Last week Destiny 2 was dragged through the rumor mill, with reports of a beta coming in June and of a September 8th release date leaked via two promotional posters. Developer Bungie and publisher Activision didn’t comment on any of these leaks, but today the official Destiny Twitter account has confirmed the sequel is, indeed, on the way. The logo is the same as we saw in the leaked posters, with the number two prominently displayed behind the Destiny name. While an official announcement is a cause for excitement, the poster doesn’t actually reveal anything in terms of when the beta starts or even confirmation of a September release. Despite this, fans didn’t hesitate to show their enthusiasm.
— Destiny The Game (@DestinyTheGame) March 27, 2017
Destiny got off to a slow start when it was released in 2014. With repetitive missions and underwhelming story elements scattered throughout, it seemed a lot of the promises Bungie made about the shooter MMO when it was announced had gone unfulfilled. The game started to hit its stride, however, with the release of “House of Wolves” and “The Taken King” expansions in May and September of 2015, respectively. These added new enemies, campaigns, and subclasses with new supers, and also expanded the lore of the world.
If the leaked posters are to be believed, Destiny 2 will arrive almost three years exactly after the original game launched on September 9, 2014, for PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Details about the sequel are still fresh, but we are sure to learn more in the weeks leading up to E3, maybe even receiving confirmation from Bungie of a June beta. We do know the progress you made in the first game will not carry over into Destiny 2. In addition to PS4 and Xbox One, the sequel will also launch on PS4 Pro, PC, and Xbox Scorpio.
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Tori is a writer and gamer originally from Vault 111, but now she resides in Chicago. She has an MFA in creative writing-fiction, runs primarily on coffee, and is an expert on AMC’s The Walking Dead. Follow her on Twitter @torithatnerd.