Bungie released a statement today announcing the new live event/update to Destiny 1, when it will be revealed & a detail regarding Destiny 2.
The next live event will be called Age of Triumph, and will be unveiled in full on march 8.
It’s described as a “fun and memorable celebration that will bring the first major chapter of our Destiny adventures to a fitting close”.
Bungie also made the following statement about Destiny 2 and how things will carry over.
“Sequels represent the start of a new adventure for every player, with new worlds to explore, new stories to tell, new powers to acquire, new loot to earn, and much more,” reads the Bungie blog post.
“This led us to a decision that would enable us to serve both the game and the player’s best interests: Destiny 1 power, possessions, and Eververse-related items and currency will not carry forward. They will, however, remain accessible to you in Destiny 1.
“We know that, just like us, you have grown fond of the Guardians you’ve created, so we do plan to preserve your character personalization.
“We are going to recognize the dedication and passion you’ve shown for this world. Specifically, the class, race, gender, face, hair, and marking selections for all characters that have achieved Level 20 and completed the Black Garden story mission will carry forward. We also plan to award those veteran accounts with honors that reflect your Destiny 1 accomplishments.
“We believe this is the best path forward. It allows us to introduce the major advancements and improvements that all of us expect from a sequel, ensuring it will be the best game we can create, unencumbered by the past. We’re looking forward to sharing more details with you later this year for how we will honor your legacy in the future.”
As a player of Destiny 1 that has poured hundreds of hours into the game my armor, weapons & Eververse trading company items not carrying over is not that big of a deal to me. I will be buying Destiny 2 to experience the new story, weapons, items, & game modes. I also believe the items not carrying over will have something to due with a story element that takes place causing the players to lose everything & have to start from “scratch”. The only items I truly hope carry over are emblems & shaders as I would like to be able to use them as a “badge of honor” showing that I dedicated an extensive amount of time into the first entry. Regarding the new live event I assume it will have new light level, new gear, some new quests, & will most likely bring back all the old raids & maybe even strikes up to the current light level with potentially updated fights as well.
Stay tuned to Late Night Gamers for all upcoming news regarding Destiny Age of Triumph & Destiny 2!