Destiny 2 gameplay reveal live report Finished
Happy shooty space face day! After what feels like an eternity, we're finally getting our first look at Destiny 2 in action tonight. What will the reveal hold? We know it's now on PC as well as console, and being freed from the last generation should mean it's a little more shiny, but everything else is a mystery. Oh, it's just like going to the Cryptarch with a nice new engram. Let's hope we get an Exotic rather than a dirty Common.
We should get to see a good amount of the game - and perhaps also get word of the upcoming Destiny 2 beta.
Wesley Yin-Poole is on the ground at the event in Los Angeles, while we'll all be watching at home and getting involved. Join us from 6pm BST!
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Well, I'm excited.
Eagle-eyed fans have found the image below hidden away on Bungie's own site. Looks like the Cabal's attack on Earth from the beginning of the game.
Boots on the ground and back to his roots.
Bungie appears to have pulled that previous image, but here it is again:
Wes is outside the venue now. "We're shuffling in. It is hot," he tells me.
"The dude from The Wire who does a Destiny voice just walked past."
(That'll be Lance Reddick. Apparently he also plays the game. But does he play a Titan irl THAT IS THE QUESTION)
"I'm slowly walking the red carpet with everyone else," Wes continues to inform us. I believe we may soon be able to see a picture.
There is the red carpet.
Imagine that, but with people on it. That is the current scene.
Here's the latest from Wes: "The wifi password is Titan2017." SCOOP
Here's the view inside the venue, from our YouTube pal Arekkz.
The stream is now live. Bungie community man Deej is interviewing a YouTuber. Feel free to mute.
Hello world! I'm in LA for the Destiny 2 reveal. I'm sat down in a big room with a big screen and some big banners. 35 minutes to go!
I don't know much about Destiny 2, but I've heard the Traveller is sick. Travel sickness, perhaps?
I've heard there's coffee somewhere. I'm going on a mission to find it. Need 2 others plz must have Gally
Quick, somebody change the WiFi password.
New Destiny music? New Destiny music. Nice remix of an old Marty O'Donnell theme.
They are showing off a box with the words Destiny 2 on it. You can win it, but not right now.
Wes needs the hands-on practice.
Mission failed. There was no coffee. Only orange juice. Bad intel
There is a man cosplaying as the Titan from the Destiny 2 box art
That image, live from Wes in LA.
It's actually of Wes in LA.
Deej (Bungie's community manager) just took to the stage to say hello. Lots of whoops and cheers!
People are doing Mexican waves kill me now
The Wire's Lance Reddick (Destiny's Zavala) plays Warlock and Titan. "I'm embarrassed to say I play almost every day."
Hi. For some inexplicable reason I'm in Greenwich where I have paid £5.50 for the privilege of watching this in a cinema screen.
Do we think Activision will stick to calling Destiny a shared-world shooter, or come up with some other vapid marketing phrase?
"Boots off the ground"
Also Martin, I am so sorry.
Inexplicably this is sold out.
This is Martin's view from inside his local Odeon. He reports it is sold out.
There are around 300 people who have paid £5.50 each to watch what you're watching at home.
A lot of people have bought their own fizzy pop to save the pennies.
It reeks of nachos.
Two people out of the 300 will get a Destiny 2 poster at the end of this event.
I came here fully expecting to be super cynical about the handful of people I expected.
But you know what? This is kind of awesome and I'm excited to see what's coming.
I haven't felt this kind of buzz since sitting down to watch Phantom Menace in 1999. And that ended up alright in the end, didn't it?
One minute to go!
As you do expect, audience is 90 per cent male, mid to late twenties.
I definitely just heard Wes whoop.
I'd actually rather be here in soggy Greenwich than LA - these people really care!
Also I got to call someone an SUV wanker when they cut me up on my cycle here in the rain.
Group of lads with the south London Danny Dyer swagger just walked in with beers.
Our first look at Destiny 2's settlements, with familiar Destiny 1 NPCs like the Speaker.
Also yes I'm on my phone in the cinema typing away. I hate me. Sorry.
Huge cheers here for the trailer and Luke Smith, game director for Destiny 2
New beginning for everyone - that's an important phrase. Clear what Bungie is going for here with Destiny 2
This is the oddest thing I've ever done in the cinema. And I watched Inland Empire twice in the theatre.
Cheeky nod to today's Reddit leaks.
People properly on the edges of their seats here.
And there was me thinking people would be over Destiny.
Changing the way exploring the world works
Crucible is now 4v4! That's a big change. Wow!
50% of people who reached the level cap did a raid in Destiny. That means 50% of people experienced the best stuff in the game. Trials, Nightfall and Raids will now be available to all players.
Sounds like we're getting Trials, Nightfall and Raid matchmaking. GOOD.
Some nerdy laughter when those familiar supers are popped.
Destiny 2 begins in a smashed up version of The Tower. The amount of time I spent there, climbing that tree
As you'd expect when watching an internet stream on a 20ft screen, it's a grim smear of action. That hasn't stopped the guy next to me oscillating wildly. I think he's about to explode.
You can finally see more of the Tower behind those closed doors!
Spare a thought for Olllld Eeeeva
So many big smiles and 'oh shiiiiiiits' in this screen - people really like Destiny, ey?
Anyone who played Destiny for so long will know all these characters so well, it's cool to see characters like Amanda Holliday get their moments.
The Cabal have gone full mecha. I approve.
I think I just spotted Wes in the audience dressed as his Guardian.
That looked like a spectacular story mission. Cool to fight alongside some of the main characters from the Tower.
Weapons have been redesigned - primary, secondary and heavy have been changed.
A new subclass for all as well.
Deep inhalation of breath at the Warlock's Dawnblade super. I love nerds. I love being a nerd.
So far I've seen the European Dead Zone on Earth, Jupiter and what looks like Mercury.
'You get a taaaaaank' some guy behind me screams, his voice raising an entire octave during that sentence.
Are your children old enough to play a shooter game? I am not sure.
Lots riding on the Destiny 2 campaign. First game's story was disappointing to say the least!
4v4 for all Crucible modes is an interesting change. Will be keen to find out more about that decision today.
'We've got a new strike, and you're goi g to get to play that today.' No I'm not. I'm going to get to cycle home along the south circular in the pissing rain. Maybe I do wish I was in LA right now.
Everyone in this cinema screen is seeeeeethig. All we're getting is the chance to win a poster after this.
Launch all the activities without going to orbit! That's the best news so far!
I think there's a screening of King Arthur straight after this. Might see if any of these lads want to come with me.
Materials! Gotta get that Spinmetal.
Patrol sounds a lot better. Oh, and there's a map that shows you when and where public events happen. All good stuff!
Earth, Nessus, Io, Titan are your four worlds.
The European Dead Zone is humanity's new home on Earth. The location was once an idea for Destiny 1.
Saturn moon Titan is an old human colony, looks Mars-like, but set on water. Nessus is a planetoid consumed by Vex, looks Venus-like.
Not a huge look at Io. Each of the non-Earth locations is the base of either Cayde, Zavala or Ikora.
Destiny 2 has clans! Just like Destiny 1
Clans coming into the game is great. Was always an afterthought on the website.
Shared rewards is good. Will help those who play less often or aren't as good, like Martin.
Guided Games is a system where clans and solo players can meet to play co-op stuff. It's not quite matchmaking for the raid, but it's getting there!
Kind of like in built looking for group, but looking for clan
This is great support for Destiny sherpas who want to help others, and those who want to meet that raid fireteam requirement of six.
It's okay Martin I got rez
The Farm is the name of the new social space. I wonder if there are horses?
Noseworthy is a great surname! That's all I've got, sorry.
Almost said shared-world there. ALMOST
More fistbumps and smiles here in the audience during tht trailer. Nice one Bungle!
Have I won a Destiny 2 poster? Only five minutes until I find out.
Beta "later this summer".
Brief mention of a beta later this summer from Eric Hirshberg there.
Wait the guy next to me just picked up my envelope and put it in his bag.
We're playing on PS4 Pros today, Hirshberg just said.
Any more big announces, Eric?
Anything for PC?
Destiny 2 is coming to Battle.net, aka the Blizzard app.
Looks like the PC version will be on Battle.net, Blizzards's platform.
A collective WTF here as Mike Morhaime of Blizzard comes on screen.
That's exclusive to Battle.net for Destiny 2. No Steam release then!
Bratterz will have to play Destiny 2 now.
There's your megaton.
Right, that's the end of the gameplay reveal! I'm off to play the game!
This looks like a if video game and I would like to play it I think thanks.
I meant to say fun silly phone. I'm off to Pizza Hut.
Thanks for joining us everyone - Wes will have hands-on impressions very soon.
Guy in the urinal just started up a conversation with two kids, both around 10, with his sword still in-hand. 'What you guys play? Xbox or PlayStation?' 'Xbox' they reply shyly. 'Waaaaaaah,' the guy snorts, 'Xbox for kids innit'.
Pretty sure there's a similar scene playing out in Los Angeles right now as Eric Hirshberg relieves himself tbh.