Destiny 2 rumours have been swirling around for months. Here's another one to throw on the pile.
Considering the amount of information floating about in the ether already, it's best to take the latest rumour with a pinch of salt, as it builds on what we already know, and may just be a fanciful load of old todgers.
Popping up over on Reddit, a user claims to have a source at Bungie "within the Administrative ranks".
According to Inside_Leaks, Destiny 2: Forge of Hope is going to be the sequel's title, although considering how the names of the expansions usually work, that seems to be an odd choice, but if they're giving the series an overhaul it's not entirely out of the question.
The story details are in line with what we've heard so far, so again, it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to flesh out the info.
"The sequel will heavily focus on chronological events set after the 2015 Expansion The Taken King. The cabal forces attack the city leaving the civilians and mentors of the tower defenseless. It is the guardian's job to fight back the cabal and reclaim the city.
"While doing so the guardian will discover the long lost stories of Queen Mara Sov and The Exo Stranger's motives. The story will culminate with the tower and city fighting back the Cabal empire resulting [in] the guardian defeating the leader of the Cabal in the new Raid."
The tipster echoes the plans for a regular content schedule, saying, "Bungie is planning to release a substantial content updates for each quarter (Similar to the April Update).
"Bungie already have a small team working on the first major expansion to be released in Fall 2018. Details are limited but it is aimed to be centred around the Vex and the Origins of Kabr and Praydeth."
They continue, "Bungie is scheduling for an event release every 1-2 months centring around a theme similar to Overwatch while also delivering new narrative paths and new game play mechanics."
They also state that the overhaul will scrub any existing Destiny characters, but that the "upside to this is the new release will have a more customization character creation including facial hair and class themed face paint and tattoos."
We even get a launch date cited, so we've progressed from a pinch of salt to a whole bucket load.
Destiny 2: Forge of Hope is supposedly slated for a Q4 2017 release with a window of November 4 - 18 if the OP is to be believed.
And finally, the game will be available on PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox Scorpio, and PC, with three editions to choose from.
The basic edition will have a pre-order bonus of some kind, the second one will have the pre-order bonus as well as an in-game cosmetic, and the third will have the pre-order bonus, in-game cosmetic and a "1:2 Scale of the Exo Strangers Relic of Necessity".
That's a big old dump of info. Some of these points have been covered previously, so again, stay skeptical.
Update: Bungie's Eric "Urk" Osborne has seemingly poured water on the title "Forge of Hope" on Twitter, but it's worth noting that there have been multiple instances of Bungie denying rumours that turned out to be pretty accurate.
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