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Rumor: Destiny 2 Will Be Arriving in September

A couple of Italian posters show a proposed release date and a beta signup for Destiny 2.

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We know Destiny 2 is coming, as both Bungie and Activision have made it clear that a sequel to the popular shooter is in the works. But what looks like leaked posters from an Italian retailer give us a release date of September 8, and a possible beta before that.

Rumors have already started circulating that an announcement will be coming sometime today, although both developer and publisher have been mum so far. The release date could be the European street date–September 8 is a Friday, while most North American games are released on Tuesday. One poster is from GameStop Italy talking about the beta, while the other with the release date shows that Destiny 2 will still be a PlayStation 4 title. 

Activision has said previously that Destiny 2 was on schedule for a fall launch, and that the new game will have a broader appeal to bring in more fans while still keeping the current ones engaged. The bad news for current players is that they will be able to carry their Destiny characters over to the sequel in name and appearance only, as all powers and inventory will be wiped. Also, the game is wrapping up its live events with the Age of Triumph, coming on March 28. The launch trailer is below.

Destiny is currently on Xbox One and PS4, while Destiny 2 will add PC as a platform.

 

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    March 23, 2017 9:02 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Rumor: Destiny 2 Will Be Arriving in September

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      March 23, 2017 9:04 AM

      Start up the hype train!!

      I am gonna play it on PC if that is real

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      March 23, 2017 9:07 AM

      Destiny on pc i wonder how much more abuse there would be. The console folks got to abuse some things and we had to resort to using separate websites for in game events.

      I can imagine pc folks will find abuse so quick that console folks either get to abuse it forever until a major patch hits or maybe they can hotfix.
      Bungee left many abuses in the game for too long.

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        March 23, 2017 9:22 AM

        Abuse? What do you mean abuse and why would PC gaming give more abuse?

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          March 23, 2017 10:06 AM

          The cave - shooting intimate traps was for engrams

          Soloing bosses in heroic, shooting through holes in geometry and the fact that most of them didn't have boss timers.

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            March 23, 2017 10:25 AM

            All of this stuff has been addressed pretty well in Destiny these days. I think people would be shocked at how different the game is.

            They have learned so much from all of this, and while they still aren't perfect (particularly with game balance challenges), there is a lot of hope for Destiny 2. I really don't think the types of things you mentioned are a concern.

            One of the biggest problems that they need to solve is the fact that the game relies too heavily on external resources to figure out the game. Then there is the whole grimoire thing.

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              March 23, 2017 12:02 PM

              Shit load times and match making times too. Hopefully everything is inter connected and seamless

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                March 23, 2017 12:10 PM

                Load times are fast if you have an ssd or hybrid drive, match making is slow now days because the population is gutted.

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                  March 23, 2017 12:45 PM

                  The thing is loading into orbit then pick a location to load into that is so intuitive. I hope they heavily improve how instances work though

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      March 23, 2017 9:20 AM

      cancel destiny 2

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      March 23, 2017 9:21 AM

      THATS TOO SOON!

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      March 23, 2017 9:53 AM

      Perhaps this one will be a good game.

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        March 23, 2017 9:55 AM

        Just like the first one, yep!

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          March 23, 2017 10:01 AM

          My only hope is for a plot that makes sense.

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            March 23, 2017 10:07 AM

            I want more wizards that came from the moon.

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      March 23, 2017 10:04 AM

      Will I be driving a landspeeder-moped thing around in circles looking for helium crates again?

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        March 23, 2017 10:10 AM

        So you haven't played the game in over a year?

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          March 23, 2017 12:07 PM

          I did return eventually and bought the expansions, and it was fun for awhile.

          Buddy is still hooked on this game, and carried me through their raids and what not.

          But what I remember most was being so excited to play it at launch, then quickly getting to a point where I needed to drive a scooter around in circles looking for helium crates to upgrade my gear. That's when I shelved it.

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            March 23, 2017 12:07 PM

            Yeah that was the worst, but they fixed the majority of the busy work stuff. It's not perfect though

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              March 23, 2017 12:12 PM

              I also prefer mouse and keyboard, so actually looking forward to this if it's on PC. I just suck trying to aim with console nipples. Not that I don't suck with mouse/kb as well, just a little less.

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                March 23, 2017 12:49 PM

                In all seriousness destiny has terrible movement when it comes to turning your view. If you're not able to customized more than just sensitivity on consoles I'll be pissed. I hate the turning acceleration and hope that can be customized

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      March 23, 2017 12:13 PM

      PC this time huh, might try it out

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      March 23, 2017 12:49 PM

      Cool, I wonder what ti will be like?

      E3 can not come soon enough.

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      March 23, 2017 12:58 PM

      Damn it, I need to hurry up and finish the campaigns, I guess.

      Got the base game + expansions for cheap last month and although I didnt pay attention to the shack advice I've been enjoying playing the story missions and open world stuff.

      Very Borderland-ish and I kinda see the comparisons to Warframe, if I'd had a console back then I would definitely had been hooked on Destiny instead.