Bungie Reveals New Destiny Details
Written Friday, May 10, 2013 By Lee Bradley
View author's profile

Bungie has updated the Destiny website with a whole slew of story, enemy, location and faction details.

As far as building a universe populated with interesting races and lore is concerned, Bungie looks to be taking the work it did on Halo and dialing things up a notch. This is a universe clearly created to be explored for years.

We’re pretty excited. And while we’d love to know more gameplay details, between the info below and the stuff revealed by Bungie at GDC this year, it looks like Destiny is shaping up to be pretty epic in scope.

You can find all the new details on the game’s website, by clicking through like a million pages. Or, you can see it all below, thanks to the power of copy and paste.

Destiny is out next year and is headed to both current and next-gen platforms.

  • Welcome to the Frontier: Our civilization once spanned the solar system. Its ruins are still out there: buried in the dunes of Mars, hidden in the jungles of Venus, lost in a wild and abandoned Earth. For centuries we've huddled under the safety of the Traveler, protected from our enemies. Now, a new era has begun, and the only hope for our future lies in unlocking the greatest mysteries of our past.
  • The Traveler: Everything changed with the arrival of the Traveler. Long ago, it breathed new life into our system and began our Golden Age. But it did not last. Something hit us. Knocked us down. Tried to stamp us out. No one knows exactly what, but we do know this: very few of us survived, and those who did owe their lives to the Traveler.
  • The City: In our darkest days, Humans, Exos, and Awoken found the Traveler where it made its last stand, low above Earth, silent and immobile. We built this City - our last - within its protective shields, fighting countless wars to keep its peace. From that dark age, the Guardians of the City were born.
  • Guardians: You are a Guardian of the last safe city on Earth, able to wield some of the Traveler's incredible power. You are taking this mantle just as a new day dawns. Titans, Hunters, and Warlocks have finally returned to our long-lost worlds, only to find out we are not alone.
  • Warlocks: Warlocks have long studied the Traveler, mastering some of its arcane energies. Its true purpose still remains a great mystery, but discovering truth has always driven you into the unknown. Now, our enemies are the only thing that stands between you and the lost wonders of our Golden Age.
  • Titan: The first Titans built the Wall, and gave their lives to defend it. Now, you stand in the same high place, steadfast and sure, protecting all who shelter in your shadow. You hail from a long line of heroes, forged from strength and sacrifice. Our enemies may be deadly and merciless, but so are you.
  • Hunter: Hunters once prowled the wilderness and wastelands, taking big risks for even bigger rewards. You're no outlaw-at least, not anymore-but making your own luck has always meant bending the rules. Your unique brand of daring and ingenuity is needed now more than ever.
  • Earth: The wilderness beyond the walls of the City are ruined and corrupted, claimed by nature and our enemies. From the war-torn fortresses of the Twilight Gap to the skyward steppes of Old Russia, evidence of our lost glory still litters the Earth, waiting to be rediscovered.
  • Moon: Early exploration attempts have proven too dangerous. The City has since classified Earth's Moon as a Forbidden Zone.
  • Enemis: Beyond the safety of our Walls, strange and deadly enemies now occupy our old worlds. Every day they grow bolder, probing the Traveler's shields for weaknesses, looking to stamp us out for good.
  • The Fallen: The Fallen are a scourge, tirelessly engaged in war against us and scavenging all that remains. They say their Houses have claimed every planet and moon we ever touched. If you see one in the wild, know there are many more nearby, and don't hesitate to send their souls screaming into the black.
  • The Fallen Dreg: These relentless thieves seem driven by desperation and rage. They are crafty, but they usually give up their cover with their clattering and hissing. Most seem outfitted with some kind of shock dagger and pistol, and as far as we can gather, they seem to only have two arms, while other Fallen have four.
  • The Fallen Vandal: The truths about the Fallen chain-of-command are still making themselves known, but Vandals appear to hold a higher ranking than the Dregs, and deadlier weapons, too. They often have long range capability, but, lucky for us, their weapons take time to charge.
  • The Fallen Captain: Fallen run in packs, led by an individual Captain. There is no denying a Captain's might; they are the fiercest of the Fallen. There is this sense of tattered nobility to them. You can see it in the way they carry themselves. They think they're better than us. They believe that Earth belongs to them.
  • Cabal: It's been years since they first made their presence known at the Twilight Gap. While early reports have them centered on or around Mars, the true might of the Cabal is still wrapped in speculation. Awaiting more reports from the Vanguard.


User Comments

Forum Posts: 20
Comment #1 by Raging Slash
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 05:23:40 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Is this current or next-gen?

Forum Posts: 0
Comment #2 by Marilyn Monroe
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 05:25:49 AM
(2Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Bungie knows how to make a great game

Forum Posts: 57
Comment #3 by lethalerror
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 05:25:56 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
both i think

Forum Posts: 0
Comment #4 by tasteslikepain
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 05:26:07 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@1 Both

Forum Posts: 7
Comment #5 by colderclimate
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 05:29:18 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Sony seemed to be touting some unique content on their platform(s) but I wondered if MS have managed to get (different) exclusive content at the same time.. I guess time will tell!

Forum Posts: 0
Comment #6 by ATOMICKILA3000
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 05:32:42 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@5 I'm not sure but I think that Bungie said that each console will have different exclusives

Forum Posts: 46
Comment #7 by LeeBradley [STAFF]
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 05:32:56 AM
(5Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@1 @3 @4 Story updated for clarifcalifornication.

Forum Posts: 1398
Comment #8 by linktriforce007
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 05:35:26 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@7 That made no sense.

Forum Posts: 755
Comment #9 by Hurricane Of 87
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 05:37:06 AM
(1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I'm finding it hard to give a damn about Destiny, especially when they're set on using terms as generic as 'The Traveler', 'The City', 'Walls', 'Golden Age', etc. Nothing about this is grabbing me so far. Not in text form anyway.

Forum Posts: 20
Comment #11 by Raging Slash
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 05:43:36 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@3 @4 @7 Thanks !

Forum Posts: 20700
Comment #12 by Barad
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 05:53:40 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Jesus..I'm hyped.

Forum Posts: 2005
Comment #13 by XoNiNjAlEoNoX
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 05:55:23 AM
(2Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@10 because you cunt understand?

Forum Posts: 80
Comment #14 by Calib4n
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 06:15:42 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@8 @10

But he claricalifornicated it for you. Duh !

Forum Posts: 79
Comment #15 by Nighthawk1024
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 06:18:29 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Sorry but this game had me lose interest when I heard it was online only.

Forum Posts: 9
Comment #16 by hipcagneyhop
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 06:27:34 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Do we know if its fps or 3rd?

Forum Posts: 1
Comment #17 by DeadMan634
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 06:42:16 AM
(-1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@#10 you can get banned for that.. That's staff your talking to.

Forum Posts: 51
Comment #18 by Agent Mantis
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 06:46:21 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
They've said they see the "core" game lasting for 10 years with DLC and expansion support, anyone who buys a copy for this gen's consoles shoud be very worried about server shutdown in that time frame.

Forum Posts: 11568
Comment #19 by BiggD
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 06:47:17 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@16, it's an FPS MMO-RPG.

I'm so pumped for this game! It has a lot of potential, but I'll get it next-gen rather than on release date.

Forum Posts: 24
Comment #20 by SPARTAN 465
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 07:08:30 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@16 Its actually both. FPS in combat and what you do outside the city and its 3rd person when you are in the city.

@19 Actually according to Bungie it is a shared world shooter. Its FPS first and then a few MMO things in it.

Forum Posts: 954
Comment #21 by Dark Anaconda
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 07:11:16 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
This is just me but with Destiny i lost completly interest in any other FPS Game out there.

It`s the same feeling that i got after seeing Dark Souls, i completly lost interest in any other RPG after playing Dark Souls.

I have big faith in Bungie and in this game, i believe it will be a Top-Quality game with much love and effort in it.

Thanks for the new informations about the game, can`t wait to see some gameplay.


Forum Posts: 11568
Comment #22 by BiggD
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 07:16:39 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@20, yes well "shared world" implies full MMO. Besides, after reading the lengthly article on Destiny in GameInformer's issue last month or so, they heavily hint that it's MMO similar to that of Defiance.

Forum Posts: 1414
Comment #23 by Vindicator51
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 07:33:47 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@22 Well, they avoid ''MMO'' because it has become a dirty thing to use. The recent years of MMO's proves that it needs help.

Forum Posts: 6
Comment #24 by dbdikillhaji
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 07:44:02 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
day one buy on next gen for me

Forum Posts: 5
Comment #25 by Boneless117
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 08:06:37 AM
(1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Still on the fence for this one.

I'm not 100% sold on this game. Have not touched MMO's in years because I just don't have enough time to really play them and get everything out that the game has to offer.

Also if this is going to be a 10+ year game, I would be thinking that it would have a subscription or it would be forced DLC to keep up with the time.

Sill need more info for this.
Keen to find out more.

Forum Posts: 11568
Comment #26 by BiggD
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 08:08:05 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@25, highly doubt there will be a subscription.

Forum Posts: 192
Comment #27 by Kevin 737
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 08:12:25 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
So much mystery, but it all sounds epic.

Forum Posts: 1
Comment #28 by SP1R17US S4NC71
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 08:15:48 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Can't wait for this game to come out. Already preordered and waiting for more details.

Forum Posts: 2200
Comment #29 by cheevo360
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 08:18:20 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
#1 It is mention in news. :)

Look forward this game. I high hope Bungie is not ruins this. I don't think they will not since Bungie bought wonderful original series of Halo from them.

Destiny look awesome in many artworks.

I hope Campaign is not shorter like their Halo games. :)

Forum Posts: 644
Comment #30 by TG Wolf
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 08:38:54 AM
(-4Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
If it is an MMO (or is handled like one- like Defiance) they may as well only release it in the U.S.
They're the only place with the internet to handle games like that in general.

Not that their internet is particularly good but because the universe has to suffer through their bitching if they're not getting their way.

Forum Posts: 0
Comment #31 by GOoni3
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 09:10:17 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@#30 and what you never bitch?

Forum Posts: 194
Comment #32 by Runny
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 09:25:30 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Goddamn I can't wait

Forum Posts: 0
Comment #33 by Havok1496
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 09:44:48 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@25 I cautiously optimistic. Not to big on mmo's just not my thing. I think bungie has made good games in the past but for now i will wait for more info before i make a decision way to early to tell if it will be good or not.

Forum Posts: 813
Comment #34 by XxStuartxX 1990
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 10:37:11 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@30 What?

I don't even know what you are trying to say, my internet does OK and I live in the middle of nowhere in the UK.

It all depends on the quality of server your trying to connect with, and it's locality helps, usually with big releases they dot servers all around the world so that everyone can get a good go, but that won't matter if the servers themselves are rubbish, which is why I will never buy an MP focused game on Day one.

Forum Posts: 2395
Comment #35 by bigbear2face
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 11:15:41 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
So it has been confirmed that this is "open world" or "MMO-esque"?

It's not going to be a largely on rails shooter like Bungie's Halo games?

It's not going to be advertised as one thing then end up like something completely different? (like ID/Bethesda's Rage)

Forum Posts: 1
Comment #36 by eeeen
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 11:46:01 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
CoOL! I am really interested in this story... for sure not a new story, "been there, done that" comes to mind, but with Bungie's take on this type of story, it could be a winner.

@ 10 ... how are you not banned? lol... it is a true failure of the staff if Astrex's is not P-banned for that absurd comment. This is the type of comment/user that negatively impacts everyone here. Someone willing to type that, even once, does not belong here.

Forum Posts: 11568
Comment #37 by BiggD
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 12:19:37 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@35, GameInformer's article on the game, as they interview Bungie, say it will be a shared open world experience, and they imply and subtly state it's an MMO.

Forum Posts: 8
Comment #38 by sgtleehead
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 01:22:21 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
MMO - Hope not, unless its handled like Borderlands Co-op.

Forum Posts: 20
Comment #39 by Raging Slash
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 03:00:06 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
29 @ it wasn't when i made my question

Forum Posts: 486
Comment #40 by plum
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 05:19:20 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
this game will be the strength of the new Xbox just like halo 3 was to the 360. Absolutely ground breaking and love the wall part taking a wee idea from game of thrones lol

Forum Posts: 24
Comment #41 by SPARTAN 465
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 06:12:27 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
According to what Activision and Bungie have both said, there will be no subscriptions. So there may be microtransactions or something else to off set the cost of servers and what not.

Forum Posts: 24
Comment #42 by SPARTAN 465
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 06:13:54 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Meant to say this in post 41, this is just speculation though.

Forum Posts: 215
Comment #43 by Restricted-Access
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 06:53:44 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Hmmm... both platforms... double the achievements?! :-D

Depending on when I pick up the next-gen Xbox, I may end-up with one for each platform. I bought both Xbox versions of "Burnout Revenge," so I'll probably do the same with Destiny (assuming it's good - and I do)!

Forum Posts: 0
Comment #44 by Sh4wn is 3LE37
Saturday, May 11, 2013 @ 01:54:25 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I am hoping it will be on the PC too.

Forum Posts: 0
Comment #45 by HG69
Saturday, May 11, 2013 @ 02:29:51 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I really can't wait for this

Forum Posts: 302
Comment #46 by Sonnenberg
Saturday, May 11, 2013 @ 09:23:16 AM
(1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I'm not about to play bungies version of W.o.W. - Are all of you really that excited for an alway online game? Didn't most of you complain about an always online system? YMNDS

Forum Posts: 0
Comment #47 by Sh4wn is 3LE37
Saturday, May 11, 2013 @ 06:10:20 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@46: MMOs are not single player games though and are not billed as such. Gamers know that an MMO requires an always online internet connection.

Sure, you can solo in some MMOs like The Old Republic, WoW, and Guild Wars 2 but that doesn't make it a single player game.

A single player game is not online and does not require an always online connection to play.

Forum Posts: 44
Comment #48 by TheyCallMeNooTs
Sunday, May 12, 2013 @ 02:28:01 PM
(-1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@46 idiot

Forum Posts: 373
Comment #49 by Ninja Kaspyr 83
Sunday, May 12, 2013 @ 07:44:04 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment

You need to register before being able to post comments.


Game Info


US September 09, 2014
Europe September 09, 2014
Japan September 09, 2014

Related News