Destiny's story will unfold across the vast expanses of the solar system. The following are some locations players can expect to encounter:
The City is the biggest city left on Earth and where humans are making their last stand against the hordes of encroaching enemies after the Collapse. It is here that the last remnants of Humans, Exo, and Awoken are gathered, working to survive. Built after the discovery of the Traveler, it is a safe haven for commerce and docking, but it is constantly subject to attack from opposing forces. The Traveler hovers above the city, giving powers to the Guardians who are protectors of the city and also seek to reclaim the former glory of humanity. The city currently holds 45 billion Humans, 3 billion Awoken, and 2 billion Exo counting a total population of 50 billion per district. The city has six districts, together housing 300 billion residents. They currently hold as a nation North and South America, Oceania (used as farmland), Western Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Eastern Siberia. These regions are used as resource bases. Africa is used by the residents as a ship yard. The forces of the city act as shield and hammer but currently they remain static, kept to their bases to act as protectors for the city. They are as well equipped as level 40 Guardians, kitted with exotic rifles and armour. While Guardians act as the City's primary attack force, the City currently does not hold Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. The people of the city supply and feed themselves, synthesizing plants and meat. The residents also synthesize and copy resources.
The City is a hub for Guardians and is the center of commerce. Gameplay-wise, it is the safe zone where players can interact with one another and select missions and various upkeep tasks.