Here's exactly how much PvE content is in Destiny 2

Destiny 2 PvE

With Destiny 2’s console release being next week, it’s only natural that it would spring a few leaks. Following someone getting their hands on an early copy of a GameStop guide for Destiny 2, we’ve got a good idea on the amount of PvE content in the base game.

Interested in the campaign? Catch up with the plot in our Destiny 2 story guide

Translated from French by Reddit user a_tortoise_IRL, it looks like Destiny 2's campaign will only have “17 main missions” at launch. That's fewer than the original's 20, but the sequel will offer a lot more side-content: Destiny 2 has four world quests, each composed of four missions, plus one-off Adventures, Lost Sectors, and more, so there should be no shortage of stuff to do. The guide doesn’t include hidden missions either, so there's potential for the number of side-quests to go even higher.

Still, this puts the recent claim that Destiny 2’s campaign was going to have “over 80 missions and PvE activities” into a certain context: the phrase “PvE activities” could have meant anything from a full mission to a quick favour for an NPC.

As for Strikes, there will be technically six available on launch - with one of them being exclusive to those playing Destiny 2 on PS4. Though the original also launched with five Strikes, they quickly got stale given their prominence in Destiny’s mid-game gear grind. Here's hoping Bungie will add new Strikes soon after release.

Another Redditor who got their hands on a game guide early posted a leak detailing every single Exotic weapon and armour piece that will appear in the launch version of Destiny 2. There will be 51 Exotic items in total, with 18 Exotic weapons and 11 Exotic armour pieces for each of Destiny 2’s three classes. 16 of the weapons will be brand new, along with around seven or eight new armour pieces per class. As for Legendary weapons, there will be over 100, so there's plenty of stuff to loot.

When you also consider that Destiny 2’s first DLC is planned to launch sometime in December, there should be more than enough content to keep Guardians occupied until the end of 2017.

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nu1mlock avatarRichard Scott-Jones avatarZestoc avatar
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2 Weeks ago

Any idea of how many of these campaign missions will be playable in co-op?

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2 Weeks ago

All of them should be - that's how it was in the original, at least. It's the strikes that are specifically designed for co-op play, though.

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2 Weeks ago

Yeah, I played the beta so we did the firestrike thing. I was wondering since the only campaign mission wasn't coop (I'm guessing it's the first mission?) I was afraid that the coming missions wouldn't be either.

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2 Weeks ago

You throw out the 20 missions in Vanilla Destiny, but seem to forget that only 8 were REQUIRED to complete the campaign. You were able to skip most of those missions, as they were completely optional side-missions.

But D2 will have 17 REQUIRED story missions, with the side-missions becoming the new Adventure missions we do out on patrol. This is an important distinction that many people seem incapable of understanding.

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