Destiny 2, the sequel to one of the best games in the recent generation “Destiny,” launched its open beta last week to give players a little taste of what to expect on September 6th, when it releases. Personally, I’m a huge fan of Destiny. I played it ever since its original beta back in 2014, and since then I’ve played every downloadable content and expansion the game has had to offer. Furthermore, I made a lot of new friends through Destiny’s amazing community. One thing that’s very important, especially if you’re looking for a fun game for your preteen or teen, is a game that has a great community. This means that players are a lot less mean, and more eager to help them.
Before I go off topic, let’s talk about what the Destiny 2 beta had to offer. The beta started off with an incredible story mission that gave me insight on the excellent story Destiny 2 appears to have early on; this was crucial because many complained that the original Destiny lacked a good story/villain. In Destiny 2, you’re playing as the underdog who has their source of power (light) and home taken from you by Ghaul, leader of the Red Legion, a Cabal military faction.
After the first story mission had lifted my initial expectations, I jumped into the newly revamped player vs. player modes. I liked that the format was based around teams of 4v4 duking it out opposed to the original 6v6 layout. Furthermore, I loved the new maps the game showcased on the new explorable planet Nessus and Earth.
Additionally, I had the chance to play one of the new strikes that will be featured in Destiny 2. Two of my buddies and I grouped up for the strike which was probably my favorite part of the entire beta. We shot ourselves out of cannons, fought new enemies, and raced through a drill site where we could’ve been wiped out by a gigantic drill bit at any moment. To end the strike and collect our rewards, we had to fight a massive boss who changed his playstyle based on how much of his health was depleted. This battle was more exciting than some of the strikes the first Destiny had to offer, which usually had players hiding behind a wall taking out a strike boss before he died. So I’m glad the newest strike required some movement and cooperation.
Conclusively, the Destiny 2 beta reassured my anticipation for the game’s release. I wish the beta had a little more to offer, like another PVP map, or an explorable area, but with the few features Bungie teased, I was sold all over again. So if you’re looking for a great, long-lasting game for your significant other or teens, I would highly recommend Destiny 2 as it’s going to win over a lot of people upon its September 6th release.
Until Next Time