Bungie has revealed a new project it’s been working on as it begins archiving and making every Destiny 2 scene available via YouTube. Story has become a big part of the Destiny 2 experience, but not always, as the original game locked most of its lore and story behind the unlockable Grimoire card mechanic, forcing players to leave the game and log into Bungie’s website to read Everything about characters, events, and more.
While these cards were likely shaped during a difficult development period, Destiny 2 takes the opposite approach, leaning more towards story elements and cutscenes that only grew stronger in the years after the game’s initial release. Unfortunately, bits and pieces of the Destiny 2 experience have fallen behind, including older campaigns like the Red War and even the fan-favorite Forsaken campaign. However, Bungie is trying to rectify that with a new effort to archive all Destiny 2 cutscenes on its YouTube channel.
The announcement and reveal came via Bungie’s weekly blog, a feature that’s apparently been strongly requested by the fanbase. As of now, archive work is being uploaded to the official Destiny 2 YouTube channel and goes all the way back to The Lost Season. Players can then relive each story beat of The Witch Queen, and all subsequent seasons, including Risen, Haunted, Plunder, and Seraph.
Bungie promises this is just the tip of the iceberg, and it’s working hard to upload nearly every other cutscene in the Destiny 2 experience, adding a season or two every few months. The post also answered some questions about the effort, including confirming the fact that cutscenes feature multiple Guardian classes and races, since player characters can’t be added. Additionally, Bungie is asking players to upload full cutscenes to the studio, though various clips are still available for player-made videos or other content creation needs.
While most fans agree that the Lightfall campaign fell short in terms of storytelling, players are finding that the current season of Rebellion somewhat makes up for that. Focusing on the events of the Legion of Shadows attack on Earth, players assist characters such as Mara Sov, Amanda Holliday, Mithrax and Devrim to free the captured citizens of The Last City. The season also brought some big moments, including the controversial death of a character who’s been part of the franchise since the beginning.
Destiny 2 is out now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.