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Exclusive Destiny 2 Forsaken Content for PlayStation 4 Revealed

Published: 30/Aug/2018 14:53 Updated: 30/Aug/2018 15:02

by Calum Patterson

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PlayStation has announced all new content for Destiny 2’s Forsaken expansion that will be exclusive for PlayStation 4 players.

The exclusive content includes a new armor set for each class, a strange new Exotic weapon, a new ship, and a new Strike set in the Tangled Shore.

All of this is in addition of course to the massive amount of new content that will be dropping with Forsaken on September 4. You can see everything you need to know here.

Here is all the items that will be available exclusively for PS4, when Forsaken releases.

Exclusive Exotic Weapon: Wavesplitter

A fascinating new Exotic weapon from the makers of Coldheart. It’s the latest in City Age technology, using focused sonic waves to superheat electrons into a devastating energy beam (but good luck trying to use it as a musical instrument).

The weapon has three power levels that oscillate while the trigger is held down. This is communicated to the weapon’s wielder via various indicators: laser thickness, sound effects, and a meter on the weapon.

The kicker? Wavesplitter can be powered up to its maximum power level for a short period when an Orb of Light is collected, ensuring maximum devastation.

Exclusive Armor Sets

Warlock armor set: Thorium Holt

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Hunter armor set: Red Moon Phantom

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Titan armor set: Mimetic Savior

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Exclusive Ship: Great Beyond

Guardians on PS4 will uncover an exclusive new ship: Great Beyond. It comes from an undiscovered country from which no explorer has returned… until now.

Exclusive Strike: Broodhold

Broodhold is Forsaken’s new PlayStation-exclusive strike, for any Guardian willing to delve into the depths of the Tangled Shore and eradicate a troublesome Hive infestation. Fight through a crashed Hive Tombship teeming with Thralls, Acolytes and Knights until you face the Hive Brood Queen.

The Hive Brood Queen will alternate between a physical and shadow form, employing different abilities in each state. Guardians will have to stay aware to guard against her physical attacks through smart use of cover and positioning. To survive against the Queen while in her shadow form, Guardians would be wise to keep moving to avoid being poisoned.

Source: PlayStation Blog

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How Bungie is taking Destiny 2 back to the very beginning in Beyond Light

Published: 29/Oct/2020 5:11 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 5:20

by Isaac McIntyre

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Bungie is taking a bold step in Destiny 2 expansion, Beyond Light ⁠— when Year 4 of the long-running space fantasy series finally begins, the devs are aiming to bring the “feeling of Destiny 1” back, all while keeping the franchise fresh.

Destiny is one of gaming’s longest-running modern franchises. The original title launched in 2014, before an Activision-backed sequel dropped in 2017. Bungie’s series has had a rugged run, however, with plenty of missteps along the way.

According to the fanbase ⁠— and, in parts, Bungie developers too ⁠— the biggest misstep came in the sequel switchover. Destiny 2 had too many cooks in the kitchen, and that led the series off the beaten track that had sold the franchise to millions in the first place.

That’s a mistake Bungie wants to fix in Destiny 2’s new expansion, Beyond Light.

Beyond Light, releasing on Nov.10 after delays, should go some distance to right the wrongs Destiny made back in 2017, director Luke Smith has promised: “We’re trying to get back a little bit of that feeling of Destiny 1, but in an updated way.”

New Destiny 2 enemy absorbs power in Beyond Light.
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Beyond Light is set to take Destiny into a “new era,” Bungie has promised.

The way they’re doing that? Well, they want to give players “more freedom” in creating their characters, as well as designing their abilities, guns, and Destiny builds.

“What we’re trying to do with Stasis [the new element coming in Beyond Light] and wielding the Darkness is to show you, as a player, more freedom,” Smith explained while speaking to EDGE magazine about Destiny’s fourth year.

“There’s also a meta-statement that we’re making about the difference in power between light and dark, but there’s this other part, which is the fantasy of ‘This is my Guardian, there are many like it, but this one is mine’.

“I think we’re trying to get back to the feeling of Destiny 1… but we want to stick with how we think about the game now, and keep those systems that we’re using today in Destiny 2.”

Destiny 2 Fallen uses new Stasis element in Beyond Light.
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The Darkness is granting Guardians a brand new elemental power in Destiny 2: Beyond Light.

Then there are the stories Bungie is finally digging up. The next season, confirmed as “Season of the Hunt” will reportedly bring Uldren Sov back into the narrative nearly two years after his shock Guardian resurrection back in 2018.

Destiny will put him by your side in Beyond Light, where players will be tracking down Oryx’s sister, Xivu Arath. The 24-month wait to see where his story goes has been pretty long so far, and that’s finally getting chopped down in Year 4.

And lastly, there’s the new Year 4 leaks uncovered the other day; leaked PlayStation 4 artwork has seemingly confirmed the old Destiny Tower might even be back in Beyond Light ⁠— just another way to get that “Destiny 1 feeling” back.

Even the old Destiny tower, destroyed in the Red War, could be back in Beyond Light.
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Even the old Destiny tower, destroyed in the Red War, could be back in Beyond Light.

All in all, it’s an exciting time to be a long-term veteran of the franchise, or a newcomer. Year 4 expansion is set to turn Destiny 2 on its head all over again, if Bungie’s promises hold true, and act as a soft reset for the popular series.

Beyond Light is set to drop on Tuesday, Nov. 10. The new expansion will kick-start “Season of the Hunt” and Year 4. Stick with Dexerto for all Destiny news.