Review of Destiny 2 in 2021 🛸 Is It Still Worth It?
Are you wondering if Destiny is still a good game to play in 2021?
Today, we answer the most frequently asked questions about it.
Review: What Is Destiny? Is It Worth It In 2021?
After a long time since Halo, Bungie developed Destiny, an online-only, multiplayer first-person shooter game, priorly published worldwide by Activision on September 9, 2014, for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One consoles.
Destiny 1 Trailer
Destiny 2 was released later on, in September 2017. It can, fortunately, be played cross-platform. But the first project wasn’t completely abandoned.
Destiny 2 Trailer
Both games require an internet connection to play (Xbox players can play it limitedly without a Gold subscription).
Old-time players still have reason to keep going back, but the number of players in Destiny 2 is undeniably higher. “How many people play Destiny 2?” – You may ask.
According to SteamCharts, 60,000+ average monthly PC players.
|A lot of content (quests, maps, items, skills)||Overwhelming Grind|
|Beautiful world art and visuals||Oppressive Weapon and Ability Metas|
|Constant, big updates||“Content Vaulting”|
Destiny 1 and 2 balance fast-paced shooting, with profound mechanics and a large looting pool of hardcore RPGs. This is only improved by the locations within the solar system with unique palettes and plenty of life (seeing players everywhere you go).
You can either enjoy the cinematic story and do missions on your own, join others in challenging co-op raids, or play PvP mode against enemy players.
As in other Role Playing Games, in Destiny you can pick one among three character classes – Titan, Warlock, and Hunter – each, with its subclass tree that includes upper and lower power paths.
Class customization and weapon pairing are something you’ll need some time to learn and get used to, considering how big the list of weapons is, as well as its types and rarity.
How to Install Destiny 2?
You can play Destiny 2 on PC (Steam), Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, PS4, PS5, and Stadia, although the latest doesn’t need any download/installation.
Is Destiny 2 free? Yes, it is. Although it wasn’t always like this. In 2019, they changed to a free-to-play model, with yearly downloadable expansions available for purchases at an average of $24.99.
Here’s a step-by-step tutorial for getting Destiny 2 on the rest of the platform.
- Install Destiny 2 on PC: New users had to access the game through the Battle.net platform, but now is available on Steam. For that reason, you’ll need to create a Steam account > Download the Steam client > Visit “Destiny 2” game page and click on “Play Game”. Remember, you first need to install the Steam client to download Destiny 2 on your PC.
|Minimum System Requirements||Recommended Specs|
|CPU: Intel – Core i3-3250 3.5 GHz or Intel Pentium G4560 3.5 GHz; AMD – FX-4350 4.2 GHz||CPU: Intel – Intel Core i5-2400 3.4 GHz or i5 7400 3.5 GHz; AMD – Ryzen R5 1600X 3.6 GHz|
|GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB or GTX 1050 2GB; AMD – Radeon HD 7850 2GB||GPU: Nvidia – GeForce GTX 970 4GB or GTX 1060 6GB; AMD – Radeon R9 390 8GB|
|RAM: 6GB||RAM: 8GB|
- How to Install and Update Destiny on Xbox One: Turn on the console and sign in to your desired Microsoft/Xbox account > Visit the Xbox Home menu and open “My Apps and Games” then choose “Ready to Install” and search for Destiny (for digital download) or insert the disc into the disc drive (physical copy) > Wait for the game to install.
- How to Install and update Destiny on PS4: From “Game Library” or “Digital Download”: Sign in to PSN account > Open “Library” from the home screen and select “Download” over Destiny game or add-on (if digital download) or open disc drive and insert disc > Wait for the installation progress bar to display and finish.
To uninstall Destiny 2 from any of these platforms, you only have to follow the standard process to delete every other game.
How to Find People to Play Destiny With
Such an immense game like Destiny 2 is better played with friends. Especially with raids where you necessarily depend on other players to complete. So, if you’re looking for groups (LFG), teams (LFT), or squad (LFS), then you’re in the right place.
1) G1 Community
All Guardians are invited to the G1 community either for PvP or PvE missions.
You can register and use it for FREE to talk about the lore; share plays and memes.
We’re planning to eventually giveaway DLC expansions to members.
Want to be in?
2) Top 3 Destiny Discord Servers
You can also find raiding partners and loyal members of the Destiny community inside Discord servers. These three are the top best we could find:
#3 – Destiny 2: Inside you can either find players to play with, discuss, and learn new aspects of the game.
#2 – /r/DestinyTheGame: Based on the official subreddit, it includes everything related to Destiny 1 and 2.
#1 – Destiny (Official): The “official” Destiny 2 discord server!
3) In-game Request
If for some reason, you don’t find a friend right away (which I doubt), the good news is, you can meet someone from the server you’re playing in and invite it to your group or fireteam.
If you’re starting to play Destiny, then you may or may not know what a Fireteam is.
It consists of groups of 3 people (6 in a raid) conformed by added friends or random players. To unlock this co-op feature, you have to complete the Prologue and additional afterward missions. Some campaign missions request a fireteam party.
Here’s an article that explains the differences between a Group, Clan, and Party (which is exactly what Fireteams are).
- To Invite or Join Someone In-game: The shortest path is to have the ID of the player you want to invite in. You can get yours by typing the in-game chat command “/id”. This is extremely useful while playing on Steam, considering the friend-list limitations it sets after you reach the 300s.
To invite other players, just type the command “/invite” followed by its name.
You have to set your Fireteam public by opening the Roster and select “Fireteam: Clan and friends only.”
You can also join theirs, by using the command “join” followed by the ID of whose Fireteam you want to be part of.
- To Join Someone’s Fireteam: You can either join those who’re looking for endgame raid members or invite them as well. Just head over to the Fireteam Finder section inside Bungie’s official website and check out those available. You can also pick different options to filter the result. Take attention to the requirements and press “Join Fireteam” once you spot the right one for you. The Fireteam leader will add you, so be ready to accept the invitation.
- To Create and Invite Someone to your Fireteam: Inside the same Bungie official website, you can find the “Create Fireteam” button throughout the Fireteam Finder section. Add the requirements for other members and the details of your public invitation, as well as your PSN, Xbox Live ID, or Steam Username.
Take into account Fireteams are temporal and might not result in a long-lasting relationship as it would happen with a Clan.
4) Destiny Clans
As with every other game, the Clan system was built to solidify the community and provide new tools to gather in-game. For example, Apexus Deft is one of Destiny 2’s largest online clans ever created, with more than 6,000 members.
Among the reasons to create or be part of one, is due to Destiny Clan Perks: raid reward boosters that vary between seasons. The get these, you have to gather XP by equipping the Clan banner (located at Hawthorne, in The Farm).
We’ll teach you how to start one, invite members, promote publicly, join or abandon others.
How to Start/Create/Make/Form a PvP or PvE Clan/Guild in Destiny?
Having your community with like-minded people is an amazing feeling. So, if that’s exactly what you want to do, then let’s see what are the two methods to make your PvP or PvE clan in Destiny:
a) Bungie Site: Click on the following link (https://www.bungie.net/en/ClanV2/MyClans) and access with any of your Xbox, PlayStation, or Steam account credentials. Then select “Create a Clan” to add the desired information (Clan name, short-display name, motto, and introductory text). Then, press on “Create a Clan” once again.
Be aware, you’ll need to invite at least 2 members inside for your clan to appear in-game.
b) Companion App: Destiny’s official companion app has a ton of functionalities and creating a clan is one of them. Displayed information is the same as the previous one, but steps are distributed differently. Here, you’ll have to press on “Clan” at the bottom of the app, then tap “Create Clan” and fill in the requested information.
How to Invite Someone to your Destiny Clan?
Of course, you either need to be the Clan’s creator or have administration rights. If you’re any of the two, then you’ll first need to add the new invitees as friends before sending them clan invitations.
Alternatively, players can request to join through the in-game interface or Bungie’s clerk page (via a theresent on chat client). This link can be extracted from your Bungie-net account: Click on “Clan” > Select “My Clan” > Copy URL > Send.
If you still don’t know Destiny players, you can always find people on the game’s subreddit, discord servers, or more especially, the G1’s Destiny 1 or 2 pages.
- How to Promote Members in your Clan?
To promote a member one tier abovere whatever they currently are (Member > Admin > Founder), you first have to enter inside Clan’s settings and press “Promote” by the name of the user you want to promote.Find this by scrolling down in the middle section, next to each member’s name. Or just do it through the web, if you prefer. Just copy and paste this link (https://www.bungie.net/en/ClanV2/AdminSections?groupid=XXXXXXX) but replace the Xs with your clan ID.
- How to Join a Clan in Destiny?
Would you like to clan an already-created clan? That’s a great option too!You can join a clan either through the game itself, by using the mobile app, or through Bungie.net Destiny Companion.
It’s recommended to inspect the profile of a friend and check the clan they’re into. That’s one way to join. Another way is through the clan search function, but we were notified recently that it wasn’t working as it should recently.
Also, whatever the reason may be, Destiny 2 players may want to leave a Clan so they can join another.
- How to Leave a Clan in Destiny?
Download/Install and Open the Destiny 2 Companion app on your smartphone. Select the bottom’s Clan button, highlighted in red and open the menu by pressing on the top right of the screen.Select “Clan Profile” and press on “Leave Clan”.
You can also delete your own clan by going through the exact same process, but pressing on the “Leave Clan on ___ and Disband Clan” option. All XP progress and not collected rewards will be lost afterward.
Note: There’s simply no option to leave or delete a clan through Bungie’s website.
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