-Ordering gives you EARLY ACCESS to the BETA, the BETA will eventually be open to all, even those without pre-orders.
  • Pre-Ordering gives automatic access to the BETA without a code, once the BETA is open
  • Consoles will run at 30FPS
  • PS4 Exclusives have been confirmed
  • PS4 Exclusives were announced at Sony's E3 Conference: The Lake of Shadows Strike, unnamed gear, the City Apex Ship, the Borealis Exotic Weapon, and the Retribution PVP Map
  • PS4 PRO will run 4K - Xbox One/S/X not confirmed

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Differences Between Versions of Destiny 2

 

 

Digital Deluxe Edition -$100 USD

  • Destiny 2 Base Game
  • Destiny 2 Expansion Pass: Get access to both Expansion I and Expansion II, offering brand new story missions, cooperative activities, competitive multiplayer, and a wealth of new weapons, armor, and gear.
  • Premium Digital Content:
    • Legendary Sword
    • Legendary Player Emote
    • Cabal Empire Themed Emblem
  • Bonus Destiny 2 content first (PS4 ONLY)

 

Digital Standard Edition - $60 USD

  • Destiny 2 Base Game
  • Bonus Destiny 2 content first (PS4 ONLY)

 

Standard Edition (DISC) - $60 USD

  • Destiny 2 Base Game
  • Bonus Destiny 2 content first (PS4 ONLY)

 

Game + Expansion Pass - $90 USD

  • Destiny 2 Base Game
  • Destiny 2 Expansion Pass
  • Bonus Destiny 2 content first (PS4 ONLY)

 

Limited Edition - $100 (Currently SOLD OUT for BOTH CONSOLES AND PC)

  • Destiny 2 Base Game
  • Destiny 2 Expansion Pass: Get access to both Expansion I and Expansion II, offering brand new story missions, cooperative activities, competitive multiplayer, and a wealth of new weapons, armor, and gear.
  • Limited Edition SteelBook® Case
  • Cabal-themed Collector’s Box, containing:
    • Booklet with secrets into the Cabal Empire
    • Cabal Schematic
    • Collectible Postcard Images
    • Cabal Military Pawns
  • Premium digital content:
    • Legendary Sword
    • Legendary Player Emote
    • Cabal Empire Themed Emblem

 

Expansion Pass Standalone - $35 USD

  • Get access to both Expansion I and Expansion II, offering brand new story missions, cooperative activities, competitive multiplayer, and a wealth of new weapons, armor, and gear.

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Beta Information

 

  • Homecoming Story mission 
  • Innverted Spire Strike 
  • PVP mode 'Countdown'
  • All 6 Subclasses
  • 'Secrets' will possibly come appear too

 

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Finally, tagging people who I know are interested in Destiny 2.

 

Also, if anyone finds out any information that isn't here, either PM the info or put it here with a source and I'll add it. :D 

 

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@tobbensol Thank you, I will try to keep it updated to the best of my abilities! :D 

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  • "Consoles will run at 30FPS"

even on the X? damn

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1 hour ago, Andross64 said:
  • "Consoles will run at 30FPS"

even on the X? damn

I hate to mention this game, but before people found out how horrible No Man Sky was, everyone was pissed console got 30FPS and PC had 60FPS.  Personally, I could care less about the being 30 or 60, my eyes can't tell the difference, and neither can my viewers apparently since I stream a few games on 30FPS for better performance.

 

I'm more worried about getting a complete story this time.

 

Also, most games, but not all, are 30 FPS if they have a PC equivalent.  Otherwise, there is no point getting it on PC (unless you are a exclusive PC user).  Why would I get Destiny 2 on PC, if I could get the same beautiful amazing graphics and quality, and be able to sit down or lay on my bed or couch the same time with my PS4?

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I've only got a PC, but I'm just surprised it wont be 60fps on that new system they were hyping today that's supposed to be really powerful.

 

and to what you said about sitting on the couch, I know a lot of people with PCs have controllers and HDMI hookups to their TV's. 

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36 minutes ago, Andross64 said:

I've only got a PC, but I'm just surprised it wont be 60fps on that new system they were hyping today that's supposed to be really powerful.

 

and to what you said about sitting on the couch, I know a lot of people with PCs have controllers and HDMI hookups to their TV's. 

It's not releasing on just the new Xbox One or Scorpio whatever.   I don't follow Microsoft xD

Just like it's not just being released on just the PS Pro, but all PS4 systems.

 

And given the fact that Destiny is an FPS type of game. most people wouldn't play it on PC with a controller, when using the mouse is better and more accurate for aiming, so most likely, they will be playing at a desk.

 

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Update with some info that was leaked from this months digital Game Informer.  Will post any other information once I get my Physical copy in the mail. 

 

Any new information will be posted in Bold

 

  • Two new points in PVP Information
  • Two new points in PVP Spoilers

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Update:

 

  • Released date moved up for Consoles.  No word on PC release or beta.
  • PS4 Exclusives were added to Console Exclusive Information
  • PS4 Exclusive Strike added to PVE Information
  • PS4 Exclusive PVP Map added to PVP Information

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Update June 14, 2017 (WIP)

 

  • Beta Release Date Added 
  • PC Release Date Added
  • Information added to PC Exclusive Information

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UPDATE WITH E3 Information on June 15, 2017

 

  • Made a mistake with the PS4 Beta, fixed
  • Added PC Beta Date
  • Added Beta End Date
  • Added 1 Point to PVE Information
  • Added 2 Points to PVE Spoilers
  • Added 3 Points to PVP Information
  • Added 3 Points to MISC Information
  • Edited something in Clan/LFG Support Information
  • Added 1 Point to PC Exclusive Information
  • Added 1 Point to Console Exclusive Information
  • Added Beta Information to the Placeholder spot

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