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Destiny 2 guide: Four new worlds

Earth, Io, Titan and Nessus

Ryan Gilliam (he/him) has worked at Polygon for nearly seven years. He primarily spends his time writing guides for massively popular games like Diablo 4 & Destiny 2.

In its gameplay reveal stream, developers at Bungie announced that Destiny 2 would launch with four worlds, much like its predecessor did. Earth is returning with the new European Dead Zone. Destiny 2 will also add three new locations: Titan, Io and Nessus. In this guide, we’ll tell you what we know about each one.

European Dead Zone

Bungie’s developers say that this is the largest area that they have built thus far by a factor of two. The European Dead Zone will be the site of humanity’s new front against the darkness. It seems that this is where the new hub area will be, in addition to other missions and new adventures.


Titan is not only a name of one of Destiny 2’s classes. It is also the name of one of the new locations. A moon of Saturn, the world is an ocean. Players will have to navigate treacherous, man-made platforms. Titan is also where Zavala, the leader of the Vanguard, fled after the loss of the Tower.


Io is the sulfuric yellow moon of Jupiter. This location is significant to Destiny 2’s story, as the last place that the Traveler empowered before it settled on earth. As such, the connection between Io and the light is very strong. There will be lots of lore involved here, involving the mysteries and mythology of the Traveler. Ikora Rey, the Warlock Vanguard, is currently exploring Io, trying to learn the secrets of the Traveler.


Nessus is a planetoid on which Cayde, the Hunter Vanguard, is trapped. The Vex modified this beautiful world, reminiscent of Venus from Destiny. The occupation of Nessus is strong, but the vegetation seems to be fighting back against the machines. This is where the Inverted Spire strike takes place.

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