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Destiny 2 is a MMORPG looter game like Warframe or Diablo. The game released on September 6, 2017 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and on October 24, 2017 for PC[2] on the platform.[3] It's the sequel to the Destiny game and the second game in the Destiny series.[4]

An open beta was held for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in July 2017, and then again in August for PC.[2]

The game released on Steam and Google Stadia on October 1st, 2019, coinciding with the release of Shadowkeep.

A free version known as Destiny 2: New Light was released alongside the launch of Shadowkeep.


Dominus Ghaul, believing that the Cabal Red Legion deserves The Traveler's power,[5] attacks the City, stripping the Guardians of their powers and forcing them to flee.[6]

A Guardian is tasked with finding and reuniting the three members of the Vanguard: Zavala, who fled to Titan; Ikora Rey, who fled to Io; and Cayde-6, who fled to Nessus.[7] Along the way, the Guardian must reclaim their lost power in order to take back the City.[7]

Major Gameplay Changes

  • Weapon slots are Kinetic, Energy, and Power. Kinetic and Energy hold the same weapon types; the difference is that Energy weapons have damage types. Fusion Rifles, Sniper Rifles, Rocket Launchers, and Shotguns fit into the Power weapon slot.[8]
  • The melee and miscellaneous subclass perks are located in sets of four, which cannot be mixed and matched. Players must choose between one set of four perks or another.[9] Grenades, jump modifier, and class ability modifier can be changed regardless of the perk set chosen.
  • Matchmaking is enabled for end-game content using the Guided Games feature, which matches solo players who are looking for a group with Clans who are hosting a group.[10]
  • Players can start a new activity or go to a new location right where they are without going to orbit first.[7]
  • Some NPCs and vendors can now be found outside of social spaces such as the Tower.


Base Game:

Story Missions

  1. Homecoming
  2. Adieu
  3. Spark
  4. Combustion
  5. Hope
  6. Riptide
  7. Utopia
  8. Looped
  9. Six
  10. Sacrilege
  11. Fury
  12. Payback
  13. Unbroken
  14. Larceny
  15. 1AU
  16. Chosen




Crucible Maps

New Subclasses

Launch Editions

Standard Edition

  • $59.99 USD
  • Destiny 2 base game

Game + Expansion Pass

Limited Edition

Collector's Box and SteelBook Case

  • $99.99 USD
  • Destiny 2 base game
  • Destiny 2 Expansion Pass (includes Expansion I and Expansion II)
  • Limited Edition SteelBook Case
  • Cabal-themed Collector's Box, containing:
    • Booklet with secrets of the Cabal Empire
    • Cabal Schematic
    • Collectible Postcard Images
    • Cabal Military Pawns

Premium digital content available in the Limited, Deluxe, and Collector's editions.

  • Premium digital content:
    • Legendary Sword
    • Legendary Player Emote
    • Cabal Empire-themed Emblem

Digital Deluxe Edition

  • $99.99 USD
  • Destiny 2 base game
  • Destiny 2 Expansion Pass (includes Expansion I and Expansion II)
  • Premium digital content:
    • Legendary Sword
    • Legendary Player Emote
    • Cabal Empire-themed Emblem

Collector's Edition

Frontier Kit and Frontier Bag

  • $249.99 USD
  • Destiny 2 base game
  • Destiny 2 Expansion Pass (includes Expansion I and Expansion II)
  • Destiny 2 Frontier Bag
    • Customizable bag that can be worn as a backpack or messenger bag
    • 15" Laptop/Tablet Sleeve with protective pocket slip
  • Frontier Kit, which includes:
    • Solar panel USB charger with built-in light
    • Paracord
    • Solar blanket
  • Limited Edition SteelBook Case
    • Booklet with secrets into the Cabal Empire
    • Cabal Schematic
    • Collectible Postcard Images
    • Cabal Military Pawns
  • Premium digital content:
    • Legendary Sword
    • Legendary Player Emote
    • Cabal Empire Themed Emblem

Pre-Order Bonuses

Those who pre-order any edition of Destiny 2 will receive early access to the following items in-game:[11]

These items will be obtainable for everyone through gameplay starting December 5, 2017.[11]


  • Only class, race, gender, face, hair, and marking selections for all characters that have achieved Level 20 and completed the story mission The Black Garden will carry forward from Destiny to Destiny 2.[12] Accounts were migrated on August 1, 2017. Any progress made in Destiny after that date will not reflect in Destiny 2.[13]
  • Destiny 2 was originally announced for release on Friday, September 8, 2017. The release was moved up two days to Wednesday, September 6, because the team wanted to give themselves more time to prepare for launch weekend, which historically has the most concurrent players.[14]
  • In previous games, Bungie's design philosophy for multiplayer included designing maps and gametypes independently of each other. For Destiny 2, Bungie decided to create a gametype and then specifically design maps for that gametype.[15]
  • To help avoid the content droughts that plagued Destiny, Activision hired additional developers, including Vicarious Visions and High Moon Studios, to work on producing more Destiny 2 content.[1]








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  2. 2.0 2.1 Destiny Dev Team (2017) "Destiny 2 Invades E3". Bungie. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  3. Chalk, Andy. (2017) "Destiny 2 will release on PC later than on consoles". PC Gamer. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  4. Twitter "DestinyTheGame tweet". Retrieved March 27, 2017.
  5. destinygame (2017) YouTubeDestiny 2 Gameplay Premiere 18:23. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  6. Dornbush, Jonathon. (2017) "Destiny 2 Release Date Announced, Confirmed for PC, Beta to Come". IGN. Retrieved March 30, 2017.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Bungie (2017) YouTube: Destiny 2 Gameplay Premiere – The Worlds of Destiny 2 Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  8. Bungie (2017) YouTube: Destiny 2 Gameplay Premiere – The Next Adventure Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  9. Twitter "Mark Noseworthy tweet". Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  10. Bungie (2017) YouTube: Destiny 2 Gameplay Premiere – Clans and Guided Games Retrieved May 25, 2017.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Destiny 2 on PS4". Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  12. Destiny Dev Team (2017) "The Road Ahead". Bungie. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  13. "Help: Legacy Support for Destiny 1 FAQ". Retrieved August 19, 2017.
  14. Hurley, Leon. (2017) "Destiny 2 brought its release date forward so the servers don't melt at launch". GamesRadar+. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  15. Fireteam Chat (2017) YouTube: Destiny 2 PS4 Pro at 30fps, Dedicated Servers and More - Fireteam Chat Ep. 113 17:10. Retrieved May 28, 2017.

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