Destiny is one of the few games to still have a loyal and somewhat rabid fanbase dedicated to playing the game on a daily or weekly basis years after launch. Now with the upcoming release of Destiny 2, that fanbase is due to grow. If you’re one of those fans, you’re in the right place – here’s our guide to the best Destiny merchandise and gifts around.
When the original Destiny was released in 2014, it was one of the most highly anticipated video games of all time. Developed by Bungie, creators of Halo and promising to deliver a brand new gaming experience, it was a game that was somewhat fated to be a big seller. While the game did indeed go on to sell a remarkably large amount of units, it was a divisive game among both fans and critics. Some praised the gunplay and overall feel of the game while others were not satisfied with the amount of content in the launch package. Still, the game established a dedicated fanbase and was a success.
Over the years, however, Destiny has proven itself to be a capable and fulfilling experience with a near-constant stream of content being added every few months. Bungie has been hard at work ever since launch with patches, fixes and gameplay balances to make the overall experience a good one for each and every player, veteran or newcomer.
The franchise is due to get its first fully-fledged sequel in the form of Destiny 2, which is set for release on September 8th, 2017 and promises to deliver an experience that will delight fans of the original game as well as encourage a whole new batch of players to join the fold. The sequel’s initial announcement trailer featured a familiar face from the original game – Cayde-6, a robot Vanguard voiced by Nathan Fillion – and gave a brief glimpse of iconic location The Tower under attack from The Cabal, a group of enemies from the first game. This gave players an idea of what to expect from the Destiny 2 story. Also new to the series, the game will see a release on PC as well as Xbox One and PS4.
For more information on Destiny 2, as well as the best Destiny 2 pre-order prices and what special editions will be available at launch, head over to our page dedicated to that game.
In the meantime, we’ve got a guide right here to the absolute best Destiny merchandise, gifts, items of clothing, and more for all the truly dedicated Warlocks, Titans or Hunters to get their hands on. Everything from wallets to action figures is represented here, so let’s take a look at the best Destiny gifts and merchandise available right now.
Destiny PS4 Accessories
KontrolFreek Destiny CQC Signature Edition Sticks for PS4
For those not already familiar with KontrolFreek’s range of thumbstick add-ons, these are little rubber grips that you can attach to the end of your gamepad’s thumbsticks, designed to give you a slight advantage when it comes to aiming. Reportedly, KontrolFreek worked in conjunction with Bungie itself to design this Destiny-themed version of the CQC Signature Edition set of sticks, which feature the Destiny insignia emblazed on both sticks. In addition to being designed for advanced gamers to gain an additional advantage on the battlefield, the KontrolFreek sticks also help younger gamers (or those with smaller hands) get into the action easier.
Destiny DualShock 4 light bar sticker
An alternative and slightly more subtle way to customise your DualShock 4 controller to showcase your fanaticism is with a light bar sticker. These things attach, as the title may suggest, over the light bar of your DualShock 4 and restrict the glowing blue (or yellow, or green, or red) light to a bespoke shape. In this case, you can customise your controller to display a glowing Destiny insignia for a handful of change. Not bad if that’s your kind of thing.
Destiny Xbox One Accessories
KontrolFreek Destiny CQC Signature Edition Sticks for Xbox One
Similar to the PS4 version above, the KontrolFreek Destiny CQC Signature Edition thumbstick add-ons are officially licensed by Bungie and designed to give players an advantage when playing in frantic online battles. This version is specifically designed for use with Xbox One controllers of all kinds, including the Xbox One Elite controller, if need be.
In one of the most interesting examples of unique officially licensed merchandise, Destiny has its own line of notebooks, journals and sketchbooks. Whether you’re the creative type or you want everyone in your business meeting to know you’re a Destiny fan, Bungie and co. have you covered.
Destiny Deluxe Hardcover Sketchbook
For the artists among you, this beautifully put together deluxe hardcover sketchbook lets you hone your craft across 192 blank pages. Featuring a beautifully designed front cover featuring artwork from the Rise of Iron DLC add-on, this will be an eye-catching thing to carry around for sure.
Destiny Ruled Journal
The most simplistic of all the journals on offer, this ruled journal features over 150 pages of ruled paper along with exclusive concept art from the Destiny series, all bound in a subtle but beautiful deep blue hardcover.
Destiny: Guardian’s Journal
One part writing journal and one part artbook, the Destiny Guardian’s Journal features over 150 ruled pages to write to your heart’s content on, while the remaining 42 pages feature some previously unseen concept art from the Destiny series, including pieces representing the Guardians, the Traveler, and more. All bound together in a deluxe hardcover.
This special edition ‘Strength and Sacrifice’ Titan hoodie is currently available to order. With this one, you’ll be proudly wearing your class allegiance quite literally across your chest, so be prepared to wear this and defend your in-game choices.
Alternatively, if you’re the Hunter type, you can get yourself one of these green and black hoodies with the Hunter insignia proudly emblazoned across the front.
Of course, if neither of the above hoodies did it for you and you wouldn’t class yourself as either a Hunter or a Titan player that must mean only one thing – you’re all about the Warlock life. That means you can pick yourself up one of these black and grey hoodies with orange trim and arguably be the most stylish of the bunch.
Destiny Action Figures
It took a little longer than most people expected but Destiny finally has its own line of action figures based on various class builds and non-player characters in the game. The latest batch is available to order right now and includes a Vault of Glass Titan, an Iron Banner Hunter, a King’s Fall Warlock and a deluxe figure of Lord Saladin himself.
Destiny Mugs, Wallets and Accessories
Destiny Titan Wallet, Hunter Wallet and Warlock Wallet Bifold
No matter what class you choose to play as in-game, you can show your allegiance in the real world with one of these officially licensed Destiny wallets. Titan, Warlock and Hunter are each represented with their own bifold wallet with its own distinct colour scheme and insignia. Which side are you on?
Destiny Musterbrand Knitted Scarf
If you’re the type to want to stay warm, represent your favourite gaming franchise and look pretty stylish all at the same time, you’re going to want to grab yourself one of these Musterbrand Titan knitted scarves. Although, given that it bears the Titan insignia, that may rule out two-thirds of readers at this point.
Destiny ‘Fallen’ Mug
For those with specific tastes in both alliances and warm drinks, this Destiny mug representing The Fallen will make any occasion worth raising a glass (or a mug) to.
In the UK: Around £8 from GAME | In the US: Currently Unavailable
Destiny Official Digital Soundtrack
However you feel about the game itself, it’s nigh-impossible to deny that it has one of the most impressive scores of any video game in recent years. From composers, Michael Salvatori, C Paul Johnson and Martin O’Donnell (who is best known for his work on the Halo franchise) put together and recorded some truly striking pieces, with a full orchestra to boot. Not only that, but the soundtrack features a brand new song composed by Paul McCartney and Martin O’Donnell exclusively for Destiny. If you’ve got a Beatle on your soundtrack, you know you’re doing something right.
Those are our current top picks for the best Destiny merchandise and gifts out there on the market right now. Have we missed something that you know should be on this list? Feel free to send us a message over on Twitter and we’ll take a look.