There was never any doubt that Bungie's Destiny was going to be anything other than a major hit, but some proof of that has trickled out today: The game has become GameStop's most pre-ordered new IP in history. To celebrate this milestone, and also to help kick off Gamescom 2014, a competitive multiplayer trailer has been released, seen below.
The trailer highlights a number of different competitive multiplayer modes, with something sure to suit your playstyle (assuming you like player-versus-player combat, of course). The game's version of Deathmatch is called Rumble, while Team Deathmatch is called Clash. Neither of these modes include vehicles from what I can tell; for that, the Combined Arms mode will be needed, which is team-based only.
Other modes include Skirmish, which is based around small teams and the ability to revive your downed mates. Control is another standard mode, and as it sounds, you'll have to work as a team to dominate control zones. The most interesting mode of them all is Salvage, which is like Skirmish, but with the added mechanic of salvaging relics.
As has become commonplace with competitive multiplayer games, Destiny will allow players to work towards earning "epic" gear. It seems that this gear won't be limited to competitive modes, either, "As you engage in multiplayer combat, victory will earn you special armor, weapons, and gear that you can take with you into every single mode of play."
Destiny is quickly shaping up to be one of the biggest console releases in recent memory, and it's the sort of game that might actually make more folks buy the newer consoles - something I'm sure Sony and Microsoft appreciate very much. At release, I'll have to sit idly by as a PC gamer, envious of those tearing it up in Destiny's very cool universe.