Everything we know about Destiny 2

After confirmation and a teaser earlier this week, Bungie has released a full “reveal” trailer and information on what’s to come.

Just as leaks suggested last week, Bungie has confirmed that Destiny 2 will be heading to Xbox One, PS4 and, for the first time, PC on September 8, 2017. The reveal trailer (below) also seems to be signaling a tonal change from the self-serious original to a lighter, goofier tone in Destiny 2. This is best shown in Cayde-6’s (Nathan Fillion) fourth wall-shattering monologue:

While he might just be used as marketing fodder, both the teaser and reveal trailer for Destiny 2 have featured loads of Cayde-6, so he may be more central to the narrative this time around. Bungie is also using a Cayde action figure as a pre-order incentive for folk who buy from GameStop.

Based on the trailer, it also seems like the in-lore reason why loot earned in the first game won’t transfer is simply, “everything is gone, your stuff, my stuff” – how creative. Still the first two trailers for the game have more story than the original game had in total, so we’ve got that to look forward to.

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Bungie’s site also has plenty of ways for fans to pre-order Destiny 2 on all three platforms. The default standard edition on the game is available on all platforms, but the PC version won’t feature a disc. There’s also two $99.99 versions of the game: The Digital Deluxe and a GameStop exclusive Limited Edition which include access to the first two expansions. Finally, a $249.99 Collectors Edition which includes plenty of goodies and a messenger bag backpack with customizable accessories. Everyone who pre-orders the game (regardless of edition) will get early access to Destiny 2’s beta this summer, but Bungie also said they’ll be opening it up to everyone a few days into the test.

For those who’ve had enough CG Destiny 2 trailers, Bungie has also announced that the first gameplay will be shown during a company livestream on May 18, 2017.  With E3 just a few weeks later and the on-going partnership between Bungie and PlayStation, we’re likely in for even more gameplay during Sony’s conference. We’ll likely hear about the ever-pesky platform exclusive content PlayStation has locked down then, too.

Destiny 2 launches on Xbox One, PS4 and PC September 8, 2017.

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