Destiny 2 is hitting consoles on Sep 6, 2017, Bungie and Activision Publishing announced yesterday. This is two days ahead of the original release date of Sep 8! Yay! And if you can’t wait that long – the console beta will start for all PlayStation 4 players on July 10 at 1am (Singapore time) and will stop on July 24 at noon (Singapore time).
Xbox One users can also get into the beta, but a day later compared to the PS4 folks (and a day shorter too, since they will end at the same time).
Destiny 2 will feature a new story campaign, together with multiplayer featuring a new subclass, the the Arcstrider Hunter. This Arcstrider Hunter’s “super” ability is to summon an Arc-empowered staff to be used for close-quarters melee combat.
The sequel to the original Destiny (in case the “2” didn’t give it away), Destiny 2 tells the story of how the last safe city on Earth has fallen, now occupied by the powerful Dominus Ghaul and his elite army, the Red Legion. Players have to create a “Guardian” to protect humanity and reclaim their home. “The game will offer a fresh start to all players with no previous knowledge or background needed,” Bungie said.
Destiny 2 will also have timed exclusives for the PlayStation at launch, which include:
- A competitive multiplayer map
- Three-player cooperative Strike
- A blue and white coloured ship
- Specialised gear sets
- An exotic weapon
“With our partners at Bungie, we’re delighted to be welcoming players to Destiny 2 early. The game looks and plays great, and moving the launch date up allows us to provide the best possible day one experience for our console players around the world,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision.
“For all of us at the studio, this is a humbling year to see the vision of the Destiny universe welcome its sequel, and for us, the most exciting part is to see what stories this amazing community will tell once it is in their hands,” Bungie CEO Pete Parsons said.
Destiny 2 launches on PlayStation 4 on Sep 6 at S$79.90. Destiny 2 – Digital Deluxe Edition (featuring premium digital content) retails at S$136.90, and a limited edition at S$146.90. An Xbox One edition will launch on the same day, while the game will hit the PC on Oct 24.