Destiny 2 coming to PC on September 8

Are you a PC gamer who likes Halo and Borderlands? Do you wish Borderlands was less wacky nonsense and more hard sci-fi? Then you're probably sad to have missed out on Destiny when it launched everywhere except on PC. Bungie and Activision have good news for us, though: Destiny 2 is coming to PC. Check out the story trailer below.

The original Destiny blended shoot-and-loot PvE action (a la Borderlands) with fast-paced and lethal PvP action (a la Halo), and tied it all together with a high-concept science-fiction storyline. Destiny was Bungie's first experience with massively-multiplayer games, and it's safe to say that it was a learning experience for the company. After some growing pains, though, the game really took off to become one of the top games in its genre. Bungie and Activision boasted of over 25 million players at the end of last year.

That trailer sets up the justification for why existing Guardians (Destiny players) have to make a fresh start, and gives players the name of their antagonist: Ghaul. The story goes that Ghaul and his Red Legion attacked the Tower—the base of operations for the Guardians—and demolished everything. Existing Destiny players will be able to carry over their characters, including class, race, and cosmetic customizations. However, all powers, possessions, items, and currency will be gone.

Typically, massively-multiplayer games run for several years before being supplanted by the developer, and successful ones can run for decades. Destiny has only been out for a little over two years, so it's surprising to see a sequel coming so soon. Bungie community manager DeeJ tweeted that Destiny 2 is scheduled for a beta this summer (restricted to preorder customers) and will launch on Windows, Playstation 4, and Xbox One on September 8.

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    • synthtel2
    • 3 years ago

    I thought it was weird that cross-platform compatibility was a big point in their tech (1st game), but then there wasn’t a PC release.

    Destiny = hard sci-fi since when? I’ll admit I’m not fully up on the lore, but what I’ve seen hasn’t looked much like that.

      • RAGEPRO
      • 3 years ago

      Well, relatively speaking, relatively. 🙂

    • Ninjitsu
    • 3 years ago

    I’m looking forward to a Halo-meets-Borderlands mash-up on PC!

    • Sargent Duck
    • 3 years ago

    OMG, the second “leader” was so voiced by Nathan FIllion. So stoked. I’ll buy the game just for that

      • tipoo
      • 3 years ago

      Cayde? Yeah, he’s basically unmasked Nathan FIllions personality. Fillion is already that character in Destiny 1.

      • David
      • 3 years ago

      Yeah. He’s about the only NPC that has any interaction with the player beyond “Hi. Go kill stuff” in Destiny 1.

      Watch the first teaser. It’s all about Cayde(Fillion).

      • SoM
      • 3 years ago

      with his wittiness, deadpool comes to mind.

    • Takeshi7
    • 3 years ago

    I’ll still be getting it on PS4 instead of PC. It’s going to have the timed exclusives, and the PS4 community will be more casual and less full of cheaters (probably).

      • southrncomfortjm
      • 3 years ago

      If you have the option, PS4 is probably the better place to play. I’d be more worried about a well optimized port than cheaters though.

      • David
      • 3 years ago

      I’ll be getting it on console, too. The Master Race is down voting you, but you’re not wrong.

      • Kretschmer
      • 3 years ago

      I prefer PC for the control scheme and eye candy possible with a 1080Ti. Casualness is in the eye of the beholder, and I already plan on puttering around with friends over hardcore raiding.

        • Takeshi7
        • 3 years ago

        The casualness has more to do with the Crucible. I guarantee Crucible is going to be more frustrating and unpleasant on PC compared to consoles. It’s just the nature of the platform.

          • Kretschmer
          • 3 years ago

          [quote<]the Crucible[/quote<] The WhoWhat? Is that PVP? It's possible to lock down PVP reasonably well for the majority of the population (e.g. WOW), and we'll see how adept Bungie is at platform security.

            • Takeshi7
            • 3 years ago

            Yeah, the Crucible is the PVP part of Destiny.

      • LostCat
      • 3 years ago

      I don’t do 4K yet (or 1080p) so I’ll be ignoring the consoles a while.

    • southrncomfortjm
    • 3 years ago

    I’m definitely interested. Hopefully they learned a lot of lessons and this is a good game from day 1.

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