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Destiny 3 Rumours – More Hardcore RPG Elements and More PvPvE Action For Bungie’s Next Big Sequel

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Destiny 2 may be a sequel, but in many ways it’s also a reboot of what the first game intended to be. Softer on launch, with an eye towards attracting a new audience to help join the fight with an existing playerbase of veteran Guardians, Destiny 2 was definitely geared towards casual players in its first year.

A shift has begun to be realised in year two of the sequel, as the post-Forsaken era has returned Destiny 2 to its hobby roots. There’s always something to do, there’s always a pursuit of power in the air and the upcoming seasons planned for the cosmic sandbox aim to keep that world alive. In all likelihood, if it follows the same development course as the first Destiny, Destiny 2 still has another two years of action left in its tank before the inevitable sequel rolls around.

So what could Destiny 3 do differently? Would it return the series back to its casual roots once again, or will this be the game that Bungie banks even more intense ideas and themes into? According to serial Destiny leaker AnonTheNine on reddit (Thanks ResetEra!), whose record with leaks has been solid as of late on the Forsaken side of detail drops, Destiny 3 will be a more hardcore game.

The first such rumour, is the new patrol location of the Jupiter moon Europa making its way into Destiny 3, a location of vast snowfields and glacial mountains whose concept art was first teased back in the days of the original Destiny:

Europa

Next, AnonTheNine claims that Game Director Chris Barrett is handling directing duties on Destiny 3, taking over from Luke Smith:

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Nope. The development its starting right now. Chris Barrett game director. Luke Smith still there in a big role.

Here’s the big stuff. In terms of gameplay, Destiny 3 will be far more hardcore than Destiny 2 in the RPG department and will lean even more into the PvPvE elements introduced in the Gambit mode:

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Just know that D3 will be even more “hardcore-y” than Forsaken. And finally they’re going to push the RPG side of the game.

As for that claim of more hardcore elements? It sounds like Destiny 3 will be a game that will require a substantial time investment:

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D2 vanilla was their idea from beginning. The “reboot” didnt change that, the game was born to be for casuals. If D3 will really have the idea they want to implement, trust me, a lot of Guardians who play 2 hours per week will abandon the game. They are going balls out with the RPG stuff.

I’ve already got an inkling of where the story of Destiny 3 could even go, to help make that idea of more regular PvPvE a reality. Back in the dark days of Destiny, before the Last City fell, numerous newly Risen wielders of the Light decided to strike out on their own and form their own kingdoms in the ruins of Earth. Armed with power and ready to use it for selfish gains, this new brutal monarchy gave birth to the Warlords.

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Eventually defeated by the Iron Lords, the Warlords were either killed off or stripped of their ability to resurrect themselves when their Ghosts were destroyed. Of course, some still survived and escaped the purge, bding their time and waiting to one day strike back against the Iron Lords and the Vanguard who ensured that new Lightbearers would serve humanity as Guardians.

Just imagine it, Destiny 3 giving you a chance to choose to serve as part of a new faction or pursue your own interests as the next generation of Warlord. The perfect setup for fighting back against not only humanity’s greatest foes, but also fellow Guardians. While I doubt every patrol zone will essentially be Gambit on a much larger scale, I wouldn’t be too surprised to see Destiny 3 take a page out of The Division’s playbook and create a dark zone where Guardians can engage in fights against one another in pursuit of the best loot in the game.

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Then again, it’s all hearsay for now. Utterly delicious, mouth-watering rumours sprinkled on a juicy prime cut of hearsay that is.

Last Updated: October 23, 2018

33 Comments

  1. HAHAHAHAHA. Oh man

    So much for Destiny 1 to be a ’10 year plan’

    10 years and probably R10k per player

    MILK MILK MILK the customers https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7b464fd5cf8474def16845d2a01d70d8e5ec70bf771823d277b555bbcbc79897.gif

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  2. Nikola

    October 23, 2018 at 09:17

    The biggest things they need to change is add NEW ENEMIES to the game (not reskins of old ones), when they do release expansions make sure they have end game content…

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    • Kervyn Cloete

      October 23, 2018 at 10:31

      Forsaken just added a bunch of new enemies with new mechanics and an incredible, content-rich location

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      • Nikola

        October 23, 2018 at 10:34

        100% however 2 expansions too late! why didn’t they do that with the other 2 expansions which were complete money grabing bullcrap! Not to mention when Destiny 2 was launched it featured no new race of enemies…which was one of the biggest feedback from fans after D1.

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        • Kromas

          October 23, 2018 at 10:43

          Why would Activision sell you a full game when they can milk it for all it is worth?

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          • Nikola

            October 23, 2018 at 10:45

            Yeah irritates me I use to LOVE Destiny but I am not putting another cent to this game ever again…

          • Kromas

            October 23, 2018 at 10:47

            Don’t say that here. Some people take offense to that cause Bungie can do no wrong. I myself have moved on back to Fortnite Save the World and I am patiently waiting for Fallout 76. I don’t think I even have Destiny installed anymore.

          • Nikola

            October 23, 2018 at 10:53

            Hahah Bungie has completed screwed up in my opinion when it comes to Destiny the shooting mechanics and the whole idea is great don’t get me wrong but they expansions have been terrible like 3 bad ones and then one good one that “apparently” changes the game and makes it so much better!! They did the same thing with Taken King in D1 and now with Forsaken, I feel like they learned nothing from D1 they making the exact same mistakes so I won’t buy their product anymore. With so many GREAT games this year God of War, Spider-Man and new AC just to name a few we are really spoiled for choice, I don’t need Destiny

          • Kromas

            October 23, 2018 at 10:54

            You took the words out of my mouth.

          • HvR

            October 23, 2018 at 11:19

            Still could never understand the holier than though feeling about Bungie.

            They made a good (nothing wow for the time) FPS with mediocre story for Mac, sucked some Gates cock for couple million and ported it to Xbox.

  3. Original Heretic

    October 23, 2018 at 09:17

    If this holds true, then it might be worth checking out.
    Hope it’s better than D2.

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  4. Kromas

    October 23, 2018 at 09:19

    Well there goes that 10 year plan. Expect the next destiny to cost R1000 for the base game and R1500 for every DLC.

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    • Kervyn Cloete

      October 23, 2018 at 10:31

      I’ve spent a grand total of around R800 on D2 with all the expansions.

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      • Kromas

        October 23, 2018 at 10:38

        On release day?

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      • Geoffrey Tim

        October 23, 2018 at 10:52

        Yeah, that’s cool for you, and suck for everybody who bought everything at release. 😛

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        • Kromas

          October 23, 2018 at 10:53

          This is what I am saying. The game isn’t great if you have to wait for a sale just to be able to afford it.

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    • HvR

      October 23, 2018 at 11:09

      Well this was their plan from the start, rehash the same crap for 10 year in 4 iterations using ever way possible way to milk the client
      https://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/1/10897/2682086-untitled.png

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      • Kromas

        October 23, 2018 at 11:11

        Omg that is even worse than a 1 game 10 year plan. They really were trying to milk users.

        This is actually quite disgusting.

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        • HvR

          October 23, 2018 at 11:21

          Its is Bungie, after Myth they have never made anything remotely original and has always jumped shipped to where the money is. Still can not understand why anybody surprised.

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  5. For the Emperor!

    October 23, 2018 at 09:23

    100% complete and utter MEH. They had 2 tries already for their “10 year plan” game…

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    • Kromas

      October 23, 2018 at 10:55

      Third time is the charm …. except all their fans will be in debt and won’t be able to afford the game. 😛

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  6. Kromas

    October 23, 2018 at 11:02

    If Star Citizen is less predatory than this game you know you have issues. 😛

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    • Alessandro Barbosa

      October 24, 2018 at 12:48

      Destiny is actually a game you can play and enjoy today. I don’t think you can compare 😛

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      • Kromas

        October 24, 2018 at 16:50

        I played SC 4 days ago and enjoyed it..

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