"Destiny" has been revered as one of the best video games of the year.
It made $325 million in its first five days. The game was an instant hit, even before it was officially released.
Now that it's been out for awhile, people are finding some pretty cool hidden things in the game, called Easter eggs.
In fact, Bungie is no stranger to hiding Easter eggs in its games. In its contract with Activision, there's even a stipulation that it must provide Activision with a list of all the Easter eggs.Bungie pays homage to its roots with a little nod to the man who started it all, Master Chief.
Go to Mars and do the Garden's Spire mission. When you're done with the mission and get to the Iron Line door, clear all the bad guys, but don't go through the red door. Instead, go to the left and go through a big glowing blue door. Walk down the hall until you reach another door, called Trenchworks. Kill more bad guys and then walk outside. You'll see a command tower. If you walk around to the other side of it and look up, the tower looks like Master Chief's helmet.
(Via IGN and Redditor SmokingGhost)
You can play soccer!
When you're not busy saving the world, go to the Tower hub. On the left side of the map, under some stairs, you'll find a soccer ball that you can kick around.
But a soccer ball isn't the only ball in the game.
There's also a large purple ball in the Tower hub. This time it's on some crates to the right of Bounty tracker. When you interact with it, it flies up in the air like a balloon.
This isn't the first time a ball has been spotted in a Bungie game. A soccer ball was an Easter egg in "Halo 2," and was later seen in other "Halo" titles.
The code on the edges of the map screen actually hold a secret.
So this one is a little bit intense. On the edges of the map screen, you'll notice some random numbers. But the numbers aren't that random. Eagle-eyed Redditor Arukemos noticed that the numbers aren't that random, and are actually HEX code.
The one at the bottom spells out the words "alright OK." Another Redditor discovered that alright OK is in reference to a UI designer's website, alrightok.com.
One at the top spells out "mackay," which might be a reference to another UI designer. And one on the left spells "be dave," which is a reference to David Candland, a lead UI designer.
You can fly up in the air on a fan.
When you're in the Tower hub, jump on top of the Postmaster's shack. Have a friend go up the stairs to the right of the shack and go to the edge of the balcony, where he'll find prompt to "Activate Fan." There's no actual button to press. It's invisible. So just keep an eye out for the prompt, and soon you'll be gently floating in the air.
There are several references to former Russian cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov.
Vladimir Komarov was a Soviet test pilot, and the first to fly into outer space more than once. He was also the first to die while doing a space mission, so it makes sense that there are references to him throughout "Destiny."
There's various gear that references him, such as the Cloak of the Cosmonaut, and probably dozens more references throughout the game.
(Via Redditor LLCoolD)
The "Loot Cave" might be gone, but not completely.
The "Loot Cave" in "Destiny" refers to an actual cave in the game located outside the Cosmodrome. The cave spawned an endless number of enemies. Players parked themselves near the cave, and picked off the enemies one by one, resulting in easy leveling up and a bunch of dropped items.
Bungie quickly got rid of the cave in a mandatory update, but didn't lose their humor over the situation. But if you head to the Loot Cave now, you'll see some of the slaughtered remains. If you touch one of them, a ghostly voice says "A million deaths are not enough for Master Rahool."
Master Rahool is the Cryptarch located in the Tower. He's the guy in charge of decoding all the Engrams that players found among the dead enemies. Nice one, Bungie.
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