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Destiny 2: Beyond Light’s first raid, Deep Stone Crypt, has been opened

Along with a half-dozen planets and countless weapons and armour, Destiny 2: Beyond Light made us say goodbye to the game’s existing raids – so it’s about time it added a new one of its own. Thee Deep Stone Crypt opens its doors today, letting you put all that hard-earned Europan gear to the test in the expansion’s first real endgame challenge. Or, alternatively, get ready to watch Destiny’s smartest Guardians duke it out in the race to be the first to clear Bungie’s latest sci-fi puzzle-box. (more…)

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Destiny 2 finally reins in Beyond Light’s broken Warlocks

Sure, Destiny 2: Beyond Light might dare guardians to take down a malevolent bug queen, but the expansion’s real villain is one of the players’ own making. But now, Bungie have brought the hammer down on the game’s troublesome Warlocks, slapping a hefty nerf on a stasis subclass that threatened to make the race for clearing this weekend’s new raid a very short one indeed. (more…)

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Destiny warlocks are rudely one-shotting bosses with the power of darkness

Destiny 2: Beyond Light finally lets our Guardians touch the darkness. But perhaps it shouldn’t have, because it’s gone and corrupted the game’s space wizards with the power to completely break any encounter Bungie throws at them. Ahead of the expansion’s first raid opening later this month, Warlocks have figured out how to use their stasis powers to instantly evaporate Destiny’s deadliest baddies. (more…)

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Destiny 2’s Trials Of Osiris are on hold for two weeks

So, you’ve just beaten Destiny 2: Beyond light, powered up your Guardian with the slickest gear, and feel ready to take on the world in high-stakes wizard PVP. Well, I hate to break it to you, but you’ll just have to wait a few more weeks. Due to an unidentified issue, Bungie have benched Destiny 2‘s Trials of Osiris for the next two weeks, bringing the competitive PVP event ’til November 27th. (more…)

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Destiny 2’s Season of the Hunt trailer shows off returning characters and weapons

By Patrick Dane, Saturday, 14 November 2020 13:14 GMT Despite Destiny 2: Beyond Light launching just this week, the game is already ready for a new content drop.The world of Destiny 2 moves quick, and that’s doubly true right now. Since Tuesday players have been tearing through the game’s newest expansion Beyond Light, keeping busy with a huge host of new content. However, it’s already gearing up for another big content drop with the launch of Season of the Hunt.There is always something to do in Destiny 2. Be it something new or a long put-off pursuit, the sheer magnitude…

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Destiny 2: Beyond Light Aspect of Control guide – Where to find Entropic Shards

There’s lots to be getting on with in Destiny 2: Beyond Light, including searching for some elusive Entropic Shards. Entropic Shards look like little Darkness Pyramids and can be found in various locations. You’ll probably have noticed they are immune to damage unless you’ve managed to progress through the main campaign and acquired Salvation’s Grip.As part of the Aspect of Control quest, which is part of the Born Into Darkness quest from the Exo Stranger, you’ll need to destroy five Entropic Shards.We’ve found nine so far, so here’s where you can find them. You can find our Stasis Prototype Quest:…

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Xbox Series X/S, Call of Duty and Destiny 2 launches drive record UK broadband use

British broadband has been hit hard by a series of big game launches.Broadband providers in the UK are trying to keep up with bandwidth demands as new consoles and big, blockbuster games are released. The Xbox Series X and Series console launches, new Destiny 2 content and the upcoming Call of Duty are seemingly behind this huge spike in internet usage in recent days.The BBC reports that internet providers BT, Virgin Media, TalkTalk, Vodafone, City Fibre and Zen Internet all had to cope with a spike in broadband usage on Tuesday, November 10.That’s the same day that the Xbox Series…

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Destiny 2: Beyond Light – Where to find the Perdition Lost Sector

By Lauren Aitken, Wednesday, 11 November 2020 15:31 GMT There are many secrets to uncover on Europa in Destiny 2: Beyond Light, including some brand new Lost Sectors. Lost Sectors are often difficult to find but usually reward you with pretty decent weapon drops. They are filled with enemies and a boss or two that you’ll need to defeat before you can secure the goods. In this guide, we’ll be looking at where to find the Perdition Lost Sector on Europa. It’s one of the first Lost Sectors you’ll come across naturally, so here’s what you’re looking for.Once you’re able…

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Destiny 2: Beyond Light – How to get the Fang of Xivu Arath Artifact

By Lauren Aitken, Tuesday, 10 November 2020 18:56 GMT There’s a new Artifact to claim in Destiny 2: Beyond Light, so here’s how to get your hands on it. Artifacts can be improved by selecting mods that can boost weapon damage, help you find more ammo and can ultimately increase your Power level.This season, you’ll be getting the Fang of Xivu Arath Artifact, but you’ll need to complete the opening mission first before you can get your hands on it.Destiny 2: Beyond Light – How to get the Fang of Xivu Arath ArtifactTo get started, log in and begin the…

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Destiny 2: Beyond Light – How to get the Duality Exotic Shotgun

By Lauren Aitken, Tuesday, 10 November 2020 18:12 GMT Destiny 2: Beyond Light is here and there’s a brand new Exotic weapon up for grabs. < –more–>The Duality Exotic Shotgun is now in-game for Destiny 2: Beyond Light players but how do you get your gauntlets on it? Worry not, Guardians, for we have the answer.Destiny 2: Beyond Light – How to get the Duality Exotic ShotgunIf you have the premium Season Pass, you’ll be able to claim a Premium Rewards package for your class which is full of new seasonal treats.Alongside a set of Wild Hunt armour, you’ll also…

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Destiny 2’s ramen lovers want Bungie to immortalise their favourite dish

Destiny 2: Beyond Light is almost here – and when it does, it’s throwing a whole lotta junk out of players’ inventories. Schematics, treasure maps, and even Expired Ramen Coupons are all on the chopping block, but it’s the last of those three that’s got some guardians all riled up. While I’m not even sure if Destiny’s gun-wizards can eat, there’s an apparent sentimental value to the game’s noodly food-tickets, with many players now petitioning Bungie to let them hold onto their tasty little keepsakes. (more…)

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Everyone is very serious in Destiny 2: Beyond Light’s new story trailer

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 20 October 2020 16:06 GMT Past friends and new enemies all have their own agendas in Destiny 2: Beyond Light.Bungie dropped a new trailer for Destiny 2: Beyond Light today that offers a better look at the uneasy alliances and questionable motivations of a number of the game’s character.Europa, the setting of Beyond Light, has beckoned them all, but not everyone is happy to reveal their true intentions. We also get a little bit of an insight into Eramis’ quest to weaponize the Darkness, and how that might be akin to opening Pandora’s Box. Variks’ perspective…

Destiny 2: Beyond Light’s new intro for newbies sounds good, as does reducing armour mod faff

While Destiny 2 welcomed a whole lot of new players when it went free-to-play last October, it didn’t do much more than open the door and gesture broadly in the direction of a 100-person party raging across every room of the house. New players are dropped in at the deep end, and it’s not fun. So it’s good to hear more of Bungie’s plans for a friendlier new player experience in the zone where Destiny began, the Cosmodrome. Bungie have (mostly) good news for veteran players too, revealing plans to overhaul armour mod slots to be less of a faffy…

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Destiny 2 is getting an NPC and expanded tutorial to show new players the ropes

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 9 October 2020 11:12 GMT The new player experience in Destiny 2 is getting a big overhaul.One of the many changes Bungie is making to Destiny 2 in November with the release of Beyond Light is a revamp to the new player experience. When Destiny 2 debuted its free-to-play version New Light last year, Bungie introduced a small cutscene and a brief tutorial to teach players how to shoot and equip armour and weapons. After a short trip, new players were asked to defeat an easy boss and then the full game opens up. That brief…

A chainsword, a gun firing bullets from another timeline, and Destiny 2: Beyond Light’s other new Exotics

We should have been playing Destiny 2: Beyond Light by now, but while the expansion’s delayed to November we can at least gawp at some of its gear and imagine how cool it might be to use. The answer is: quite cool. Bungie today detailed the new Exotic-quality weapons and armour coming in Beyond Light, and some sound powerful, some sound like they’ll open up new tactics, and some just sound great fun. A sniper rifle summoning lightning? Warlock punches spreading contagious poison? My Hunter’s dodge becoming a blink? I’m game. (more…)

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The Festival of the Lost event returns to Destiny 2 next week on October 6

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 1 October 2020 20:12 GMT The Festival of the Lost returns to Destiny 2 next week.Destiny 2 players can participate in the annual Festival of the Lost from October 6 through November 3.Activities include Secrets in the Forest. While in the Haunted Forest, The Spider wants to bargain for your cooperation. Meet with him, earn Cipher Decoders, and try to beat the clock within the corridors.A new Exotic Sparrow, ship, and Ghost will be available along with Triumphs to unlock, new masks, and new perk possibilities on the Braytech Werewolf and Horror Story Auto Rifles.There will…

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You’ll need to download Destiny 2 again for Beyond Light, to save space

This was to be the week Bungie launched Destiny 2: Beyond Light but, like everything else this year, the expansion ended up delayed. This week has at least brought news about installing Beyond Light come November, both good and bad. Good news: thanks to some revamped technoguts, the game should take up less drive space and Bungie should be able to patch any urgent problems faster. Bad news: you’ll need to download the whole game again when Beyond Light arrives. We’ll get a few hours’ head-start to preload, at least. (more…)

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Halo 3: ODST has arrived on PC

Halo: The Master Chief Collection has gained another game, except this one isn’t actually about that Master Chief guy. Halo 3: ODST arrived on PC today, giving players the chance to follow the story of some normal human dudes, and not a giant Spartan. It takes place before the events of Halo 3, and you play as some Orbital Drop Shock Troopers who’re trying to figure out why the Covenant invaded New Mombasa. (more…)

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Destiny 2: Beyond Light Stasis abilities for Hunter Revenant detailed

Bungie has provided details on the new Stasis subclasses for Hunters in Destiny 2.Destiny 2: Beyond Light will introduce Stasis, a new subclass for Hunters, Warlocks and Titans.With Hunters, one of the Stasis powers is Withering Blade, which is the Hunter Revenant’s melee attack.Here, you will throw a Stasis shuriken into the fight which can bounce off surfaces and enemies, slowing and damaging them along the way. If you land two shurikens on the same target, it will freeze the enemy.When fully charged with ability energy, the Revenant can use the Super, Silence and Squall. Here, Kama blades are summoned and allow…

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Destiny 2’s city in the sky is wasted on the Solstice event

This is the final weekend of Destiny 2‘s Solstice Of Heroes, an annual summer event which celebrates how great we are by levitating a slice of city into the sky to host a special event mode. This European Aerial Zone is a fantastic level, full of pathways bouncing across rooftops and burrowing deep into labyrinthine buildings – a type of space we don’t see much in Destiny. I gushed about the EAZ last year and feel the same now but god, this wonderful space is still wasted on a humdrum event mode. (more…)