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  • Daniel James

The Destiny 2 Beta is Nearly Here: Where to Head First?



Destiny 2 beta

In the original Destiny Beta, players were thrust into the open world of Old Russia. With access to nearly the entire open world, though, players were somewhat underwhelmed to discover that the full game didn’t have much more to offer. Further, the beta itself was overwhelming. Players had so many areas to play, that exploration itself ate up the bulk of the average playtime. With few directed activities, players with only a few hours to play (between jobs, family and school), faced an insurmountable space.

In two weeks, the Destiny 2 Beta will gradually become available to fan. Those who preordered on PS4 will lead the pack on July 18th, but it’ll be available on Xbox on July 20th before opening to everyone on July 21st before concluding on the 23rd. With limited time to play, it’s important to gauge which activities interest you the most—and where you’ll spend the bulk of your time.

In the original Destiny Beta, players were thrust into the open world of Old Russia. With access to nearly the entire open world, though, players were somewhat underwhelmed to discover that the full game didn’t have much more to offer. Further, the beta itself was overwhelming. Players had so many areas to play, that exploration itself ate up the bulk of the average playtime. With few directed activities, players with only a few hours to play (between jobs, family and school), faced an insurmountable space.

In two weeks, the Destiny 2 Beta will gradually become available to fan. Those who preordered on PS4 will lead the pack on July 18th, but it’ll be available on Xbox on July 20th before opening to everyone on July 21st before concluding on the 23rd. With limited time to play, it’s important to gauge which activities interest you the most—and where you’ll spend the bulk of your time.

With the Destiny 2 Beta, Bungie’s remedied both the scope and focus: Players have access to a Strike, the Crucible and a story mission. So while less is being offered, more of the real game is apparent. Players can experience relevant slices of the various parts of the game. Destiny players have greatly different tastes, after all, and Bungie’s done a fine job pleasing all.

According to the Bungie post, here’s specifically what to expect:

Homecoming: The opening mission and cinematics from Destiny 2’s Campaign.

Countdown: Enter the Crucible to battle other Guardians in a brand-new mode. Attack or Defend the base on a new map custom-built to support this new game type.

Control: The original standard for Crucible combat is back, with some impactful changes. Control the zones on another new map built with this objective in mind.

The Inverted Spire: Strike at the heart of a Vex stronghold. Bring two willing allies, or let Matchmaking introduce you to a Fireteam of Guardians.

New Subclasses: The new fighting style for each Class will be at the ready. Choose from the Dawnblade Warlock, Arcstrider Hunter, or Sentinel Titan.

The Farm: For one hour, on Sunday, July 23, we’re inviting you to tour the new social space in Destiny 2. Starting at 10AM Pacific, you’re welcome to kick the ball into the net or befriend a chicken. Most vendors and services will be offline. Our goals are to see how many of you it can accommodate at once.

What you should not expect:

Clan Support: It’s true that Clans will be supported in Destiny 2, but those features are not a part of this test.

Character Progression: You’ll receive rewards for defeating your enemies – be they Cabal, Vex, or other Guardians – but the Beta does not represent how your characters will evolve in Destiny 2.

Character Continuity: Destiny 2 is a fresh start. Nothing we do in the Beta will carry over to the final version of the game on September 6. Of course, for every rule, there is an exception…


Destiny 2 Beta Emblem

Destiny 2 Beta players will be able to rock an exclusive emblem, signifying that they were there from the start. Now you, too, can spend the next three years telling people: ‘Yeah, I’ve been playing since the beta.” Let’s get T-shirts.

Actually, about that: My RedBubble page is live with Red Legion apparel, stickers and phone cases. I uploaded it so I could slap a Red Legion logo on my laptop while I was at E3, but you guys are welcome to buy your own here.

All profits will go towards producing content on Dstreet’s Facebook Page, website and upcoming Instagram magazine (more on that later). Anyhow, I’m a college student with a limited budget and an Adobe CC account to make videos and graphics.

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