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Destructible Environments Might be Coming to Destiny 2

This could hint at content in The Witch Queen.

Glitches and out of bounds secrets are discovered in Destiny 2 on a pretty regular basis. They’re nothing new. Guardians find a way to use Telesto or a sword to break out of the game’s normal boundaries and explore some of the content that Bungie has in the background. Often, this content is for future expansions, and is being kept out of the way but in the game so that it’s easier to push a smaller update when the content needs to be used. Right now though, there’s something very interesting in Destiny 2’s out of bounds areas that could hint at possible future advancements.

Cutting Down Trees

This all comes from Forbes, who spotted the destructible environment in the first place. A YouTuber managed to get into an area within a mission that shows some Guardian statues. I’m with Forbes in that I also think these are placeholders. In the final product, they’ll likely be story points that you have to interact with. They may even link with an Exotic weapon. However, part of the video shows the Guardian bursting through some logs, and those logs break.

The logs aren’t that significant. They’re part of dead trees, and they should break. However, it’s the technology behind them that’s interesting. Environments don’t smash in Destiny 2 unless they’re deliberately meant to as part of a story or mission. Usually, we just see the aftermath of something being blown apart, never the explosion and debris itself.

What this suggests is that Bungie is prepping for something, and it could point to Old Chicago. In Destiny lore, the area is a bog. long lost to nature. It’s toxic, and Guardians barely go there. That’s why it would make sense for trees to be totally overgrown, thick reeds covering everything, and maybe even some sticky mud that could pose an actual threat to life.

As part of upgrading Destiny 2 with The Witch Queen, Bungie may make environments more interesting by blocking paths and forcing us to smash through them. Currently, the game’s secret areas are blocked in extremely awkward ways, with enemies that trigger a door opening or something like that. Making an entire tree destructible because it hinds a drop into a Lost Sector is far more interesting.

Let us know if you think this would be a good addition to Destiny 2 in the comments.

I'm an avid Destiny 2 fan and player. I fell in love with Destiny 1 during the early alpha and have been hooked by the universe ever since. I really enjoy playing with other Guardians, speculating about the lore, and writing about as much of the Destiny universe as I can.

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