Destiny Comes From Venus and Mars

By Rebecca Smith, 4 years ago
During Destiny's beta, players only got the opportunity to visit Earth, the Tower and the Crucible, although a brief glimpse of the Moon was also allowed for those who played the beta during the last 24 hours. These will not be the only destinations within the game. The latest trailer to emerge from the title gives players a glimpse into the deserted landscape of Venus. Once a site that yielded a great discovery, it now serves as a reminder of all that was lost during the conflict.


Players will also be travelling to Mars. The red planet was once the location of a massive metropolis, now buried beneath the dunes of the harsh environment.

Mars 1

Mars 2

Of course, there will be more locations within the Solar System for players to explore. As well as a first glimpse at Mercury, we get another snapshot of the Moon.



If you didn't play the game's beta and haven't really being paying attention to our previous coverage, you may well be wondering what the Crucible is. This is where players will go to play competitive multiplayer and hone their skills against other Guardians. Here you will be able to earn special Iron Banner weapons, armour and equipment to use in every game mode, not just the Crucible modes. All three Guardian classes are shown here in Iron Banner regalia.




Earth Twilight Gap 1

Earth Twilight Gap 2

Ironbanner Moon 1

Ironbanner Moon 2

Ironbanner Moon First Light 1

Ironbanner Moon First Light 2

Ironbanner Tower

The next video shows the chaos that can be expected during the various multiplayer modes.

Control mode sees teams of up to six Guardians try to take control of three points that are scattered across the map in a mode akin to Call of Duty's Domination or Battlefield's Conquest mode.
Control Mars Bastion

Control Mercury Burning Shrine

Salvage mode takes both Guardians and Ghosts into battle. Players must retrieve ancient relics using their Ghosts, but they must also prevent the enemy team from doing the same.
Salvage Moon Anomaly 1

Salvage Moon Anomaly 2

Salvage Moon Anomaly 3

The following multiplayer modes are yet to be detailed, but that doesn't mean that we can't look at even more screenshots.

Clash Earth Twilight Gap

Rumble Mars Bastion

Rumble Mercury Burning Shrine

Skirmish Earth Twilight Gap

Skirmish Mars Blind Watch

Skirmish Mars Fire Base

Skirmish Venus Shores of Time 1

Skirmish Venus Shores of Time 2

Skirmish Venus Shores of Time 3

You can jump right into the title's many modes when it is due to be released worldwide on September 9th. Unfortunately, you won't be bringing your beta character as the many tweaks and changes have meant that these characters would no longer work properly in the version of the game that will be released next month. As Bungie designer Tyson Green explains:

Since the Beta, we’ve continued to tune and adjust the game. The way you earn experience has been adjusted up and down a bunch of times. Items have been added and removed. New features toggled. Although there’s no single monumental change, the sum of the tweaks leaves characters from the Beta Build in strange shape that would be confusing at best, broken at worst.
If you find that you like the game a lot, you can also look forward to the game's first expansion, "The Dark Below", that is due to be released in December. We don't have any details on the expansion yet, but we'll be sure to let you know when we do.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.