Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Bungie

PC gamers to get access to Destiny 2 beta on August 29

As Bungie prepares Destiny for its PC debut on October 24, Activision has sent word that the studio will be holding a beta for players to be able to try it out early. Beginning on August 29, PC gamers can try out the opening story mission, Homecoming, plus some of the cooperative and competitive modes. A trailer for the beta offers a glimpse at the action in store, and can be found below.

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Destiny 2 multiplayer highlighted in Competitive Multiplayer Trailer

Activision is offering a better look at Destiny 2’s multiplayer. A new video highlights some of the new four-versus-four modes and maps, such as Control, Countdown, and Survival. That said, Bungie also noted that they are aiming at having modes that are accessible to both casual and competitive players. Check the trailer out below.

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Destiny 2 story team, voice actors chat it up at Comic-Con panel

Bungie was on hand at this year’s Comic-Con to discuss Destiny 2. Specifically, members of the story team were on a panel to talk about the changes that resulted after the events of the original. Game director Luke Smith, actor Lance Reddick, and others spoke at the show. One topic touched on was the new villain Ghaul, whose motivations were described by narrative design lead Guillaume Colomb: “I imagine that Ghaul must be extremely angry about that. He must think there is some huge injustice in the world, or he thinks that the Traveler made a mistake. Or does humanity somehow hold sway over the Traveler? Ghaul sees this as a noble quest to free the Traveler.” A recap can be found at Activision’s blog.

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Destiny 2 console open beta to kick off July 21, run through July 23

Console players will be able to play Destiny 2 in a few weeks during a three-day-long open beta. Scheduled to run from July 21 through July 23, the beta will feature the opening story mission, Homecoming, along with both co-op and versus modes. Pre-orders will be able to access the beta early, beginning July 18 for PS4 and July 19 for Xbox One.

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Halo 5 to get 4K update, 360 series to be backwards compatible

Microsoft is set to kick off the Halo Summer Celebration. In the upcoming months, the studio is set to revisit several of the older titles in the line. First up is word that four titles will be added to Xbox One’s backwards compatibility library later this year: Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo 4, and Halo: CE Anniversary. Each game will support the campaign, multiplayer, and LAN play on Xbox One and between One and 360. As a bonus, every 360 add-on map pack will be free in Xbox Store. Later this year, Halo 5: Guardians will receive an update to support 4K alongside the release of Xbox One X. Halo Wars 2 is also set to get a new premium expansion this fall, Awakening the Nightmare. The add-on will feature a campaign focusing on The Banished, along with the return of the Flood and a new multiplayer mode, Terminus Firefight. Lastly, 343 will also be in attendance at several upcoming events, including RTX Austin 2017, HCS Summer Finals at DreamHack Atlanta, ChinaJoy and gamescom.

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E3 2017: Activision – Destiny 2 pushed up, Crash, Call of Duty: WWII

Activision hit E3 with a focus on three series: Call of Duty, Crash, and Destiny. The studio released new trailers for Call of Duty: WWII, highlighting multiplayer gameplay, and some more in-game footage from Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. Most of the news surrounded Destiny 2, which has a new, earlier release date for consoles: September 6. PC gamers will be able to grab it off Battle.Net on October 24. A new cinematic story trailer was also revealed, “Our Darkest Hour,” featuring the latest baddie Dominus Ghaul.

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Destiny 2 livestream reveals Guided Games, Countdown, new screens

As mentioned yesterday, Bungie hosted a livestream event today debuting gameplay from Destiny 2. The story will allow players to once again don the armor of a Guardian, solo or with a friend, this time to take down the Red Legion. But the stream emphasized that players do not need previous experience with the series to follow the story. Given that it will be available for PC, and on Battle.Net at that, the game is being represented as a fresh start. Two features were also revealed, Guided Games and Countdown. The former allows players to search for teammates to tackle activities without having a set group, absent in some modes in Destiny, while the latter is a new competitive mode. A host of new screenshots have been released showing some of the content covered and can be found below.

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Bungie to livestream Destiny 2 gameplay tomorrow

Bungie will be hosting a premier livestream tomorrow for Destiny 2. Slated to begin at noon (CST), the stream will broadcast from an airplane hangar in Hawthorne, California, with developers demonstrating new mechanics during a first look at gameplay. To check it out, head over and bookmark their Twitch channel.

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Destiny 2 announced for console, PC, launching September

After their extended livestream event for Destiny’s final downloadable pack, Age of Destiny, Bungie has officially announced Destiny 2 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. A reveal trailer was also released, Rally the Troops, offering a look at the sequel’s storyline. Players will once again take on the role of a Guardian, now with new abilities and weapons, in order to save humanity after the last city falls to a new enemy known as the Red Legion. The trailer features two Vanguards calling the Guardians to retake the planet, setting them off on missions to new areas throughout the solar system. As with the original, the game will include co-op, competitive, and solo modes. Bungie is set to premier hands-on gameplay on May 18 during a livestream on their Twitch channel. A beta will also kick off later this summer.

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Destiny – Age of Triumph launch trailer, screens go live

For three weeks, Bungie has been livestreaming details about Destiny’s final update, Age of Triumph. Today, a new launch trailer offers a better look at it in action, along with a handful of screenshots. The update adds what’s touted as the largest Record Book to date, filled with new challenges, along with additional gear, new weapons, returning Raids raised to 390 Light, and the Daybreak Nightfall modifier.

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