Destiny 2 is a Great Game You Might Have Passed Over


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Many systems in Destiny 2 let players customize their character in a great amount of ways.

Thomas Clark, Staff Writer

Destiny 2 is a massive multiplayer, looter shooter with a futuristic theme, a variety of different activities and swaths of weapons and armor. It was created by Bungie, the same studio that brought you the illustrious Halo franchise.

Destiny 2 is a free-to-play live-service game that has been running for six years now. Sadly, the DLC is fairly pricey and contains most of the content in the game, totaling upwards of $90 currently, with Witch Queen priced at $40. with the new Destiny 2: Lightfall expansion coming this February, it will total up to $130. 

With the expansions, comes new end-game activities, worlds and quests that are only available to players after they have reached a certain level and I love them. They are the most fun parts of the game to me. I enjoy the coordination and tactics needed in raids to complete them, along with Nightfalls with its challenging difficulty yet equally valuable rewards. They bring replay-ability to the game with specific armor and weapons being different and unique every time. 

A great way to keep track of everything you have done in Destiny 2 is the achievements tab, which keeps track of all of your achievements and displays ones that you could aim for in the future. They are neatly separated into categories such as the Nightfall, Crucible, Raids, worlds, and much more. Some of these achievements are tied to Seals which is a title that you can display to everybody if you complete the required achievements tied to the seal. It adds even more customization and individualism to the game and is mostly a bragging title.

Many systems in Destiny 2 let players customize their character in a great amount of ways. From armor modifications that change the playstyle to just fashion like transmogrification. You can tailor your character to whatever you want and no two characters are the same. With different classes such as Warlock, Titan, or Hunter, there are subclasses within each of them that bring different elements to the game. 

With those characters, you explore the solar system 1000 years in the future, in a version where an alien entity only known as the “Traveler” bestows powers unto humans. The worldbuilding in the game is vast and grand, with seven different planets to explore, and even more activities to go with them. It would take hundreds of hours just to explore all the planets alone.

The lore of Destiny 2 is one of the pillars of the game. It has lots of content and is overall an amazing experience to read over yourself or watch videos that paraphrase the lore and add visuals. There are hundreds of hours worth of stories and writing that explain the deep lore of the Destiny universe and the team behind the lore pours their heart and soul into their work and creates an amazing woven-together world. My Name is byf is an amazing channel that delves heavily into the lore and has amazing people who draw visuals for the stories and entries that he reads and explains. 

“I enjoy the story elements and I feel like its implementation is flawless because you can ignore it if you choose to or you can seek out the awesome story behind the game. The lore team is really impressive and especially stories like the Hive and Court of Oryx are really interesting to me.” said senior Saint Kifer.

One part of the game that sadly isn’t in a great spot is the Crucible, the player versus player-aspect of the game. The overuse of abilities, current bad game modes, and weapon metas have created a pvp experience that requires people to run almost the same thing or suffer more losses because of the fact that only certain weapons are good in the Crucible. This game mode is completely optional so most anyone can avoid it.

“The state of the game with pvp is terrible with ability span and how it’s taking over pvp in d2 and since then with both of the other subclasses reworks it has only grown into more of an issue, especially with arc 3.0. I liked the idea of alternating competitive game modes, but I hate rift and the only good one is survival,” said Kifer.

Overall, the game is in a decent place currently and hopes are looking up with the new Lightfall expansion. The Destiny 2 team seems to be taking a new direction with the game and many people are happy to see the new changes. I would recommend the game to anyone that is interested in fps games. Destiny 2 is free and it is available on Steam for PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. I recommend waiting for a sale as there are many for the DLC content and especially on Steam.