Bungie Explains Why No Dedicated Servers in Destiny 2
Source: https://www.bungie.net/en/News/Article/45919/7_This-Week-At-Bungie--05252017
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Destiny 2 is an upcoming online-only multiplayer first-person shooter video game in development by Bungie and in assistance, Vicarious Visions and High Moon Studios. It will be published by Activision. It is set to be released on September 8, 2017 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It will be the sequel to 2014's Destiny and its subsequent expansions.

One year after the events of Destiny: Rise of Iron, the Red Legion faction of the Cabal, a military-industrial empire of massive amphibians, have attacked The Last City with overwhelming forces, led by their commander, Ghaul. The Guardians have been stripped of their powers and forced to flee the Tower. The Guardians must acquire new powers to face Ghaul and the Red Legion, and venture to new worlds in the Destiny universe.

Destiny 2 is scheduled to be released worldwide on September 8, 2017 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and for the first time in the series, for personal computers running Microsoft Windows. There will be several editions of the game, including a Collector's Edition, a Limited Edition, a Digital Deluxe Edition, and the standard base game. Like the original, there will be an Expansion Pass, which will grant access to the first two expansions of Destiny 2. Also like the original Destiny, pre-orders for the game will receive early access to the game's beta. Pre-orders from GameStop will also receive a Cayde-6 collectible figure. Other figures and toys, such as Lord Saladin, will be available for purchase after the release of Destiny 2 in September.

The Collector's Edition of Destiny 2 will include the base game in a SteelBook case, the Expansion Pass, a Destiny 2 Frontier Bag (a messenger bag/backpack combo), a Frontier Kit (featuring a solar panel USB charger with built-in light, a paracord, and a solar blanket), a 15" Laptop/Tablet Sleeve with protective pocket slip, a Cabal-themed Collector's Box (including a booklet about the Cabal Empire, a Cabal Schematic, collectible postcards, and Cabal Military Pawns), and premium digital content (a Legendary sword, a Legendary player emote, and a Cabal Empire-themed emblem). The Limited Edition includes all of the same physical and digital items of the Collector's Edition minus the Frontier Bag, the Frontier Kit, and the Laptop/Tablet Sleeve. The Digital Deluxe Edition includes all of the digital content.

Bungie had said that players' characters and progression would carry over into future releases. However, this turned out to only be half true. Characters and progression did carry over into Destiny's expansions, but for the sequel, only players' characters physical appearance will carry over if they have reached level 20 and completed the Black Garden quest in the original. In regards to why progression and items will not carry over, Bungie said "We believe this is the best path forward. It allows us to introduce the major advancements and improvements that all of us expect from a sequel, ensuring it will be the best game we can create, unencumbered by the past." Bungie does plan to award veteran players with something special in Destiny 2 to acknowledge their accomplishments in the original Destiny. Players' characters, progression, and items will still be accessible in the original Destiny, which will remain online after the release of Destiny 2. 


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