Destiny 2 Reveals God of War, Ghost of Tsushima, and Horizon Outfits for New Season
PlayStation and Bungie are delivering new armor cosmetics and content for Destiny 2’s Season of the Depths, which kicks off today. Available across all platforms, this content draws inspiration from some of the company’s most popular IPs, including The Last of Us, God of War, Ghost of Tsushima, and the Horizon series.
Each of Destiny 2’s three classes receives a new set of armor ornaments. The Hunter class will be able to pick up the “Annointed” cosmetic set inspired by Aloy from the Horizon series, while Titans will be outfitted with the “Godsbane” ornament set based on Kratos from Santa Monica Studio’s God of War series. Looking forward to it.
Warlocks, meanwhile, will be able to get the ‘Ancestral’ cosmetic set based on Hitoshi Sakai’s samurai style from Sucker Punch’s 2020 open-world game Ghost of Tsushima. All three ornament sets come with a unique finisher move inspired by the original PlayStation IP.
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“The origin of every armor set starts with the question, ‘What is fantasy?'” said Bungie Art Lead Josh Deeb. In a new PlayStation blog post. “There were some obvious inspirations. [God of War’s] Kratos is a mighty force that leads the way to battle, Aloy [from the Horizon series] A machine hunter who survives in a harsh world, [Ghost of Tsushima’s] Jin combined diligent training with seemingly supernatural fighting abilities. “
Each new armor set boasts an impressive level of design detail that references characters and settings from PlayStation Studios IP. For example, the Aloy-inspired Anointed Armor focuses on the old world, bundled and accented with traditional fabrics and colors used by the Nora tribe from Horizon: Zero Dawn. Features machine plate armor.
And Godbane’s armor is a clear reference to Kratos’ iconic head tattoo, while the wraps and retractable Guardian Shield that adorned the Spartan’s arm in 2018’s God of War in Santa Monica are the new Titan’s. You can see it reflected in the aesthetics.
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Bungie’s Ancestral armor similarly references the popular protagonist of Ghost of Tsushima. “With Jin, we had the advantage of being able to use some iconic face masks from the original,” explained Deeb. “This had an immediate and unmistakable impact. I wanted to build a silhouette of
Insomniac also worked with Bungie to create a Ratchet & Clank inspired emote to match the new look. Naughty Dog has also made its presence known by helping design a new ship that boasts a fungal aesthetic inspired by ghost shells, sparrows, and Cordyceps from The Last of Us.
Destiny 2’s Season of the Depths ended earlier today, bringing with it new exotic gear, post-campaign chases, and more. Be sure to check out IGN’s Wiki page for tips and tricks on how to get the most out of Season 21 content.
Correction: A previous version of this article stated that the content was exclusive to PlayStation. Available on all platforms.
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