In the recent Bungie Weekly Update, Destiny community manager Deej explained four gameplay principles necessary for the survival of the team and completion of missions in Destiny.
Every member of a Fireteam is important.
Of all the firepower you’ll bring with you from the Tower, the Guardians by your side will be your finest weapons. I’ve seen heroes rescue each other from certain oblivion more times than I can count. There are no tourists in the world of Destiny. Every player of this game changes the action, be they hardcore or brand new to the triggers.
The Fireteam that fights together thrives together.
There is a difference between playing with someone and simply playing near them. When Fireteams work as a real team, they profit. Their abilities complement each other. Their bravery enhances each other. If you can stay close to your Fireteam, you’ll be pretty deadly when you find yourselves backed into the same corner.
You must sometimes divide to conquer.
While it makes sense to combine your forces, you won’t always want to stand right next to each other. Many of your opponents won’t go down with one shot – or even one reload. You’ll want to goad them into fighting a two-front war.
Take turns drawing their fire while your ally delivers the pain. It’s like that old saying: Sometimes, teamwork is just giving them more people to shoot at.
Even the lone wolf can strengthen the pack.
Not everyone wants to keep the company of a Fireteam. If you’re that guy or gal, you’re welcome to keep to yourself. I’ve seen – but never met – enigmatic snipers camped on the ridge that overlooks a skirmish. Their well-placed shots have saved lives. Without so much as a wave, they’ve mounted up and sped off before we could so much as thank them.
Deej also posted a screen of the Exo class without a helmet, which the studio has humorously dubbed ‘Robot Space Pimp’ recalling Bungie’s Technical Art Lead Scott Shepherd’s GDC presentation, Deej added:
Scott stayed focused primarily on race, class, and gear, but there are many other avenues you’ll have in Destiny to alter the way you look. It will be very hard to run out of options for making your hero a unique snowflake.
Destiny will enter Beta testing on the Playstation 4, Playstation 3, Xbox One and the Xbox 360 this summer.