2 Destiny 2 Furious! While Destiny original flavour bids farewell to a legion of Guardians today with the Age of Triumph, the next big chapter in Bungie’s grand ol’ space opera kicks off this September. All eyes will most likely be cast towards that sequel in the months to come, but Bungie is keeping mum for the forseeable future/E3.
This is the internet however, an ascendant realm where nothing stays secret for very long. Here’s everything we know about Destiny 2 so far.
The Cabal are back in force
Mars was a stronghold of the Cabal in the first Destiny game, a base of operations that the hulking warlike race had annexed for the glory of their empire. Unlike the Hive who could retreat to their Ascendant realms or the nomad-like nature of the Fallen that made their hit ‘n run tactics so lethal, the Cabal are a bit more straight forward in their motivations and abilities.
Unrelenting in their quest for galactic domination, the Cabal always press the advantage and never retreat…most of the time. In The Taken King, the Cabal stationed in our solar system were utterly devastated by the approaching Taken armada. The Skyburner legions on Phobos were wiped out entirely, while the Sand Eaters, Blind Legion and Dust Giant armies lost half of their troops within the first few hours of Oryx’s invasion.
The Cabal have six words for advance, and none for retreat.
Thing is, even though Oryx shattered the Cabal on Mars, we’ve only experienced a full taste of the Empire. In a last-ditch effort to save face, Primus Ta’aun rammed his flagship into Oryx’s main vessle and sent a message to the Cabal Emperor. When the Guardians prevented Primus Shield Brothers Valus Mau’aul and Valus Tlu’urn from detonating the core of the Dreadnaught, they also uncovered the transmission that was transmitting an SOS to the rest of the Empire.
A message which had been heard loud and clear.
The Last City falls
This is most likely where Destiny 2 picks up. After hundreds of years in a war of attrition with the Guardians and other hostile races in the solar system, the Cabal aren’t f***ing around this time. The Emperor is clearly throwing everything at the Last City that he has, and not even the Traveller can protect the Guardians from the onslaught.
The sequel will heavily focus on chronological events set after the 2015 Expansion The Taken King. The cabal forces attack the city leaving the civilians and mentors of the tower defenseless. It is the guardian’s job to fight back the cabal and reclaim the city. While doing so the guardian will discover the long lost stories of Queen Mara Sov and The Exo Stranger’s motives.
The story will culminate with the tower and city fighting back the Cabal empire resulting [in] the guardian defeating the leader of the Cabal in the new Raid.
Back to square one
That’s according to a MegaBloks set that leaked out a couple of months ago, that revealed the Cabal invasion and a story where Guardians would have to fight back to reclaim the last stronghold of humanity. The attack won’t just see the Tower invaded, but Guardians will also start from square one as the disruption to the Traveller most likely resets their Light powers. New skills will have to be earned and learned, your arsenal will be lost to the sands of time and your good looks will remain intact.
All of which circles back to some concept art that made the rounds last year before Activision quickly removed the spoilery images:
New engine on the block
One of the biggest problems that Destiny had when it first launched, was the fact that Bungie was apparently using an engine that was a pain in the ass to develop on and slower than Nick’s response to this burn when he finally clicks. Destiny 2 will allegedly make use of an engine that is geared towards more consistent content updates:
Bungie already have a small team working on the first major expansion to be released in Fall 2018. Details are limited but it is aimed to be centred around the Vex and the Origins of Kabr and Praydeth. Bungie is scheduling for an event release every 1-2 months centring around a theme similar to Overwatch while also delivering new narrative paths and new game play mechanics.
And that’s all we know for now. Sorry guys, Bungie security knows my face…for now. Pass me that blowtorch, a tub of movie-grade silicone and a DVD of Face/Off.