Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Cayde-6 gets killed in a dark Destiny 2: Forsaken story trailer

That was unexpected.

Sony's E3 press event is showing off a lot of PlayStation-exclusive stuff that isn't really our concern. But it also delivered a new Destiny 2: Forsaken teaser that very much is.
The trailer is one of tone-setting rather than a reveal of features or gameplay. It opens with a closeup of Cayde-6 looking like death on toast and apparently at the mercy of an Awoken Hunter—possibly Abra Zire, although she was (according to the Destinypedia, anyway) killed at the Battle of Saturn during the Taken War.
Whoever it is, they're wielding the Ace of Spades hand cannon, a quest item that was added to the original Destiny in the Taken King expansion. The trigger is pulled, Cayde goes down, and several presumably-bad guys walk out. Is that the end of our hero?
I'm guessing not: The image at the end of the trailer shows him being carried away, and since having his arm blown off at the end of Destiny 2 didn't seem to bother him much I'm guessing they'll be able to fix up his face, too. We'll find out on September 4 (or thereabout), when Destiny 2: Forsaken goes live.