With September rapidly approaching, Activision and Bungie have been building anticipation for Destiny 2 with new looks at the pre-order bonuses. While both the Coldheart exotic gun and Killer-Tracker Ghost will make any Destiny fan blush, it’s a possible release date for the game’s first expansion hidden within their trailers that is really getting fans into a frenzy.
In the title card portion of the pre-order trailers, seen below, the fine print reveals the Coldheart will be available to all players starting December 5th. This is an interesting date, as it falls in line with the previously announced Winter 2017 launch for the first expansion, and it falls on a Tuesday, which is typically when major game content is released. Also, Destiny‘s pre-order bonuses were made available to all when the first expansion launched, so it’s not too far-fetched that the sequel will take a similar approach. However, while the evidence is strong, you’ll probably want to take this with a grain of salt until we get confirmation from Activision and Bungie—especially when you take the Killer-Tracker Ghost trailer into account.
Despite being a pre-order bonus, the upcoming Ghost skin—which, surprise, tracks your kills—will be available for everyone to acquire September 12th, just six days after the game launches for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 6th. That proves that not all pre-order content will be available to the rest of players alongside an expansion—there’s exactly zero chance any DLC will launch less than a week after the game does—so the Coldheart date maybe equally arbitrary. Activision could simply be handling its release schedule differently this time around.
For now, players who were engrossed in the now closed beta did digging of their own, including scoring rare items that pushed them over the beta’s level cap. Players were also able to try out two Crucible modes in the new 4v4 multiplayer, but the recently revealed Crucible, Survival, could be the upcoming game’s most promising mode.
Destiny 2 launches for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 6th, with a PC release on October 24th.
Source: Game Rant