The Famous Online Shooter Destiny Is Getting A Sequel

Destiny 2 Announced

Destiny, the famous multiplayer shooter is getting a sequel. Announced by the developer Bungie itself, the game is from Activision Blizzard studios continuing the famous game Destiny. The sequel will be released on PC, XBOX and Playstation 4 later this year. The official launch of Destiny will be on September 8th. 

Destiny

Before we discuss what's new with Destiny 2, here are some quick facts about Destiny 1. The game skipped its release on the PC platform and trended worldwide with a fast growing user base. 

Destiny 1
Destiny 1
  • It is a multiplayer-only Action RPG shooter
  • It was not released for PC
  • The game was often referred as Shared-world shooter
  • Three character classes are available namely Hunters, Warlocks, and Titans
  • Both Player Vs EnivroEnvironment and Player Vs Player (PVP) were available
  • Gained a Metacritic score of 76 for PS4 version and IGN gave it a 7.8 out of 10
  • The game lost users fast later due to its lack of story and its repetitive gameplay

Destiny 2 Will Be Better?

No matter how fluctuating the reviews were, Destiny still made a lot of money for Blizzard Entertainment. Users loved playing the game due to its unique worlds, characters making it one of the commercial hits of the gaming industry. 

But, Bungie is promising that the sequel will be much better and larger as it considered all the shortcomings and gameplay issues. To be simple, the company listened to the gaming community. 

Here are all the new features in Destiny 2

  • Locations - New places are added to the game and so far the new places are the European Dead Zone, Titan, Nessus and Io
  • Story-rich - This sequel will fill the void Destiny left when coming to the plot. Bungie told that the game will feature a story-rich game with more cutscenes and increased number of missionsS
  • Sub-classes - The three classes will get more branches and so far we have seen Dawnblade - Warlock Subclass, Sentinel - Titan subclass and Arcstrider - Hunter subclass.
  • Improved Multiplayer - An improvement in HUD, less loading times and a new map are added
  • Clans - Players can now form groups called Clans with custom names and banners. 
Destiny 2
Destiny 2 

Also, the PC version will not be available on Steam but will be run exclusively on Blizzard's Battlenet. The game can be purchased and played online through this site like the other Blizzard games like Overwatch, Heros of Storm etc. The PC version will also be delayed and will reportedly be released a couple of months after the console release.

Battlenet
Battlenet

Seems like the PC users can now enjoy this game too and with developers lie Bungie and its experience with Destiny 1, the game may become a trend in the coming months. So, let us grab Destiny 2 and shoot all the way to the top.

 

SOURCE: Verge 

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