Destiny is a looting, co-op, first person sci fi shooter. Players are given many abilities to use for exploring and fighitng against the enemy.
Every guardian is equipped with a jet pack for an extra boost. This jet pack is limited though is useful for reaching ledges a normal jump cannot reach. In combat, it can be used to evade attacks.
Each guardian class receives its own super power. Depending on your class choice, you are given a special move that is executable once you have dealt or received certain damage. Each move is unique to their class.
Players are also given a range of vehicles that can be driven. These range from heavy tanks, small speeder bikes, and armed hover bikes. The vehicles are usable in both the singleplayer campaigne and multiplayer matches.