Destiny 2 is Happily Breaking its Own Mold

As Bungie actively pushes out more and more information on Destiny 2: Forsaken, fans, critics and even those on the brink have Destiny 2 on the lips. It’s been fluttering around between other titans in the industry, and while Destiny as a name has quite the legacy of ups and downs, it has persisted onward with Bungie at the helm and the community actively standing by there side. Say what you will about Destiny 2, but the fact is Bungie is dedicated to making the dream of Destiny come true with both what they and players can expect from here on out. Destiny 2: Forsaken marks a new chapter; even when compared to the Taken King’s release, there’s just something in the air that feels different — Bungie is going all in and they will happily break their game to do it.

If you missed a certain trailer last week showing off some of the slick new arsenal headed Guardians way, then do your self a favor and go watch it. The music does help with the… hype. Notice anything about that trailer? That’s right, all those weapons and armor pieces were doing some pretty wild things. Twin seeking rockets. Boots that bounce back projectiles. Arrows that cause thunderstorms. Arrows that see through walls! It’s hard not to come away smiling from this as a Destiny fan, when Bungie announced Forsaken they made it a point to say multiple times that they wanted to break their own game. If the exotic weapon and armor updates are anything thing to go by, they have already been steadily creeping towards even more ridiculous play. Personally, the inkling comes across that when laser tag weekend happened the outcry from players for this explosion of hijinks appearing for the briefest of moments for the first time in Destiny 2 was the signal to Bungie that things needed to change.

When Destiny 2 released it became quickly noticeable that play felt a bit stagnant compared to its predecessor. The structure was there with certain features having been improved but without random weapon rolls or other chaotic systems baked into Destiny missing from Destiny 2 it didn’t come across as the same game. Looking to Forsaken the future looks brighter with random weapon rolls returning alongside such chaotic exotics it is sure to push Destiny 2 into a position it should have been in all along. It’s exciting thinking about how the field of PvE and PvP will change now that weapons won’t be locked into a specific perk structure. Destiny 2’s future holds a mess of fun just waiting to happen with Forsaken taking Guardians all the way.

It’s not just the arsenal but other major improvements. Last weekend players discovered a wonderful secret within Destiny 2 whispering from the void (now known to appear every weekend). It shot a jolt through the player base and Bungie was happy to offer up information for plans of this exact same thing but matching the entire games scale. Out are the weekly Milestones which run the same mill drudgingly from week to week not offering up much in the way of content other than getting more powerful gear or seeking pieces of gear wanted. It’s a bland cycle that pays off little. With the entire system of how players will tackle challenges awaiting them in the galaxy shifting to a space where instead of running a mill and actually having something to chase whether it be a quest or a secret — Guardians should always have something to do while feeling something was gained with any play time. That word “hobby” is making the rounds again, as it should, as Destiny 2 might finally be the hobby it wants to be.