Last weekend, at a secret location in Sydney, Australian and New Zealand Destiny fans were treated to a special, official community event. Hosted by Bungie and PowerUp! and attended by some great Destiny content creators, the event was a huge success. Entry was granted only to those who demonstrated they were the biggest and best Destiny fans and on arrival, their fandom was handsomely rewarded.
In a large, open room, Destiny fans were greeted by incredible artwork, cosplayers, Australian Destiny personalities and a fun, friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Communities in games come in all shapes and sizes but Destiny’s is one of the nicest, kindest and best.
Everywhere across the event, you could see groups of Guardians chatting, excitedly discussing the game and theorising about the new season. It was really heartwarming to watch a group of gamers come together and in their shared love of Destiny.
Around 100 Guardians attended the event, which is simply sensational and showed that Aussies and Kiwis are passionate about Destiny and Bungie.
Destiny 2 Party Sydney
In addition to the amazing fans and players who came out in droves, a handful of wonderful Australian content creators were also in attendance. The members of the Destiny Down Under Podcast — myelingames, RealTimeSloth and LogPowerslave — were the Emcees of the night and kept guests entertained with Lore Trivia and general Destiny chat.
The Lore Trivia was exceptionally difficult but some Destiny boffins managed to walk away with some awesome prizes thanks to their knowledge.
Three amazing Destiny cosplayers blew everyone away with their skill and craftsmanship too.
Karl Humphreys (Two Swords Cosplay) came dressed to impress in his Titan cosplay, complete with lights and a moving Ghost! It had to be seen to be believed! Hats off to Karl for bearing with the heat because that costume looked like it was melting him. You can check out Karl’s work on Twitter and Instagram.
Finally, the Drifter attended Destiny 2 Party in Sydney and acted as Santa. Cosplayed by John Bracamonte and looking picture-perfect, the Drifter wandered around and let attendees have a lucky dip from his Santa sack.
Check him out on Instagram.
Some brilliant Destiny content creators also joined in on the celebration and included;
Extra special guest, and bit of a local Destiny legend, Phammy was also at the Destiny 2 Party in Sydney. Phammy’s clan — Redeem — was third in the world to complete the Garden of Salvation and it was Phammy’s Fireteam that finished in third place.
With such a wonderful turnout, great food, lots of drinks and great conversation, the icing on the cake was the prizes provided by Bungie. Everyone who attended left with special Destiny swag including Shadowkeep t-shirts, exclusive emblems, Ghost pins and Gambit Coin necklaces.
One lucky fan walked away with the major prize pack which included;
- A Shadowkeep T-Shirt
- A Black Tricorn Logo Hat
- A Bungie Tumbler
- A Stationary Set
- An Engram Nightlight
- A Pair of Destiny X Palladium Boots
It was a highly sought-after prize pack, to say the least.
With food, drinks, prizes, artwork and cosplayers, you’d think there wouldn’t be more but you’d be wrong. Thanks to Razer, six players could battle it out in the Crucible throughout the night.
The Crucible set up was so popular that attendees were lining up to compete and battle for bragging rights.
Overall, the first-ever, official Destiny 2 community event in Australia was a smashing success. Those in attendance couldn’t wipe the smiles from their faces and got to meet and hang out with their fellow Guardians, share stories and make new friends.
Thanks to Bungie for hosting the event.