Destiny the Game

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"And my vanquisher will read that book, seeking the weapon, and they will come to understand me, where I have been and where I was going."
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Overview[edit]

Destiny Overview[edit]

From the Creators of Halo and the company that brought you Call of Duty. In Destiny you are a Guardian of the last city on Earth, able to wield incredible power. Explore the ancient ruins of our solar system, from the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus. Defeat Earth’s enemies. Reclaim all that we have lost. Become legend.

A BOLD NEW WORLD[edit]

Embark on an epic action adventure with rich cinematic storytelling where you unravel the mysteries of our universe and reclaim what we lost at the fall of our Golden Age.

More Ways To Play[edit]

The next evolution of the first-person action genre that provides an unprecedented combination of storytelling, cooperative, competitive, and public gameplay, and personal activities that are all seamlessly woven into an expansive, persistent online world. Venture out alone or join up with friends. The choice is yours.

Create Your Legend[edit]

Personalize and upgrade every aspect of how you look and fight with a nearly limitless combination of armor, weapons, and visual customizations. Take your upgraded character into every mode, including campaign, cooperative, social, public, and competitive multiplayer.

Game Modes[edit]

Free-roaming exploration, high-profile critical missions and battles with fellow Guardians are just a few of the ways to experience Destiny. To become legend, you’ll need to master each one.

Crucible[edit]

Competitive Multiplayer[edit]

Enter the Crucible to hone your competitive skills against other Guardians in arenas that span the solar system. Victory will win you rewards and reputation.

Patrol[edit]

On-Demand Adventure[edit]

Revisit the worlds you have discovered to aid the City in their exploration efforts, seek out valuable resources in order to upgrade your weapons and gear, and link up with other brave Guardians roaming the frontier in search of action and adventure.

Strike[edit]

Cooperative Multiplayer[edit]

Form a Fireteam, three Guardians strong. Infiltrate an enemy stronghold, cutting through wave after wave of enemy ranks emboldened by their fierce, battle-hardened leaders. Confront an enemy worthy of only the bravest Guardians.

Tower[edit]

Third Person Social Space[edit]

Home of the Guardians, the Tower is a third person social hub where you can regroup, rearm, and form new alliances before venturing beyond the safety of the City's walls.

Story[edit]

epic Campaign[edit]

Destiny features a rich, cinematic story, centered on your quest to discover and explore the remains of humanity's Golden Age. As a Guardian, you must venture beyond our walls, into a wild and dangerous frontier, and take the fight to ancient evil forces hell bent on our destruction.

Story[edit]

Everything changed with the arrival of the Traveler. Long ago, it breathed new life into our system. Rain washed over Mars. Fresh air cleansed the skies over Venus. Soon after, humanity raced into the black, and colonized these newly remade worlds. It was a time of miracles – a great Golden Age.

Our Golden Age[edit]

Everything changed with the arrival of the Traveler. Long ago, it breathed new life into our system. Rain washed over Mars. Fresh air cleansed the skies over Venus. Soon after, humanity raced into the black, and colonized these newly remade worlds. It was a time of miracles – a great Golden Age.

Hope in the Darkness[edit]

It did not last. The Traveler had an ancient enemy. A powerful darkness that found us here on Earth, and nearly destroyed us. No one knows exactly what happened in those final moments, but we know this: we survived, and we owe our lives to the Traveler.

We Rise Again[edit]

In our darkest days, Humans, Exos, and Awoken found the Traveler where it made its last stand, low above Earth, silent and immobile. We built the City – our last – within its protective veil, fighting countless wars to keep its peace. From that dark age, Guardians were born.

The New Frontier[edit]

Now, a new era has begun, and the only hope for our future lies in unlocking the greatest mysteries of our past. You are a Guardian of the last safe city on Earth, able to wield some of the Traveler's incredible power. You are taking this mantle just as a new day dawns. Titans, Hunters, and Warlocks have finally returned to our long-lost worlds, only to find out we are not alone.

Defend the last safe City on Earth. Defeat our enemies. Explore the ancient ruins of our solar system. Discover all that we have lost.

Become legend.

Destinations[edit]

The Golden Age saw humanity set out into our solar system, colonizing and settling worlds near and far. Explore the lush jungles of Venus, the cold depths of the Moon and other incredible worlds on your quest to become legend.

Earth[edit]

Our home. After the Darkness swept over us, we found the Traveler where it made its last stand. Beneath, we built The City – our last – within its protective aura. From here, Guardians stand watch, defend our civilization, and strike out into the wild frontiers of Earth – and beyond – to reclaim our lost worlds.

Moon[edit]

Like Earth, the ruins of humanity's former glory can be found scattered across the familiar lunar surface. Recent exploration attempts have been repulsed, reporting increased enemy activity, and even strange tectonic phenomenon. The City has since classified the Moon as a "Forbidden Zone,” open only to our most brave and experienced Guardians.

Venus[edit]

Venus was once the site of great discovery – a paradise. Now, it is a monument to all that we have lost. The old stories say we built an academy dedicated to learning and research on the shore of a wondrous sea, and that the waters themselves boiled and rose up to shatter the coast, washing away all that we had built.

Mars[edit]

What little we know of Mars may as well be a myth. We built a massive metropolis in the red dust. The Darkness swept nearly all of it away; the sand itself claimed the rest. No one knows what remains of our lost age, now buried beneath the dunes.

Guardians[edit]

You are a Guardian of the last safe city on Earth, able to wield some of the Traveler's incredible power. You are taking this mantle just as a new day dawns. Titans, Hunters, and Warlocks have finally returned to our long-lost worlds, only to find out we are not alone.

Titan[edit]

ARMORED ENGINE OF WAR[edit]

Their lightning-charged fists will knock you off your feet. Their armor and shields make them nearly invincible. We like to think they are our faceless knights, protecting us from our countless enemies. But their power and resolve gives them the air of rising gods.

Warlock[edit]

Wielder of Arcane Power[edit]

They’ve found a way to weaponize their curiosity, harnessing the Traveler’s light in patterns never before imagined. Warlocks are not passive scholars of the unknown. These are mystic warriors, capable of incredible acts of devastation.

Hunter[edit]

Master of the Frontier[edit]

Quick on the trigger and deadly with a blade, Hunters stalk battlefields as if they were hunting prey. Cunning and ruthless, they prize the undiscovered and prepare for the unexpected, channeling their powers by intuition and gut instinct.

Enemies[edit]

Our solar system is a wild and dangerous place inhabited by all manner of enemies. From the brutal war machines of the Cabal to the lightning-fast marauders of the Fallen, you’ll need to push your wits and skills to their limits in order to survive battles in which victory is anything but assured.

Fallen[edit]

Fallen are hardy creatures who can survive in a wide range of environments without heavy armor or complex modifications to their physiology. They travel light, hit hard, and are gone before you know it. Fallen may look like mere scavengers, but on closer inspection you will see hints of a splendid, sophisticated past, and the proud markings of their ancestral "Houses."

Hive[edit]

Hive manipulate the physical world in ways that we can only begin to imagine. The Hive have carved a kingdom deep into the lifeless core of the Moon, and it is there they remain, silent and buried among many dark and terrible secrets, a reminder of the tremendous power that brought forth the Collapse.

Vex[edit]

Scattered reports indicate that the Vex appear to be mass-produced machine units, constructed of an unknown metal alloy resembling hammered brass. All attempts to communicate with them have failed. They are hostile. They are unrelenting. They are deadly.

Cabal[edit]

Few Guardians have faced Cabal and lived to tell the tale. They are a professional military operation. On every front we have found them on the march, they have already dug in and ringed their installations with razor wire. Now, it seems they've turned their eyes towards us.

App[edit]

Companion[edit]

Stay connected to the world of Destiny wherever your real-life adventure takes you.

Download the Destiny Companion App on iPhone or Android now.

Expansions[edit]

Expansion I[edit]

The Dark Below[edit]

Expand your Destiny adventure with a wealth of weapons, armor, and gear earned in new story quests and missions, three new competitive multiplayer arenas, and a new Strike and Raid. Beneath the surface of the Moon, a long-forgotten enemy stirs. Survive the true depths of the Hellmouth, and stop its dark army from invading Earth.

New Gear and Increased Light Level[edit]

Your legend grows. Reach new heights of prestige and glory by increasing your Light Level to 32, acquiring exclusive new weapons, armor and gear, and facing new cooperative and competitive challenges as your adventure continues.

New Raid[edit]

Summon your courage, Guardians. Crota waits in the dark below. Gather your most trusted allies to form a Fireteam, six Guardians strong. Don your best, battle-hardened weapons and armor. Master the depths of the Hellmouth. Face Crota, and live, and glory and reward are yours for the taking.

New Strike[edit]

In the Jovian Complex, deep in the old Cosmodrome, lives Omnigul. Here, she works to expand the Hive army in preparation for the return of her master, Crota, and the Hive's invasion of Earth. Only you and a fireteam of brave Guardians can eliminate this threat, moving closer to saving our world and growing your legends.

New Crucible Maps[edit]

Get ready to fight, Guardians. The Crucible expands into new territory with three new competitive arenas. Each presents its own unique strategic opportunities to sieze glory and honor. All must be mastered to assure that your Light will prevail in battle.

New Story Missions and Quests[edit]

After years hiding amongst the Hive shadows, a new character, Eris, has come forth bearing an ominous warning: The Hive seek to summon a god, Crota, to destroy the Earth. Find her in the Tower to complete her quests and three new story missions, increase your Light, and earn the weapons and armor you’ll need to face what waits in the dark below.

Expansion II[edit]

House of Wolves[edit]

Expand your Destiny adventure with a wealth of weapons, armor, and gear to earn in new story missions, three new competitive multiplayer maps, and a new cooperative Strike. Expansion II introduces a new competitive elimination mode in the Crucible and an all-new arena activity – The Prison of Elders. The Reef is open. Join the Awoken and hunt down the Fallen rising against us.

New Story Missions & Social Space: Vestian Outpost[edit]

The Guardians have grown strong, and now the Queen of the Awoken has called upon them to hunt down the House of Wolves, Fallen subjects once loyal to the Queen before their violent rebellion. Meet with the Queen’s emissaries at Vestian Outpost in the Reef. Hunt down their Fallen betrayers and earn great rewards.

New Competitive Event: Trials of Osiris[edit]

The Trials of Osiris weekly Crucible event will no longer be available on Legacy Consoles after the end of August 2016. To access Trials of Osiris after the end of August 2016, Legacy Console players will need to upgrade from their Legacy Console and purchase Destiny: Rise of Iron once it is released.

The Taken King players on Current Gen Consoles will also need to purchase Destiny: Rise of Iron once it is released in order to continue accessing Trials of Osiris.

New Multiplayer Maps[edit]

NEW CRUCIBLE MAP: TIMEKEEPER[edit]

This mysterious clockwork-like structure was built by the Vex untold centuries ago. The rogue Warlock, Osiris, once theorized that this place, and others like it, was tuned to temporal energies unmapped by humanity. Timekeeper is a Sony PlayStation exclusive map, set within a windy Martian wasteland, featuring an eccentric spiral layout and close-quarters combat.

NEW CRUCIBLE MAP: THIEVES’ DEN[edit]

This Fallen hideout, located in the calderas of Venus, has been cleared for Crucible combat. The hideout itself remains intact, complete with an idling Skiff and constant reminders of the Fallen’s presence, providing Guardians with a vital training ground. Thieves’ Den is a fairly large symmetrical map with precarious drops that offer alternate routes for those willing to risk the fall.

NEW CRUCIBLE MAP: WIDOW’S COURT[edit]

On the edge of the European Dead Zone, there are countless stories of the events that left this village a ghost town. Guardians now use its eerily quiet streets as a training ground chosen by Lord Shaxx. Widow’s Court is an asymmetrical map with both long sightlines and cramped interiors, supporting short and long-range strategies.

NEW CRUCIBLE MAP: BLACK SHIELD[edit]

Codenamed “Black Shield,” this decommissioned Firebase is believed to have been a key defensive position used by the Cabal when they established their warbase on the surface of Mars. Black Shield is a symmetrical map with multiple chokepoints and an interior middle ground to hold, leading to frenetic encounters.

New Co-op Mode: Prison of Elders[edit]

The Prison of Elders is a combat arena hidden deep within the Reef. Under the care of the Variks, the Prison of Elders will challenge Guardians in aggressive combat scenarios meant to test their teamwork and skill. Those Guardians who prove themselves against the Prison's onslaught will earn the riches of the Queen’s realm as bounty.

New Strike: The Shadow Thief[edit]

A massive Fallen ketch has been spotted over the Moon, and a crew of Fallen cutthroats led by the ruthless mercenary Taniks the Scarred seeks to plunder the Hive’s darkest secrets. Guardian Fireteams are tasked with infiltrating the ketch and defeating Taniks before he can secure his prize.

Destiny: The Taken King[edit]

A New Enemy Awaits[edit]

A dark shadow has fallen over our worlds. Oryx, The Taken King, is hell-bent on vengeance and is raising an army of corrupted “Taken” forces by manipulating the Darkness itself. You must find a way into his impenetrable Dreadnaught ship to defeat The Taken King before he and his dark army consume our civilization and bring our solar system to ruin.

The Next Great Adventure[edit]

Destiny: The Taken King, the next great adventure in the first person shooter Destiny universe, introduces a new story campaign and quests, new enemies to fight, new locations to explore, new Strikes and Crucible maps, a new Raid that will put players to the ultimate test, and more. To stand up to the challenge, players will have access to three new devastating Guardian subclasses, and a massive arsenal of weapons, armor, and gear.

Powerful New Abilities[edit]

To battle back the Darkness and the Taken army, players will get brand new subclasses with new supers. Warlocks will now harness the power of an electric storm, Hunters will carve a bow formed from gravitational void energy, and Titans will summon a flaming hammer that can sear their adversaries from a range or deliver a devastating melee impact.

A New Campaign[edit]

A massive Hive Dreadnaught ship looms in the rings of Saturn. Oryx, The Taken King has arrived in our solar system, bringing with him a corrupted army to exact revenge on the Guardians who destroyed his son Crota, and to consume our worlds. Arm yourself with newfound abilities, weapons, and gear. Defeat the Taken hordes. Make your way aboard the Dreadnaught, and face Oryx himself within his inner sanctum.

New Activities & Rewards[edit]

Adventure through new Strikes featuring powerful bosses, follow more questlines that lead to powerful, new gear and brave the next major Raid to test six-player Fireteams.

Continue leveling in Destiny and fill your arsenal with brand new weapons and armor. Find and collect new, powerful Exotics.

Oryx, The Taken King[edit]

Some scholars say that it was the vile “children” of Oryx that first crawled from the ashes, post-Collapse.  His brood grew quietly, but quickly enough, spawning armies of Hive loyal to their King deep within the caverns and shadows of our worlds. Among them was Crota, the god-Knight whose offspring poisoned our Moon.

Crota and his army would have infected the Earth were it not for the efforts of Eris Morn, and the Guardians who heeded her warnings. Now, Crota is dead – body and soul extinguished by your hand.

Oryx, armed with a dark power beyond anything we’ve yet to face, is coming to claim his revenge.

The Taken King - Legendary Edition[edit]

Destiny: The Taken King - Legendary Edition is perfect for new and existing Guardians that are ready to jump into the Destiny universe or continue to carve their legend in the stars. The Legendary Edition features the complete Destiny experience including The Taken King, the next evolution in the Destiny universe, Destiny, Expansion I: The Dark Below and Expansion II: House of Wolves. Unite with 20 million Guardians in the fight to defeat Earth’s enemies, reclaim all that we have lost, and Become Legend. Legendary Edition Includes:

  • The Taken King
  • Destiny
  • Expansion I: The Dark Below
  • Expansion II: House of Wolves

Destiny 2[edit]

The Story of Destiny 2[edit]

Humanity’s last safe city has fallen to an overwhelming invasion force, led by Ghaul, the imposing commander of the brutal Red Legion. He has stripped the city’s Guardians of their power, and forced the survivors to flee. You will venture to mysterious, unexplored worlds of our solar system to discover an arsenal of weapons and devastating new combat abilities. To defeat the Red Legion and confront Ghaul, you must reunite humanity’s scattered heroes, stand together, and fight back to reclaim our home.

The Worlds of Destiny 2[edit]

Your adventures will take you across the solar system and back again, as you wage war against the Red Legion, discover the secrets of our forgotten past, and aid allies in need of a legendary hero.

Earth[edit]

The Last City[edit]

The City is the last populated city on Earth and the last bastion for mankind and civilization. The City was built after The Traveler arrived and is located directly below where The Traveler hovers. Mankind came together to build The City underneath the Traveler because it provides powers and protection to humankind.

European Dead Zone (EDZ)[edit]

European Dead Zone was ground-zero for a cataclysmic event that left a massive shard of The Traveler – the source of every Guardian’s power and immortality – embedded into the vast landscape. For years, only wild vegetation and the remains of an abandoned city were evidence of our forgotten past. Now, the Red Legion are using the European Dead Zone as a staging ground for their war machine.

Moon of Saturn[edit]

Titan[edit]

The great monuments of mankind’s utopian Golden Age now lie toppled or half-submerged within the rolling ocean that blankets the entire surface of Titan. All that remains is a flotilla of construction barges and a lone human habitat that serves as the perfect hiding place for some of humanity’s scattered forces – and something far more sinister below.

Vex Planetoid[edit]

Nessus[edit]

Lush with giant twisted trees, deep caverns, waterfalls, and silver swamps, the origin of this planetoid remains unknown. What is clear is that the Vex have nearly transformed the entire planetoid into a machine world, above and below the surface. For those Guardians willing to brave the dangers and explore the myriad of mysteries, treasures beyond the imagination await.

Moon of Jupiter[edit]

Io[edit]

Io was the last place visited by The Traveler, and the site of great interest to both humanity and the timeless Vex machines. The Red Legion, too, now seek to unravel the secrets and power of this place, gouging at the surface, seeking to uncover new sources of power to aid in their quest to dominate our worlds. It is up to you to protect this place, and to preserve its great legacy.

Game Modes[edit]

Destiny 2 provides an unprecedented combination of cinematic storytelling, thrilling solo adventures, and cooperative, competitive, and public gameplay — all seamlessly woven into an expansive online world. Rally your friends or venture alone. The choice is yours.

Epic Campaign[edit]

Story[edit]

Embark on a massive action-adventure journey to fight back against the Red Legion determined to destroy us all, and to reclaim our home, the last safe city on Earth.

Adventures[edit]

Take on rewarding side-missions and quests to level up, earn loot, and learn more about the world of Destiny 2.

Social Space[edit]

Connect with other Guardians, visit Faction vendors, and gear up for your next adventure.

Cooperative Multiplayer[edit]

Strikes[edit]

Infiltrate an enemy stronghold with up to 3 players and takedown all active threats. Fight alongside your friends, or matchmake with other Guardians.

Raids[edit]

Gather your fireteam of 6 and take on Destiny 2’s ultimate cooperative challenge. Earn prestigious weapons, gear and accomplishments as you fight your way through.

Clans + Guided Games[edit]

Clans offer rewards and experience for completing activities with members of the team. Join up with your friends, or discover new ones. With Guided Games, solo players can enlist Clans to play a Raid, a Nightfall Strike, or a competitive match in Trials.

Competitive Multiplayer[edit]

Crucible[edit]

Put your competitive skills to the test in 4v4 matches against the most dangerous enemy of all – other players.

The Guardians[edit]

Masters of the Frontier[edit]

Hunter[edit]

Quick on the trigger and deadly with a blade, Hunters stalk the battlefields. They are cunning and ruthless, taking big risks for bigger rewards.

Armored Engines of War[edit]

Titan[edit]

Pillars of strength which no force can move, Titans protect their allies and drive the frontline until their enemies are no more.

Wielder of Arcane Power[edit]

Warlock[edit]

Warrior-scholars of the Light, Warlocks hold an arsenal of deadly secrets. On the battlefield, those secrets can shatter reality itself.

Armor[edit]

With nearly endless armor configurations, your Guardian will be fully prepped for every battle. Customize your Guardian’s look and upgrade your gear as you progress through the game.

Hunter[edit]

Titan[edit]

Warlock[edit]

Supers and Abilities[edit]

All Guardians are able to channel and wield an incredibly potent power, known as Light, to devastating effect in combat. The ultimate expression of this power is embodied by a Guardian’s Super Ability.

Hunter Subclass[edit]

Arcstrider[edit]

Summon an Arc Staff that bristles with energy to become a conduit of acrobatic devastation, storming your way through the heart of the battle.

Titan Subclass[edit]

Sentinel[edit]

Protect your allies with a Void Shield, capable of nullifying incoming damage and erasing all threats both near and far.

Warlock Subclass[edit]

Dawnblade[edit]

Gain complete air superiority summoning a Solar Sword and overwhelm your enemies below with scorching devastation.

Alternate: The Journey of Destiny 2[edit]

You are one of humanity’s last remaining Guardians. Your home and your power has been taken from you by a brutal invader – Ghaul. With humanity on the brink, it’s up to you to fight back and reclaim our world.

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