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7 things you need to know about Destiny

Stand fast, Guardians! Destiny is right around the corner. Before you are ready to fight against
the darkness across the solar system, here are 7 things you need to know about before you make your
first character.

1. Deep history
Destiny was created with some incredibly detailed back story. The game is set several hundred
years into the future in a post-utopian society. The history talks of a great battle between the enigmatic
Traveler and the Darkness. A battle that crippled the Traveler but left the humans a bastion within the
Traveler's fleeting gaze. The world of Destiny reaches not just across this planet, but across the entire
solar system, talking about Mankind's lost "golden age".
Throughout the story you will learn more about the history of Destiny, from the denizens of the
darkness to the lost glories of the golden age. Bungie's writers have masterfully created an entire
universe for you to immerse yourself in. You can unlock this info through finding hidden dead ghosts
and grimoire cards(more on the cards later). Finding these items is more than just for completionists,
but for those that want to learn more about this awesome story.


The Crucible and the 5 factions of the city

Guardians are not only tasked with fighting within the open world, but against each other as
well. In the Crucible a player can test his skills against each other in true multiplayer fashion. There are
6 different game modes within the Crucible, each representing a different type of play. Control is your
typical game of three points that must be controlled by your team in order to win. Skirmish is all about
small squads. You enter with a fireteam of 3 guardians and can pick each other up upon death. Rumble
is your typical Free For All game type, while Clash is your typical Deathmatch. Salvage sounds very
similar to Halo 4's Extraction game type. The final game type is Combined Arms. All of the information
we are told is that it is a fairly vehicle heavy game type. Finally there is the Iron Banner. All of the other
game types balance your weapons and armor in the sake of fairness. Not the Iron Banner. The Iron
Banner lets your character let loose with all of his might and skill.
Destiny's multiplayer is more than just a typical multiplayer. It links the game's world in within
the multiplayer by using factions. There are five different factions, the Future War Cult, Dead Orbit,
New Monarchy, Seven Seraphs and Osiris. Each of the factions have different beliefs and stories within
the main story line. You can gain reputation with them by using their gear in the Crucible and
completing missions in the main game.

Titans, Warlocks and Hunters, oh my!

Now. While the Gunslinger is about the agile shots. Most of the Striker's skills are focused on getting something for a melee hit. So PSN players get to revel in the exclusives for a year while Xbox players get to grumble. Every member of this race is hell bent on making sure your last breath is spent . right? 5. the Defender.At character creation you have the choice of one of three classes. the Titan's other subclass. Each of these classes. but not being able to take much. Also on Earth is the horrific race known as the Hive. When Bungie goes exclusive. Gunslingers focus on doing critical hits and keeping out of harm's way. Each of these places have their own locations. They have wizards. the Voidwalker and the Sunsinger. Playstation players get both the Hawkmoon Exotic hand cannon and the Monte Carlo Exotic assault rifle. Bungie and Sony struck up a deal to give the Playstation consoles exclusive content. On each planet is at least one "home" race. loot and enemies. located in old Russia. The only saving grace for Xbox players is the fact that all of these exclusives are only timed. the Moon. Pick whichever class suits your play style and you can be guaranteed there will be others to play with you. knights and ogres. at least Xbox gets a game. 4. and their subclasses. These races have dug into their respective celestial body and are set to make it as hard as possible for you to drive them out. is more toward crowd control and buffing his fireteam. the Bladedancer is a master of getting in close to deal devastating melee hits. being split into different houses for different planets. However none of them seem to be overwhelmingly powerful. Next we have the agile Hunter and his two subclasses of the Gunslinger and the Bladedancer. they go all out. Mars. dealing out massive damage. In addition to the weapons and armor PSN players get a multiplayer map and a Strike mission. But hey. They populate the location known as the Cosmodrome. The first subclass of the Titan is the Striker and he lives up to his name. The Hunter gets the Argus armor. Enemies and their homes At launch Destiny will have 5 locations to play on. The Earth is home to not only humans but the terrifying space pirates known collectively as the Fallen. All of the above gear and maps will be available to Xbox players by Fall of 2015. The Warlock is the mage of the group. While the Striker is about melee. Not Destiny. Don't take these guys lightly. The hive are reminiscent of the classic undead and occupy a massive stronghold called the Hellmouth. the Warlock. the Hunter and the Titan. Melee is a crucial focal point for the Titan. Each compliments the other and seeing a full three man fireteam with each class is truly a sight to see. many games that come out with exclusive content usually have gear like this that tends to become useless fairly quickly. The Warlock has two subclasses. the Warlock gets the Manifold and the Titan gets the Vanir armor. are very powerful. The Voidwalker is focused on using the power of the void to cause massive direct damage where the Sunsinger is designed to buff himself and his teammates in order to stay alive longer. These are Earth. This consists of a set of armor for each of the classes. On Earth the Fallen are primarily of the House of Devils. Venus and a mysterious place called the Reef. PSN exclusives Early in the development of Destiny. The Fallen are a constant across nearly all of the game. The Moon is populated primarily by the Hive.

Completing these challenges will grant you a card. Now it is an overgrown death trap. Here are the currently known codes: Grimoire cards: (unlocks grimoire cards for your collection) Trading Cards: Warlock YKA-RJG-MH9 Titan MVD-4N3-NKH Hunter 3DA-P4X-F6A Rixis . You can view your Grimoire cards on Bungie. Mars also is home to the enigmatic Vex. Travel here carefully. Not everything is known about what all of these codes do.on the Venus was once a jungle paradise for Humanity. Not much is known about the Reef. The Queen of the Reef has made her home here. but we have them here for you. you won't live to make the same mistake twice. Grimoire cards are attained by completing missions and challenges within the game. picking through Humanity's derelict bases. choosing to stay away from their Human ancestors. seeming to strike a deal with the Fallen for protection. Separately you can also load codes on Bungie. This race of lumbering juggernauts are highly organized and very militaristic. The Fallen House of Exile find the moon home as well. They have mastered the ability to skip across time and space and use this ability to make your chances of uncovering Venus' secrets nearly impossible. If you don't take them seriously. The Awoken are known to have been created here and most of this enigmatic playable race seek exile here. 6. On those cards will read the history info as well as any possible in-game bonuses. On Mars you will encounter the gargantuan Cabal. thundering through any opposition they see. Their entire race is one large military for in game bonuses. Grimoire Cards and codes One of the primary ways to get information about the history and culture of Destiny is through Grimoire cards. The Vex are a race of time traveling robots. The Fallen have their hands in Venus as well with the House of Winter battling the Vex for control of this deadly world. home to the enigmatic Vex. story info and in some cases bonuses to your combat abilities.

TCN-HCD-TGY Old Russia HDX-ALM-V4K Hive 473-MXR-3X9 Moon JMR-LFN-4A3 Gjallorhorn Launcher HC3-H44-DKC The Tower 69P-VCH-337 Duke Mk. 44 69P-KRM-JJA Hive Ogre 69R-CKD-X7L Valley of the Kings 69R-DDD-FCP The Fallen 69R-F99-AXG Red Death 69R-VL7-J6A The Cabal 69X-DJN-74V The Devastated Coast 6A7-7NP-3X7 .

Now you can play all day long on your PS4.Vex Minotaur 6A9-DTG-YGN Emblems: You can collect these at the special orders vendor in the Tower. . Yes. very exciting times. go over to a buddy's house that only has a PS3 and pick up where you left off. my friends. Jagged Edge 7CP-94V-LFP 7. but it is happening. But what you can do is port your character that you played on your PS3 to your PS4. Exciting times. . you cannot play on your Playstation 4 with your friends on their Xbox One. Transferring content from a previous generation to it's successor is unheard of.Limited Edition Emblems: Emblem: Binding Focus FJ9-LAM-67F Emblem: Illusion of Light JD7-4CM-HJG Emblem: Ab Aeterno JDT-NLC-JKM Emblem: Field of Light JNX-DMH-XLA Emblem: Lone Focus. Ladies and Gentlemen you are allowed to go from new gen technology to last gen technology. Cross generation play No.From the Destiny Planet View Emblem: Sign of The Finite 7F9-767-F74 .

if not of all time. . Destiny is looking to be one of the best games of 2014. If you want to know more.More to learn All of this info is based off of what has been learned through the Alpha. Some of this may change. Beta and all the information that has been gleaned through the Destiny community. check out one of the numerous communities that dedicate their time to learning more and more about this epic game. Destiny can be found in your local video game stores September 9th. but most of it is the final product.