In February, Activision confirmed that their popular first-person space shooter Destiny would receive a sequel. The release was scheduled some time during fall, but they did not reveal a fixed date. However, a leaked poster offers the official release date, together with the fact that a beta is in plan for the sequel.
An official release date and a beta version for Destiny 2
Firstly, the image of the leak poster was made public by the Italian website Lega Network, that claimed the poster was initially leaked by GameStop Italy. The poster displays three Guardians preparing to go into battle, next to the long awaited release date, which is set for September 8th.
However, many suggest that this release date is only for Europe. In North America, games are usually launched a few days before Europe. Thus, if the date for Europe is September 8th, there are many chances that the game will be released in the U.S. on September 5th.
A new image of the poster was also uploaded on Imgur. This one suggests that Destiny 2 will receive a beta version before launching. This version will be available to PlayStation 4 users before being widely available on other platforms. This comes as no surprise, as the beta version of the first Destiny game was first available for PS3 and PS4.
Eurogamer confirmed the authenticity of the leaked poster. They said that the beta version of Destiny 2 will be launched in June. Kotaku also confirmed that the poster was original, and they said that the developer Bungie would soon release an official statement regarding the game.
Destiny 2 – what we know
Bungie announced that the sequel would have a slightly different feel from the original Destiny. For instance, Destiny 2 will have less barren terrains and more towns, outposts, and quests. Also, the game will be available for PC.
The most debated thing about Destiny 2 is the fact that players will be able to carry only the looks of their characters from the original games. The skills, level, weapons, or currency will not be transferred, in an attempt for both old and new players to start on an even level. Also, all the raids already released in the Age of Triumph update will be available again. The new update brings all the raids to a Light Level, and comes with the biggest record book ever registered for Destiny.
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