Hot Destiny 2 rumours! New engine, new characters and new focus

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Ah Destiny. Part cosmic space opera and action-packed adventure that still has veteran fans mourning the loss of their beloved Dinklebot in favour of Nolan Nortron. Destiny’s servers aren’t exactly a ghost town right now, but there’s not much of a reason to play when all your progression will essentially be meaningless when Destiny 2 launches later this year.

So what’s it about then? Thanks to some leaky info from Mega Bloks of all sources a couple of months back, Destiny 2 will apparently have players facing the Cabal in a far larger capacity, dealing with the massive bullet sponges as they overrun their beloved Tower base of operations. But in more salt-pinching news from a Reddit source and Inside Leaks who claims to have the lowdown from an ally “within the administrative ranks”:

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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.

Here’s where things get interesting. Bungie has apparently put together a brand new engine for Destiny 2, but they’ll have a much larger focus on consistent updates this time on a regular schedule. “Bungie is planning to release a substantial content updates for each quarter (Similar to the April Update),” the leaker wrote.

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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 for a rumour that goes from salt-pinching through to Tony Montana levels of burying your face in white powder, is that Destiny 2 will launch between November 4-18 as Destiny 2: Forge of Hope. The sequel will apparently result in players starting from scratch, with the “upside to this is the new release will have a more customization character creation including facial hair and class themed face paint and tattoos.”

And it’ll run on Xbox Scorpio and the PS4 Pro in addition to regular current-gen devices. Oh, and PC as well. Which might add a few more eyeballs to Destiny. I hear people play games on computers these days instead of using them for work or study. Madness.

Last Updated: February 10, 2017

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  • Admiral Chief

    Yay, PC

    • MonsterCheddar

      They missed a big following by not releasing this on PC.

      • PurplePariah

        I’d actually say the PC crowds are more fickle and prone to ADHD. They may get more initial numbers, and higher spikes from PC, but console gamers tend to be more consistent. 🙂

        • MonsterCheddar

          PC Masterrace are way too judgemental and snobby. 😛

          Always something snarky to say about every game.

          • PurplePariah

            Pretty much. Console gamers are elitist jerks sometimes. But PC gamers are elitist jerks sometimes, judgmental and snobby often, and always never satisfied.

          • MonsterCheddar

            *But PC gamers are elitist jerks always

          • PurplePariah

            Nah, I find the elitism extends the same from all parties. And not as frequent as opposing parties would have you believe.

          • Matthew Holliday

            Never satisfied.
            Ours is the drill that will pierce the heavens!

        • Matthew Holliday

          Prone to ADHD, true, but when something sticks, it REALLY sticks.
          I thought the game compared well to borderlands, and borderlands had a really long shelf time for PC users.

          This game would have rocked it on PC.

          • PurplePariah

            If it got the following yeah. But that’s the thing, PC gamers are so fickle. It sounds like it’s perfect for PC, but you never really know.

          • Matthew Holliday

            Guess it depends on how stuff was implemented, trailers and lets plays only show off so much. How the story played out, how the classes and weapon setups were laid out, the grind, the multiplayer and stuff etc.

  • MonsterCheddar

    Game got a bit stale for me very quickly. Didn’t even want to fork out dosh for Rise of Iron. Hope the second one is better.

    Will this be a whole new game with disc etc or a DLC like thing based on the first?????? @Darryn_Bonthuys:disqus

    • Brand new game entirely for the disc-based masses. Ready your currency and sphincter.

      • MonsterCheddar

        Prepare thine poepol then?

  • Much excite for this. On PS4 though 😛

    • MonsterCheddar
      • So far all the games in 2017 that are interesting to me are on PS4. Like Nioh and Yakuza Zero. While on the PC side it’s just flippen stupid Ubisoft games as far as the eye can see.

        • PurplePariah

          Horizon Zero Dawn as well. I’m going through the same sort of thing. Then I just remind myself of my R200 a month budget that goes in its entirety to the Humble Monthly and I take what I can get.

          • I already marked Horizon Zero as the over hyped NMS of 2017 so I am standing way back from that game.

          • PurplePariah

            XD

            It does look considerably better than NMS though.

          • Wounds covered in salt don’t heal faster xD

          • PurplePariah

            No but adding some surgical spirits does ensure no infection occurs. 😛

          • When E3 comes around I am sticking my fingers in my ears and going LALALALALALA

          • PurplePariah

            Oh, you like Emma Stone do you?

          • Yes. Emma Stone is awesome

          • PurplePariah

            Ryan Gooseberry?

          • That name just makes me hungry for fruit

          • HairyEwok

            Lilac and gooseberries. huehuehue

          • Matthew Holliday

            I actually think it looks pretty reliable.
            NMS showed promise, but none of the trailers showed any substance and that started to stand out towards the release date, never preordered NMS, but if I had a PS4, horizon zero dawn would have had my money long ago.

            H:ZD trailers dont show all that much substance, but they do show legit ingame footage, which looks pretty interesting, it gives off a farcry / last of us kind of vibe.

        • Matthew Holliday

          PS4 really is getting spoiled this year.
          Some of those games look legit AF.

          Meanwhile on PC, I booted up skyrim again…

      • PurplePariah

        Oh so THAT’S what his face is made of. I can see it now!

  • HairyEwok

    We might not have had the fun of playing Destiny 1, but fret not Master Race, we’ll have our fun with Destiny 2.

    • PurplePariah

      In the same way wolves have fun with sheep.

      • HairyEwok

        We’ll nibble, we won’t go straight for the throat. Besides if they allow PC and Console people to play together in private co-op action it’ll bring us all closer. Create a bond, not a great divide, that is the way of gaming.

        • PurplePariah

          Mouse & Keyboard vs Controller. That’ll never happen. Xbox vs PS might though.

          • HairyEwok

            That’s why i said private co-op. I do believe in Destiny 1 you could team up with people and do like dungeon stuff.

        • Matthew Holliday

          Im pretty hungry, was thinking of skipping the jugular and cutting out a nice piece of sirloin from it.

  • This is one game I will happily pre-order the ever loving sh!t out of.

    SHOH MEH WER BUNGO!!! EH PAI YU NAO!!!

  • Nikola

    Yes please:) Loved Destiny had soo much fun with it hopefully the new one will be even better!

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