Destiny 2 Future War Cult Concept Art and Wallpaper

With the Faction Rallies live event drawing to a close, we’re looking at the last faction in the group, Future War Cult. In this Destiny 2 concept art and wallpaper we can see everything that makes Future War Cult one of the oddest factions in the game, at least in my opinion.

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Right in the middle of the above Destiny 2 wallpaper you can see Lakshmi-2, the leader of Future War Cult. Lakshmi-2 is an Exo which in of itself is quite appropriate given the ideologies of the faction. Future War Cult members are highly secretive and known for their weaponry prowess. The faction focus their efforts on studying war, all war throughout history.

The end goal of the faction’s studies is to predict and prevent future wars. Lakshmi-2 herself claims that the faction predicted the Red War and should have been allowed to take a fleet out and destroy the Cabal before they attacked. Given their effort to prevent war, you wouldn’t guess that they also believe in attempting to go back and prevent past wars. Their leader from the golden Age used a Vex device to look into forked versions of the future and went mad, leading to the faction worshipping him as a god. That might sound a bit crazy and that’s because Future War Cult is crazy, there’s no two ways about it.

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The gear for Future War cult isn’t exactly beautiful, but it’s not terrible at the same time. All the gear seems to look like something an old cosmonaut would wear, which is fine for the odd party but after a while people think you’re just a bit strange. I think my main problem is with the faction colours. Both New Monarchy and Dead Orbit have two core colours and that’s it, both of which compliment each other quite nicely. Future War Cult has three main colours and they don’t exactly blend well. I’m a big fan of royal blue but the combination with red and orange just isn’t that inspiring in my head, and even their weapon looks bad.

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This last Destiny wallpaper is the Future War Cult Pulse Rifle we could all be owning soon. Like I said, I don’t think the colours are great, but at least they’re used in a way that highlights the curves of the weapon and the design that someone has clearly put a lot of effort into. With all faction weapons, I love the little touch of adding the faction’s logo in there somewhere in the paintwork. It makes a weapon feels so much more personal when it’s sporting the icon of the group you identify best with.

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Destiny 2 New Monarchy Concept Art and Wallpaper

With Faction Rallies, the latest live event in Destiny 2, well and truly in full swing we’re looking at each different faction. This time we’re checking out New Monarchy, a faction I’m not personally on board with but can appreciate those who do because the weapon and armour gear available looks fantastic. In this article you’ll find lots of Destiny 2 New Monarchy concept art and wallpaper to use freely.

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New Monarchy members are dedicated to preserving the haven that was the Tower, or at least the safety that the Tower represented. Now that Guardians have fought back against the Darkness there’s a small piece of Earth that’s totally safe behind walls maintained by Guardians, which those outside of the Last City believe can act as prison walls keeping people in as well as enemies out at times.

If you’re going to ally yourself with New Monarchy then you’re all about the Golden Age, that time when the Traveller’s Light was far reaching and providing new innovations in technology and space travel every single day. Io was the final place where the Golden Age was active because it’s the final place the Traveller’s Light touched before the Darkness came for it.

The political situation in the Tower before Gaul came and ruined everything was that the Speaker has overall governing power because he speaks directly to the Traveller. New Monarchy and their envoy Executor Hideo are not happy about this , and would like to see the power of governmental control transferred to an elected monarch, who you could assume would be a supporter of New Monarchy.

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With their political views out of the way we can check out some of the New Monarchy gear available to earn in this week’s live event. As their name suggests, New Monarchy gear is all about looking as regal as possible. Gold and red dominate the colour scheme here, and I can’t fault just how awesome all of these Guardians look. While I will always be a die hard Dead Orbit supporter, New Monarchy is where you want to be if you care at all about style.

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This New Monarchy wallpaper is the Sidearm you can earn from dedicating yourself to the faction and completing all kinds of events. Again, while I love the Dead Orbit Scout Rifle, this is the gun I want to earn from Faction Rallies. The gold and red colour scheme really makes this sidearm stand out from the others in the game, and the way the gold paint shines on top of the barrel just fills you with a sense of pride in what you’re doing, killing aliens.

Destiny 2 Dead Orbit Concept Art and Wallpaper

This week in Destiny 2 we’re finally seeing the return of factions and their respective leaders with Faction Rallies. Guardians will need to ally themselves with the faction of their choice and earn reward tokens for that faction. At the end of the week the totals will be added up and the winning faction announced. This will then lead to that faction’s weapon going on sale for all Guardians, but at a discounted rate to those who chose that faction.

In this article we’re taking a look at Dead Orbit, personally my favourite faction and the ones who arguably have the coolest gear around. In Destiny 1 Dead Orbit were a mysterious group the leader of which, Arach Jalaal, would hang out around the Hanger in the Tower. That was before it was blown up of course.

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The image above shows all three of the faction leaders from Destiny 1 and 2, but it’s Arach we’re really interested in. Here he looks a lot more dishevelled and out of place, not that his pale skin, bright blue eyes and striking choice of outfit ever fitted in.

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Dead Orbit gear has always been the most stylish, at least I think so. The question mark within circles just says something about Guardians, that they don’t know what they are fully but they fight regardless. When you look at the gear it’s all about being well armoured and looking like you have a skull on your face. Honestly some of the best helmets in the game can be found when you pledge yourself to Dead Orbit and get out there and fight some evil aliens.

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This lovely bit of Dead Orbit concept art is for the Scout Rifle Guardians can purchase if Dead Orbit win the Faction Rallies event. What I’m most impressed by with this weapon is how much it looks like something a black ops soldier would use. The Mida Multi Tool had a decal that players could equip in Destiny 1 that would change it to look like something similar, but this is Destiny 2 and this is Dead Orbit, so it’s way better!

If you have any problem choosing a faction for this week’s event then rest your faith in Dead Orbit. The stylish gear, the badass weaponry, and the faction leader who looks like he escaped from Destiny’s version of Azkaban all culminate to make what I consider to be the coolest faction in Bungie’s universe.

Destiny 2 Shards Of The Traveller Concept Art

Destiny 2 begins with Guardians loosing their connection with the Traveller’s Light. Now it’s obvious to anyone who knows the first game that at some point the Guardians must get back in touch with the Light in order to access their new Subclasses. This is correct, and that’s why in this article we’re looking at some Destiny 2 shards of the Traveller concept art.

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When the Traveller saved Earth from the forces of the Darkness it gave its life, at least as near as we can tell. When it unleashed its power it destroyed the Darkness, whatever that evil pursuing force was, and birthed the Ghosts which in turn created Guardians. When it burst with Light, the force that must have destroyed the Darkness, it also damaged itself. In this piece of concept art you can see the shards of the Traveller cracking and falling away from it. Now granted, the Traveller doesn’t look that badly damaged in Destiny or Destiny 2, but it’s certainly missing quite a chunk of the outer shell. The opening scenes of Destiny 2 are the only thing that have explained the reason for the Traveller’s appearance in any kind of detail, for me at least, so now I understand the reason for its dishevelled look.

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This next piece of concept art is really just something beautiful. It’s taken from the intro to Destiny 2, don’t worry there aren’t any spoilers here. What it does do is show you a bit more of the underbelly of the Traveller, that place where its shell has broken away and the blackened innards are exposed. In the beginning of Destiny 2 Gaul has a chat with another Cabal, and they mention that the Traveller is a machine, the energy of which they intend to capture and properly harness. Obviously Guardians see the Traveller as a bit more than a machine, but just think about if this is a machine. Who or what made it?

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Okay, these are the shards of the Traveller. In the Destiny 2 beta I thought this was the scattered remains of the Traveller after the Red Legion are done with it, but thankfully that isn’t true. Here is where the Guardians get their Light, and their power and immortality, back. Having played through this section of the game I can say that it feels totally organic, and a part of the universe of Destiny 2 instead of a forced area to loop the game back into making you immortal.

One question I have about these shards is why have Guardians never explored them properly before? In the surrounding area things are dying, from the grass and trees to all animals, and it’s a pretty bleak place. However, the shards seem to have Light flowing through them, so why is everything dying around them? This could be due to some sort of radiation that the Traveller emits, and since the rest of it doesn’t touch the ground there’s no way of checking that.

for now at least this area seems to have been breezed over in the early part of the game, but I think the shards of the Traveller have a lot more to offer than we know just yet.

The Mysterious Darkness in Destiny 2 Concept Art

This piece of concept art was originally used in a presentation at which developers discusses the original Destiny. However, it’s also Destiny 2 concept art for the core reason that it shows The Darkness, an enemy that isn’t directly mentioned in in Destiny 2 but is still the main reason for the existence of Guardians.

When The Darkness arrived at Earth it was to attack and take the power of the Traveller. In response to this massive threat, one it clearly didn’t believe it could defend against, the Traveller unleashed Ghosts. These Little Lights went off and revived fallen soldiers from around the system and brought them back with the power of the Traveller, Light. Now Guardians fight against the forces of The Darkness.

When you take a moment to consider it, the Traveller is the force of Light, and The Darkness is the opposite. The army of the Traveller is us Guardians, while the antagonist races of Vex, Cabal, Fallen, and Taken make up the army of The Darkness. This war is pretty easy to understand, but in Destiny 2 Bungie has chosen to remove the overarching villain that is The Darkness in order to give us a clearer enemy to fight.

Just what was the original intention for the Darkness then? Judging from this image it was a massive force that could easily take on the defences of Earth, which probably led to the destruction of most of the War Minds. As The Darkness fought against the War Minds and other defences of Earth, as well as whatever help the Traveller offered, many people left Earth and fled to the edge of the Solar System. Sadly they all met a gruesome end out there as more forces of The Darkness met them and mercilessly destroyed them, leaving a huge graveyard of ships. I often wonder what force of The Darkness laid in waiting out here, obviously aware that people would run from their attack.

Looking at this concept art I feel a little disheartened that there isn’t more lore about The Darkness in Destiny 2, but bungie are aways working and could well add lore later on. I understand the need for a focussed enemy I can see and comprehend, but the idea of some sort of undying race unrelentingly pursuing the Traveller until it got to Earth far too epic to ignore. Maybe The Darkness isn’t even organic, it could be the machines of a long dead species set in motion millennia ago to bring back the Traveller, but what happened at the point they found the Traveller?

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Destiny 2’s Raid In Concept Art

Fans of Destiny 2 think they’ve uncovered the location of Destiny 2’s raid, as well as further details regarding the raid such as how players reach it and where else we’ve seen it in the lead up to Destiny 2 launching.

In the image above, on the left, Luke Smith can be seen as he presented at a Destiny 2 gameplay reveal event. The concept art on his hoodie is said to have some relation to the Raid, and that’s because it appears to link into some other Destiny 2 concept art. As you read on, remember the image of a large object with a small planet-like one above it, seemingly being hunted like prey by the object below.

The Destiny 2 concept art above looks a lot like the image on Luke Smith’s hoodie, so much in fact that it prompted a response from the community enough to go on a hunt for any other evidence that this is indeed the location of the raid. However, this wasn’t all that sparked off the intense investigation into where the Raid takes place.

This concept art might not look so different from the last one you saw, but you’ll notice there’s a ship in this one that makes all the difference. This ship is what has some fans convinced that the object about to be consumed, or the giant catfish ship, are where Guardians will go in order to defeat Gaul and beat the first raid in Destiny 2.

I recently wrote about what this ship could be based on other Destiny 2 concept art. I thought that the Vex could be consuming planets in order to create more of their species, resulting in those planets being turned into machines or metal skeletons formed of the waste products created by the Vex. I then thought that these planets would be consumed by this huge ship in order to turn them back into their base elements, and pump them out into space in order for the naturally forming clouds of dust to form new systems.

While I think that theory is still valid, I think there must be something more to it in order for it to be the first raid in Destiny 2. Gaul is the core bad guy in Destiny 2, as Oryx was in The Taken King, leading me to believe he will be the final boss of Destiny 2’s raid.

Gaul is a guy who thinks no one else is better than him, that’s why he’s taken the Traveller from Earth. The Cabal also have a problem with the Vex, that much is evident from the way they constantly fight each other. I think that Gaul is taking his fight to the Vex in an effort to gain control of their power over time. A Cabal army that can time travel would result in something terrible, a force powerful enough to wipe out a race before they begin and take everything they want without needing to really work for it.

How do you feel about a Vex/Gaul variant?

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The Incredible Interior Of Nessus In Destiny 2 Concept Art

Nessus is a world outside of our own Solar System, and in Destiny 2 concept art we can see a lot of what the planet has to offer. Nessus is said to be located in the Cabal home system, though it looks like the Vex have been doing their thing on the planet for quite some time. It’s not confirmed that Nessus is the Cabal homeworld, but the fact that the Vex are there is enough to show us why the Cabal and the Vex don’t get on.

the above concept art shows Nessus in a light we’re not used to, it’s beautiful, lush, and green. When you think of the Cabal you think of a world covered in militarised cities and factories producing weapons of all kinds. Again, Nessus is not said to be the Cabal homeworld so while I wasn’t expecting something like that, I definitely wasn’t expecting a world with lush greenery similar to Earth. However, if the Cabal are aware of the Traveller then they must have seen influence from its Light before, meaning Nessus may once have been a world blessed by the Traveller’s Light, which would make sense given that the Vex are now mining it for everything it’s worth.

This piece of concept art gives us a better idea of what Nessus is like. As you fly over the world you can see large polygonal shapes missing from the surface, but these are actually holes leading deeper into the planet. What has happened with Nessus is an almost complete transformation by the Vex into a sort of Vex planet. In the Inverted Spire Strike we delve deep into the planet’s core and see the horrible machines kept there, as well as a lot of Vex Milk. I think Nessus shows us what the Vex aim to do with pretty much every planet they encounter, turn it into a Vex machine that they can then use for furthering their presence in the universe.

Now this image above is a bit of a stretch but hear me out. What if the object being swallowed by the colossal ship above is one that has been converted by the Vex? I’m not super familiar with what the process of converting a planet as the Vex is, but I imagine that a race of machines would like to create more machines and spread everywhere. If you think about the Vex as bacteria, then it stands to reason that with everything they build by consuming the world they must be creating new elements through various processes. What if this huge ship then takes what is left of a planet after the Vex are done with it and processes it into dust, or basic elements in space? Everything that exists in the universe was once base elements floating around in space, which then came together thanks to gravity to form the systems we have today. There are still huge pillars of this dust and collection of elements travelling through the universe today, but what if all that is being created by the Vex as part of their lifecycle? I know all of this is pretty far-fetched, but we know the Vex worship some unholy stuff, so I think that this is all a definite possibility.

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Destiny 2 Traveller Wallpaper

There has been some incredible new Destiny 2 wallpaper released on the cover of Edge magazine, and I think it says a lot about what’s to come in the title.

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The Traveller has always been a source of Light, a sort of power that inhabits all Guardians through their Ghost. Each Ghost was created by the Traveller when the Darkness came to Earth, the forces that wanted to take the Traveller’s Light for their own. These forces ultimately destroyed the Traveller, at least temporarily, but in a last ditch effort to save Earth it birthed Ghosts, millions of them. These ‘little lights’ moved on to bring back Humans, Exos, and Awoken from the dead, all of whom are now defenders of the Light acting on behalf of the Traveller to continue to defend against the Darkness.

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What these Traveller wallpapers show us is a very different picture of what we’re used to. The Traveller is normally bathed in Light and completely white, with a few scuff marks from the attack on it. These images portray a Traveller that’s being consumed by the Darkness, something that’s always been feared but never realised until now.

The Red Legion is here to take the Light of the Traveller for Gaul, a Cabal general who believes he is the only one worthy of the Traveller’s power. However, the way he’s taking the being’s power appears to be killing, or at least harming, it.

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In Destiny 2 Guardians must find the Vanguard, now split up around the system as they come to grips with the fact that their power is gone, and restore Light by saving the Traveller from its captors. That’s going to be made all the more urgent by the fact that the Traveller looks like it’s being slowly eaten alive by a giant energy field generator.

What I’m interested in most is how Gaul is taking the power of the Traveller and using it for himself. The thing with Light is that it has been given to Humanity willingly, but of course if it can be given willingly it follows that it should be possible to take it by force. Gaul is the leader if a dangerous faction of the Cabal, a race who are bred and live for war. In the moment the Red Legion destroyed the Tower and took the Traveller they assumed they’d destroyed the Guardians, but they’re going to realise soon that it’s harder to kill a Guardian than that. No one has confirmed whether the slow consummation of the Traveller is real or figurative at this point, but I hope it is so we can see how the Guardians reverse it.

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Destiny 2 Guardian Wallpaper

We’re checking out some Destiny 2 wallpapers here, admiring them and sharing them with you to enjoy. The focus in this article is on Guardians specifically, whether it’s their class, style, or race, we love it all. The thing about Guardians is that they represent our personal style and choices within the Destiny universe, and the fact that we can do so much with them makes them all the more interesting.

The above wallpaper has the three core classes from both Destiny and Destiny 2, from left to right Warlock, Hunter, Sentinel. These guys are at the core of your Destiny experience, but you need to get used to them right away because otherwise you’ll be having a hard time at every point in the social spaces and cutscenes. But choosing the main Class alone doesn’t determine what kind of experience you have in Destiny 2, it’s all about the other abilities found in Subclasses.

The wallpaper above is for the new Hunter class, the Arcstrider. As an Arcstrider you can do quite a lot with that staff, though it mainly revolves around ripping enemies apart. This Subclass, as well as most of the other Hunter Subclasses, are focused around moving quickly around the battlefield and supporting your friends and whatever class they chose.

This Titan Striker wallpaper is pretty awesome. The Striker is basically Captain America, allowing you to throw that shield around at any enemies you can see, and it’ll bounce off of surfaces to get to those out of the way enemies if you really need it to. This guy is about getting out there, in the middle of the fight and protecting others from anything too dangerous that their puny bodies might not be able to handle.

This is the Dawnblade, the new Subclass for Warlocks. This class is about being a beacon of light in the battle that everyone can rally to. When you’re powering forward with this you know you’re going to be the one everybody’s looking at, and that’s right where you want to be with ¬†flaming sword at your side and giant fiery wings behind you.

The Epic Landscapes of Titan in Destiny 2 Concept Art

Destiny 2 is taking players to some pretty awesome places around our solar system, and outside of it, but I’m not sure we’ve managed to see the full scale of what’s on offer in said planets. The concept artists at Bungie must have had dozens of ideas about where they wanted to take fans out there, but even the few places they’ve chosen have been given a Destiny makeover to change them into something that expands the universe of the games, and doesn’t simply add some extra planets.

Titan is a great example of a planet, well moon technically, that Bunige have taken and and given their own spin in order to expand the universe of Destiny, as well as humanity. This moon of Saturn has an atmosphere that has kept its surface an unknown entity for some time, but thanks to images from the Cassini mission we know that the surface is mostly rock and ice water with lakes of liquid hydrocarbons. This basically equates to an incredibly cold place where it’s possible for elements that exist as gasses on Earth to exist as liquids. Not only this but there are lakes as large as seas at the poles, and this is where humanity has made a foothold on one of the coldest places in our solar system.

Here we can see ships, as in boats, that have become frozen in Titan’s icy surface. This would seem to indicate that at one point humanity managed to make Titan warm enough for this ice to melt, making it possible to sail across those seas. However, clearly when the Darkness arrived in our system it reversed this process. What exactly was going on here to make the ice melt? Whatever process it was it has now been stopped, leaving the moon in a permanent state of destruction, a living memory of the time the Darkness arrived.

In this piece of concept art we can see what looks like one of the poles of Titan. There the seas are constant, so it’s possible that the sight here is still there in Destiny 2. What the massive base is I can’t say, but it looks like a kind of port, maybe where a number of resources from around the moon are being brought to before off-world transport. I’m really interested in what was going on with this moon during the Golden Age, and I hope that the lore in Destiny 2 explains more of what this awesome concept art shows.

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