5 Reasons to Play Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, Out Today

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5 Reasons to Play Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, Out Today

Let's go to the moon!

The day is finally here! Today all of us here at Bungie are excited to deliver our latest expansion to players both new and old: Destiny 2: Shadowkeep. Become your Guardian and delve into new realms on the Moon and beyond, with tons of new content to explore. We’re absolutely delighted to share Shadowkeep globally on PlayStation 4 and hope the community, our forever-partners in creating and evolving Destiny 2 with their great feedback, enjoy this new release.

Here are my top five things that you can experience within Shadowkeep.

1: We’re going back to the Moon!

Let’s set the scene. Remember the Moon in the original Destiny? In Shadowkeep, you’ll be returning to the Archer’s Line, where you walked years ago, but all is not what it used to be. Shockwaves have rippled across the Moon, changing the terrain and exposing long-buried secrets. Something wicked has awoken. Nightmares rise up from beneath the lunar surface to plague our Moon and the planets beyond.

Only one key ally can help you amidst this sudden crisis… Eris Morn. You may remember Eris, a Guardian who works across the solar system to seek out and reveal threats to the Vanguard and The Last City. This quest led to the awakening of these new Nightmares, and you must team up with Eris to stop them before it’s too late.

Return to the Moon, journey deep into the mysterious Scarlet Keep, and work with Eris to discover the source of the Nightmares before they cast humanity into another age of Darkness for good.

2: Customization with Armor 2.0

More customization than ever before! We’ve revamped and implemented a significant number of customizable options to expand the ways Guardians both look and play, letting them express their own unique character and style.

With Armor 2.0, Guardians can now experiment with:

  • More Stats: Previously, Guardians could only have three stats at values of 1-10 on their armor. Now, players will instead see six stats on their armor drops — Discipline, Intellect, Mobility, Recovery, Resilience and Strength. Oh, and all of these stats go up to 100 now.
  • Fully Customizable Mods: All armor drops come with thousands of potential and mod choice to explore in addition to stat combinations. Upgrade your armor and plug in the mods you want on the fly to make it easier to mix and match towards your playstyle. Experiment as much as you want, as mods are be unlocks with infinite uses instead of being consumable.
  • Universal Ornaments: Legendary Ornaments can now be applied to any piece of legendary armor you’re wearing and swapped on the fly. Change up your look with any piece of legendary armor with the ornament of your choice at any time.
  • Energy System: Dach mod has different levels of power. The more mods you want to equip and the more powerful the mods you’re aiming to use, the more energy you’ll need to invest into your armor pieces.

3: The hunt for new gear

Discover unique weapons and armor in ways both new and old:

  • Construct weapons out of Nightmare Essence with Eris Morn
  • Gather Vex-themed gear through the Season Pass
  • Collect exciting new Exotics from quests and enemy drops
  • …and more!

4: New combat tool: Finishers!

We have introduced a new combat tool for all Destiny 2 players: Finishers! Weaken your enemies and activate a Finisher to deliver a final blow with a flourish.

  • Class Themed – blast arcane energy as a Warlock, flourish your knives as a Hunter, and strike with the greatest Titan weapon of all, your fist.
  • Close Quarters Combat – Rush a weakened enemy to activate a devastating final blow.
  • Risk & Reward – Equip Finisher Mods that use Super energy to customize its effects, such as self-healing or spawning ammo for your fireteam.

5: New Raid & New Season to discover

Assemble your Fireteam, Guardians, because it’s time for you and your squad to challenge Destiny’s newest raid: The Garden of Salvation.

A signal emerges from the Darkness of forgotten depths and reaches beyond dimensions, into the uncharted wilds of the Black Garden. Where it leads inside the Garden remains a mystery. The signal itself is an enigma, one that whispers with temptation, yearning to be solved.

Included with Shadowkeep is our latest seasonal update for Destiny 2: Season of the Undying. Defend our Moon from the Vex invasion and face the Undying Mind. In Season of the Undying, you will experience a new activity, discover new exotic weapons, collect exclusive universal ornaments, and grow more powerful as you fight to halt the never-ending waves of advancing Vex armies.

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  • Already the game is at capacity and I logged in immediately at 1! Come on Bungie, get more servers!

  • I was in game and got kicked this is not cool

  • Played for about two to three hours got kicked and waited about 30 min to get back in figure I’ll take a break let it cool off. Awesome game great work guys

  • Heres some reasons not to play it:

    – The servers are garbage as hell, most people cant even get on…you wait in a queue of 15,000+ and even when you do get on, the chances are you’ll get disconnected.

    – Most it already seems to be lazy Reskins of previous bosses from the first game.

    – Season passes & microtransactions.

  • I gave up on Destiny 2 after the annual pass stuff started. I don’t like the business model behind these annual passes and I refuse to pay for them, and I was disheartened to hear Shadowkeep will have the same annual pass bull. Its the moon, its the hive, its more reskinned enemies we’ve seen for 5 years now since Destiny 1, its endless grinding for pointless armor to look pretty. The last truly good Destiny release was Taken King.

  • Since bungie didnt explained how The season pass would work before, I have to cancel a pre ordered digital deluxe edition. Season pass is not active. Useless.

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