Destiny 2: Rumors, Release Date, Platforms & Everything Else We Know

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Destiny is a proven hit, and every popular game gets a sequel. Everyone knows there will be a Destiny 2, but we don’t exactly know how the bones of the original sci-fantasy FPS will translate. There hasn’t even been an official announcement, but that doesn’t stop rampant speculation or the ever-churning rumor-mill to release tidbits of tantalizing information on Bungie’s next big project. To help make sense of the chaos, Gameranx is here to provide all the details you’ll need to understand what exactly is going on with Destiny 2.


Everything We Know (And Some Things We Don’t)

[Updated 9/30: Check back often to find any news, rumors, or confirmed info available before the full Destiny 2 release.]

Destiny 2 is still (mostly) a mystery. It has not been officially announced, but leaks, documents, and other rumors have been swirling about what features might and might not make the cut.

Here you’ll find everything we know about Destiny 2, along with some rampant speculation about what we don’t.


When Does Destiny 2 Come Out?

Tentatively, the release schedule is set at late 2017.

That sounds like a reliable prediction. Publisher Activision always pushes its biggest titles during the Fall pre-Christmas shopping rush, alongside new entries to Call of Duty. Expect to see Destiny 2 drop sometime in the September-December 2017 timeframe — unless the developers at Bungie shock us with a massive delay. When gaming companies are involved, that’s always a looming possibility.


What Platforms Will Destiny 2 Release On?

Destiny 2 is planned to release on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.

We can assume Destiny 2 will be compatible (and greatly improved) and the PS4 Pro and the Xbox Scorpio, but will also release, and function totally normally, on the other, less powerful versions of both consoles. PS4 Original / Slim and Xbox One Original / Slim should have no problem running Destiny 2.

 


Will Destiny 2 Allow Character Transfers From Destiny 1?

Destiny 2 will not allow you to transfer your Destiny 1 character to Destiny 2.

This has not yet been confirmed, and plans may change in the coming months, but for now it appears that Destiny 2 will not let you keep your Guardian and continue their adventure from one game to the next. That means you’ll have to start Destiny 2 from scratch with a new character.


What Improvements Will We See to Planets In Destiny 2?

Sources close to Bungie report the Destiny 2 will feel like a whole new game, not just a Taken King expansion of content. That suggests that the basic gameplay will expand in a number of important ways.

  • “Play-in-Planets” — Planets will provide more content, and you’ll spend more time at these locations.
    • Planets will feature more towns, outposts, and quests when compared to Patrol Missions.
    • Larger common areas and less gated passages — instead of accessing content through menus, you’ll experience it in-world.
    • Playspaces are being totally redesigned to change the way you accept activities, join teams, or travel.

Will Old Content Appear in Destiny 2?

As mentioned above, the same source claims that the dev team for Destiny 2 plans to provide more content at a faster rate. Essentially, we may see old locations and activities return, updated to take advantage of the new features in Destiny 2.

Rumors also suggest that more content may be coming to Destiny 1 even after Destiny 2 releases. Some content might be removed, then added later — the source even suggests that in-game events will control what content returns, or if it returns, if players fight and win to recapture old zones. How this works isn’t explained, but it sure sounds cool.


Will Raids Make A Return in Destiny 2?

Many changes are coming to Destiny 2, but raids are back. Not only are raids back, but raids will get match-making so joining a team will be that much easier.


What Is The Story of Destiny 2? Who Will We Fight? Where Will We Go?

The plot hasn’t been revealed, but rumors point to some important changes, enemies, and areas Guardians will get to explore in Destiny 2.

  • Saturn will feature prominently as a massive playspace — larger than all the explorable areas of the planets in Destiny 1 combined.
  • The Cabal is set to be a major enemy group, with new minor factions fleshed-out in the story.
    • The Sions in particular will be expanded on.

What New Character Options Will We See in Destiny 2?

New races and factions are planned for Guardians. No word on new classes – we might see the return of the Hunter, Titan, and Warlock, but with new skills or sub-classes to change the way you’ll build your Guardian.


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