Destiny 2 will be released on September 8, Bungie has revealed today. The sequel will be available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Bungie will also reveal the first gameplay for the sequel during a live stream on May 18. Destiny 2 will mark the first time the series is available on PC, corroborating previous reports. Destiny originally debuted on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. The PS4 version of the game will have timed exclusive content until at least the fall of 2018, and more details will come this summer.
An open beta will be made available later this year, but those who preorder the game will receive early access to the beta. More information about the beta, which will come to all three platforms, including its launch date will be available at a later time.
For more from the reveal, check out a deep dive into the debut trailer:
A Destiny 2 expansion pass will also be available for purchase separately and as part of the digital deluxe edition of the game. It will include access to the two major expansions, which will include “brand new story missions, cooperative activities, competitive multiplayer, and a wealth of new weapons, armor, and gear.”
Bungie has also revealed a Destiny 2 collector’s edition, as well as a limited physical edition.
Destiny 2 Expansion Pass Cover Art
Activision provided the following tease for the sequel’s story:
“Humanity’s last safe city has fallen to an overwhelming invasion force, led by Ghaul, the imposing commander of the brutal Red Legion. He has stripped the city’s Guardians of their power, and forced the survivors to flee. You will venture to mysterious, unexplored worlds of our solar system to discover an arsenal of weapons and devastating new combat abilities. To defeat the Red Legion and confront Ghaul, you must reunite humanity’s scattered heroes, stand together, and fight back to reclaim our home.”
Bungie previously revealed Destiny 2 earlier this week, while a sequel poster leak had revealed a September launch and beta.
For more on the followup to Bungie’s shared-world shooter, find out what character progress will and won’t carry over to Destiny 2, as well as why the studio is focused on preserving players’ relationships with their character rather than their gear.
Jonathon Dornbush is an Associate Editor for IGN. Find him on Twitter @jmdornbush.