While gamers await the official reveal of Destiny 2 gameplay on May 18th, it appears retailer Gamestop has offered new clues about the highly anticipated sequel thanks to a new line of merchandise. This week, Gamestop rolled out a new set of Destiny 2 hats that include unique symbols never before seen in Destiny, and many believe these are our first hints at the new subclasses.
There are three hats in total, each of which has an animal symbol, an icon representing one of the three Destiny classes (Hunter, Titan, Warlock), and a representation of the Traveler. For clarity’s sake, the Hunter hat features a snake, the Titan hat features a Lion, and the Warlock hat features an eagle. Some have pointed out that these three creatures make up the mythical Chimera, but what that could mean is anyone’s guess.
In truth, there is a lot of room for interpretation. It could be that Destiny 2 has done away with subclasses being element based and is now making them animal based, giving each class abilities that would match their respective “animal spirit.” There’s also the possibility that these symbols represent new factions, since the Tower has been destroyed and vendors like Future War Cult and Dead Orbit have potentially been done away with.
It’s even possible that these images were simply chosen because they look cool and in no way hint towards changes to Destiny 2. Bungie loves to use medieval imagery when designing Destiny armor, so perhaps these symbols fit in with that motif. Even if the symbols have nothing to do with new subclasses, though, there is a strong belief that Bungie will be revamping how abilities work in the sequel.
Whatever the case may be, Gamestop has offered up a new clue about Destiny 2 and the fan base is trying to make sense of what a set of symbols mean. It wouldn’t be the first time that Gamestop has offered up hints about Destiny 2 – the retailer did leak the first marketing materials for the sequel – and it may not be the last.
Those looking for official info, however, will have to wait until that Destiny 2 gameplay reveal on May 18th, where Bungie will show off footage and give select members of the media a chance to play the game on PS4 and PC.
Destiny 2 releases September 8, 2017 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One