When Destiny 2 launches on console in September, it will include a social space called The Farm. This hub area functions like The Tower in the first Destiny, allowing players to hang out, socialize, visit vendors and generally just wind down from (or prepare for) the game’s epic battles.
Developer Bungie opened up The Farm to Destiny 2 beta players over the weekend, but only for one hour. One crafty player managed to take that and run with it, discovering that so long as they do not log out of the game or venture out of The Farm, they are seemingly able to spend as much time in the area as they like.
This player has been keeping themselves entertained by kicking a soccer ball around the area, booting the ball into unlikely locations such as the seat of a tractor, on a deck char and into various tree stumps. They also joke that they’ve been playing soccer to keep their reflexes “sharp and fast” and are guarding The Farm just in case Cabal forces show up and launch an attack.
As of the time of writing, the Destiny 2 beta player has been in The Farm for over 15 hours, which is way over that allotted one hour time frame. The fact that they haven’t been booted yet is something to celebrate. Moreover, as Bungie has extended the beta for another 45 hours and will not be shutting down its servers until tomorrow, the final time may be a lot higher. Could the beta tester become the very first Destiny 2 player to spend an entire day in its social area?
The player’s experiment is just for fun, rather than an excuse to explore and discover all of The Farm’s secrets. However, Bungie will be glad to see that many of its fans are taking such a curious approach. It will want to see players digging around and testing the limits of what Destiny 2 offers, whether that involves discovering hidden locations in the beta or just kicking a football into a bunch of weird spots.
When the full game is released, including brand new game worlds, mission types and more, there will be plenty of opportunities for players to poke and prod at the game and see what it’s made of. Some of that will be silly, Farm-based fun and some of that will be uncovering bits of lore. Either way, though, Destiny 2 is going to be one game that offers far more than meets the eye.
Destiny 2 launches on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One starting September 6, followed by a PC release on October 24.