Destiny 2 is an upcoming online-only multiplayer first-person shooter video game in development by Bungie and to be published by Activision.
It is scheduled to be released worldwide on September 8, 2017 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and for the first time in the series, for personal computers running Microsoft Windows. There will be several editions of the game, including a Collector’s Edition, a Limited Edition, a Digital Deluxe Edition, and the standard base game. Like the original, there will be an Expansion Pass, which will grant access to the first two expansions of Destiny 2.
The Collector’s Edition of Destiny 2 will include the base game in a SteelBook case, the Expansion Pass, a Destiny 2 Frontier Bag (a messenger bag/backpack combo), a Frontier Kit (featuring a solar panel USB charger with built-in light, a paracord, and a solar blanket), a 15″ Laptop/Tablet Sleeve with protective pocket slip, a Cabal-themed Collector’s Box (including a booklet about the Cabal Empire, a Cabal Schematic, collectible postcards, and Cabal Military Pawns), and premium digital content (a Legendary sword, a Legendary player emote, and a Cabal Empire-themed emblem). The Limited Edition includes all of the same physical and digital items of the Collector’s Edition minus the Frontier Bag, the Frontier Kit, and the Laptop/Tablet Sleeve. The Digital Deluxe Edition includes the premium digital content.
One year after the events of Rise of Iron, the Red Legion faction of the Cabal, a military-industrial empire of massive amphibians, have attacked The Last City with overwhelming forces, led by their commander, Ghaul. The Guardians have been stripped of their powers and forced to flee the Tower. The Guardians must acquire new powers to face Ghaul and the Red Legion, and venture to new worlds in the Destiny universe.
The official description of the reveal trailer reads:
Humanity’s last safe city has fallen to an overwhelming invasion force led by Ghaul, the imposing commander of the brutal Red Legion. He has stripped the city’s Guardians of their power, and forced the survivors to flee. You will venture to mysterious, unexplored worlds of our solar system to discover an arsenal of weapons and devastating new combat abilities. To defeat the Red Legion and confront Ghaul, you must reunite humanity’s scattered heroes, stand together, and fight back to reclaim our home.
There will be a Destiny 2 beta this summer. It opens up to anyone who pre-orders first, but will be followed by an open-beta for all-comers. Betas are the new demo, and this is hardly surprising given the success of the original game’s beta.