Destiny 2 reveal coming this week; everything we know so far
Activision and Bungie dropped a Destiny 2 teaser today which announces a worldwide reveal coming this Friday.
The teaser features Cayde-6 (voiced by Firefly’s Natahn Fillion) drinking alone in a bar, reminiscing about a battle he had with the Cabal. The tone is light, tongue-in-cheek and s bit silly, just like you’d expect from Cayde-6.
He talks about taking out Cabal soldiers left and right and getting in the zone to finish them off. The tight shot on Cayde-6 in the bar then zooms out to reveal widespread destruction all around him. The battle with the Cabal isn’t a memory, it’s all happening right then and there.
Take a look.
The trailer is typical of the lighthearted tone that we’ve seen in Destiny since its launch in 2014. It ends with Cayde-6 getting back into battle with an announcement of a worldwide reveal coming this week.
The trailer will debut at Friday March 31, 2017 at 4am AEDT. We’ll be sure to have the trailer ready for you then.
What’s happening in Destiny 2?
The teaser trailer lends more credence to a popular fan theory regarding Destiny 2. The theory came about when a Mega Bloks set depicting the Cabal attacking the Last City was discovered on Amazon by Mega Bloks fans. Naturally the Destiny subreddit got in on the act and linked to a video by Byf which details the evidence of Shaxx and the Cabal in the Tower Hanger.
The Mega Bloks sets that were discovered on Amazon were the Cabal Bruiser Battle Building Set, Cabal Goliath Tank Building Set and the Aspect of Glass Building Set. The descriptions of the first two sets are;
Bruiser Battle Building Set
- Buildable hangar platform
- Set the scene for a clash between a Bruiser’s crushing strength and a master swordsman’s skill
- A legendary warrior faces his greatest contest yet in the Tower hangar
- Wielding his Raze-Lighter, hero of the Crucible Lord Shaxx prepares to pit his blade against the furious cleavers of a Cabal Red Guard
Cabal Goliath Tank Building Set
- Buildable Goliath tank with rotating turret and articulated jets
- Tank fully opens to reveal interior troop bay
- Four highly detailed, super-poseable micro action figures include Commander Zavala, one Cabal Phalanx, and two Cabal Psion
- Zavala comes with detachable armor and Answering Chords auto rifle
- Cabal figures come with detachable Siege Dancer armor, weapons, and shield accessory
Now it’s the Cabal’s time to shine
The Cabal are positioned to be a major threat in Destiny 2. In the first game, the Cabal appeared only on Mars and later Oryx’s Dreadnaught. There was no Raid featuring the Cabal and their presence in the game was significantly lower than the Hive and the Fallen. Even the Vex got to star in Destiny’s first Raid; The Vault of Glass.
In “The Taken King” we got to see just how fierce and deadly the Cabal are when they rammed Oryx’s Dreadnaught. Two Cabal Bond-Brothers ventured deep into the Dreadnaught and planted explosives that would have destroyed half of our Solar System.
They were also much more prevalent in the expansion and gave players a much needed break from Hive and Fallen enemies; as did the Taken.
The Cabal arrived in our Solar System sometime after the Collapse and quickly established themselves on Phobos and Mars. In the ensuing years and battles, the Cabal have lost over half their numbers. The arrival of Oryx and the Taken was particularly damaging. The Cabal did manage to send a distress signal to the Empire and even though the Guardians were able to shut it down, the message was likely received.
In light of this, perhaps the Cabal attacking the Last City in the teaser (and Destiny 2) is a desperate last gasp in a bid to conquer Earth, or maybe the Empire’s reinforcements have arrived. Either way, it looks like Guardians will be doing battle with the Cabal in Destiny 2.
Leave the past behind
Bungie officially announced Destiny 2 in a tweet that featured the Destiny logo, a giant number two and what appears to be the Last City on fire.
The tweet follows a leak from Italian site LegaNetwork and GameStop Italy. The leaks suggested a September 2017 release with a pre-release beta.
A September release would see Destiny 2 released exactly three years after the original which hit consoles on September 9, 2014. Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg has made comments about Destiny 2 in recent times.
Hirshberg praised Bungie for being able to deliver a title that would please fans of the original and one that would have a “real focus [on a] great cinematic story.” Bungie also talked about the future of Destiny in a recent blog post.
Sequels represent the start of a new adventure for every player, with new worlds to explore, new stories to tell, new powers to acquire, new loot to earn, and much more.
Essentially this means that players will not be able to transfer power, possessions, Eververse item or currency into Destiny 2. Bungie did state that character personalisation will be preserved for players who have reached level 20 and completed the Black Garden story mission.
Destiny veterans will also be honoured in some way, though Bungie has not elaborated on what form that will take as yet.
We believe this is the best path forward. It allows us to introduce the major advancements and improvements that all of us expect from a sequel, ensuring it will be the best game we can create, unencumbered by the past
The Age of Triumph
It’s an exciting time to be a Destiny fan with the sequel’s reveal just around the corner. However, there’s still plenty to do in the original.
Destiny’s Age of Triumph is now live and is giving fans one last go around before we move onto Destiny 2. The key features of this last live event are;
- Raid drops will be iconic Legendaries up to max Light Level
- Elemental Primaries are back
- All Raid Armour can be augmented with ornaments
- Ornament Tokens and Elemental Primaries can drop in Weekly Featured Raids
- Vault of Glass, Crota’s End and Kingsfall Raids all increased to 390 Light
- New Daybreak Nightfall modifer; and
- New Record Book
The Age of Triumph is an in-game celebration of everything Bungie has achieved with Destiny over the past three years. It’s a chance for fans and dedicated Guardians to say farwell and go out with a bang.
Age of Triumph begins with a quest from the Speaker. Players will find a new set of Weekly activities in the Director and will be able to earn three Eververse boxes per week.
Destiny is available now.