Destiny 2’s Traveler, Pyramid, And Earth Sizes Side By Side
Ever wondered how big the Traveler and Pyramids really are?
Destiny 2 is filled with massive objects. The worlds themselves are the real stars as far as I’m concerned. We get to explore a tiny corner of each one, but there’s still a sense of massive scale. In the skybox for Europa for example, you can see Jupiter looking colossal out there in space. It’s a planet that’s so large that it dominates the skyline. The same is true of the Traveler or the Pyramids when you see then on a planet like Earth. The thing is, they’re not really that big in comparison to the planets.
As you can see in the above images, the Earth is a gigantic 12,742 km across. The Traveler and Pyramids are a titchy 8-15 km by comparison. That really does put to scale the size of the worlds we get to explore, even though at the time they might feel tiny.
I run when I’m not playing Destiny 2, and I can tell you that it’s no small distance across either the Traveler or one of these Pyramids. But still, Destiny seems to make them look small in some way. Although it’s not really Destiny 2 doing that. It’s space in general.
Bungie has done a fantastic job of creating a sci-fi world that’s a joy to be a part of. I look forward to playing every single day so that I can see what other Guardians are up to, and hopefully kill a few of them in the Crucible or Gambit.
Part of what makes this game so special to me is also the fact that I’m exploring these far-off worlds that are impossible to reach in real life. Sure, the Pyramids are terrifying and probably want to enslave my mind, and I don’t know what the Traveler is up to behind that mask of stillness, but it’s still a world that I love being a member of.
Sometimes it’s hard to understand how big the world is. In games especially, when the open world is condensed into a map a character can run across in a reasonable amount of time. I hope that one day we have more sectors across the Earth to explore, such as Old Chicago, but for now I’m happy just knowing that we’re working to protect something so much bigger than all of us.
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