You can carry your old character over from the original Destiny, but if you're new to the franchise you'll get to make a Destiny 2 character from scratch. Although picking a race and gender is just (very awesome) cosmetics, the Destiny 2 class you choose does affect the way you'll experience the game.
Each of the classes and their related subclasses has their own strengths and weaknesses, but we're here to highlight each of their best bits and what kind of playstyle they suit.
Don't forget, there are upgrades to unlock as you level up too that can be used to rebalance your character and personalise them even further.
Looking for more help? Then head on over to our Destiny 2 guide hub for a walkthrough of the campaign missions and a complete set of guides.