Bungie is notorious for hiding secrets, so we took a look at some things in the Destiny 2 gameplay reveal stream that you may have missed your first time through.
Ghaul wants to take away Guardians light, but he does not want to destroy the Traveler. He wants to prove that the Traveler chose wrong. So he restrains the Traveler, cutting Guardians off from its light. What implications will this restraint have? Will we be able to free it before the end of Destiny 2?
Luke Smith wore two different hoodies during the reveal, one during his first appearance and one after we get a look at the gameplay. Why did he change them? What do the symbols on each of these hoodies mean? Were there any other hidden symbols in the reveal stream?
In the opening Zavala trailer, we see Zavala pick up a white auto rifle. This is the same white auto rifle that we can see the astronauts on Mars carrying when they discover the Traveler in the opening cinematic for Destiny.
When Zavala arrives at the human camp, the Speaker, Shaxx, and Saladin are already there. It appears that Cayde and Ikora arrive at a later time. What was everyone up to before their arrival at the refugee camp, and the building of the Last City.
When a ship flies by, we see a young Amanda Holliday show her clear fascination for the spacecraft. It also looks like that ship is the same as the one that our Guardian finds and repairs shortly after we wake up in the opening moments of Destiny.
We may be losing the Defender subclass in Destiny 2, but Zavala makes use of this favorite Titan subclass in the opening mission and cinematic. We also briefly see Ikora use blink to take Cayde with her into the shield, and Cayde use Golden Gun (what is he shooting at? There are no enemies in the Tower yet...).
Cabal and Vex were the main enemies we see and fight in the gameplay footage that was shown, but watch closely and you'll catch hints of Fallen and Hive. It's still not clear in what capacity these enemies will return, or if they will even still be foes, but they are definitely going to make an appearance.
Gameplay footage showed a couple of different tanks driving around, and one split second screen even shows what appears to be the Tank in gameplay, meaning that sparrows likely won't be the only vehicle we drive. We'll see if it's only a couple of missions or a wider spread thing.
During the reveal, Sunbreaker Titan, Nightstalker Hunter, and Stormcaller Warlocks were not shown, mentioned, or even hinted at. Given that other existing subclasses were either replaced or significantly changed, it's likely that if and when we do see the three missing subclasses, they will be quite different from the ones we're used to.
If Ghaul takes our light, how do we still have our Ghosts and powers in Destiny 2? The new social space, The Farm, is located in the shadow of a shard of the Traveler that broke off before it came to settle over the Last City. We will draw our powers from this shard.
Steve Cotton mentioned only a single new strike, but that was just for the gameplay session. Brief shots in the stream reveal details of at least one additional Strike that will involve SIVA, and chances are there will be plenty more than just two strikes to run.
A couple of brief shots show the explosion of a sun, and the destruction of what appears to be Mercury, though some of the lore hounds seem to think that maybe this is a scene from something that happened in the Cabal world, rather than our own solar system.
It wouldn't be Bungie if they weren't teasing the Raid. A few screens show quick captures of six Guardians running through different environments, which can only be the Raid. Some have speculated that it will take place in the ruins of the Last City and Tower, but it's more likely that the final campaign mission will be in the Tower, with the Raid taking place somewhere of Cabal interest in the European Dead Zone. This is supported by the variety of environments shown during brief glimpses in the reveal.