Destiny 2

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About the game

Destiny 2 is an online only multiplayer first person shooter game that rather defies categorisation. It is the sequel to Destiny and its various expansion packs, detailed below, and is set in a mythical science fiction world, and boasts a large, shared sandbox world which encompasses many elements of role playing games. About the Game In the game, you are a Guardian, one of the protectors of the last safe city on Earth, using Light (which is ‘good space magic’, basically) to protect hum...
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Destiny 2 is an online only multiplayer first person shooter game that rather defies categorisation. It is the sequel to Destiny and its various expansion packs, detailed below, and is set in a mythical science fiction world, and boasts a large, shared sandbox world which encompasses many elements of role playing games.

About the Game


In the game, you are a Guardian, one of the protectors of the last safe city on Earth, using Light (which is ‘good space magic’, basically) to protect humans from invading aliens and the encroaching Darkness (as might be guessed, ‘bad space magic’!) This battle between Light and Dark plays out over the course of the game, being more deeply explored in the various expansion packs, released after the core game’s debut.

The expansion packs for Destiny 2 are: Curse of Osiris 2017; Warmind 2018, Forsaken 2018, Shadowkeep 2019; New Light (which is a remake of D2, including the first two packs as free content); Beyond Light 2020 which introduced the players to the power of Darkness; and soon to come along are: The Witch Queen (TBA); Lightfall (TBA) this is a working title, and might change before release. The Light and Darkness Saga (TBA) will round things off.

In customisation, you will first choose your class from Hunter, Warlock or Titan, (see more about their attributes below). Once you have chosen your class, you are faced with three more choices between Human (a regular person), an Awoken (they are descendants of the original humans and have bluish-grey skin) or Exominds, sometimes shortened to Exos (which are humanoid machines/ sentient androids). Choices made; you are now ready to play.

The Nitty Gritty


Alongside the usual story mission, there are multiple ways to play: strike missions, dungeons and six-player raids amongst them. You can also free-roam at will, picking up public events at each destination as well as other activities over of which show the game’s emphasis on exploration and encouragement of interacting with NPCs (non-playing characters).

Player vs Player (PvP) has objective-based modes, as well as the more traditional Deathwatch games. You can play these PvP games across eleven different maps, finding your friends using the new Clan system, or you can play co-operatively in PvE (player vs environment) games, for which you can play in teams of three. You must earn experience points, known as EXP, in order to upgrade.

Completing the campaign mode is not the end of the game by any means. You can continue to play strikes and raids, and continue to explore the four destinations on the map seeing the bits you missed the first time around, fleshing out more details about the characters you met and picking up more rewards and EXP.

The game’s strong storylines, and detailed expansion packs add to these story arcs, or have their own equally compelling narrative arcs leading off from the main campaign, which makes for immersive play. Do make a point to go back over old ground once you’ve powered up significantly as loot powers up along with you and you will find new, powerful rewards.

Fans of the original game will be delighted to return to the Cosmodrome, a location from that first game – explore everywhere enjoying the nostalgia, or just to get your hands on some good gear. But that is easier said than done as all the worlds are huge!

Go Classy!


Choose from one of the following three classes:

  • Warlocks: create magical weapons, offer healing and empowering auras in which players can stand

  • Hunters: master all sorts of weapons from fiery throwing knives and electric staffs to knives that allow x-ray vision and more

  • Titans: use hammers to unleash earthquakes and tornados or create a protective barrier that lets your team fire through while blocking enemy fire

  • Destiny 2 is an immersive game that will pull you in and keep you engaged as you explore detailed and fascinating worlds, fight your way to the top and succeed in your mission.

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    Destiny 2: The Witch Queen
    Destiny 2: The Witch Queen Deluxe Edition
    Destiny 2: Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack
    Destiny 2: Forsaken Pack
    Destiny 2: The Witch Queen Deluxe + Bungie 30th Anniversary Bundle
    Destiny 2: Legendary Edition
    Destiny 2 The Final Shape

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  • OS: Windows 7 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 3250 3.5 GHz or Intel Pentium G4560 3.5 GHz / AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB or GTX 1050 2GB / AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 105 GB available space
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