Destiny was one of those games that blew me away. I was so excited for a new IP, and on top of that it was by Bungie and Activision. It was nearly a gamers dream come true. Millions were astonished by this new world that the developers, creators, writers, and so many other people created for us. Brilliantly planned, we will be diving into the new worlds that Destiny 2 will be bringing us on September 9th 2017, which is the 3 year anniversary of Destiny. With this new game, comes new surprises. Last week, Bungie showed off some game play of Destiny 2 in Los Angeles along with dropping some new information. New worlds, enemies, missions, weapons, subclasses and more were announced. Today, we are tackling the new subclasses, and the old ones. Check out our complete breakdown of each confirmed class, and subclass.
Just like in Destiny, the Titan class will be for those players who prefer to be tanks and deal an immense amount of damage quickly. This time around Titans will have increased defensive abilities along with subclass adjustments. There have been 2 subclasses announced for the Titan so far, the Sentinel and the Striker. If you have seen the gameplay trailers, then you are familiar with the new shiny Titan shield that Sentinel brands. You can wield it and melee blast your way through, or throw it and watch it ricochet off multiple enemies. The Striker subclass is returning, but the Fist of Havoc super is no more. This time around, Strikers gain a timed super that turns Guardians into glorified, electrified, strong ground pounders that can melee enemies or, well, the ground. As well, they can toss up a wall of light to create a brief escape from mayhem.
Warlocks always came in handy for raids, but they were definitely the most under rated class. For those who love to some in and save the day, then the Dawnblade class will be for you. Taking over the Sunsinger subclass, players will now be able to fly, use a flaming sword, and actually heal team mates when their super is activated. Outside of their super ability, Dawnbladers will be the most effective when taking advantage of their healing and buffing abilities. Unfortunately, the Warlock class was the only class one subclass. It seems like we will hear more at E3!
Hunters, rejoice! Gunslingers will reign again in Destiny 2, or will they? With the 2 other classes being virtually overhauled, will the Hunter class still rule? Who knows, but they are definitely a lot more equipped. In Destiny 2, Gunslingers will gain the ability to dodge roll along with the addition of 3 more Golden Gun shots. Yes, that’s right… 6 GOLDEN GUN SHOTS. Fear not, Blade Dancers, as you were not left out either. Still arc based, Arcstriders will trade the blades for an epic staff. Instead on dancing around, no pun intended, this class is more precise but requires you to be closer to their target. Consider this subclass to be like shotguns. Feel how you must, as I am sure I will be screaming at a couple in game.
With E3 being less than a month away, there are still a lot of questions left unanswered. However we did get a good amount answered as well. Gunslingers are being buffed up along with an actual healer class. The scales are being shifted and limits are being pushed, but isn’t that the responsibility a Guardian is supposed to take on? Destiny 2 will launch on 8th September for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The PC version will come at a later date.