Destiny 2: Forsaken – All the new year 2 details revealed

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I’m not ready to give up on Destiny 2 yet. Far from it, I feel more emotionally invested in the series than ever before and I want to see it succeed. I want to see Destiny 2 repeat history and pull another Taken King hail-Mary out of nowhere and rekindle the fire that made it so special in the first place. There’s a lot riding on Destiny 2’s next big expansion, to help propel Bungie’s cosmic opera back into the limelight and keep its fans around for the long run.

Can it succeed? Maybe, because Destiny 2: Forsaken is starting to sound absolutely tantalising. Here’s what we’ve learned from the livestream so far (PS: I’ll be updating this post as new info trickles in, so F5 for more yo).

Tangled Shore zone

  • New location in the Reef
  • Full of pirates and assassins
  • Cayde-6’s prison of the biggest scum in the universe has been busted wide open

The Skorn

  • New enemy: The Skorn
  • The Skorn’s heaviest hitters are the Barons
  • Referred to as The “Reverse Magnificent 7”

Weapons

  • Random rolls are returning
  • The aim is to make earning gear more exciting
  • “Every drop has the potential to be exciting”
  • Mod system
  • New weapon type: Bow and arrows
  • Bows come in a variety of flavours, that favour long or short-range attacks
  • Destiny 1’s weapon system is returning, but with Destiny 2’s idea of equipping the same type of weapons in multiple slots
  • Basically, you can have three shotguns equipped if you want

Raid

  • Called “The Dreaming City”
  • Full of secrets to discover and bosses to defeat, this destination also houses the brand-new raid and is the first space designed from the ground up to support endgame content

Gameplay

  • Bulk shader deletion coming to Destiny 2 F**ING YES
  • Supers are getting revamped with new abilities
  • Vault space increasing

Gambit system

  • PVPVE mode
  • Players can invade the games of other players
  • 4 v 4 mode, combines PVE and PVP
  • Two teams race to take down as many enemies as possible and then each other
  • Each team will work to fill up their energy bank with motes of light.
  • When the energy bank is full, the team will be able to summon a tough as nails creature called a prime evil and use that to invade the other team’s space

Annual Pass

  • Bungie calls the new annual pass system “more of what you want more often”
  • The aqcuisition of power, new gear and weapons to collect
  • New and returning Exotics
  • Endgame challenges
  • New pinnacle challenges
  • New lore to discover
  • New moments of triumph to achieve
  • Separate purchase, with three distinct seasons: Penumbra, Joker’s Wild and Black Armory
  • Annual Pass will essentially replace the usual DLC episodic release schedule
  • It is the year 2 season pass

Roadmap

Moments of Triumph

Collections

  • Players will have access to a catalogue that’ll inform them which legendary and Exotic weapons that they’ve claimed
  • The system will also provide information on how to get new weapons

 

Last Updated: June 5, 2018

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