Co-Optimus Feed for Co-Op videogame news for .Destiny 2 A custom RSS feed on co-op gaming for: Co-Op videogame news for .Destiny 2 http://www.co-optimus.com en-us http://www.co-optimus.com/images/cooplogo.pngCo-Optimushttp://www.co-optimus.com Curse of Osiris DLC for Destiny 2 DatedJason Love

The initial rumors that were heard last month were spot on and the only real new bit of info is the release date (December 5 for every platform) and the increased Character/Power levels (25 and 330, respectively). When the DLC arrives next month, players will be able to head to Mercury, a planet that has only ever been a setting for PvP matches, to take on new quests/missions, hang out in a new social space (the Lighthouse), play new Strikes, puzzle through a new Raid, and enjoy new loot.

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Destiny 2 PC Stream RecapJason Love

We get into a bit about 35 minutes or so into the video, but one of the most notable aspects of this game over the original is how there are a few "one step forward, two steps back" kinds of things. For instance, the story/lore is way better and (actually) sensical, but the fact that they kind of force you through most or all of it before you can play specific aspects of the game (like the strikes), is really odd. Initially, I thought the Strikes might serve as more of a mini/starter-type raids while also providing story. They sort of filled the latter role in the first game. Here, though, they don't really do either as they are strictly limited to the Strike Playlist, the story beats are tangential at best, and with a couple of small exception, don't really show off the potential of what Destiny 2 delivers in its Raid. In their streamlining/focus on bringing about some quality of life improvements, something was lost along the way.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15314/destiny-2-pc-stream-recap.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15314/destiny-2-pc-stream-recap.html New Gear and Clan Perks Next Season in Destiny 2Jason Love

The main co-op focus for all of this seasonal news is specifically around the Clan Perks. Each week, members of a Destiny Clan can contribute experience points towards their overall Clan Level and unlock new perks, like better drops from Public Events or more credits earned for killing certain enemies, that apply to all members of that clan. Since the title launched last month on the consoles, the perks/experience have always been couched in terms of "this season," which implied that they would get reset at some point. With the announcement this weekend, Bungie has provided some more context, although no official end date for "Season 1" has been given. The developer also stated that players will have a chance to earn more experience (in order to earn more Bright Engrams) for themselves and for their Clan towards the end of a season with an event they're calling "Clarion Call."

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15310/new-gear-and-clan-perks-next-season-in-destiny-2.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15310/new-gear-and-clan-perks-next-season-in-destiny-2.html New Co-Op Releases - October 24 EditionJason Love

It's another big week for video game releases. Assassin's Creed Origins and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus are both out this Friday, and promise to be packed full of gaming goodness. However, we're really all here for the co-op, right?! Destiny 2 makes its way to the PC (finally), Super Mario Odyssey ...

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15308/new-co-op-releases-october-24-edition.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15308/new-co-op-releases-october-24-edition.html Destiny 2 Co-Op FAQJason Love

What modes of co-op, i.e., local, LAN/system link, online, are supported by Destiny 2? How many players can play Destiny 2 online? Is a PSN Plus or Xbox Live Gold subscription required to play online? How do you begin a co-op session in Destiny 2? Can I join a game if the host is further along than me in Destiny 2? How does save game progress work for co-op play in Destiny 2? Is loot instanced or free-for-all? What co-op activities are there to do in Destiny 2? What does the Destiny 2 season pass get you? What are Clans? Do they do anything cool? Does Co-Optimus have one?! What is the new Guided Game feature?

 

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15235/destiny-2-co-op-faq.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15235/destiny-2-co-op-faq.html Some Details for First Expansion to Destiny 2 RevealedJason Love

News of the DLC first leaked out via a story from Jason Schreier over at Kotaku. From that, it was revealed that the expansion would come out in December and include a new social space (the Lighthouse), a new patrol area on Mercury, and the story bits would revolve around rescuing Osiris from the Vex. The listing on the Microsoft store confirms the story bits and adds that there are new weapons/armor/missions. It's probably safe to assume that the "new cooperative activities" bullet point in that listing will include a new Raid.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15234/some-details-for-first-expansion-to-destiny-2-revealed.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15234/some-details-for-first-expansion-to-destiny-2-revealed.html New Co-Op Game Releases - September 6 EditionJason Love

Destiny 2 (Xbox One and PlayStation 4) - supports up to 3 players online (6 players for the Raid when that arrives in a couple weeks). Much like in the original Destiny, Guardians team up in groups of three to battle through missions, Strikes, and Patrol Zones. For the puppies! PC release will be next month on October 24.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15223/new-co-op-game-releases-september-6-edition.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15223/new-co-op-game-releases-september-6-edition.html Destiny 2 PC Beta Key GiveawayJason Love

The contest officially kicks off today and will conclude this Sunday, August 27 at 12:00 PM EDT. You can enter the contest once per day until then for a chance to win, and winners will be emailed a code directly.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15194/destiny-2-pc-beta-key-giveaway.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15194/destiny-2-pc-beta-key-giveaway.html Destiny 2's Beta is Full of ShabazzNick Puleo

Before diving in headfirst the crew talks about changes to the characters - despite the same three classes returning, each has a new spec available with a modified skill tree. Gone is light level, replaced by "power" (essentially the same thing). Throughout the stream we try to show off new abilities, including some exciting things for co-op like buffs that effect the whole team. 

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15131/destiny-2-s-beta-is-full-of-shabazz.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15131/destiny-2-s-beta-is-full-of-shabazz.html Destiny 2 Launch DateMatthew Squaire

While the September release is for consoles, PC Guardians-to-be will finally be able to take up arms on October 24th. This marks a different focus for Bungie, who had left PC players without any way to play the original Destiny. If you're so inclined, there are a number of editions you can buy as well, ranging from the Standard $59.99 version all the way up to the $249.99 Collector's Edition. Pre-ordering the game will also get you into the early access beta that's set to take place the weekend of July 18 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and sometime in August for PC.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15099/destiny-2-launch-date.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15099/destiny-2-launch-date.html Destiny 2 Stream RecapJason Love

In Destiny, if you wanted to do the Nightfall Strikes or the Raids, and didn't have a dedicated group of friends you could call upon, then you were out of luck. Bungie has come up with a way to try and make all of that content accessible to everyone with the inclusion of in-game Clans and a feature called "Guided Games," which will match up solo players with friendly clans to complete those very activities. The example given during the event was that if you want to check out the new Raid, but don't have a group of six friends, then you could hop into a Guided Game with a group of folks from a clan that's willing to help players through. Who knows, maybe you'll all hit it off and you'll find some new friends with whom to play. I had some pretty positive experiences using things like DestinyLFG and even the forums to play through that stuff in Destiny, so this is a solution for which I'm cautiously optimistic.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15009/destiny-2-stream-recap.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15009/destiny-2-stream-recap.html Destiny 2 Announced for Xbox One, PS4 and PCNick Puleo

So far we've only got two teaser trailers that will lead us up to the gameplay premier in May. Both are light-hearted, full of comedy and action. Nathan Fillion helps these along immensely. We don't have the details yet on co-op, but with the game continue the action-rpg-shooter hybird it started, you can expect lots of looting with friends.

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