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Destiny 2: Nessus guide

Everything we currently now about Destiny 2's Vex-infested zone.

Our Destiny 2: Nessus guide contains everything that's currently know about Bungie's mysterious orbital planet.

Nessus is one of the four worlds revealed last month during Bungie's big reveal event for Destiny 2.

We have very limited information about this world right now, but we wanted to highlight all of the information about this location that was revealed during the keynote. In the weeks since the conference, we've also added some further detail.

We expect a lot more information about Nessus to be revealed between now and the launch of Destiny 2, and we'll be updating this guide continuously between now and launch. Once the game is out, we'll be adding guides to completing every last activity to this very page. Keep us bookmarked - we'll have everything you could possible need!

Don't forget that we've got a huge amount of information for you to rummage through over at our Destiny 2 guide hub page. From here, you'll be able to access absolutely everything we know about the game.

UPDATE #1 - We've just had a very tasty bit of concept art turn up in our inbox which is almost certainly related to Nessus. You'll find it towards the bottom of the page, and it bares a stunning resemblance to the in-game shots that you'll find there as well!

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Destiny 2: Nessus locations

Here's what we know about the different regions of the planet.

The Cistern

Very little is known about this area of Nessus right now, although it's a place peppered with waterfalls, rivers and other water scenery.

The Anchor

This section of Nessus features ongoing battles between the Vex and Red Legion armies.

The Arcadian Valley

The Arcadian Valley is the battle location of The Red War, an ongoing conflict between the Guardians and Lord Ghaul's Red Legion.

Legion Dig Site

The Legion Dig Site region of Nessus is packed full of drilling machinery and is also the location of the Inverted Spire. Check out our Inverted Spire guide for a look at everything you'll face in this environmentally deadly Strike! You can also find more useful guides over at our Strike guide index page.

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Destiny 2: Is Nessus a visiting planet?

An extra interesting tidbit of information about Nessus has emerged since May's reveal event.

Nessus is what's known in the real world as a "centaur." Such minor planets have an extremely irregular orbit, which means that they only infrequently pass through our particular corner of space and into our solar system. This makes sense when you consider the remaining three areas in the game: Earth, Io and Titan all have real-world equivalents. There's even a real world Nessus too, officially named 7066 Nessus.

What's not certain right now is whether or not this limited window of co-existence will have any impact on actual gameplay. It seems unlikely that the team would want to willingly remove some 25% of the game's environmental content at any time, but could it mean perhaps that Nessus - like Xur - is only available during certain windows of playtime?

We'll have to wait and see once we have more details. We'll keep updating this guide over time, but do let us know of your own favourite theories in the comments below.

Destiny 2: Official Nessus information

There's quite a lot of speculation in the above, of course, so here's all of the basic flavour that's been provided about Nessus, straight from Bungie:

  • This planet has been completely taken over by the Vex.
  • They have transformed the planet to resemble one of their machine worlds.
  • It will possess its own unique vegetation, despite this transformation.
  • Expect huge sweeping canyons to be a big part of the environment.
  • Nessus houses one of the first Strikes! Check out our Inverted Spire guide for all the latest information.

Destiny 2: Nessus screenshots

First up is a little bit of concept art for Nessus. We're impressed at how well it's translated to the in-game shots which you can find just below:

Two screenshots have just become available for Nessus. We'll include them separately here now, but pop a gallery together if more turn up and it starts getting a bit brutal on your mobile data plan!

Destiny 2: Nessus footage

Finally, here's a recent trailer that Bungie released to showcase the four new worlds that will make up the Destiny 2 universe:

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