Showing posts with label Destiny 2. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Destiny 2. Show all posts

Monday, November 27, 2017

Destiny 2 Free Trial

Not any game is without its flaws and issues. First-person online multiplayer shooter Destiny 2 is not above them. Despite those, you can easily rank Destiny 2 as one of the best games of 2017. For that Bungie and Activision surely deserves some credit whether you admit it or not. Now, if you still haven't played the game, how'd you suppose to know how great the game is, right? Don't worry about that. We got something for you here.

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Destiny 2 Free Trial

Starting from November 28, Bungie is releasing a "Free Trail" for the game, so that you can try out and decide if you are willing to pay cold-hard cash for the goods. It's pretty exciting seeing the game is available for a free trial only mere months after its release and we surely aren't complaining.

In this trial, players are about to get access to play campaign missions on two of destinations; the European Dead Zone on Earth and the moon Titan. Crucible competitive multiplayer will also be open to explore but it will be limited to quickplay playlists only. You can join clans to earn more XP and also go solo if that is what you want. You are allowed to make character progression up to Level 7 out of 20. The great part about the trial is that it is available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

RELATED: Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris DLC Announced

Just like every other free trial offer there is a discount offer and you get to transfer your progress to the full game if you decide to purchase the game in the end. Now, you should be very interested to purchase Destiny 2 during the free trial offer as it is giving you the best ever low-price deal of them all, which is just $26 regardless of your platform. Not even Black Friday or Cyber Monday offers of the year cannot beat that as the lowest rate that was offered for the game was $27.

RELATED: Destiny 2 McFarlane Figures First Look

You should keep in mind that the offer of discount deal following the free trial is only applicable for the actual game and not for special editions, or any other expansion pass. However, the offer from Bungie will be a big discount deal for PC version as the game will cost $39 on

RELATED: Destiny 2 XP Scaling System Removed

There was an event to livestream for the upcoming DLC "Curse of Osiris", scheduled to be released on December 5 but was later cancelled. Recently, a discovery of an unexplained XP scaling system was made by a player and when brought to light, Bungie has totally removed it from the game but then changed it back and now players need more XP to level up. Many have been speculating this as a ploy to make people purchases Bright Engrams in-game with real money while the official announcement over this still waits.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Destiny 2 XP Scaling System Removed

Have you been feeling like that you are not gaining as much XP as you should earn while playing Destiny 2? We feel you there, because you are not the only one facing this problem. A lot of players taking part in the Public Events are among the crowd that felt the same dilemma with gaining XP. Thankfully, the developer team behind this awesome multiplayer first-person shooter has also admitted that they have noticed it recently after pointing it out.

Bungie also released an "Official Statement" on their site regarding the issue.

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Destiny 2 XP Scaling System Removed

Seeing people's discomfort over the matter, Bungie has decided to shut down the previous system and now, players will see their XP earning rate as the game progresses all the time on the user interface. This way, they will know how much XP they are gaining against their activities on the go and it will be easy to decide if the procedure was up to mark. As soon as there will be any change or updates will be released, it will be officially announced.

RELATED: Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris DLC Announced

While this is more like a minor change, many are making a big deal out of it. You may ask, why is that? Here is why. Well, according to many, it might also turn out to be a ploy by the devs to make people some spend real cash in-game to make purchase for those Bright Engrams, which you can no longer earn fast by playing. Plus, most of us haven't still forgotten the huge controversy regarding loot boxes and micro-transaction system in Star Wars Battlefront II.

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Destiny 2 In-Game Currency

RELATED: Star Wars Battlefront II Micro-Transactions Outrage

Moreover, it wasn't something that everyone has easily noticed from the launch of Destiny 2. It took the keen-eyed observation of a dedicated Redditor to point out the issue and Bungie haven't take any steps deal with it from the very beginning until it was discovered by players. Doesn't that sound fishy to you since they are the ones who created the game and put it there in the first place?

RELATED: Bungie on Destiny 2 PC Bans

Bungie's Destiny 2 is already out worldwide and is now available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The first expansion pack of the game, "Curse of Osiris" will be out on December 5 for all platforms.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris DLC Announced

Activision and Bungie are on a mission to take over with Destiny 2 and within a very short while of the game's release we also came to know that the first ever expansion pack DLC for the game will be titled 'Curse of Osiris'. All we were unbeknown of was when it is going to come up or how long it would take for us to get a look at the clip they are going to drop for the game pack.

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Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris DLC Announced

Looks like Paris Games Week 2017 is working like a charm as many hot new announcements are being made and guess this was the perfect arena to announce the release of Curse of Osiris DLC pack at a PlayStation event. Below is the reveal trailer for Destiny 2's first expansion for you to check out.

It appears that even after the guardians have seen their days past the fall of Red Legion, the crisis is far less than over yet. Warlock Ikora Rey calls upon the guardian you are playing with to share a finding. The opening of an ancient gate at Mercury has unleashed an army of killer robots who are here to take over. However, she reveals that Osiris, her mentor and one of the bad-ass guardians of the Vanguard has returned from his banishment. So, it's time to go find guardian Osiris and join him into saving the day.

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A New Chapter to Explore

RELATED: Destiny 2 Ending Explained

Your mission will take you to the New Pacific Arcology, which you might have already gotten if you have played the game. You will gain access to new missions, a new social space called the Lighthouse, Strikes, "Raid" content and a few more locations to roam around seeking adventure.

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Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris Features

From what we heard, even though 'Curse of Osiris' isn't a PlayStation 4 exclusive of some sort, it will still release on the platform before PC and Xbox One owners gets their hands on it, with the official release date being December 5th. The PS4-exclusive content that comes with Destiny 2 main game, will last till 2018 while players on PC and Xbox One will have to wait until then. There will be a second expansion following, which still have to reveal its name and a solid release date but for now, we know that it will come out at Spring 2018.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Bungie on Destiny 2 PC Bans

Bungie's heavily expected online-only multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny 2 has launched on PC this October 24 and fans were pretty hyped about it. The game eventually released on that day to everyone's delight and what the internet saw the next day is many players are complaining that many of them has been banned from the game for apparent no good reason.

Some of them even came to speculate that the ban might be a result of them using many third party softwares like Discord and Open Broadcaster Software.

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Bungie Explains Destiny 2 PC Bans

The developer team at Bungie decided to shade some light on it and they did so by releasing a Blog Post on their official website. Addressing the ban issue, they claimed that so far, Bungie has banned over 400 players and it was not because of using any third party softwares. At this point, the ban might seem quite unjust and irrational to the players who were a victim of this.

So, being the developer responsible for this insanely popular franchise, Bungie took matters into their hands to calm down the folks and shared their official Blog Post regarding the ban on Twitter.

As the collective base of banned players took social platforms like Reddit, Twitter and many other online gaming forums claiming that the ban was due to the use of third party programs they all were using while playing Destiny 2. Primarily, they even made it up a theory for the ban spree because apparently, almost all of them were using some third party applications like Discord or OBS for stream overlays and chat services. Some even claimed that the ban is automatic and is within Destiny 2 after all.

On that point, official statement released in the Blog clearly says:

To clear out the confusion and rumor regarding the claim and put it to a rest, developers of Bungie also mentioned that, this ban issue was solely related to people who were using tools that might threaten the shared environment for the game and nothing else. Also, the game cannot ban anyone, only Bungie can and they do it after they run a manual investigation.

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Destiny 2 PC Ban

They also updated their online statement with the fact that, Bungie is not going to ban people for using Discord, Xsplit, OBS, RTSS, etc. while playing Destiny 2. The developer team also addresses that they noticed the group of players that are unintentionally caught in this error will soon be unbanned.

Well, this popular franchise always finds itself on the center of social drama and given their previous history on that, it would've been quite surprising if they weren't any after this week’s PC launch of Destiny 2. However, you can be rest assured that all they are doing is to provide you a fair environment to share with countless other fans of the series, completely free of hackers and other internet scum.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Destiny 2 McFarlane Figures First Look

Like master-artist Todd McFarlane (Haunt, Spawn) himself, his McFarlane Toys has a knack for outdoing themselves when it comes to create some gorgeously awesome action figures. Whether they are building those statues by modeling a character adapted from a hit comic-book series or a famous TV show, McFarlane Toys is arguably the best name to bring it to life.

Destiny 2 McFarlane Figures First Look

Since they have already produced some remarkable figures from the Assassin’s Creed and Gears of War video game series, it was time for them to amp up their game a bit higher with a franchise that has only grown exponentially in the last three years after the release of the first installment of the series. Yes, we are talking about the Destiny franchise from Bungie and McFarlane Toys are about to bring three renowned character from the recently released sequel Destiny 2.

Dated for March 2018 release the action figures will be of Cayde-6, Commander Zavala and Ikora Rey, representing the Hunter, Titan and Warlock class respectively.

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Destiny 2 Cayde-6 McFarlane Figures

A male humanoid war machine and the Vanguard for the Hunter class, Cayde-6 likes to place his bets on the endgame of many events as they take place and gets into trouble for this all the time. He is not a brave warrior but always longs for to get into the battlefield. Cayde-6 can equip your Hunter armor and help you find some truly rare exotic weapons sometimes. Like the adventurer he is, his statue is armed with his favorite Ace of Spades hand cannon.

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Destiny 2 Commander Zavala McFarlane Figures

Commander Zavala
Arguably the strongest Titan of The Tower of The Last City, Commander Zavala is a person of sheer will and determination. If one is looking for any Titan armor, Zavala is the man to seek. Zavala's transformation into a Guardian happened after he was revived by a Ghost before the Collapse. Considered a leader of the city, Commander Zavala action figure comes with a Daedalus Assault Rifle so that he can protect the city from its enemies.

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Destiny 2 Ikora Rey McFarlane Figures

Ikora Rey
Ikora Rey is a human female who also is the Vanguard for the Warlock class. When new Warlocks need some mentoring, they go to her. Her extensive knowledge in the field made her respected among her peers and all in general. She has seen quite a deal till date and she got Warlock armor and emblems to sell if anyone is looking to buy. Though, Invective was her primary weapon in her solo fighting days, Ikora's figure is equipped with the Deadpan Delivery Shotgun.

What all three of these figures have in common is that they are all 7" tall statues, impressively detailed in design and took notes from in-game assets of Destiny 2 and are priced $19.99 each only. There are more than 12 points of articulation and they come with rare chase redeemable McFarlane Hellspawn emblem. All three action figures of Cayde-6, Commander Zavala and Ikora Rey will be available in window boxed collector packaging and that includes a disc display base too. Sweet deal, right?

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Destiny 2 Ending Explained

As soon as Destiny 2 Was Officially Announced by Bungie, it created all sorts of hype to the world of gaming and that intensified with Destiny 2 Teaser Trailer and Destiny 2 Reveal Trailer respectively. When the game finally released, Destiny 2 is Proven Better Than Destiny. To Bungie's credit, they have brought a significant change of the overall experience. Some of those changes are good, others are not too much.

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Destiny 2 Ending Explained


The best thing by far about this sequel is the way of their storytelling system. Though Destiny had a lot to tell the players, it did but in a way that failed to cheer everyone up. You can go ahead and only find the interesting backstory of the game Destiny by only finding and unlocking Grimoire cards during the game. This is how, Bungie managed to make it boring and leave the players uninterested about what the plot stands for.

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Destiny Grimoire Cards

In Destiny 2, you don't have to chase after Grimoire cards anymore. That was meaningless anyway. Instead, you will learn more of the game, its story and every other thing that should be your concern as you play and progress throughout the game. You might as well forget the ending within or after a few hours but it will reveal a few things that you won't see coming. Now that makes sense. Slightly.

Playing Destiny 2‘s story campaign, the Guardian players are playing with will come face to face with the notorious leader of the Red Legion; Dominus Ghaul during the final mission. Ghaul is here to steal the Light of the Traveler as he believes that he and his legion are the ones who truly deserve it. He kept the Speaker as his prisoner and by the time you will reach the end, his mentor the Consul would have the Speaker executed. After the player defeats him, Ghaul will be resurrected with an otherworldly Light.

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The Traveler Awakens

This time, the villain is near-invincible and seemingly winning but then something unusual happens. The Traveler wakes up from his long slumber which lasted from the events of Destiny to Destiny 2. For long time, The Traveler stayed dormant on his tower and sent the Ghosts to help the Guardians with the Light so that they can protect Earth. Traveler begins glowing when Ghaul became a threat, causing the Red Legion to fall and the villain getting destroyed by a surge of light.

For the first time in a long period, this is the first time The Traveler made a move and that undoubtedly makes it one of the most memorable memories of Destiny 2. There is one more significant reveal that is kept hidden until the final boss fight, which is regarding the Speaker.

All these time he was not vouching for the Traveler but pushing hidden agendas of his own while leading everyone else to believe otherwise. This changes the perspective a lot of things about the Traveler but until Bungie decides to drop the next expansion pack, we cannot say anything for certain.

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New Threat For Destiny

Upon destroying Dominus Ghaul, the Light of The Traveler doesn't stop there. Instead, it starts wandering and then spread across the galaxy, crossing Saturn’s ring and then beyond that as well. After spreading across the vast solar system of the universe, if finally reaches a collective of a few pyramid-shaped ships. As soon as the Light enters these dormant vessels, they come alive and set their course to Earth.

This scene may have just teased what we can expect from the Destiny series in the upcoming future. Never before these ships have appeared in any of the Destiny game but it's not like Bungie has talked about them for the first time. Back in 2013, these ships actually showed up in the concept art for the first installment of the series. Although the developers have unveiled many secrets in-game but still, there are more to reveal in future.

Writer Joseph Staten and art director Chris Barrett of the game Destiny have presented the concept art on 2013 on a presentation at Game Developer’s Conference and that was before Destiny was released one year after on 2014. The ships were in the arts and Barrett eventually went on calling them “giant onyx pyramid ships” but then stopped reminding us that he is not allowed to spill any more beans.

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Destiny Enemy Races

Those concept arts from Bungie presented five of game’s enemy alien races and four of them are already revealed as Fallen, Hive, Vex and Cabal. However, the fifth race with few pyramid-shaped ships and a cloudy black force was yet not introduced properly. Veteran players are already speculating that this mysterious fifth race may be the Darkness, a threat unlike any other.

As it is considered the arch-nemesis of the Traveler, anyone with a connection to the Light is a target of it. Even though, the guesses are seeming pretty legit, this also might be something else but whoever it is, it has sensed the Light and now it is headed towards Earth. Possibly to create havoc and usher destruction.

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Fall of The Speaker

Improving every aspects of their project, Bungie truly outdid themselves in terms of Destiny 2 and that means, we are about to get a much more interesting saga up next. We know that the Speaker is dead but some of the most recent leaks suggest that one of his former apprentice Osiris is going to feature in the first expansion pack of the game. Sounds like a coincidence? I think not. Osiris has a very different perspective of looking at things than his deceased master and that will probably change a lot of stuffs.

The Guardians were brought back with new life and gifts to protect humanity and halt the Darkness. With the introduction of Osiris and the death of the Speaker, everything if forming a pattern, which is, the game is going somewhere. In future, perhaps many of the Guardians will take an alternate route of Destiny and as a new enemy is already on its way, the Traveler will lead the Guardians with the Light.

Destiny 2 is already out worldwide for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One but if you want to play the game on PC, then you will have to patiently wait until October 24, 2017.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Destiny 2: Crucible Competitive Multiplayer Trailer

As we are only less than a month away from the release of upcoming online multiplayer first-person shooter sequel of Destiny, developer studio Bungie and publisher Activision has gotten into the full-gear to promote the game among curious fans. So, what better way to do that without dropping another trailer for Destiny 2? This is why they have released a trailer featuring the competitive multiplayer experience of Crucible.

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Destiny 2 Crucible Competitive Multiplayer

If you are still wondering, how it is about to turn out when the game comes out, then just go ahead and check out the Official Competitive Multiplayer Trailer below and we will get back to you afterwards.

In the original Destiny, there was a player versus player battle called Crucible, where people can match up fights next to six or three person team. However, in Destiny 2, Bungie has decided to focus solely on four person team battles to serve better multiplayer game-playing experience and a better map. You can hone your battle skills against dangerous opponents or other players as well.

Three of the game's primary classes; Hunter, Titan and Warlock are highlighted along with their unique abilities on the battlefield; especially their ultimate and special skills. Check out the looks of three different Destiny 2 classes from the competitive multiplayer trailer.

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Destiny 2 Hunter Class
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Destiny 2 Titan Class
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Destiny 2 Warlock Class

The trailer ends after quickly showing a couple of things that most of the previous players of the series already know and recently who have played the beta would've noticed. Since they kept it short and on point, it was quite good and a refreshing reminder that we should prepare ourselves from now on for Destiny 2.

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Pre-Order and Get Coldheart

You should pre-order the game now to get your hands on the exotic Coldheart rifle. Destiny 2 will be available from September 6 exclusively on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platform. PC users will be able to get the game on October 24 but can try on the Beta later in August 2017.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Destiny 2 Open Beta

Fans gone crazy upon the Official Announcement of Destiny 2 and then came the Teaser and Reveal trailer simultaneously to keep up the hype. Now, even though we have a date on September 6, developer studio Bungie and publisher Activision decided to do something special for the pre-ordering players and thus comes the open beta for the sequel of Destiny, which is going to be one of the biggest games of the year.

Destiny 2 Open Beta

PS4 owners may rejoice a bit as the much anticipated beta for Destiny 2 will be starting on July 18, Tuesday, at 6 PM BST/10 AM PDT for PlayStation 4 and July 19, Wednesday for Xbox One platform exclusively for the pre-ordering players. If you haven't pre-ordered the game yet but plan to play it on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, then you can join in from July 21, Friday. Whatever you are planning to do about the beta, we advise you to do it quickly because the beta will end on July 23, Sunday.

Destiny 2 Beta Early Access

The beta includes almost each and everything that has been showcased on the big reveal event in May' 17 at Los Angeles with but one difference, which an extended introduction, an opening story mission called Homecoming, two multiplayer modes; Countdown and Control, followed by a more inflated conclusion. You are also allowed to play all three classes in the beta.

Homecoming Campaign Mission

If you are playing Destiny 2 beta on PS4 then you will have to give up almost 15 GB of your storage and Xbox One will take 12.83 GB for this. For those, who wants to play the game on PC, Destiny 2 PC Beta will be open in late August.

In case if you are wondering how to get Destiny 2 Beta, then all you have to go to your account and select "Redeem Code". Bungie will send you an actual download code if you have done that right.