Destiny 2 Beyond Light | Returning Player Guide – A Summary of What’s New

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Watch at: 00:00 / 00:00:20yo what's going on guysalex here and today it is time to talkabout destiny 2what yes that's right i haven't spokenabout destiny 2 for a while becausehonestly i have beena lapsed player but with the launch ofbeyond light coming out of course theaddition of brand new subclassesWatch at: 00:20 / 00:40new areas to explore it seems like agreat place to jump back inso for this video i've actually teamedup with bungie wanna give a massiveshout out to them for sponsoring thisvideoto produce a returning player's guidefor players like me who have basicallynot been playing destinyfor quite a while and have now had achance and a reason to jump back inso if you've been wondering what's newyou want to know how to get caught upyou basically want to understand what'sWatch at: 00:40 / 01:00changedsince you stopped playing then uh sitback relaxand uh hopefully this should answer somequestions of course if you do enjoy thisthen like would be super appreciatedand comment down below let me know whatyou guys think are you jumping back inwhat are you most looking forward tolet me know down below but to begin withlet's start at the topwhat is beyond light well of coursebeyond light is a brand new expansionWatch at: 01:00 / 01:20for destiny 2that launched this week november the10th on a story front we're not going todive super deep i'm not your law guybut top level for those of you wonderingone of the enigmatic pyramid ships hasbeen found in the icy reaches of europabringing with it a brand new powerborn of the darkness aramis the kill ofdarkness seeks to harness this asianpower known as stasis in order to forgeWatch at: 01:20 / 01:40the elixir culture anew and exactrevenge upon the traveller forabandoning her peoplealong with the help of allies such asaerys mourn the drifter and even the exostranger herselfit is surprise surprise up to us tochallenge aramis's growing empirediscover the numerous secrets hiddenbeneath the iceand claim the power of stasis foryourself of course alongside this youWatch at: 01:40 / 02:00have season of the huntwhich picks up where season of arrivalis left off enemy forces are now takingadvantage of the darknessincluding zivu arath the sister of oryxwho is raising an army by corruptingcabal and fallen with hive growths knownas cryptolithsosiris catches wind of this and it's upto us to aid himwe also returned the story of aldon sovWatch at: 02:00 / 02:20known as crow after his resurrection asa guardian at the end of forsaken hisresurrection has wiped his memory cleanso he has no recollection of killing k6knowing what he's capable of will ofcourse be keeping a close eye on himquestioning what we know about the lightand the darkness as the story progressesso narratively speaking that's a quickrundown on where we're at right nowand what we're walking into but moreWatch at: 02:20 / 02:40importantly story asidewhat does this expansion add what are wegoing to be doing and what are thereasons for us to returnwell most importantly and one of thereasons that i myself want to jump backinis that this expansion adds a brand newcustomizable subclass for each of theexisting classesbased around the new icy themed power ofstasis we also have a whole new zone toexploreeuropa which honestly from the destinyWatch at: 02:40 / 03:00one days is a location i've alwayswanted to explore because i just lovesnowy tundrasand i mean this is gonna be a reallycool place but on top of that thecosmodrome is a returning patrol zonefrom destiny 1 but now refit to shownew light characters various aspects ofdestiny 2.there's also a new raid set in the deepstone crypt and there's brand new gearWatch at: 03:00 / 03:20and weapons so let's dive a little bitdeeperinto some of those subclasses firstthings firststasis as mentioned is the brand newdamage type being added in beyond lightsbringing with a whole new host ofsubclasseswithin these you can command the darkpower of stasis allowing you to controlthe battlefield with an icy gripfirst up you have the revenant thehunter subclass that revolves around thefantasy of being a ninja which againWatch at: 03:20 / 03:40is basically just made for me i meanbungie did you just design thisexpansionto try and bring me back this iscomplete with a shuriken as well as twodeadly camera blades that are formed ofstasisfor the warlocks you have the shadebinder the subclass that focuses on thefreezing aspect of stasis energyallowing you to summon a stasis staffthat can massWatch at: 03:40 / 04:00freeze enemies before shattering themall and then finally for the titansyou have the behemoth the titan subclassis all about creating crystalsthat can be used both defensively bycreating walls of cover for their fireteam as well as offensivelyin order to freeze enemies so no matteryour class choice you'll have somethingnewto test out however each subclass alsoWatch at: 04:00 / 04:20gets access to further customizationin the form of aspects and fragmentsaspects basically manifest as physicalitems in the worldand when slotted in will offer playersnew abilities these abilities can thenbe mixed and matched freely to createunique play styles to compliment youand these aspects can be furthercustomized by slotting in fragmentsfragments are also physical items thatyou can find out in the worldWatch at: 04:20 / 04:40and when applied to aspects they offeradditional passive perks such as statbonuseswhile fragments do give bonuses they canalso come with negatives as wellso it's up to you to basically strike agood balance soadding more customization to yoursubclassesbut what about europa what about thisnew location that we are finally gettinga chance to exploreWatch at: 04:40 / 05:00this is a brand new zone and not much isknown right now about the specificlocations that will be visitedother than the fact that there is ofcourse a pyramid ship somewhere on thesurfaceas well as the fact we'll be visitingthe deep stone crypt as the raid inbeyond lightshowever europa is said to have manysecrets lurking beneath its icy surfacesome even dating back to the golden agewe will also be exploring the ruins ofWatch at: 05:00 / 05:20the cityscapethe ones existed here as part of theclovis bray corporationa remnant of the past that may holdhidden truths as for the enemies we ofcourse know that the fallenunder the command of aramis and herlieutenants as well as the vex will bepresenteuropa will also feature a new dynamicweather system which will hinder playerswith snowstorms and blizzards with theseverity of the storm affectingWatch at: 05:20 / 05:40visibilitysound and even the environment of coursefor those of you guys have been playingdestiny for quite some time then thereturn of the cosmodrome is anincredibly exciting additionparts of the cosmodrome from destiny 1are making a return when beyond light isreleasedthe intention here is to bring newplayers an overhauled tutorial-esqueintroduction to the gamebut veteran players will still be ableWatch at: 05:40 / 06:00to explore old russia in all its glorythe addition takes on the experiencesthat began in destiny 1 but puts his ownspin on things adding even more contentto tell a new storyso that is in a nutshellwhat you have to look forward to inbeyond lights but again given that thisis all about lapsed playerswhat do you need to know right now likeassuming you stopped playing where isWatch at: 06:00 / 06:20destiny 2 sittingright now of course you have armor 2.0where if you haven't played for a whilethen late last year bungie implementedthe armor 2.0 system which changed howyour gear affected your characterthere are six stats that gear canincrease based on the base value of yourequipped gear as well as the mods thatyou slot into themmods can also come with specific perksthat enhance your character in differentwaysWatch at: 06:20 / 06:40and managing your gear and slotting inthe mods that benefit your play style isa key element to tailoring your guardianto your needsas for light cap in beyond light playerswill now start at 1050 powerprogressively making their way towardsthe soft cap of 1200s this can be donevia most activities in the game such asstrikescrucible gambit etc much like you areused toonce you hit 1200 however you will onlyWatch at: 06:40 / 07:00be able to gain powervia powerful rewards which you can thenagain earn via weekly challenges as wellas having a small chance to earn themfor complete activities and seasonaldrops which is a changenew to beyond lights upon hitting thehard cap which is 1250powerful gear will no longer increaseyour overall level and you will have toturn to pinnacle gearWatch at: 07:00 / 07:20in order to get your final 10 powerlevels bringing the pinnacle cap to1260.currently we still don't know exactlyhow you'll be earning pinnacle gear thistime around but based on the lastexpansion we can speculate thatcompleting the last two raids ironbanner nightfall and crucibleshould probably do the job assuming youhaven't played recentlythen the latest story beat and thelatest raid in shadow keep saw theWatch at: 07:20 / 07:40guardians returning to the moon wherethey discover the scholar keepa fortress housing one of the pyramidships that we saw at the end of the basegameafter approaching this pyramid we faceoff against a nightmare an evil forcethat takes the shape of something thatyou fear such as crota from destiny 1 inthis caseafter diving deeper into the keep welearn about the hive artifacts capableof twisting the darkness itself toWatch at: 07:40 / 08:00protect the user from the aforementionednightmaresafter stealing said artifact we thencraft weapons and armor out of nightmareessence allowing us toenter the pyramid while inside we find astrange artifact andsee a vision of the black garden where acopy of ourselves claims that thedarkness is our salvationthen following the artifacts back to theblack garden to discover the origin of amysterious signal we defeat theWatch at: 08:00 / 08:20sanctified mind in the garden ofsalvation raidand once it's defeated the artifactsignal stops and the vex invade the moonso that again assuming you haven'tplayed recentlyis the most recent chapter imagine itlike in a movie where they're likepreviously on destiny that's kind ofwhat happenedso if all of this is soundinginteresting and you're thinking you knowwhat i'm gonna give destiny the shot letme jump back inWatch at: 08:20 / 08:40the question is how do you jump back inwhat do you need to buy well if you justwant to take part in beyond lights thenyou can buy any of the additions as astandalone editioneach edition above the standard comeswith extra goodies such asin-game cosmetics gear as well as seasonpasses which are essentially battlepasses that rotate every three monthshowever if you don't have forsaken orshadow keep and want to play throughthoseWatch at: 08:40 / 09:00raids and use the subclass or exoticsfrom those expansions then you'll haveto buy themseparately then finally for those of youthat potentially want to investinto the end game content then yes asmentioned there is of course a new raidset to release on november the 21st thedeep stone crypt is part of beyondlights it launches just two weeks afterbeyond light's initial launch so itdoesn't give you a great deal of time togear upWatch at: 09:00 / 09:20and while predictably the informationaround the raid is pretty sparse becausei do like to keep it a secretbungie will be releasing the raid incontest mode which will cap the light ofall players to20 below each encounter for the first 24hoursso that at least sort of somewhat evensthe playing fieldartifact power will be disabled duringcontest mode and you're going to want tobe 1230 powerWatch at: 09:20 / 09:40to have the best chance of beating theraid in the first day but againthat is you know assuming you want toget that far but either way for the timebeingthat is uh kind of a quick summary forthose of you guyslike myself who used to play destinytook a breakand i've now seen the new stuff andbeyond light and thinking you know whatthis might be a good chance to jump backinhopefully that's caught you up told youWatch at: 09:40 / 10:00some of the new stuff and kind of justshowing you what the expansion has tooffer if you have any questions by melet me know in the comments down belowbut otherwise be sure to keep it lockedfor plenty morego beyond the light on xbox series x

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  1. I haven't played for 3 years. Is there any type of old gear that is still formidable or do I start a fresh new character?

  2. The experience I've had as a returning player has been so horrible. The main campaign is gone, multiple planets don't exist anymore, and the amount of content for anyone who hasn't purchased an expansion is laughable. And I imagine it's even worse for new players. Literally what's the sales pitch for this game? Buy DLC so you can continue a story you haven't played and grind content that may or may not be in the game by this time next year?

  3. That cool and all I haven't played the game since my console days(2 1/2 years ago) so like should I just go look at game patch notes and trails for everything new?

  4. So i purchased the beyond light yesterday , and I haven’t been on in awhile but when I got on , it had made me replay the beginning and do all the story line over but differently ?
    And I can’t seem to find out how to start beyond light because I don’t see a mission to it ?

  5. I stopped playing for a bit because I beat all the dlcs I owned, and started playing other things. I went back to play the game again and with a new character, have fun playing the STORY again, but the story and some dlcs were gone and I could no longer play it. It made me have all the abilities at the start which ruined any sense of progression, I had maximum light level. I decided to give e up on the game, it was fun and I love the gameplay, but the removal of the base game was a dumb decision.

  6. I was a destiny 1 veteran loves Destiney 2 but only played the first dlc I’m mad scared to get back into to it. I don’t want to get overwhelmed with everything and just delete. I completed this very first raid but after that I can’t remeber anything else

  7. I really wanted to like the video but you sound just like a Brit that I had to rearrange his face…lol he came to the wrong town in bama running his mouth…

  8. Haven't played in 4 years. Just got done with with forsaken and shadow keep. Shame that I couldn't finish war mind but I'm looking foward to getting beyond light.

  9. Haven't played since beyond light just released trailer, and the only reason I want to come back is because I bought the game and all the DLCs up to this point at full price.

  10. Last time I played till the end of the Forsaken story (I have all DLCs till there) and now I'm here and have no idea what's going on with all the season stuff, like I missed like all seasons… does that mean I also will never play the stories others got to play?
    Generally I left off at Forsaken and I have no idea what happened story-wise so I'm really confused and desperate since I am a Destiny 1 Day 1 player and really care for the game, usually if I didn't play for a while it was easy to catch up but now I don't quite get it.
    Can comeone help me how to catch up with everything?


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