The Destiny 2 Beta went last week today and did not disappoint.
With two game types of Crucible, the competitive aspect of Destiny is back in force. The Beta also allows you to play through the first campaign mission, and you can choose to do the Strike playlist that is available.
With this beta you get a chance to experiment with all three classes of guardian. The classic Hunter, Titan, and Warlock, have each had a makeover. Each class has new subclasses and super abilities that are enjoyable to all.
The first mission you play in the beta gives you a taste of what’s to come. With stunning graphics and a familiar feel to the controls, it brings you right back to the original Destiny, with quite a few vast improvements.
You start facing off against a new and improved version of the Cabal, who have taken over residence in the Tower. It is your first mission to ensure a safe evacuation from your old base of operations, and make sure as many civilians as possible make it to safety. With hordes of enemies, you must rely on these new abilities and weapons to fight your way out.
After completing the first campaign mission, you are faced with the choice of playing Crucible, or playing through a strike. The strike playlist feels very similar to the original Destiny, but with obvious changes. With the new weapons and abilities, the experience has changed dramatically.
Along with a classic control game type, there is the new addition of Countdown. Countdown plays a lot like Demolition from COD. Two teams take turns trying to arm or defend explosives, with the first team to six wins being the winner. You only have one life in this game mode, so use it wisely!
Overall, this beta is one of the best I’ve ever had the pleasure of playing. Before I knew it, I had been playing for over three hours without even noticing. I fully recommend you all go pick up this beta, and give it a try. The beta is only available to people who have pre ordered Destiny 2 at the moment, however in the next few days it will be available to the public.
With the release date of Destiny 2 rapidly approaching, I intend to take full advantage of the time they have given us on the beta.
They have given us a small taste of what’s to come, just enough to make us even more excited for the release. Destiny 2 is going to be in the running for game of the year, the new games coming out have some stiff competition.