Bungie Teases 'Destiny 2' With Logo, Trailer

Bungie and Activision want you to know that Destiny 2 is on its way. They just don't want you to know much about what the sequel to 2014's smash hit, which combined everything Bungie learned about first-person shooters from Halo with an online-only component reminiscent of MMOs like World of Warcraft, is really about just yet. Or at least that's the impression we get from the vague promotional materials released over the last few days.

Hype for Destiny 2 started with a March 27 tweet containing a single image: the Destiny logo on top of an impossible-to-miss "2." That was it--and it was enough. Bungie said throughout early 2017 that Destiny would receive a sequel planned to debut this year, and the developer said in the beginning of March that the freshly launched Age of Triumph will be the first game's final live event, so the Destiny 2 logo was enough to push fans over the edge.

Now the companies have published a video teaser all but guaranteed to accelerate our collective descent into Destiny-mania:

We don't have a lot to go on from that video, still. Bungie and Activision were careful to note at the end that no actual gameplay was shown in the footage--which is not too surprising, given that the first Destiny wasn't known for its riveting barroom discussions. But the teaser does reveal two things: Destiny 2 probably isn't going to be a grittier follow-up to its relatively lighthearted predecessor, and more will be revealed about the upcoming sequel on March 30.

Oh, and just in case you're more worried about the first game than the follow up, Bungie also published Destiny update 2.6.0 today. The update is focused on the Age of Triumph event and features small improvements, bug fixes, and other tweaks. You can learn more about some of the changes, as well as the record book announced earlier this month, in our coverage of Bungie's weekly livestreams devoted to all things Destiny. Stay tuned for more.

Nathaniel Mott
Freelance News & Features Writer

Nathaniel Mott is a freelance news and features writer for Tom's Hardware US, covering breaking news, security, and the silliest aspects of the tech industry.

  • DookieDraws
    Cool trailer! :)
  • dstarr3
    Maybe I'm remembering wrong, but wasn't Destiny's whole thing that it was always going to be in ongoing development like an MMO for, like, 10 years? I don't think Destiny 1 is that old yet.
  • ArmitagePrime
    Man if they only put as much effort into the game's story as they did their commercials I'd still be playing.
  • jrrdmchls
    Destiny 2.... The search for the cash cows fresh tit!
  • cats_Paw
    You are not supposed to remember, you are supposed to get hyped :D.