Destiny 2 ESRB Rating Spell a Few Details on Cutscene Violence

The final rating for Destiny 2 is has been revealed, and it includes a few details on violence in cutscenes.

on July 31, 2017 12:43 PM

The Entertainment Software Ratings Board recently unveiled the rating summary for Destiny 2. According to the ESRB, the upcoming first-person shooter will receive a T (for Teen) rating. Much like its predecessor, the board decided to give the sequel a T rating citing the use of Blood, Language, and Violence as factors for the final rating.

Here’s a full description of Destiny 2‘s final rating from the ESRB:

This is a first-person shooter in which players assume the role of a group (Guardians) defending humanity against an alien force. Players travel across futuristic landscapes and planets to battle a horde of alien creatures. Players use pistols, machine guns, rocket launchers, and various elemental weapons (e.g., flame sword, lightning staff) to kill enemies. Battles are frenetic and are accompanied by realistic gunfire and large explosions.

Cutscenes sometimes depict dramatic spaceship battles and characters getting shot, electrocuted, and strangled. Splashes of red blood occasionally appear on the screen when players are injured, and some creatures emit splashes of black liquid when killed. The word “a*shole” is heard in the dialogue.

Destiny 2 is currently being developed by Bungie, with some additional help from Vicarious Visions and High Moon Studios. The developer has confirmed that the gameplay will remain similar while incorporating new features to help enhance the overall game.

Earlier this month, the developer held a beta for the console version of the game. Those interested in playing the PC version of the game will have a chance to play it before the full release starting the end of August. Unfortunately, the beta will be shorter than the console versions, so if you’re interested in trying out the PC version make sure you mark your calendars.

Also, you shouldn’t miss our thoughts on the console beta for Destiny 2, and our hands-on preview from the reveal eventDestiny 2 is set to launch on September 6th on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, while the PC version set to launch on October 24th.

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