The Destiny 2 beta has been live for a day and reports from the first game's biggest fans are pouring in from across the internet. Even though the fundamental game doesn't seem wildly different from the original Destiny so far, there's still quite a diversity of opinion - ranging from overall joy to being very worried about ability cooldowns. Let's take a look.
The PvP has benefitted from scaled-back abilities
Homecoming is a nicely characterized (re)introduction to the world
Homecoming as a mission is denser in story and world than anything in Destiny 1, and I do say that with the utmost respect for Destiny 1.July 18, 2017
The Inverted Spire Strike is generally pretty impressive
Wait, this is one of ours...
Destiny 2 isn't hugely different to Destiny - but that's the point. It's a base framework to build on, using foundations of the original.July 19, 2017
And of course, some folks are just pleased overall
@Bungie i love the beta, it taught me one thing. I want more. Destiny 2 will be fantastic.July 19, 2017
The not so good
There are a lot of complaints about ability cooldowns.
Destiny 2 is Destiny just "Now With Story" and Better PvP. PvE suffers from PvPs balance though. Slow ability recharge in PvE is awful.July 19, 2017
Like, a lot a lot.
And a frankly distressing number of termites.
From this day forward the Destiny 2 beta shall be known as error code termite. pic.twitter.com/VmtAE8Ny8HJuly 18, 2017
The tricks and glitches
People are learning sick Arc Staff combos.
And re-discovering some old glitch friends.
Make sure you read our Destiny 2 beta guide to get the most out of your time with the game. And if you're still not sure when you can start playing the Destiny 2 beta, we've got you covered there too.