"Destiny 2" is the sequel to the console-based RPG "Destiny". "Destiny 2" is currently available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and it will soon be released for PC on October 24 as well. “Destiny 2” was developed by Bungie; the same company responsible for the legendary Halo trilogy.


Despite Bungie’s famous track record, the original “Destiny” did not live up to expectations set by Halo; with a relatively short campaign and minimal PvE missions, the game didn’t have the longevity or content required of most RPGs, or even most FPS titles.

Leveling a character required grinding the same dungeons over and over again, leading to repetitive gameplay and therefore a lack-luster overall experience.

Eventually, after the release of four separate downloadable expansions for “Destiny”, comprised of The Dark Below, House of Wolves, The Taken King and Rise of Iron, the game seemed more complete.

However, “Destiny”, with expansions, cost the gamer around $120 to own. By today’s standards, that is a rather steep price for a single game, with most prices coming in around $60 for new games.

Even worse, it was never released on PC. “Destiny” was a purely console based game, which means if you didn’t have an Xbox 360 or a PlayStation 3, you weren’t playing “Destiny”.

That is about to change, though.

‘Destiny 2’

Destiny 2”, unlike its predecessor, is going to be released on PC, albeit over a month after the console release, but it’s better than nothing, right? On October 24, PC gamers everywhere will be able to download “Destiny 2” on the battle.net, the first game of its kind for Blizzard.

Activision, the parent company of both Bungie and Blizzard, has brought the first non-Blizzard game to the battle.net, a PC based gaming platform. Previously, battle.net has featured games produced exclusively by Blizzard, such as “World of Warcraft”, “Diablo”, and “Overwatch”. Now, a non-Blizzard game is going to be featured on Blizzard’s platform.

The obvious argument for this one-of-a-kind release is for Activision to reach a more widespread audience, especially with the popularization of PC gaming in the last decade. More platform releases mean more sales.

However, I have to believe that there is some standard developed by Blizzard to ensure quality games are being released on their platform. They have a limited library, but still produce some of the most popular PC games to date; if they were doing this as a money grab, we would have already seen them try it before.

The console version of “Destiny 2” has proven itself to be a better game than it’s predecessor, scoring significantly higher on almost every major video game review website including Metacritic and Games Radar.

The reviews for “Destiny 2” are overwhelmingly more positive than any review for the original.

What PC gamers should be looking for

What PC gamers should be worried about is the gameplay. “Destiny” was originally a console game, meaning its controls are based on a traditional game controller, whereas most FPS games on the PC are played with a mouse and keyboard.

Making the transition from a controller-based platform to a mouse and keyboard will be the key to “Destiny 2” succeeding on the PC platform. If the game doesn’t run smoothly, it doesn’t matter who makes it or how good the story is – people won’t play.

But I have hope. So long as Bungie gets the basic gameplay mechanics down, updating health and damage stats shouldn’t be a problem – “Overwatch” sees these kinds of updates regularly, and we should expect the same for “Destiny 2”. If all goes well, and so far it seems that it is, “Destiny 2” should be an awesome gaming experience.

Destiny 2” comes out for PC on October 24.