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Bungie's 'Destiny 2' E3 Demo To Showcase Arcstrider Subclass

By Michael Diente , Jun 05, 2017 09:14 AM EDT
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One of the new subclasses that received a lot of screen time during the Destiny 2 gameplay reveal last May was the Warlock's Dawnblade. The other two, namely the Titan's Sentinel and the Hunter's Arcstrider were only briefly shown in the trailers. It was also reported that the demo copy only allowed the public to get some hands-on time with the Dawnblade during the event. However, Bungie has confirmed that the Arcstrider will be available to the public at E3 2017.

Based on several Destiny 2 reports, the new Arcstrider subclass replaces the Arc-based Bladedancer from the original game. Except for the footage which shows the new Supers, both the Sentinel and Arcstrider ability breakdown have yet to be shared by the developer. Game Rant notes that the new subclass' Super calls forth a double-bladed staff covered with Arc energy. The Hunter then proceeds to engage enemy units with a flurry of melee attack combos.

Gamers suspect Bungie will release a new trailer to accompany the official introduction of the Arcstrider subclass. Fans of the sci-fi shooter are also hoping that the developer will reveal the exact date for the Beta scheduled this summer. Attendees will obviously get a chance to use the new Destiny 2 subclass at E3 2017 and compare its perks with the original.

E3 2017 attendees are surely going to experience Destiny 2 and its other new modes just like the gameplay reveal event last month. Bungie is expected to allow players to get some hands-on with its story campaign mission called Homecoming, the Inverted Spire Strike, and the newly-added crucible mode Countdown. Other than the Arcstrider subclass, sources also speculate that the other returning subclasses might be featured as well. Meanwhile, Forbes suspects that E3 has already started with the supposed leaks and gameplay reveals from major publishers.

Other than the E3 2017 Destiny 2 demo and Arcstrider showcase, Bungie has recently confirmed that its development team is entirely focused on the sequel. They have advised fans not to expect any more content updates for the original game in the meantime. It appears all staff has been assigned to work on the follow-up game until it hits retail shelves on Sept. 8 for the PS4 and Xbox One. The PC version currently still does not have a set release date.

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