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Destiny 2 is the second entry in the Destiny video game franchise, developed by Bungie in collaboration with High Moon Studios and Vicarious Visions. The title was published by Activision, and released on September 6, 2017.

Its story summons the Cabal to the forefront as the never before seen Red Legion, led by Dominus Ghaul invades the City, and entraps the Traveler. This beckons a world without Light, as Guardians lose their power en masse, and the Cabal occupy the Last Safe City.

Characters

Major Characters Major Antagonists Minor Characters & Antagonists
  • Lord Shaxx
  • Master Rahool
  • The Consul
  • Bracus Zahn
  • Savathûn's Song
  • Thaviks, the Depraved
  • Protheon, Modular Mind
  • Brakion, Genesis Mind
  • Grask, the Consumed

Plot

The story of Destiny 2 begins with the Guardian returning to the City as the Cabal Red Legion, led by Dominus Ghaul, siege the Tower. The attack eventually pushes the Guardians out of the City, and the Cabal capture the Speaker in the process. The Guardian, with the assistance of Amanda Holliday, reaches the Red Legion command ship, the Immortal, to lower its defenses. After doing so, the Guardian is confronted by Ghaul, right as the Traveler's Cage, a device made by the Cabal to block the Traveler's Light, is activated. Rendering the Ghost unconscious, and the Guardian defenseless. Ghaul then pushes the Guardian off of the ship, sending them falling into the City streets, where they eventually recover, and escape.

Meanwhile, Ghaul and his Consul probe the Speaker, as Ghaul wishes to understand how he can earn the Light from the Traveler. However, the Speaker explains how this will never happen, which leads to his untimely death. Ghaul also retaliates against the Consul for having disapproved of his fascination with earning the Light, rather than taking it.

The Guardian then meets Suraya Hawthorne in the city outskirts, and receives a vision from the Traveler. This vision prompted the Guardian to find a fallen Shard of the Traveler in the European Dead Zone on Earth, which restores their Light upon contact. With this newfound hope, the Guardian reunites the fractured Vanguard, and mounts a counterattack on the now Cabal-occupied City. Making their way back aboard the Immortal to confront Ghaul, who in his desperation has blessed himself with the Traveler's Light, and is now wielding Guardian abilities. The Guardian, however, reigns victor, as they often do. But Ghaul's being begins to transcend his body, as he becomes a mass of viscous Light. As he reaches out to the Traveler, in an unprecedented action, it awakens. The Traveler emanates massive beams of Light as it breaks free of its cage, vanquishing Ghaul for good. The Travler is left in a damaged, yet finally awakened state, as the Red Legion retreats.

Trailers

Launch Editions

Edition Price Contents
Standard Edition $59.99 USD
  • Destiny 2
Digital Deluxe Edition $99.99 USD
  • Destiny 2
  • Expansion Pass
  • Premium Digital Content
Limited Edition $99.99 USD
  • Destiny 2
  • Expansion Pass
  • Premium Digital Content
  • Destiny 2 Steelbook Case
  • Cabal-Themed Collector's Box
Collector's Edition $249.99 USD
  • Destiny 2
  • Expansion Pass
  • Premium Digital Content
  • Destiny 2 Steelbook Case
  • Cabal-Themed Collector's Box
  • Frontier Bag
  • Frontier Kit

Standard Edition

The standard edition of Destiny 2 was available both physically and digitally, initially sold for $59.99 USD.[1] However, Destiny 2 and all of its Year 1 content was eventually made available for free as part of Destiny 2: New Light on October 1, 2019.[2]

Digital Deluxe Edition

Available for $99.99 USD, the Digital Deluxe Edition of Destiny 2 included the base game, the Expansion Pass, and the Premium Digital Content pack.[1]

Limited Edition

The Destiny 2 Limited Edition is the lesser of the two physical special editions made for Destiny 2. For $99.99 USD, it includes all of the digital content included in the Digital Deluxe Edition as well as a collector's box which contains a SteelBook case for Destiny 2 and the Cabal-Themed Collector's Box.[1]

Collector's Edition

The Destiny 2 Collector's Edition sold for $249.99 USD, and it includes everything available in the Limited Edition, as well as the Frontier Bag and Frontier Kit.[1]

Bonuses and Related Releases

Preorder Bonuses

Physical Items Digital Items Other
  • 3 Days Beta Early Access (PS4)[3]
  • 2 Days Beta Early Access (Xbox One)[3]
  • 1 Day Beta Early Access (PC)[4]

Expansion Pass

The Destiny 2 Expansion Pass was sold for $29.99 USD, and it included the first year of expansion content for Destiny 2, which included Curse of Osiris and Warmind.

Premium Digital Content

The Premium Digital Content bundle consisted of the Traitor's Fate Legendary Sword, Emperor's Shadow Emblem, and a Legendary Emote.

Upgrade Edition

The Upgrade Edition of Destiny 2 was available during the title's third year, after Destiny 2 and its first two expansions were made free to play. For $49.99 USD, it included Forsaken, the Forsaken Annual Pass, Shadowkeep, and a season pass for the active year 3 season.[6]

Legendary Edition

Due to Beyond Light's release and the vaulting of Forsaken Annual Pass content, the Upgrade Edition was replaced by the Destiny 2: Legendary Edition for the game's fourth year. For $79.99 USD, it included all three of Destiny 2's annual expansions, Forsaken, Shadowkeep, and Beyond Light, as well as the active year 4 season pass.[7]

Soundtrack

The Destiny 2 original soundtrack is the longest original soundtrack in Destiny to date. It is also tied with the Destiny original soundtrack for second most tracks in a Destiny soundtrack. It is available for purchase from the Bungie Store, and the purchase includes an exclusive Emblem, Resonant Chord.

Destiny 2 Original Soundtrack
Destiny 2 Soundtrack 1.png
Composed by Michael Salvatori, Skye Lewin, C Paul Johnson, Rotem Moav, and Pieter Schlosser.
DISC 1
1 Inner Light 5:20
2 Last Rite 1:52
3 Rise 6:16
4 EDZ 2:35
5 Towerfall 2:54
6 Lost Light (feat. Kronos Quartet) 3:43
7 Forge Ahead 4:14
8 Battle Stations 4:37
9 Utopia Fallen 3:37
10 Lost Sector 3:23
11 Journey (feat. Kronos Quartet) 7:18
12 View from Orbit 2:19
13 Red Legion 3:14
14 New Dawn 2:15
15 What We Fight For 3:09
16 Leviathan 2:38
17 The Wilds 1:45
18 Holliday 4:52
19 The Farm 4:03
20 Be Brave 3:37
DISC 2
21 Payback 5:14
22 Homecoming 1:45
23 Traveler's Dream 2:02
24 Ikora 5:33
25 Nessus 3:29
26 The Hunted 4:10
27 Pathfinder 3:23
28 Spark 3:42
29 Scavenger's Den 5:14
30 Dominus Ghaul 4:24
31 Riptide 3:26
32 Titan 3:25
33 Legion's March 2:17
34 Home of the Brave 2:45
35 A New Frontier 2:53
36 Into the Light 2:37
37 Voyage 2:09
38 Arcadia 3:16
39 No Mercy 4:43
40 The Blight 3:08
41 Guardian's Sacrifice 1:28
42 Resist the Legion 3:05
43 Sanctuary 2:30
44 The Last City 2:50
44 Tracks // 2 hour, 38 minutes

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Reed, C. (23 August 2017). A Complete Guide to Destiny 2's Preorder Bonuses. IGN. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  2. Cozmo. This Week at Bungie - 9/19/2019. Bungie. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sarkar, S. (18 July 2017). Destiny 2 beta: launch time and details (update). Polygon. Retrieved 21 October 2020.
  4. Blizzard Entertainment. (29 August 2017). Destiny 2 PC Open Beta Now Live! Play Free Until August 31. Blizzard. Retrieved 21 October 2020.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Game Preorders. Destiny 2 Pre-Order Bonuses. Retrieved 21 October 2020.
  6. Steam. Destiny 2: Upgrade Edition. Archived by Wayback Machine 17 August 2020.
  7. Steam. Destiny 2: Legendary Edition. Archived by Wayback Machine 8 May 2021.


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