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Destiny — Everything You Need to Know Right Here!

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/// TABLE OF CONTENTS


►INTRODUCTION
►RELEASE INFORMATION
►COLLECTOR’S EDITIONS & PRE-ORDER INFORMATION
►EXCLUSIVES
►UNBOXING VIDEOS
►GAME MODES & SUB-MODES
►GUARDIANS
►CHARACTER CREATION
►ARMORS OF DESTINY
►WEAPONS OF DESTINY
►VEHICLES
►LEVELING UP
►COLLECTIBLES
►DESTINATIONS/LOCATIONS
DESTINY | ‘DESTINED TO MAKE ACTIVISION RICH’ TROPHIES/ACHIEVEMENTS
►RECENT OFFICIAL MEDIA
►HELPFUL LINKS

/// INTRODUCTION

Destiny is an action game from the creators of Halo which is set in a mysterious future. Create a unique and powerful character, customize the way you look and fight, and explore the frontiers of our lost worlds.

Destiny features a compelling story, competitive multiplayer, cooperative gameplay choices, wide open pubic combat destinations, and third-person community spaces where you can repair and rearm before going out on your next adventure.

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/// RELEASE INFORMATION

Developer: Bungie
Publisher: Activision
Platforms: PlayStation 4 | PlayStation 3 | Xbox One | Xbox 360
Release Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | WORLDWIDE
Distribution: Physical Disc | Digital Download
Required HDD Space: ~40 GB [Xbox One] | TBD [PlayStation 4]

Destiny’s servers will go live on Monday, September 8, at 12 NOON GMT | 7A EDT | 4A PDT. Physical copies will work anytime after this point but digital copies are reliant on your Sony/Microsoft release time. Check your respective store to confirm when your digital copy activates.

^—Saves can be transferred between Xbox consoles and PlayStation consoles, but not from Xbox to PlayStation. This has been confirmed here. Also, Activision and Bungie have announced a free digital upgrade plan for gamers who buy Destiny on PSN or Xbox Live. If you buy any digital content of Destiny (Game or DLC) for PS3/Xbox 360, you will also be able to download the exact same content on PS4/Xbox One for free.

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/// EDITIONS & PRE-ORDERS

►Official Destiny Collector’s Editions Reveal — 1’55”

Destiny will release in various editions.  Here are the different editions and each of their breakdowns below:

THE GHOST EDITION | $149.99 Estimated Retail Price

CONTENTS

Ghost Replica, Limited Edition SteelBook™ Case and Game Disc, Guardian Folio, “Arms and Armament” Field Guide, Postcards from the Golden Age, Antique Star Chart, A Unique Ghost Casing, An Exclusive Player Emblem and An Exclusive Player Ship Skin.

LIMITED EDITION | $99.99 ERP

CONTENTS

Limited Edition SteelBook™ Case and Game Disc, Guardian Folio, “Arms and Armament” Field Guide, Postcards from the Golden Age, Antique Star Chart, A Unique Ghost Casing, An Exclusive Player Emblem and An Exclusive Player Ship Skin.

DIGITAL GUARDIAN EDITION | $89.99 ERP | Digital Download Only

CONTENTS

Digital Download of Destiny, Early Access to the Vanguard Armory and Player Emblem pre-order bonus, Exclusive In-Game: Ghost Casing, Player Ship and Player Emblem.

All of the aforementioned editions will include the Destiny Expansion Pass [$34.99 ERP]

►The Dark Below is the first of two confirmed downloadable content (DLC) expansion packs for Destiny. The DLC is scheduled for release in December 2014 for $19.99 and will contain timed exclusive content for PlayStation that will remain exclusive until at least Fall 2015.

Set deep beneath the surface of the Moon, fans will discover an ancient tomb that has been unsealed, and a dark god who has risen an evil army in the depths of the Hellmouth, the home of the Hive enemy race.

►House of Wolves is the name of the second downloadable content (DLC) expansion pack for DestinyHouse of Wolves will contain timed exclusive content for PlayStation that will remain exclusive until at least Fall 2015, but no launch date has yet been given for the expansion pack itself.

Pre-order Bonus Offer – Early Access to Vanguard Gear, Weapons, and Player Emblem

►Official Destiny – Vanguard Armory Pre-Order Bonus — ’56”

Pre-order Bonus Offer – Early Access to Vanguard Gear, Weapons, and Player Emblem

High above the City, in the Hall of Guardians, The Vanguard keep watch over Guardians in the wild, arming the best warriors with the upgraded weapons they need to destroy our most dangerous enemies. Pre-order Destiny to gear up for day one with exclusive, early access to Vanguard weapons, gear, and Vanguard player emblem. Code will be packed in with your game. Offer valid when shipped and sold by Amazon.com. Amazon reserves the right to change or terminate this promotion at any time.

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/// EXCLUSIVES

At launch, PS4 and PS3 owners will get exclusive access to a unique co-op Strike located on Mars, an exclusive competitive map, and a slew of exclusive guns, gear, and ships. Read on for the full details here!

PLAYSTATION 4 DESTINY BUNDLE | $449.99 ERP

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/// GAME MODES & SUB-MODES

Destiny comes packed with a plethora of game modes, which are detailed below:

Campaign //

Destiny features a rich, cinematic story, centered on your quest to discover and explore the remains of humanity’s Golden Age. As a Guardian, you must venture beyond our walls, into a wild and dangerous frontier, and take the fight to ancient evil forces hell bent on our destruction.

Strike //


A Strike is a cooperative game mode available in Destiny. A Strike is a structured, progressive, cooperative adventure “ideal for pick-up groups or friends looking for a quick battle together.”Strikes are replayable, designed for three-person Fireteams, and usually take 15-30 minutes to complete.

Raid //


A Raid is a six-player cooperative mission. Raids are typically very difficult, requiring communication between players and high-level abilities and gear. Raids do not give players objectives or waypoints and instead force Guardians to figure everything out themselves.Because of the necessity of communication and coordination, Raids do not support matchmaking.

Explore //


Explore is a game mode available in Destiny. Explore allows players to freely roam in a location. Players can battle enemies, locate and accept faction missions, partake in Public Events, or simply explore at their own liberty.

Tower //


Home of the Guardians, the Tower is a third person social hub where you can regroup, rearm, and form new alliances before venturing beyond the safety of the City’s walls.

Crucible //


The Crucible is the competitive player-vs-player (PvP) multiplayer game mode. When completing Crucible matches, Guardians will gain Crucible Marks and Crucible Reputation, which can be used to purchase special weapons and armor in the Tower. Players can also earn loot by completing matches.  Below are the 6 confirmed multiplayer modes in the Crucible:

// Ancient Relics | Salvage

+The Arachs of Dead Orbit covet rare artifacts.
+3v3. Secure and defend the Relics to claim the secrets of our past.
+Fireteam: 1-3 Players Competitive
+Level advantages disabled
+PS+ Required
+Rewards: Crucible Gear Crucible Reputation

// Executor’s Challenge | Skirmish

+New Monarchy seeks those capable of reclaiming the frontier, one battle at a time.
+3v3. A focused engagement between two fire teams. Teamwork is your greatest weapon.
+Fireteam: 1-3 Players Competitive
+Level advantages disabled
+PS+ Required
+Rewards: Crucible Gear Crucible Reputation

// Machines of War | Combined Arms

+Heed the call of the Future War Cult and master war on a massive scale.
+6v6. Coordinate vehicles and your ground game to control the battlefield and rout your opponents.
+Fireteam: 1-6 Players Competitive
+Level advantages disabled
+PS+ Required
+Rewards: Crucible Gear Crucible Reputation

// The Grand Arena | Rumble

+Prove your merit to the New Monarchy in pure combat.
+You against all. Hone your Light by challenging your fellow Guardians in a fight for survival.
+Fireteam: 1-3 Players Competitive
+Level advantages disabled
+PS+ Required
+Rewards: Crucible Gear Crucible Reputation

// Eternal War | Clash

+The Future War Cult seeks champions who can face the inexorable future.
+6v6. Forma an alliance and fight for supremacy across the ruins of our old worlds.
+Fireteam: 1-6 Players Competitive
+Level advantages disabled
+PS+ Required
+Rewards: Crucible Gear Crucible Reputation

// Dead Sectors | Control

+Dead Orbit desires new territories to expand their reach beyond the City.
+6v6. Fight for control of strategic battle zones. Hold your ground to gain the momentum.
+Fireteam: 1-6 Players Competitive
+Level advantages disabled
+PS+ Required
+Rewards: Crucible Gear Crucible Reputation

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/// GUARDIANS

You are a Guardian of the last safe city on Earth, able to wield some of the Traveler’s incredible power. You are taking this mantle just as a new day dawns. Below are the three types of heroes you will be able to play and customize.

HUNTER //

DTG Guardian Hunter

Sub-Classes: Gunslinger | Blade Dancer
Class Armor: Cloak
Melee: Hunter Knife
Specialties: Stealth | Speed

Hunters once prowled the wilderness and wastelands, taking big risks for even bigger rewards. You’re no outlaw—at least, not anymore—but making your own luck has always meant bending the rules. Your unique brand of daring and ingenuity is needed now more than ever.

TITAN //

Sub-Classes: Striker | Defender
Class Armor: Badge
Melee: Shoulder Strike
Specialties: Heavy Damage | Armor

The first Titans built the Wall, and gave their lives to defend it. Now, you stand in the same high place, steadfast and sure, protecting all who shelter in your shadow. You hail from a long line of heroes, forged from strength and sacrifice. Our enemies may be deadly and merciless, but so are you.

WARLOCK //

Warlock

Sub-Classes: Voidwalker | Sunsinger
Class Armor: Bond
Melee: Force Push
Specialties: Space Magic

Warlocks have long studied the Traveler, mastering some of its arcane energies. Its true purpose still remains a great mystery, but discovering truth has always driven you into the unknown. Now, our enemies are the only thing that stands between you and the lost wonders of our Golden Age.

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/// CHARACTER CREATION

When creating a new character, players choose from one of three Player Species [Humans, Awoken, and Exo], and one of three Player Classes [Hunter, Titan, and Warlock]. Players can also customize their character’s appearance in a number of other cosmetic ways, such as gender, facial features, hairstyle, lip/skin/eye color, and facial markings. Check out one of the Character Creation videos below by a user playing the Alpha version of the game.

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/// ARMORS OF DESTINY

Armor is protective equipment worn by Guardians to deflect damage and prevent injury. Armor is categorized by equipment slot and tier, with armor type and metal to material composition varying upon class.

Armor is divided into slots, with each slot corresponding to a different body part.

All player classes can store and wear armor in four armor slots that are common across classes.  Below are some examples that you may see in Destiny.

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In addition, each player class has a fifth armor slot unique to that class [Class Armor]:

Cloak [Hunter] | Badge [Titan] | Bond [Warlock]

^ — One piece of armor can be equipped in each of the five slots at any time, while nine pieces of armor (and/or engrams) can be stored in inventory for each armor slot, thus allowing a player to carry up to 50 total pieces of armor and/or engrams (but no more than 10 of any one type) at once.

Some armor may include bonuses to certain player attributes, allowing for additional bonuses as follows:

Discipline: Decreases grenade cooldown time.
Intellect: Reduces the cooldown time of the player’s Super Ability.
Strength: Reduces the cooldown time of a player’s Melee Ability.
Light: Boosts the player’s level, increasing the damage done by subclass abilities.

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/// WEAPONS OF DESTINY

Each weapon fits into one of three inventory slots according to its type: primary, special, and heavy. A player can equip one weapon of each type and hold up to nine more of each type in the inventory. Players can equip any weapon in their inventory at any time, but changing the equipped Special or Heavy weapon will forfeit all of the weapon’s ammo.  Below are some examples that you may see in Destiny.

Primary //

Primary weapons are the main weapons used by Guardians. There are four different types of primary weapons:

Scout Rifles: Semi-automatic rifles with high accuracy.

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Pulse Rifles: Burst-fire rifles with high recoil between shots.

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Auto Rifles: Fully-automatic rifles with medium accuracy.

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Hand Cannons: Magnums with high power, but no scope.

Primary weapon ammo can be replenish by picking up small, white boxes.

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Special //

Special weapons have niche uses and deal higher amounts of damage. There are three types of special weapons:

Shotguns: Short range, but high damage.

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Sniper Rifles: Long-range scope and very accurate.

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Fusion Rifles: Mid-range burst-fire rifle that must be charged for every shot.

Special weapon ammo can be replenished by picking up small, green boxes or opening green ammo crates.

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Heavy //

Heavy weapons deal massive amounts of damage. There are two types of heavy weapons:

Machine Guns: High rate of fire and high magazine capacity.

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Rocket Launchers: Deals massive area-of-effect damage.

Heavy weapon ammo can be replenished by picking up large, purple boxes or opening purple ammo crates.

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/// VEHICLES

Destiny has a variety of land-based vehicles, at least some of which can be driven or ridden by players. This category page contains a listing of all known land-based vehicles in Destiny.  Below are some examples that you may see in Destiny.

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/// LEVELING UP

Experience is the primary vehicle for upgrading a Guardian’s subclass, armor, and weapons. Experience is awarded to players for general combat activities in all game modes, as well as for completing bounties, Strikes, side missions on Patrol, and other activities.

When players earn experience, they are notified with an icon of a green circle with a white cross inside

A Mote of Light is a type of currency which are accumulated by continuing to play after reaching level 20. They can be used to purchase legendary items such as Warlock Bonds, Hunter Cloaks, and Titan Badges from The Speaker.

Director of Production, Jonty Barnes, confirms that the Level Cap is 30

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/// COLLECTIBLES

Destiny contains a number of different collectibles to find scattered across the many different worlds.

  • Dead Ghosts – Scattered throughout the Earth battlegrounds and within the Tower, there are Ghost shells that can be reactivated.

  • Loot Chests – While not necessarily a collectible, loot chests contain valuable items and resources and can be very difficult to find.

  • Grimoire Cards– Attained by completing in game missions, these collectable cards give you Glimmer and a new details about the story

  • Spinmetal is a material that can be found and collected by Guardians while exploring.[2]Spinmetal occurs randomly in some areas in the form of Spinmetal Leaves, which can be harvested by players. Spinmetal may also be awarded to players for completing missions or killing bosses.

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/// DESTINATIONS / LOCATIONS

Below is a description of all the locations in Destiny that we know will be shipped with the game at launch.

Earth //

Destiny Earth

Earth is the first location players experience. This is where Destiny’s story begins, and where the player learns how the game is played. There are numerous areas to explore as well as a handful of Story missions to progress in Destiny’s campaign. The enemy race native to Earth is primarily The Fallen, but players will encounter the Hive as well. Earth is also home to The Devils’ Lair, a cooperative Strike mission where players must take down the powerful Sepiks Prime. After a few hours of gameplay on Earth, players will be ready to conquer the other planets and locations available in Destiny.

The Moon //

Destiny Moon

The Moon, while it may be Destiny’s smallest location, is one of its most exciting. The Hive have become the native enemy on the Moon and have excavated deep under the Moon’s surface. This means that while there may only be a few locations on the surface, the deep caves and dungeons of what is known as The Hellmouth are vast and explorable. One particular Strike mission titled The Summoning Pits brings players deep into the Hellmouth.

Venus //

Destiny Venus

Venus is probably the most mysterious of Destiny’s locations, and it is possible that it may even be the largest. The primary enemy on Venus are the Vex, mysterious time traveling robots fighting against the Guardians.

Mars //

Destiny Mars

Mars is Destiny’s highest level planet. This means the enemies in free-roam and open areas will be higher than those on any other planet. The native enemies of Mars are the massive Cabal, heavily armored and extremely tough to take down. Mars also has two Strike missions, on of which is exclusive to Playstation users (The Dust Palace).

Mercury //

Destiny Mercury

Mercury isn’t an explorable location in Destiny, nor are there Story or Strike missions, however, there is one multiplayer map set on the burning planet. The map is called “Burning Shrine” and features Vex geometry that shifts and changes sight lines in the middle of gameplay. This map is only available as a part of the Trials of Osiris activity/gamemode. It requires the player to be level 20 as well as a rare in game currency to enter the competition.

The Reef //

Destiny The Reef

As of now, The Reef is a 100% mystery. Fans have been wondering what it was ever since we saw the above concept art. The interesting part about the Reef is that it is a location that Bungie has created and put in our solar system. The Reef is rumored to be the home of the Awoken, lead by the Queen of the Reef, who offers bounties for the player that can earn them special and unique gear. The Reef may also be the location of some of the game’s final story missions. While it isn’t confirmed to be explorable, there will certainly be a handful of activities for players to experience.

OTHER //

In earlier trailers, other locations were mentioned such as Jupiter’s moon Europa, as well as Saturn. Bungie has confirmed that all planets and moons in Destiny are located in our own Solar System.

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/// DESTINY ‘DESTINED TO MAKE ACTIVISION RICH’ TROPHIES/ACHIEVEMENTS EDITION

Destiny will feature 41 achievements and trophies, with no differences between versions for different platforms. There has been no indication whether future downloadable content will contain additional achievements/trophies.

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/// RECENT OFFICIAL MEDIA

Below are some visuals that were officially posted by Bungie.  Enjoy them below as you anticipate the release of Destiny!

►Official Destiny Planet View Trailer
►Official Destiny Gameplay Trailer: Venus
►Official Destiny Gameplay Trailer: Mars 
►Official Destiny Competitive Multiplayer Trailer 
►Official Destiny Strike Gameplay: The Devils’ Lair
►Official Destiny Gameplay Trailer: The Moon
►Out Here in the Wild – Official Destiny ViDoc 
►The Law Of The Jungle | Destiny Official Trailer

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/// HELPFUL LINKS

Below are some links to some other important information regarding Destiny.  Be sure to check them out!

►All 25 Redeemable Codes
►How big will Destiny be?
Destiny Grimoir Cards
Destiny Factions
►Emotes by Race/Gender
►How to Open Doors with your Ghost
►All Golden Chests/Dead Ghost Locations from Guide.

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/// THANK YOU

Thanks for taking the time in checking out this feature in regards to one of the most anticipated games of the year!  I hope you’re excited as we are at The Koalition as we will be giving you fans a blow out of Destiny news this week!  Hope to see you here and in the game!  Don’t forget to comment below!

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