Activision detailed Destiny 2 in a reveal event in Los Angeles this morning.
The game is launching on September 8 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
It is also coming to PC and will be exclusive to Blizzard's Battle.net service. A release date for PC has not yet been confirmed.
On PC, it will feature 4k support, an uncapped framerate, full mouse and keyboard support with custom key mapping, text chat, adjustable field of view, 21:9 monitor support, and more.
"Destiny 2 will be integrated into many of Blizzard's existing social features — you'll be able to chat with friends playing Destiny 2 the same way you already can for Blizzard games," said Bungie.
"Players will also be able to add friends and form parties the same way Blizzard gamers can.
"And, you'll see a Destiny 2 status icon by your friends who are playing Destiny 2 the same way you do for friends playing StarCraft II, Diablo III, WoW, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, and Overwatch."
According to director Luke Smith, Destiny 2 is a new beginning for everyone.
Its tentpole features are "a world that pulls you in", "amazing things to do", and "always someone to play with", said Smith.
The game begins with the Citadel overtaken.
As per Activision:
Humanity has fallen to an overwhelming invasion force, led by Lord Ghaul, the imposing commander of the brutal Red Legion. He has stripped Guardians of their power, and forced the survivors to flee their home. Players will venture out into our solar system to discover an arsenal of weapons and devastating new combat abilities. To defeat the Red Legion and confront Ghaul, they must reunite humanity’s scattered heroes, stand together, and fight back to reclaim our home.
"In one fell swoop, [players] lose their powers, their homes, and what may be saddest of all, their vaults, and it's all taken by Dominos Ghaul." said Smith.
The sees players shifted to the European Dead Zone.
"It’s an incredible place — the largest destination we’ve ever built, easily, by a factor of two," said Destiny 2 project lead Mark Noseworthy.
Bungie is promising more cutscenes and story content.
There will be three new planets: Titan, Io, and Nessus.
Titan is the largest moon of Saturn, and features seas of liquid methane and an old human utopia that is sinking into the ocean. There's no land, only platforms for Guardians to walk on.
Nessus is a planet that orbits the sun somewhere in the region of Uranus and Neptune. It's a rocky machine world infested with Vex.
Weapon slots have been adjusted from the Primary, Special, and Heavy classifications to Kinetic, Energy, and Power respectively. Weapons that were previously limited to use as a Special weapon can now be equipped as Kinetic - but without the elemental effect. Another new addition is the Grenade Launcher weapon type.
New classes include a Warlock Dawnblade, who has a flaming sword; a Titan Sentinel who has a shield, a Hunter’s Arcstrider, who has an electric staff.
Also seen in gameplay footage was a hint at a new utility ability. While not confirmed or detailed by Bungie during the presentation, the Warlock player activated a power-up ability that dropped an area of effect boost. Its effect could be compared to the current game's Weapons of Light ability from the Titan, but without a bubble that prevents you from shooting out.
Players will be able to launch activities from within anywhere in the world rather than having to go to orbit, and the game's maps will have treasure hunts, activities, and dungeons called Lost Sectors.
There is an expanded clan system which features in-game rosters, customisable banners, and more.
A brand new system called Guided Games – essentially an in-game "looking for group" feature – will allow Clans to team up with solo players for endgame content.
The game will launch with new strikes, PvP modes, and a single raid.
Its Crucible (PvP) modes will be restricted to 4v4 matches. Destiny 1 supported 6v6.
One of the new modes in the Crucible is Countdown, "the first ever attack/defend mode in Destiny" that has players place a bomb in the enemy's base.
A Destiny 2 beta is coming in winter.
Additional reporting: Andi Garnett