The Complete Story of Destiny! From origins to Shadowkeep [Timeline and Lore explained]

The Complete Story of Destiny from the origins of Hive in the Books of Sorrow to Destiny 2 Shadowkeep. This video goes over the full timeline of Destiny including major events, lore and the backstories of the universe. All you need to be up to date for Destiny 2: Shadowkeep.
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Books of Sorrow: 3:30
The Golden Age: 33:52
The Collapse: 43:35
The Birth of the Awoken: 51:15
The Dark Age: 1:19:02
The City Age: 1:32:55
Destiny 1: 2:09:19
The Dark Below: 2:21:26
House of Wolves: 2:29:44
The Taken King: 2:36:07
Rise of Iron: 2:46:49
Destiny 2: 2:56:58
Curse of Osiris: 3:13:30
Warmind: 3:19:49
Forsaken & Yr 5 Annual Pass: 3:26:15
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Additional art commissioned over the years by various artists:
Jadeitor (The Books of Sorrow): www.deviantart.com/jadeitor
Mekki (The Great Hunt/The Faction Wars): f_mekki?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
MoonMaws (The death of Solkis): MoonMaws
Chris Tulloch McCabe (Iron Lords): www.artstation.com/mccabe
Comics, music & cutscenes by Bungie.
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  1. monmonsteraa


    پیش سال

    for mobile users bc timestamps only seem to work in comments.. :) Books of Sorrow: 3:30 The Golden Age: 33:52 The Collapse: 43:35 The Birth of the Awoken: 51:15 The Dark Age: 1:19:02 The City Age: 1:32:55 Destiny 1: 2:09:19 The Dark Below: 2:21:26 House of Wolves: 2:29:44 The Taken King: 2:36:07 Rise of Iron: 2:46:49 Destiny 2: 2:56:58 Curse of Osiris: 3:13:30 Warmind: 3:19:49 Forsaken & Yr 5 Annual Pass: 3:26:15

    • Gabriel Babasa

      Gabriel Babasa

      پیش 2 روز

      Thank you I was looking for timestamp a million thanks😲😲

    • Toby Morin

      Toby Morin

      پیش 7 روز

      Holy crap

    • Fruit Loops

      Fruit Loops

      پیش 9 روز

      Thank you mate

    • Matty Lisa

      Matty Lisa

      پیش ماه

      Tit hfigsugdiy

    • Matty Lisa

      Matty Lisa

      پیش ماه

      Tit hfigsugdiyc

  2. Nicholas Williams

    Nicholas Williams

    پیش 4 ساعت

    A PANDEMIC, you say?

  3. Michael Hammmy

    Michael Hammmy

    پیش 5 ساعت

    Sweet art boys

  4. Widur


    پیش 16 ساعت

    Great video, but man at around 54mins you are using the phrase „at this moment“ and „it was at this moment“, way too frequently.

    • Widur


      پیش 4 ساعت

      And you are using "utterly" way too frequently...tone it down a but. You tell the story like everything is overkilled a thousand times.

  5. Jankcow


    پیش روز

    Thank you! I only watch last hour, because I don't play Destiny so much. That realy help me

  6. Nate Thompson

    Nate Thompson

    پیش روز

    Blade...bow...... And 5th generation air superiority fligher

  7. Alex Barker

    Alex Barker

    پیش روز

    This was so good and helped me out a bunch! I like to mess around in destiny, doing things at my own pace; this video helped me keep up with the storyline as I'm also a fairly new player and have no idea what's happened so far. Great artwork and very interesting! P.S. I watched this in full while I played D2 today :)

  8. Alex L

    Alex L

    پیش روز

    The female fertile sailor dentsply burn because whistle desirably stare unto a creepy sheep. phobic, curvy knot

  9. Superadjustable


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  10. Something Or other

    Something Or other

    پیش روز

    Why isn't this the game we played? Instead we mop up remnants of this epic story and do little to change its world.

  11. Ricardo Silva

    Ricardo Silva

    پیش روز

    Queria muito um vídeo dublado ou legendado sobre isso

  12. 2020 MT-09

    2020 MT-09

    پیش روز

    Bungie and Activision ruined this game.

  13. Malik Redwood

    Malik Redwood

    پیش 2 روز

    Byf studies 5 years of destiny lore and daily content post = >800k subscribers Me studies for 4 years at university and completes daily homework = 500k in debt :/

  14. TheKingsWit


    پیش 2 روز

    When uldren became 'the crow' it took me a while to get over it. I still hate him but hes technically not the same person. Now i kill riven

  15. Dredgen Virgil009

    Dredgen Virgil009

    پیش 2 روز

    Wait..I used the touch of malice in kings fall raid! Talk about coming full circle, I didnt know...

  16. cjid


    پیش 3 روز

    So grateful to you and everyone involved in these videos.🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 I sent this to my cousin, who just started playing destiny 2. I decided to watch it as well. I could watch these videos all day!

  17. Lord Saladin

    Lord Saladin

    پیش 3 روز

    We need a updated version, since beyond light came out.

  18. Holy Ecoly

    Holy Ecoly

    پیش 3 روز

    So after this what order do I watch you other lore videos????

  19. Vadim Nimarov

    Vadim Nimarov

    پیش 3 روز

    destiny lore sounds fucking stupid....especially the first 20min

  20. Den Jon

    Den Jon

    پیش 3 روز

    Wow, I've been on Destiny since day 1 and I'm just now learning about this channel. Good job IRmys. Better late than never . Great job Byf. New sub here

  21. Elijah burns

    Elijah burns

    پیش 4 روز

    love it man

  22. Mar Ant

    Mar Ant

    پیش 5 روز

    Is this based on scientology? I had to stop at 8 mins

    • Margaritaguild Publishing

      Margaritaguild Publishing

      پیش 4 روز

      What? It's a sci fi fantasy like Star Wars...

  23. Andrew Thies

    Andrew Thies

    پیش 5 روز

    These vids are awesome.thank All of you.

  24. William Tynes

    William Tynes

    پیش 5 روز

    I could watch this and still have school

  25. imhere solook

    imhere solook

    پیش 5 روز

    Satanic as hell lol nothing new under the sun

  26. Modest Mewtwo

    Modest Mewtwo

    پیش 5 روز

    Niggas cant even make a coherent ingame story and have to explain it on google docs this video is great but you basically did something the game should have. this level of laziness on part of game devs shouldn't be encouraged

    • Warden Stone

      Warden Stone

      پیش 4 روز

      Laziness? Are you serious? They made all of that lore. None of that is Byf’s. He is just reading the lore to us. It isn’t a story book, it’s a game with deep seeded lore. This is how most games are, and it does it better than any game I’ve ever seen. They have been building this lore for some 6 odd years.



    پیش 6 روز

    Just started playing D2 again... Byf, you’re a legend. Thank you for this.

  28. Literally Leo

    Literally Leo

    پیش 6 روز

    You made me like this game again. Thanks Mynameisbyf

  29. Christian Smith

    Christian Smith

    پیش 7 روز

    See Bungie, would it be so hard.... This video is Great! See I Just started the game and oh haha lol am I Soo Lost! Huge Props for the work TY!

    • C SMITH

      C SMITH

      پیش 3 روز

      @Warden Stone 100% TY

    • Warden Stone

      Warden Stone

      پیش 4 روز

      This season is by far the worst one to start in. They removed most of the free content. Including the “proper” beginning to the game, in which you fought in the red war. And watched the tower (the hub for Destiny 1) be destroyed. It’s a shame that they replaced it. But I hope you have fun

  30. Alithien Arrowwood

    Alithien Arrowwood

    پیش 8 روز

    Bungie needs to add in the concept of Space Fleets. I sometimes forget this is Sci Fi. Does the Tower have an airforce? And if so what’s it’s name? If not could they not automate their ships and fleets? How is does agriculture look like within the tower? Who is Tower lead by? If so Zavala, are military positions and political ones merged together in this world? Have the Cabal ever thought of blockading Earth? You know their a powerful galactic empire What’s life like normally in the tower? How big is the Cabal empire? According to star systems Are there any other races out there, in space

    • Warden Stone

      Warden Stone

      پیش 4 روز

      @retronax it’s an amazing piece of lore they made. But it is so over shadowed by them sun setting almost all of the free things. There are no longer any free raids. The Menagerie is gone. The strikes on the planets that are gone are also gone. They got rid of the Red war campaign for fucks sake! The entire beginning thing for Destiny, this soul destroying moment if you played the first game as you watch the city and the tower be destroyed. And you lose your light. This season is such a shitty one to start playing in.

    • retronax


      پیش 4 روز

      Tower has no airforce. Agriculture probably exists in the city itself but unsure. Zavala is the commander of the guardians and a member of the political council that leads the city. He's not some kind of dictator or anything. The cabal have been massively weaken by the red legion's multiple failures, centuries of war with the hive and the schism of their society between caiatl and calus. They are in no way in power to siege earth. Tower has quarters where the guardians live, as well as a lot of utilitarians sections etc. There's not really "life" in the tower as it's more of a big police office, hunters spend most their time in the wild, titans patrol the city and warlocks spend a lot of time in the archives and libraries of the tower/city. Cabal empire is supposedly massive but currently a shell wof its former glory. It's impossible to know the number of systems they conquered. There are many other races out there. The arkborn, the clipse, the harmony, etc. The lore clearly hints there are many, many races among the stars.

    • Alithien Arrowwood

      Alithien Arrowwood

      پیش 8 روز

      But for you to answer all the questions explain the lore in detail , FairPlay and Well done! Keep it up!!!!

  31. MOPAR2U


    پیش 8 روز

    Byf the ultimate Guardian.loved this story watched it beginning to end.

  32. Owen Januska

    Owen Januska

    پیش 8 روز

    Here’s the thing about Destiny’s lore that I appreciate and that I don’t enjoy. What I’ve always appreciate about Destiny was that it provided a sense of imagery or imagination as the Guardian to represent yourself as the main character. I say this because I think the lore around Destiny is suppose to center around this self image of you as the character, even with how massive the lore is. Here’s my problem though with the lore. My problem admittedly lies in two aspects: Obtaining the lore and the lack of story building based around the lore. The lore itself is wonderful, and Byf narrating proves how in-depth it is. I know they touch on the lore through different expansion but I wish with the gameplay, they emphasize more of the lore in different and creative ways than what we are so use to when we go through the story mode. Byf’s video here just made me think of this opinion and I love the explanation here dude! 😄

  33. Nigerian Scammer

    Nigerian Scammer

    پیش 8 روز

    You should really have a Spotify podcast

  34. Ryan Cabral

    Ryan Cabral

    پیش 9 روز

    Came back to Destiny for Beyond light and I must say man. You are a freaking LEGEND. What an absolute beast of a video. I did not expect to have chills for 4 hours lmao

  35. Romm Tech

    Romm Tech

    پیش 9 روز

    does anyone have a transcript? i want to make this into a Byf storybook'

  36. Nocturnal Jester

    Nocturnal Jester

    پیش 9 روز

    Dude your voice and narration are both badass lol

  37. Josh Domfree

    Josh Domfree

    پیش 9 روز

    Is there a script? I would really like to read this to my kids in the future lmao

  38. Mr. Natural

    Mr. Natural

    پیش 9 روز

    Destiny in a nutshell: “I don’t even have time to explain why I don’t have time to explain”

  39. the_gamer08dylan j

    the_gamer08dylan j

    پیش 10 روز

    2:57:00 just a marker for where I left off

  40. Oryx Taken King

    Oryx Taken King

    پیش 10 روز

    best 4 hours of my life

  41. it's the almound boy

    it's the almound boy

    پیش 10 روز


  42. Kriss Andrew

    Kriss Andrew

    پیش 11 روز

    Thank u so much byf, talos and monkus also. Gunna buy some art now. I was so in the dark before this video, now i am in the light.

  43. HappyDemon77


    پیش 12 روز

    Rewatching this entire video is just what i needed as the state of the game currently isnt great

    • Hemphiz J

      Hemphiz J

      پیش 6 روز

      You can say that again. If only Bungie took notice

  44. Ω Louys Ω

    Ω Louys Ω

    پیش 12 روز

    Destiny's Vaatividia (dark souls great lore keeper)? Amazing

  45. Owboney


    پیش 12 روز

    ur a hero bro, wish i knew this much about destiny :) x

  46. Kohai


    پیش 12 روز

    Like I get the need to make money but 20 ads really...

  47. Daniel Gale

    Daniel Gale

    پیش 13 روز

    This was amazing!!! Excellent art work and awesome story telling I simply could not put this video down so I watched it all the way through. I might even check out the artist behind the work his work was masterful. Thank you so much for this video I've been playing destiny since day 1 year 1 and I'm so glad to reach this new level of understanding the lore. Great job dude!

  48. ZavionTV


    پیش 13 روز

    LOL I am a monster!

  49. Garrett Marshburn

    Garrett Marshburn

    پیش 13 روز

    Yeah I got time I think

  50. Jellightskin HD

    Jellightskin HD

    پیش 13 روز

    Just watched this thx man‼️🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  51. Jianlin Gao

    Jianlin Gao

    پیش 13 روز


  52. Adrian Dz

    Adrian Dz

    پیش 13 روز

    Destiny Story is quite average huh. Good job on the video, can see the effort put in here. But the story itself is bleh!

  53. Supaflow7


    پیش 13 روز

    This was so well done I subbed !!

  54. Aedus


    پیش 14 روز

    well done

  55. Garrett Allen

    Garrett Allen

    پیش 14 روز

    So I’ve watched this video numerous times and one question I have is - if according to the sword logic resurrecting a hive champion/god is a form of heresy then wouldn’t Oryx bringing back Savathun and Xivu-Arath after their true deaths through a hive resurrection ritual be considered heresy?

  56. bigblack Man

    bigblack Man

    پیش 14 روز

    I had a nostalgia wave so massive my brain shut off and I blacked out

  57. Tyler Mcflyer

    Tyler Mcflyer

    پیش 16 روز

    Gambit theme is the most heroic theme

  58. Destra II

    Destra II

    پیش 16 روز

    Bookmark 1:43:30

  59. only pain 999

    only pain 999

    پیش 16 روز

    this is a movie damn. this is so well made good job man.

  60. Dave Fellowes

    Dave Fellowes

    پیش 17 روز

    This was awesome! Thanks for doing this!

  61. Ethan Fritch

    Ethan Fritch

    پیش 17 روز

    RIP everything about exos after beyond light

  62. J c

    J c

    پیش 17 روز

    @ My name is Byf Where did all this lore come from?? Is there any paperback novels?

    • Cnd


      پیش 12 روز

      In game lore books, text from gear, collector edition, and lore stories from the Bungie site

  63. Alexander Guilfoyle

    Alexander Guilfoyle

    پیش 17 روز

    I thank every and anyone that took part in creating this project with you. I LOVE destiny lore above all else seeing as Bungie created Halo and I loved Halo so much and when destiny came into my life I made so many unforgettable friendships. I can't believe how far the story has come, hell I even had to quit playing the game at forsaken but someday.. someday I'll have it all at my disposal and these videos just make the suspenseful waiting so much more worth it! keep up the good work, love the content, and have a beautiful new years my man

  64. GameDesire


    پیش 17 روز

    Thanks a lot dude, Bungie should really give you something. You helped me a lot, i have started playing Destiny 2 and couldn't understand the lore.

  65. James Fosdick

    James Fosdick

    پیش 17 روز

    do you plan to do deep dives into major NPCs? I'd love to hear you delve into the stories of people like Shaxx and Ikora

  66. Steven Terron

    Steven Terron

    پیش 18 روز


  67. Darth Diablo

    Darth Diablo

    پیش 18 روز

    freaking awesomeness 🙌. the artwork rocked as well. excellent designs and very informative and interesting

  68. The Hot Nickels

    The Hot Nickels

    پیش 18 روز

    Wow! This is a masterpiece! Thank you so much to all three of you!!! Please continue to make more of these! RIP CAYDE

  69. Hannah Smith

    Hannah Smith

    پیش 18 روز

    What a ride! THANK YOU for taking so much time to put together all of this content! You told it brilliantly, and I enjoyed listening to every minute of it.

  70. Marcus Blackwell

    Marcus Blackwell

    پیش 18 روز

    Why did you skip so much after the beginning of the universe? There has to be more before 2014, right?

  71. Sean


    پیش 18 روز

    Thank you for making these videos, you should be proud of your work sir.

  72. Papaclaps


    پیش 18 روز

    42:47 nothing important just a bookmark for myself

  73. lovethewicked13


    پیش 18 روز

    So. . . After all the vaults is the lore really the same? Even if so... Is it really? New players won't get to sympathize with cayde-6 as much and no random sea creature on Titan.

  74. ayyjasper


    پیش 18 روز

    this would be a fantastic comic book

  75. _ Rainyy _

    _ Rainyy _

    پیش 19 روز

    oh wow u spent so much time on this nice job

  76. Vittorio Dais

    Vittorio Dais

    پیش 19 روز

    hey there, I've never played the games, I just like a good story so I have a question that might be a bit stupid. When 1 of the three sisters kills the other 2 she becomes oryx, a king, and you start referring to her as "he". Is Oryx not one of the three sisters with a new name and new-found powers (and therefore a "she")? Or is he a completely different dude whose introduction I missed (and therefore a "he")? Aaaaand, finished it. Great story and an amazing storyteller.

    • retronax


      پیش 4 روز

      Aurash changes gender at some point and becomes Oryx, a male. I don't recall why though.

  77. m7md derbas

    m7md derbas

    پیش 19 روز


  78. David Mudd

    David Mudd

    پیش 19 روز

    Thanks for your comment. Use your talent and influence to get Destiny the movie in the works.

  79. Supergr33nguy


    پیش 19 روز

    30th time watched it!

  80. Titos filippotis

    Titos filippotis

    پیش 19 روز

    Hopefully, an updated version including everything we discovered in beyond light will be made

  81. Luke Perez

    Luke Perez

    پیش 19 روز

    I’ve watched this whole thing twice in one sitting and all I have to say is thank you and what an experience. This is truly something amazing

  82. jakesgaming world

    jakesgaming world

    پیش 20 روز

    i dont read the lore but i have for ever oher game also i thought there were taken were a deffernt race lol

  83. Brendan D'Hara

    Brendan D'Hara

    پیش 20 روز

    Me: Who the hell would waste four hours of their life on fictional history? Me, four hours later: Iiiiiinnteeeeereeeeesting.

  84. Cayde - 6

    Cayde - 6

    پیش 20 روز


  85. Lil Stupid

    Lil Stupid

    پیش 20 روز

    Yo this is the longest movie ever

  86. Luke


    پیش 21 روز


  87. Not a Panther

    Not a Panther

    پیش 22 روز

    I just noticed this video has almost 5 million views

  88. Holy Ecoly

    Holy Ecoly

    پیش 23 روز

    Fuck! I fell asleep halfway through and now I forgot where I was!

  89. Jaycee Schling

    Jaycee Schling

    پیش 23 روز

    This video is a pure blessing... huge thanks to Tulus, Moncus and you Byf!

  90. William Carroll

    William Carroll

    پیش 23 روز

    All that and Oryx is slain with 6 No Land Beyond's. Smh 🤣🤣



    پیش 23 روز

    They speaking about Andromeda graphics but look cinematic with the worst head ever(this warlock player)he's like Rockstar from 60s;)

  92. Vincent C

    Vincent C

    پیش 24 روز

    I know this video was released a year ago but the sound of the gunshot was clearly the Vesta (Petra gun) so we didn't kill Uldren.

    • Niaz S

      Niaz S

      پیش 23 روز

      whats the petra gun

  93. Niaz S

    Niaz S

    پیش 24 روز

    Why did Ulrix change his gender throughout the story?

  94. Niaz S

    Niaz S

    پیش 24 روز

    where did the original worm gods come from

    • retronax


      پیش 4 روز

      That's a mystery at the moment.

  95. Boston Hunter

    Boston Hunter

    پیش 24 روز

    Gonna need this lol I keep coming in and out of the game so the story is kind of all over the place for me

  96. sam r

    sam r

    پیش 24 روز


  97. Pers Sami

    Pers Sami

    پیش 25 روز

    thank you all . regards...

  98. Mathew Durrett

    Mathew Durrett

    پیش 25 روز

    Scrota, eater of cum

  99. AlexStayFly20


    پیش 25 روز

    God bless you bruv

  100. Kristin FROST Lazerbeams

    Kristin FROST Lazerbeams

    پیش 25 روز

    This dude never ceases to beat his best video. Its amazing. 👏