The Subclasses That Won't Return in 'Destiny 2'

RIP to the Titan bubble, the Warlock self-res, and the Hunter tether.


In Destiny 2, players will have to say goodbye to their loot, their progress, and even their Light — but they’ll also have to say goodbye to many of their former subclasses. Forever gone are the Titan bubble, the Warlock self-res, and the Hunter tether. But that’s probably a good thing.

The Red Legion, as led by Dominus Ghaul, demolishes the Last City and captures the Traveler at the beginning of Destiny 2, leaving Guardians without their much-needed power and the remnants of humanity scattered about the solar system. The plot will see your Guardian fighting to reclaim the Light, discovering new powers along the way.

At the Destiny 2 gameplay reveal in Los Angeles, those in attendance got their hands on the Warlock’s new Dawnblade subclass, and the gameplay reveal trailer also included footage of the Titan Sentinel and Hunter Arcstrider. It looks like more tactical abilities and Supers like the Titan Ward of Dawn and the Warlock Radiance have been traded in for new, more offensive-oriented abilities.

The new Hunter subclass, Arcstrider, is the spiritual successor to Bladedancer.


At the start of Destiny 2, the slate is wiped clean for players in almost every way. They’ll have to pick up with new subclasses entirely, in addition to the classic three: Gunslinger for Hunters, Striker for Titans, and Voidwalker for Warlocks.

That means that at least for the time being — and perhaps even permanently — Destiny 2 won’t feature Bladedancer or Nightstalker for Hunters, Defender or Sunbreaker for Titans, and Sunsinger or Stormcaller for Warlocks. Particularly given the nature of the new Arc-powered Hunter Arcstrider, Void-powered Titan Sentinel, and Solar-powered Warlock Dawnblade, it’s all but certain that we’ll never see the Bladedancer, Defender, or Sunsinger ever again.

As of right now, there are only six confirmed classes total for Destiny 2, which was the case at the start of the first game. It remains to be seen if the sequel will introduce a third subclass over time as it did for Destiny. So for now, be sure to say your goodbyes in the first game before moving over the sequel in September.

On the plus side, Warlocks will now be able to do this:

Destiny 2 is out on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 8, 2017 and at a later date on PC.

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