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¬¬g_id:23690[Destiny 2]¬¬ is absolutely popping off on Steam right now having arrived as a free-to-play title around two years after its original launch. It’s currently the four most popular game on the entire platform, overtaking ¬¬g_id:1308[Grand Theft Auto V]¬¬ and ¬¬g_id:20387[Rainbow Six: Siege]¬¬ in the process. The F2P launched has been joined by the arrival of ¬¬g_id:35965[Destiny 2 - Shadowkeep]¬¬, a paid expansion which takes players on a quest beneath the surface of our moon.
It’s exciting times ahead for Destiny 2, as unbelievable as that sounds. Bungie has parted ways with Activision-Blizzard and is now free to go as wild and crazy as it wants without a suit breathing down their neck muttering ‘how can we bleed their bank accounts dry’.
Bungie has announced both Destiny 2: Shadowkeep and Destiny 2: New Light have been delayed. Both were originally scheduled to launch on September 17th but they’ve now been pushed back a few weeks to October 1st.
For that small niche of people still playing Destiny 2 and who also happen to own one of AMD’s lovely new Ryzen 3000 series processors, the arrival of their CPU meant they couldn’t even boot Destiny 2 at all.
We’ve been wondering for a while what Bungie’s split from Activision would mean for the Destiny franchise, along with whether this could pave the way for wholesale changes. The answer is an emphatic ‘yes’.
Just a quick one for you as we’re sure plenty of you have seen this already but Destiny 2 is currently available totally free of charge on PC.
Destiny and Halo developer Bungie has filed a trademark for a new game called ‘Matter’, including the first logo and artwork for the title. It’s unclear at the moment whether Matter has anything to do with Destiny 2, although the dramatically different styling and use of colour suggest it isn’t.
The future of Destiny 2 is set to be revealed this coming Tuesday, June 5th. Bungie will be hosting a live reveal showcasing Destiny - Year 2, including what will probably be a large-scale expansion pack due to launch this September.
Bungie’s missteps with Destiny 2 since launch have been many and well documented, although it’s taking steps to remedy the sour feeling among the community by outlining its future update plans. The primary fix here is Destiny 2’s loot box equivalent. Bungie’s now going to make it easier to obtain in-game rewards without handing over more cold, hard cash.
Activision is in a boisterous mood this week, announcing that Call of Duty: WWII and Destiny 2 are the top two selling console games in North America based on revenue for the entirety of 2017. In addition, Destiny 2 has become the biggest PC launch in Activision’s history, with the sequel already outselling the lifetime sales of the original across all platforms.
Weapons at the ready, it's time for a stand-off between two shooter champions in Day 3 of 12 Games for Christmas. Sales sensation PUBG has come out of nowhere to become the biggest PC game this year. If you haven't got it yet, it needs to be under your Christmas tree. The other is Destiny 2, an absolute force in co-op PvP action. Which would you rather receive as a gift, PUBG or Destiny 2?