The official guide for Destiny 2 has been circulating around the Internet, providing an early look at what’s to come. There is a lot of information packed into the guide, but one interesting thing that was gleaned is the revelation that Destiny 2 has less main missions than the original game.
This may come as a bit of a surprise to those who remember Bungie touting the sequel as bigger and better. According to the guide, there will be a total of 17 main story missions in Destiny 2. This is three less than the original Destiny, which had 20 missions.
Perhaps Bungie was referring to the size of explorable worlds, which are certainly larger in scale. It could also mean the length of each mission, as they could be longer than before. Whatever the case, it’s confirmed that the main mission count is a tad lower, but add in side missions, strikes, and other content, and Destiny 2 might still be the larger game.
We already knew travel was getting an overhaul, but Bungie recently released a trailer on the new map and fast travel system that showcases this major change. The way it works really expedites the process. Without the requirement to launch into orbit first, traveling to new areas and starting different missions and activities is much less of a chore.
Once Destiny 2 drops on September 6, players will be rushing to hit the new max light level, which is reportedly capped at 300 power. Getting to that point will be the first real trial for players — especially since they begin at level 0. But the climb is made much easier due to the revamped engram decrypting system.
Back in the day, players were required to equip their best gear when decrypting engrams. The engrams would decrypt to match the player’s current light level. The new system takes into account your highest light level possible without the need to equip anything. This will save time, but also save players from missing out on powerful gear just because they forgot to change equipment.
Destiny 2 releases on September 6, 2017 for PS4 and Xbox One, and on October 24, 2017 for PC.