If you’ve been playing and enjoying Destiny then you may have wondered who the Awoken are, especially given the fact that you can choose to be one as a player character throughout the game. Whilst Destiny is an excellent game for the most part, there does tend to be the odd narrative gap here and there that could do with a little extra explanation. I myself chose an Awoken character with little understanding of their background and only got a true reveal after a good 10 or so hours into the game. So let’s take a look at what the Awoken are.
Perhaps surprisingly the most notable point about the awoken as a species is that they are in fact Humans. Albeit Humans who have lived on the very edge of space for some time and have become altered physically and mentally by its influence. It is said that the awoken as descendants of Humans ran to the edges of space during the collapse to escape the impending darkness and this in turn is what changed them forever.
Whilst there is yet to be a lot more revealed on the background of the Awoken as mentioned we expect as the upcoming expansions for Destiny release there will be a greater focus on the Awoken. Specifically those residing under the watchful eye of the Queen at the Reef, which should give us a far great insight into what at present remains a mysterious and unusual species in a game still full of mysteries. What is your take on the Awoken, how do you think their race will have an impact on Destiny’s expanding universe as new DLC makes it’s way to the game?
Ben Corbett-Mills / @benleopards
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