KEY POINTS

  • "Destiny 2" is a loot-focused game with a variety of exciting end-game PvE and PvP activities
  • New players are advised to finish all available quests and campaigns first
  • Repeatable missions and activities are great ways to earn loot and learn the game

New players who have decided to try out “Destiny 2” for the first time may find themselves either confused or overwhelmed by the sheer amount of content the game has. Unfortunately, the new player experience isn’t exactly stellar, and many beginners tend to drop “Destiny 2” before they can even reach the best parts.

For those who want to dig into everything that “Destiny 2” has to offer, here’s a quick guide on how to get started.

Character Classes

There are three playable classes in “Destiny 2” that mimic the holy trinity of RPG classes: Titans, Hunters and Warlocks.

Despite appearances, all three classes can fulfill tank, DPS or support roles, but they fulfill different power fantasies that cater to different players. Titans are great in close-quarters combat, Hunters are precise and agile and Warlocks can unleash powerful magic attacks.

Destiny 2 Forsaken added the Scorn, a new enemy faction found mainly in the Tangled Shore and Dreaming City Destiny 2 Forsaken added the Scorn, a new enemy faction found mainly in the Tangled Shore and Dreaming City Photo: Bungie

Priority Quests

Ever since the Red War story campaign was removed from the game, all new players now begin at the Cosmodrome as newly resurrected Guardians. This marks the beginning of the “A Guardian Rises” quest that also serves as a tutorial of sorts.

This questline will introduce players to the basics of “Destiny 2” and it will eventually lead them to the Tower in the Last City, which serves as the game’s central hub area. Finishing “A Guardian Rises” will also unlock the quest for the Riskrunner exotic SMG and the quests for unlocking all of the subclasses for a character.

Power Levels Explained

A player’s Power level, which can be found in the Character Screen, dictates how much damage a player deals and takes relative to the Power level of the enemies they are facing, which directly affects how difficult the game can be.

Be sure to equip weapons and armor with high power ratings to increase the character’s overall Power level.

Loot Grind And Activities

“Destiny 2’s” core gameplay revolves around grinding for loot and completing PvE and PvP activities. After getting access to the Tower, players will be able to chart their own course and play the game how they want it.

Vanguard Strikes are great for beginners who want to get decent early-game gear. Alternatively, players can participate in Public Events, clear Lost Sectors or finish Patrols in any of the game’s available locations.

Powerful gear can be earned by completing weekly bounties from the NPCs in the Tower or by completing any activity on the Director screen that has a small golden icon near them. These activities are the best ways to increase a player’s Power level while also getting good loot in the process.