The human race is in an extremely difficult situation in Destiny 2, the follow-up to the game of the same name. The towns have been decimated and have no longer any defenses, forcing the remnants of Commander Gaul’s once-strong army to repel the legions of invaders. The exploration of highly developed, distant worlds by players will help the guardians reclaim their former glory and achieve previously unheard-of might.
The tips and methods we’ll share with you today are for Destiny 2, a multiplayer first-person shooter with MMORPG components. The gameplay may appear challenging at first, but the game walks players through every important step and practically explains on the spot how the game mechanisms operate.
- Meaning of Ghost icon
While it’s a save sign or a loading indicator in every other game, in both Destiny games small Ghost icons appear if there’s something nearby that can be scanned. Oddly enough, the game doesn’t mention this, but when the logo appears, press the Touchpad (PS4) or Change View (Xbox One) button and you’ll see your own Ghost pointing in a particular direction. Just follow it to find any number of “scanned” items; small pieces of lore like banners or broken pieces of machinery that tell you the story of the game’s world.
- Destiny 2 has a server schedule
Another thing not mentioned in the game but very important to keep track of is that Destiny 2 (like the original) has a content “schedule”. Basically, everything resets on Tuesday, including weekly activities/stages. Fridays (and weekends) are when Xur arrives with his latest exotics, and Trials of the Nine is an intense PVP tournament that will change its rules over time. Presumably, Bungie will add more infographics over time.
- Ways to quickly open a map
Destiny 2 has a lot of slow, circular icons that activate different functions, even the instant access map takes a long time to appear if you just hold the Touchpad/Change View button. Instead, firstly, you can hold both the “Touchpad/Change View” and “Options/Menu” buttons at the same time to bypass the animation, or if you press “Touchpad/Change View” anywhere in the character view, the game will immediately show the overview.
- The Easter egg that the developers hid
Studio Bungie decided to place Destiny 2 as a reference for their future project. This was announced to the fans by the director of the game, Christopher Barrett. What is the hint and where to look for the secret place, the developer did not specify. However, after some time, Barrett left a message: “Maybe …” with a moon smiley.
- The secret of the purple ball
There were many casualties when the Cabal took the tower, one of them was the purple orb that hung in the Tower in Destiny. And now in Destiny 2 you have the opportunity to find this orb during the mission “Coming Home”. You can find this ball on one of the stairs, making your way through the Tower. This easter egg is a bit “traumatized” but rest assured it’s the purple ball.
- Paul McCartney in Destiny 2
Back in 2014, Bungie worked with Sir Paul McCartney to make a single for Destiny that was to be called “Hope for the Future”. The video for this song is amazing – a hologram of McCartney singing in the world of Destiny. Destiny 2 has an easter egg on this topic as well. The fact is that during the passage of the first mission in the game, you can hear it in the Tower hangar. This, of course, is problematic to do, but it is possible. It’s just that the jukebox that produces this music was crushed, but you can find out the motive.
- Infuse on Exotics and Legends to keep your level high.
It’s tempting to change gear all the time, but there’s a way to create a kind of “link” to a particular set of gear you like: Infusion. Press triangle/Y on any Legendary/Exotic weapon or piece of armor and go down to the Infusion icon. So you can “feed” any weapon to a higher level. Your old weapon or armor will now take on the power level of what you infused – just be aware that any attached mods will be lost and removed to form a new power level.
- Every enemy has weak points
As in the first Destiny, each enemy has a few more weak points than you might think. First of all, this is the Cabal shield, which is easily deactivated if you shoot at the center of the component. Next is a hollow on Vex’s chest that normally glows white. Last but not least, the various Vex bosses have red “jewels” on their heads and backs that can deal critical damage if shot directly at them. In general, watch your damage numbers go from white to yellow, this indicates a critical hit. Many other enemies have holes in their armor or small pockets protruding from their backs – once again focus on them and you’ll take them down quickly.
- Best Mystery Character’s Items
You may have already heard a bit about a certain mysterious character named “Xur” who only appears on certain days. The previously famous Destiny 1 Faithful Legion is now in D2 in an exponentially positive way, with the cunning Xur the name before the end of the week.
Appearing only on certain dates, Xur is a vendor of Exotic items. You will need good Legendary Shards to trade with, but be aware that with each appearance he will have something new, and if you cannot afford what he offers while it is available, then you will not see these items again. Rather, they become rare prey.
- Guaranteed Exotics
Hunting strange weaponry is the focus of destiny. at least in terms of online aesthetics and character development. Even though there are two missions where, after the storyline, a weapon is promised to everyone, most Exotics are obtained through extremely unusual treasures from caves and crates.
The Sturm and MIDA Multi-Tool is the name of the weapon. Complete the “O Captain” task in Nessus, which is close to Failsafe and where the first weapon is located. You’ll get a second weapon if you go to Earth and complete the Enhance quest. Although both missions are rather drawn out in terms of the materials and engrams exchanged at various points, they are well worth the effort because both weapons are extremely potent. Finally, Coldheart is a different premium exotic (beam emitter). Once you’ve finished the narrative, go to the Gunsmith to claim it.