Published on September 1st, 2017 | by admin
This Week at Bungie- we’re about to launch!!!
This week at Bungie, we’re about to launch!
Destiny 2 is almost here. There has been so much said about this new adventure on the road to launch, but we’ve still seen many of you asking if there would be a live action trailer. Today, it arrived.
The Beta and the Omega
This morning, the Destiny 2 PC Beta closed up shop. As far as tests go, it feels like a huge success. We learned a lot from watching you play and reading your feedback online. Thanks go out to everyone who joined us from whatever PC you were able to use to run the Beta. We’ve gotten a lot of great insights from the PC community and we’ll continue fine-tuning the game before the final release on October 24.
After launch, there will be a few rituals and firsts that you might want to plan for as you ascend to orbit around the Destiny Endgame. Some of these activities will be ready and waiting as soon as you play your way through to them. Others will go live shortly thereafter, giving you and your teammates time to prepare to get geared up and ready to go.
Here are a few of the dates you should mark in your calendar.
- Nightfall: Ready when you are
- Raid: 3AM AEST, September 14
- Trials: 3AM AEST, September 16
If you have witnessed the race to become the first to topple the final boss, you know we keep Raid info well under wraps. These are your moments to discover – your mysteries to solve. We’ve given you the when. You will soon discover the who, the what, and the where. Together, as a team, you might even discover the how.
Guided Games is a new feature coming to Destiny 2 that will help solo players link up with Clans to tackle the most profound challenges in the game as a Fireteam.
For Guided Games to have a successful launch, we need time for enough players to form into real Clans and be ready to guide other Guardians. If there are too many solo Seekers and not enough Clan Guides, the queues for matching will be quite long. Therefore, we’re going to roll out Guided Games as a limited-access ‘soft beta’, where only a select number of solo players will be able to use Guided Games for the Nightfall. This will allow us to slowly ramp up players over the course of September (and allow Clan populations to grow) so that everyone has a great experience.
During the Guided Games Beta period, we need your Clans to fully test the system at scale. All Clans will be able to guide solo players, so once you’ve mastered the Nightfall, Fireteam up and guide solo players to the highest heights.
- Nightfall Guided Games Beta: September 13th, 3AM (AEST)
- 30-50% of players will be given seeker access, depending on clan participation in Destiny 2 during the first week.
- Nightfall and Raid Guided Games: September 27th, 3AM (AEST)
- Target: 100% of players will be given seeker access.
To hear from Investment Designer Daniel Auchenpaugh about updates on character progression, big guns, rewards and power in Destiny 2, head over here.
The Rolling Red Carpet
“What is the exact time I can dive into Destiny 2?”
The answer is dependent on where you live. Destiny 2 will have a rolling midnight release across the globe. You will be able to play the game as soon as it is 12AM, September 6, anywhere in your country or in some cases region.
It’s going to be a busy night. Stay close to @BungieHelp for updates as the night unfolds. We’ll be staying up with you to make sure you’re kept informed of any important information you may need.
Movie of the Week
This will be the last Movie of the Week for Destiny 1. We will continue to hand out Emblems as rewards for creating spectacular work for Destiny 2, but they will be on hold for a bit as we get the Emblem ready to hand out in the new game. We will still pick winners each week and send everyone what they are owed.
- The Complete Story of Destiny: https://youtu.be/_2avSq-82oI
- Farewell Destiny: https://youtu.be/Hxr-gtnzDgE
- The Chaperone: https://youtu.be/bcefL9ZQi7A
- My Heart Will Go On: https://youtu.be/v4q5SmANkLg
We would like to thank everyone who has stuck with us throughout the first three years of Destiny. Many of you have been here since the Alpha, the Beta, or even the first days of original Destiny. Many of you joined us recently or somewhere in between. Soon, you will all be joined by new players who may not have experienced Destiny at all. You will all be part of this amazing community, and we can’t wait to see the amazing things you do in the future, because we know what you have done in the past.
For more information, head on over to Bungie.net