Recently you may have seen news that a poster for Destiny 2 was leaked. This is true, and as far as anyone can tell it shows the release date of the game as September 8th. This matches up with the release date of the original game which was also launched in early September.
The poster shows the classic fireteam of three Guardians with their guns out, heading into some kind of warzone that appears to be in the Tower! That’s right, and this is where things get interesting.
What we can see behind the Guardians in the poster is Cabal ships flying in, which we all know means the Cabal have not only invaded, but are attacking the Tower. This ties in well with the MegaBloks sets that were leaked a while back, and that alone is a good indication that we’ll be seeing scenarios similar to those in Destiny 2.
If we look at the MegaBloks sets and think about these scenarios we can begin to understand what the gameplay, or at least mission structure, of Destiny 2 will look like. We know that there’s a fight in the Hanger in the Tower, we know Guardians such as Commander Zavala will be leaving the Tower to join the fight out on the planets of our solar system. This potentially means missions will be far more open, with a large sandbox area or set of areas made for each planet, with different missions occurring as you pick them up in each. Having NPCs such as the Vanguard placed on planets around the solar system would also make for easier quest giving.
Bungie has said that Destiny 2 is more open and very different to the original game, which makes me think it has a more World of Warcraft style world that allows you to travel between areas, which are planets in Destiny 2. In an age where a game like No Man’s Sky can exist, we could be given planet-sized worlds to explore and conquer.
When it comes to Raids, the Nightfall Strike, and other new events that require players to meet up without matchmaking things will be trickier. Currently Destiny sets all players up within an instance together, but this will be hard to achieve in an open world setting without players meeting up outside a designated Raid area for example.
However these finer parts of the game are implemented I’m sure they’ll be great, but right now we should focus on the Tower. In September we may well be able to run around and explore a much vaster Tower area, fighting the Darkness as it rears its ugly head.
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