The Tower is no more in Destiny 2, but players will have a new social space to call home which can be checked out for the first time in a recent IGN First video.
Destiny 2‘s social space is called The Farm, located somewhere in the European Dead Zone on Earth. Sitting down with Destiny 2‘s Narrative Lead Ryan Ebenger, IGN’s Destin Legarie took us around a quick tour of the space to tease some new and returning features.
Familiar vendors like the Postmaster and Cryptarch will- of course- be returning to assist in all loot transference, but Ebenger also discussed that the social space would expand to include new areas and vendors as players progressed in the game. Up to 26 players can be running around one Farm zone, socializing and exploring everything the space has to offer.
On unique feature players will find during this exploration is a fully functional soccer game. The bouncing ball from the Tower of the previous installment has evolved into a full match of soccer, where players can jump onto a pitch and try to kick the ball into opposite goals that respond to successful scores. Aside from soccer, Ebenger hinted at many other secrets players can find in the social space, giving participants unique effects to dazzle their friends with and provide the community a hunt to enjoy together.
Players will want to use The Farm to group up in preparation for Destiny 2‘s first raid, dropping shortly after the full game’s launch. We do not yet know the exact details of the raid, but game director Luke Smith recently commented on the challenge’s realistic theme.
Destiny 2 is slated to launch September 6th on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with a PC release date of October 24th. Players can try out the game early thanks to the public beta tests going live later this summer.