Should I play Destiny 2?

Destiny 2 was huge when it first released, but since then, there has been even more content made for the game. Not only is there the main campaign to play, but you have also got hundreds of other things to do as well so you don’t get bored of the same thing. Before you start to play Destiny 2, you have to think about how much time you are going to put into this game. Me alone, have probably set a couple hundred hours into Destiny 2 without even thinking about it because I like the game soo much, but if you are going to play it, be prepared to put your life into it. Here is why you should play Destiny 2.

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The endless amount of content

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Destiny 2 actually is one of the biggest games that I know of because of everything that it has in it. I have seen people with multiple thousands of hours in the game because they non-stop grind every mission that they can. From the campaigns to the crucible, there are endless ways to enjoy yourself in the world of Destiny 2. The best thing to do is to get a bunch of friends and go complete strikes with them. There is nothing better than playing games with other people because it just makes the experience better. Also, if there is a game that you want to put a lot of time into, Destiny 2 is the game for you.

Crucible

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The Crucible is a competitive player versus player multiplayer mode in Destiny 2. Players can earn loot by completing Crucible matches. However, in order to be eligible for rewards, a player must have obtained at least one kill. In most playlists, your Power and Light level advantages are disabled, so all players have a chance regardless of their or their opponents’ levels. In Destiny 2, Valor is the Crucible ranking system and are earned by completing matches. When the player levels up, you will then receive a reward for your efforts. There are many maps and game modes for Crucible, so be ready for a fight against other Guardians.

Strikes

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A Strike is a cooperative activity that is available to every single player. It is an adventure, usually a mission from the story, that is made harder so that multiple Guardians can complete together. There are usually 3-4 people who can play a Strike, so make sure to get your friends to help you so you are not stuck with randoms. Every week, the Strikes are reset and the missions change so make sure you get your weekly Strike in. At the end of each Strike, there is a boss battle that is usually very difficult so make sure you have good weaponry and a way to talk to your teammates.

Raids

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Raids are a six-player cooperative activity that is a lot bigger and harder than Strikes. Raids typically have two difficulties: normal and hard. Normal mode focuses on learning the raid’s mechanics, communicating with the team, and strategizing. Hard mode increases the difficulty in several ways, including deadlier enemies, new behaviors for raid mechanics, and a harsher death penalty. The hard mode for a raid can be unlocked after it is first completed on Normal mode. Each raid has exclusive loot, typically consisting of a complete set of armor, a class item, and one legendary weapon of each type. Some items will only drop on the hard mode variant. Raids also have a high likelihood of dropping Exotic weapons.

Free-roaming on any planet

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One cool thing is that you can go to any planet and explore to your heart’s content. Each world is huge and has its own mini-bosses for you to beat. Lost Sectors can be found all over each planet and it has a bunch of enemies and a mini-boss for you to beat at the end. You then get a key to unlock a chest and it will give you a token for that specific planet. You can then go and trade in the tokens you find to get that planet’s loot like weapons and armor. There are also Golden Chests that you can find and they give you some really good loot if you can find them all. Keep in mind that some planets may be locked because you must purchase certain DLCs before you can go to it.

The number of weapons you can use

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As of right now, it is said that currently, there are over 700 weapons for you to find and collect in the game, that is including Swords and Bows. There are Primary weapons and those include Scout Rifles, Pulse Rifles, Auto Rifles, and Hand Cannons. Special Weapons include Shotguns, Sidearms, Sniper Rifles, and Fusion Rifles. Heavy Weapons include Machine Guns, Rocket Launchers, and Swords. There is soo many weapons in the game, that I found I was constantly changing my weapon for a better one. There are some weapons worth keeping though like any Exotic weapons you find. The weapons also feel very good to use if you were also wondering.

The great campaigns you can play

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There are a total of 5 campaigns that you can currently play in Destiny 2, and each of them is relatively long. Even though each of the expansions doesn’t intertwine with each other, they all add something different to the main story that you can see bit by bit. Each of them has a great story to them and it is like playing multiple games in one. Here are the five different campaigns in Destiny 2:

The Red War – There are a total of 17 story missions in this campaign and it is the main campaign of Destiny 2. Once all missions in this campaign have been completed for the first time on a character, up to two of them can be replayed as Heroic Story Missions within the Vanguard destination.

The Curse of Osiris – There are a total of 8 story missions in this campaign, and you get this expansion free. Once all missions in this campaign have been completed for the first time on a character, at most one of them can be replayed as a Heroic Story Mission within the Vanguard destination.

Warmind – There are a total of 5 story missions in this campaign, and you also get this expansion free. Once all missions in this campaign have been completed for the first time on a character, at most one of them can be replayed as a Heroic Story Mission within the Vanguard destination.

Forsaken – There are a total of 14 story missions in this campaign, and you must purchase this expansion to play it. Story missions associated with the Dreaming City are not available for replay as Heroic Story Missions.

Shadowkeep – There are a total of 7 story missions in this campaign, and you must purchase this expansion to play it. It is currently the newest expansion to the game and adds the moon as a new planet to travel to.

Replayability

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The amount of replayability is insane in Destiny 2 because it allows you to replay tons of missions at harder difficulties. Also, trying out different classes is also a fun thing to do. I have beaten the game multiple times using different classes so if you get bored with one class, just try another. I know it does take a while to complete the game, but in the end, it is definitely worth your time because of how fun the game is. Don’t be mad if you have to restart the game, think about it as starting over with something new. Also, the grind is real in this game so be ready to play the same missions over and over.

Three classes to choose from

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There are 3 classes to choose from when starting Destiny 2, and each of them is very different. You can use the same weapons as another class, but your Armor and Abilities are very different from one another. Make your decision wisely because you will be playing with one Guardian for a long time before you want to start another one. Here are the three classes in Destiny 2:

Titan – Specializes in armor and heavy weaponry. They are very strong and have very heavy armor. They can be distinguished by their full-body armor and swept-back helmets. They also have a special cloth called a Mark on their right hip to distinguish that they are a Titan.

Warlock – Specializes in combining magic with modern weaponry. You can become even stronger by leveling up and gaining new powers. They can be distinguished by their rounded helmets and long vestments and wear a Bond around their left arm to show that they are a Warlock.

Hunter – Specializes in agility, stealth, and marksmanship. Hunters are “quick on the trigger and deadly with a blade,” so much that they have earned a fearful reputation. They can be distinguished by their signature hooded cloaks and light armor.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Destiny 2 is a massive game that you can decide whether you want to get into or not. Since it is free to play, anyone can get it and try it out for free to see if they like it or not. I would urge you to at least try it and see if you want to keep playing it or not because it is a lot of fun if you want to get into it. Also, the paid expansions are definitely worth it if you have played everything that is free because it adds many more hours of content to the game that you didn’t have before.

Caleb Simmons

I first started playing video games on my Nintendo Gameboy Advance, and I have not stopped playing ever since. My goal is to help others with questions about their favorite video games.

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