We recently learned that developer Bungie isn’t planning on making you grind your way to maximum rank in their upcoming shared-world shooter, Destiny. So what happens once you reach Destiny’s ‘end game’?
Investment lead Tyson Green explained to Eurogamer that though reaching Destiny’s level cap is “actually a pretty quick process”, the studio “wanted levelling up and reaching a cap something you don’t look at and say, ‘well, that will take me weeks so therefore I can’t play with my friends who are already at the level cap.'”
Once you do reach that cap, Green says Destiny then becomes a “gear collection game” comparable to Blizzard’s Diablo series.
Along with more Strike missions, six-player Raids also become available, as well as higher levels of PvP that pit Guardians with better weapons and armor against each other. You can also unlock more abilities in your Focus, which Green says is a “longer tail process.” Players should expect to work long and hard to unlock all your Focus’ third tier abilities.
Green adds that Destiny’s end game is similar to the type of experience a game like Diablo offers, “in the sense that it’s about moving onto the more horizontal growth – trying new abilities and builds and weapons, with the same element of growing more powerful as a character so I can do the harder activities that exist in the world.”
Earlier, Bungie community manager David “DeeJ” Dague also mentioned that Destiny will offer “very complicated end game activities that will challenge your problem solving and your teamwork.”
Looking forward to get to that end game? You can start your mission on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 this September 9.