With Bungie’s new shoot ‘n’ looter now just three weeks out of launch, the internet hype machine is dialling things up to MAXIMUM OMG YOU GUYS I CAN’T EVEN and today it’s about things to do in the game. Are you ready, Guardians? I’m ready.
According to the latest issue of Edge magazine, Destiny 2 features more than 80 player-versus-environment (PVE, or basically, everything that’s not competitive multiplayer modes) activities, and “each is substantial in length, challenge, story and reward”. Besides campaign missions and emote choreography, this obviously also includes things like Strikes and Patrols, plus the new Lost Sectors, Adventures, World Quests, and other public events – but it’s about the same amount of content that the first Destiny had by the time four paid expansions had been added. So that’s not bad.
The new version of the weekly Nightfall Strike will have a time limit to keep things interesting, but also presumably to preclude cheap tactics like camping inside the rocks in the Nexus. What? I only did it the one time. Okay, maybe more. Shut up, everybody did it.
Game’s out on Xbox One and PS4 on 6 September, and on PC on 24 October. A beta for the PC version goes live on 29 August.