Destiny 2 Release Date, Beta, Trailer - Everything We Know

Guardians will unite to gun their way across the galaxy later this year, when Bungie releases Destiny 2.

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Destiny 2 looks set to build upon the established universe of the first game, as humanity is now truly in tatters with the Last City on Earth having been invaded following the conclusion of the original Destiny.

Players will once again form up to take on Strikes and Raids together, as Guardians will stand shoulder to shoulder to push back the enemies of the Traveller and, above all else, get the best loot in the galaxy.

This article will be your hub of knowledge for Destiny 2, bringing together all the latest bits of information from Bungie and around the web as they become available into one page. We'll cover the Destiny 2 release date, the Destiny 2 Beta, and Destiny 2 collector's editions.

Destiny 2 Release Date

After months of rumour and speculation, Bungie has finally revealed the Destiny 2 release date. Destiny 2 will be released worldwide on September 8, 2017. The standard edition of the game will retail for $59.99/£49.99, and will be released simultaneously for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Destiny 2 Beta

Bungie also announced that all pre-orders of any edition of Destiny 2 will come with entry to the upcoming Destiny 2 beta. When exactly this beta is due to launch is still a mystery, but expect an announcement regarding the beta from Bungie in the coming months.

If you have already placed a Destiny 2 pre-order either through a digital console storefront or a retailer, then you can head to the official Bungie website to unlock your Destiny 2 Beta Key now.

The First Reveal of Destiny 2

The first official confirmation of Destiny 2 came from Bungie on Monday, March 27, when the developer published the not-so-cryptic tweet below to their official Twitter account:

Destiny 2 Teaser Trailer Announcement

Just a day after the initial tweet, Bungie then released the first teaser trailer for Destiny 2 featuring Cayde-6, Nathan Fillion's character, sat at a bar retelling the story of how the Last City on Earth had finally fallen.

While Titan leader Commander Zavala can briefly be heard at the end of the teaser trailer, Cayde-6 is the star of the show, casually stopping off for a brief drink during the actual assault on the city, purely to recount some expositional dialogue to the audience.

Destiny 2 Reveal Trailer

Dubbed the 'Rally the Troops' trailer, this second trailer sees both Cayde-6 and Commander Zavala doing exactly that, attempting to rally every Guardian they can find to make a stand against the dark forces invading the city.

Although both have the same goal of inspiring courage within their comrades, they go about it in decidedly different ways, with Cayde-6 eventually resorting to 'loot' in order to rally the troops. As with the initial trailer, no gameplay is shown here, and the trailer is purely intended to set the stage for the story of Destiny 2 - although Ikora Rey the Warlock Vanguard does make a brief appearance, if only to scold Cayde-6.

Destiny 2 Gameplay Livestream on May 18

While no actual gameplay of Destiny 2 has been shown off by Bungie so far, the developer has revealed that we can expect a first glimpse of gameplay on May 18, through the official Bungie Twitch page.

PlayStation 4 Exclusive Destiny 2 Content

A small banner image on the official Destiny 2 website has revealed that PlayStation 4 players will get "bonus Destiny 2 content first." However, it is not currently known how many pieces of content PlayStation 4 users will have access to first, or what this content will actually contain.

Destiny 2: Standard Edition

If you're just after the base version of Destiny 2 and nothing else, then look no further than the standard edition of the game, available from virtually every retailer that deals in video games for $59.99/£49.99, as well as on each digital console storefront for the same price.

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Destiny 2 Digital Deluxe edition

The Digital Deluxe edition of Destiny 2 will feature the base game as well as the Expansion Pass, which promises two expansions that feature brand new story missions, co-op multiplayer and missions, as well as new armour, weapons and gear. On top of this, the Digital Deluxe edition will come with a Legendary sword, a Legendary player emote, and a special Cabal Empire themed emblem.

As it states in the name, the Digital Deluxe edition will only be available to purchase digitally, meaning that you'll have to head to your console storefront to purchase the edition, be this the PlayStation Store, Xbox Store, or the PC platform that is yet to be announced by Bungie.

Destiny 2 Limited edition

The Limited edition of Destiny 2 will come with everything previously mentioned in the Digital Deluxe edition, as well as a limited edition steelbook case, and a Cabal-themed Collector's Box, which houses a booklet on the Cabal themselves, Cabal schematics and military pawns, and collectible postcard images.

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Destiny 2 Collector's edition

This, the most expensive version (to date) of Destiny 2, will come with everything in the Limited Edition of the game, but will also feature a special Frontier Bag and a Frontier Kit. The Frontier bag will contain a 15" laptop/tablet sleeve, while the Frontier Kit features a solar panel USB charger, a parachord, and a solar blanket.

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