Destiny 2’s console edition has officially launched around the globe

Did you stay up last night until midnight, waiting for your turn at Destiny 2? Were you watching the Bungie feed as it posted launches around the globe, its social media intern hopelessly confused about which countries constitute Central Europe? Did you take a “sick” day today only to wait in queues all night and be unable to form your guild while griping on Reddit about pay-to-win? Or were you vicariously watching the hoopla through streamers who’ve already beaten the game in just 12 hours?

Welcome to the launch of an MMO!

We’ve rounded up all our Destiny 2 news, plus the official launch trailer, the epic dance trailer from Japan, the launch message from Bungie, and our hands-on with the game from earlier this summer. PC players, you’ll have to keep dancing until October 24th. Sorry dudes and dudettes.

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mysecretid

I was awake at an ungodly hour last night anyway (long story), so yes, I downloaded the game, and I was playing by around 4:40 a.m. local time — and I kept playing for about eight hours straight (!) which is sort of embarrssing to admit, honestly.

Because I was so into the story and the world of the first game, the first twenty minutes of the game hit me like a freight train — these were all locations and characters I knew very, very well, and I had happy gaming memories associated with many of these places and faces — and now, everything has changed (no spoilers from me!).

I’m lucky to be playing a lot of games I really like right now — XCOM 2: War of The Chosen; Agents of Mayhem; I even went back and re-upped for World of WarCraft, since I had such a good time when I played back in July.

But Destiny 2? This is my game of games right now. No question.

See you there, fellow Guardians!

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zeko_rena

Finally managed to get on late last night, am enjoying it so far, went in with low expectations and being pleasantly surprised

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A Dad Supreme

” Did you take a “sick” day today only to wait in queues all night… “
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The good news about console games vs pc MMOs is that you don’t have to take a sick day out in order to feel like you’re not missing out.

MMOs you had to get online or you weren’t going to get in at all that day or so late that it was only about 15 minutes of play time before they shut the server down for “emergency maintainance”.

I’ve never really had a problem logging into any console game on day of launch, not counting a small wait of several minutes.

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jay

Seeing that console players finished the storyline and grinded up gear for max level in 12-18 hours really makes me wonder whether I want to buy this or not. I understand that there’s raids/pvp beyond that, but I already have 2 other games for that type of gameplay….

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Indigo Salma

They did that to get the preorder bonus items. You can only get the items if you finish the main story.

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Baemir

People who play games like that seldom have any fun in any of them.

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A Dad Supreme

“Seeing that console players finished the storyline and grinded up gear for max level in 12-18 hours really makes me wonder whether I want to buy this or not.”
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In fairness, there wasn’t that much storytime in Destiny 1 either really. It was a decent amount for a console but nothing like an actual MMO in terms of hours (if that’s what I get you’re hinting at_

I don’t think the real attraction for most Destiny players is (or ever was) the storyline anyways. I think most are into the PvP leaderboards and raiding anyways to be honest. Sure there are a few that care and theorycraft origins and lore, but most players seem to be into the “pew pew”, which gives unlimited hours of gameplay.

Destiny wasn’t my thing even though I felt like I got my money’s worth out of it, but I wouldn’t buy D2 for myself. I bought two copies for the kids and might run through the storyline but I already know what they are planning to do with that game, same thing they do in Overwatch.. pvp all the time.

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rafterman

I wouldn’t base your purchase on a bunch of people speed running through the console version. If you actually play through like a normal person it’s going to last you much longer than that. I got so distracted with fun stuff and exploring in the first open area that I only managed to finish two main quests and get to level 6 in about 4 hours or so.

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mysecretid

Yes, even more than in the first game, you can get lost in simply doing side quests, or open-world PvE battles, or exploring for loot chests and minor locations, or participating in events.

The people who are speed-running through, are depriving themselves of a lot of availble fun on offer, in my opinion.

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Karma_Mule

I’m glad to hear that because that’s exactly the sort of player I am too, so it sounds promising! :) Looking forward to seeing for myself tonight after an interminable afternoon at work…

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cyranis13

PC players, you’ll be tapdancing in beta until its October 24th. Sorry dudes.

We wont be tapdancing in anything at all, because the beta officially ended on Aug 31st

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