Destiny 2, Destiny X, Destiny: The Other Destiny, or whatever it’s going to be called that definitely, probably isn’t Destiny II: Forge of Hope, is a whole new game, Bungie has confirmed, and while those people who played the original game will be able to carry over existing level 20 characters who’ve completed the campaign’s final mission, everything else – including stats and abilities, and all that precious gear (MY GJALLARHORN!) – will be wiped.
“Sequels represent the start of a new adventure for every player, with new worlds to explore, new stories to tell, new powers to acquire, new loot to earn, and much more. This led us to a decision that would enable us to serve both the game and the player’s best interests: Destiny 1 power, possessions, and Eververse-related items and currency will not carry forward. They will, however, remain accessible to you in Destiny 1,” the developer explained in an update on its blog.
“We know that, just like us, you have grown fond of the Guardians you’ve created, so we do plan to preserve your character personalization. We are going to recognize the dedication and passion you’ve shown for this world. Specifically, the class, race, gender, face, hair, and marking selections for all characters that have achieved Level 20 and completed the Black Garden story mission will carry forward. We also plan to award those veteran accounts with honors that reflect your Destiny 1 accomplishments.”
Bungie also has one last live event scheduled for Destiny, grandly titled “The Age of Triumph”, starting this Wednesday.
“We intend for it to be a fun and memorable celebration that will bring the first major chapter of our Destiny adventures to a fitting close. We’ll look back upon the three incredible years we’ve shared as a community, and look ahead to some final challenges and rewards that await you in the weeks ahead.”
Although the sequel hasn’t even been revealed yet, it’s expected to launch this year.