ikKoOxQThe Fallen are four armed aliens who are also sworn enemies of the human race. Bungie has quoted them as being “a nomadic race of once noble houses now scattered to the solar winds”. Fallen are hardy creatures who can survive in a wide range of environments without heavy armor or complex modifications to their physiology.


  • Dreg
  • Vandal
  • Captain
DregThese relentless thieves seem driven by desperation and rage. They are crafty, but they usually give up their cover with their clattering and hissing.

Most seem outfitted with some kind of shock dagger and pistol, and as far as we can gather, they seem to only have two arms, while other Fallen have four. Click image to enlarge

VandalThe truths about the Fallen chain-of-command are still making themselves known, but Vandals appear to hold a higher ranking than the Dregs, and deadlier weapons, too.

They often have long range capability, but, lucky for us, their weapons take time to charge. Click image to enlarge

CaptainFallen run in packs, led by an individual Captain. There is no denying a Captain’s might; they are the fiercest of the Fallen. There is this sense of tattered nobility to them.

You can see it in the way they carry themselves. They think they’re better than us. They believe that Earth belongs to them. Click image to enlarge

Fallen Enemy Trailer

Fallen Enemy Trailer


dZF4YEnThe Vex are a species of time-traveling robots vetted against humans. Vex are mass-produced machine units, constructed of an unknown metal alloy resembling hammered brass.




  • Goblins
  • Hobgoblins
  • Minotaurs
  • Hydras
  • Harpies
vex goblinThe basic Vex unit that relies on overwhelming numbers to overcome engagements.



Bigger and tougher than Goblins and have tails.
vex minotaurLarger than Hobgoblins with broader shoulders, three glowing eyes, and tougher.



Hydras: Described as flying, segmented machines with each each section sporting a turret.
Small airborne units that fly in and out of fights providing harassment.

Vex Enemy Trailer

Vex Enemy Trailer


UckVMT1Cabal’s are a Juggernaut of a species, outfitted with thick armor and powerful weapons. Enemies of the human race, they inhabit the Exclusion Zone on Mars. They are a professional military operation.



  • Legionnaires
  • Centurions
  • Gladiators
  • Psions
Cabal LegionnairesThe standard soldiers of the Cabal. They have been seen wielding unknown projectile weapons and shields, as well as both at the same time.



Tougher than Legionnaires and have jetpacks for an alternative means of travel.
Cabal GladiatorMeasuring in at around of 50 feet tall, completely covered in armor, and wielding an enormous Gatling gun.



Smaller Cabal class (not yet revealed via gameplay footage) that employs “space magic” attacks with psychic powers.[2] They also serve as pilots to Cabal ships.

Cabal Enemy Trailer

Cabal Enemy Trailer


MeIPW68The Hive have been referred to as “space zombies”, this leads us to believe they can infect other species. The Hive have carved a kingdom deep into the lifeless core of the Moon, and it is there they remain, silent and buried among many dark and terrible secrets.



  • Thralls
  • Trooper
  • Knight
  • Wizards

thrallThey are the lowest class of Hive, the workhorses if you would, and have only their claws as weapons.



hive trooperThe typical Hive soldier. They wield energy weapons that appear to fire glowing blades.



hive knightThe elite soldiers of the Hive, Knights wield a large, broad sword.



hive wizardPossess the ability to cast magical attacks, and are higher on the Hive chain of command than Knights and thralls.



Hive Enemy Trailer

Hive Enemy Trailer

  • Purty

    The fallen are cool!

    • xmintyx

      fallen look like elites

      • whitey

        Not really… maybe their posture but their faces dont

  • Raxs

    OH MY GOD! :’) It’s so beautiful! I am going to love this game more than halo! I’m sorry Halo, i still love you, but oh my god destiny is just so amazing!

  • Christopher Cowgill

    Hey Tim, there is actully another species that Bungie calls ‘space zombies’

    • TimAuthor

      Yep let me add them, we don’t know exactly what they look like though. Thanks.

      • jt711

        hey tim these are space zombies

        • Near Bluehills

          Cool, but those are the hive. It has no lips, and on Google I saw an image of a hive wearing a helmet like those other ones.

          • jt711

            That was 17 days ago bungie didnt reveal the official name of them until gdc, they were just known as space zombies.

          • Near Bluehills

            Whoops, lol

          • Sondre Nesset Grimstad

            the hive are the “space zombies” just incase you did’nt get it. I could’nt catch your answer. :P

          • Near Bluehills

            I found out one day, thank though lol.

  • me

    LOL. I love the info for the fallen. “The fallen are cool”

    • Spencer Hodges

      well hell, they are, 4 armed aliens? looking that beautiful how can one simply compete? xD

      • Thomas Harrison

        its like general grevious and a elite put together but no robot limbs

  • Spencer Hodges

    honestly i cant wait to hear more about the Vex cause i want a reason behind this: if they’re time traveling robots, why do they stay in this games time period?

    • Ink

      They’re probably everywhere. I’m assuming they jump from time period to time period and try to ‘conquer’ each one.

    • Thomas Harrison

      very intreaging but it could possibly reveal that humans are extinct in the future (past the destiny era) and the Vex want to wipe them from time and space one period at a time.
      also they probably hate the shit out of humans

  • Christoff Harvey

    Cabal sound like a force to be reckoned with.

  • Aaron Fridlund

    hmm interesting..

  • matty

    the cabal looks like something outta da fifth element lol

    • TimAuthor

      I thought the same thing

    • NeroMaj

      I have been saying that since the first pictures were released!

    • Trino Krastev

      the cabal looks like brutes

  • jt711

    Apperantly also when a fallen dies his soul gets ripped out of its body

  • Christopher Cowgill

    need to update as sone as you can, please

  • Matt

    I love the new pictures

  • Mateusz Gojski

    hive is like flood from halo

    • GarrettKnoby

      I feel like they’r more like the enemies in GoW

  • J. Stanard

    Hive = Flood 2.0

  • Nick Sayers

    The cabal should be fun to mess around with in combat, like the hunters from halo

    • Sondre Nesset Grimstad

      The cabal, with their big size and all, looks rather slow. So a tactic to take them out could be flanking them, or causing a distraction.

  • TylerHerndon

    the cabal look like a hunter mixed with a boulder. hive are like the flood

  • Sondre Nesset Grimstad

    I looking forward to all of the up until now shown enemies, but I think the fallen will be the main antagonists. I still think vex might be the hardest though, since their only weakpoint seem to be the eye. It might be big, but on a distence it might be hard to hit.

    • Thomas Harrison

      that is why we made shotguns

  • Forchona

    I really wish I could play a Cabal titan. They just look really cool

  • Debbie Kissler

    Hive looks like its from dead space

  • Timothy Cook

    is it just me or did the humans just shit on all the aliens that they happen to encounter cause they all are sworn enemies

  • Rayson

    I think if they all were to fight the Cabal or Fallen would win or the Vex depending if they can warp.

  • BloodWolf

    I wonder if the vex are going to lead to a mission Where you follow them through a time warp and have to stop major events from going backwards from originally. Bungie has a lot of room for missions and public events with all of their enemies. I am expecting huge gameplay and replay ability. Keep up the good work Bungie. Very exciting possibility!

  • joe

    the fallen look like elites the cabal look like rhinos and the hive look like the flood from halo and the vex not to sure realy.

  • MrKennycakemouth

    I love the Hive and the Fallen, I like the Cabal as an interesting and properly tough enemy, but think they look a little funny (as in ”ha-ha” funny, so slightly off-putting for me as I feel they are tough, I mean, imagine a Brute Chieftain from halo 3 had a Kitten face, but still tough as shit, as a comparison. which is why I feel a little odd with them, still like them) and the Vex are robots. I like Robots, Robots are cool. Time Travels a Bit weird though

  • Ethan Turett

    It looks like your gonna need some heavy guns to take down those Cabals.

  • Ethan Turett

    The Vex remind me of the droid villains from those old lego mech sets I used to play with.

  • Ethan Turett

    All the enemies seem awesome except the Vex. Seriously Bungie? Time travel?

  • helljumper

    how is it possible for a species of robots to exist?

    • Sneakydropbear

      How is it possible for a species of carbon based humans to exist?
      The possibilites of space are endless, a species of metal “robots” could easily exist throughout the galaxy the same as humans exist. Lol, sorry for this explanation but imagine if the Vex were real and they made a game and it said Humans. Then someone like you commented “How is it possible for a species of Humans to exist?”…… Wow friggin inception much.
      Sorry for the race

    • Thomas Harrison

      if it was impossible how is bungie making it possible

  • RemoteCrab131

    We need more, this isn’t enough. We need Zerg, Protoss and Terran. lawl

  • Venge Drac

    The Fallen are the coolest ones.

  • Michael Kelly

    Pretty sure the Cabal are on The Fifth Element…

  • Pillarshock

    i think the hive is going to creep me out the most. by the way, this isn’t all the races, bungie has one more race called glimmer but know one has Intel yet. only that they have giant pyramid ships

    • marco yolo

      The glimmer is actually the currency you use in Destiny to buy upgrades and stuff at the marketplace in The City. I was disappointed when I heard that because I was hoping to find out about a fifth race we haven’t seen yet once the game came out. Then again, there may be another race because there’s still so many places, like Jupiter, that destiny hasn’t released information about yet. If I had to bet who the pyramid ships belong to, I’d say it’s the Vex because the architecture of the ship looks a lot like the vex Citadel on Venus.

      • Liam Sutton

        Jupiter is a gas planet dude…

        • Dan

          with over 50 moons…

  • Archoiddemon

    the hive look really cool! I’ll probably play as them if you can

    • Trino Krastev

      i prefer vex

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  • Bubbais55

    wonder if there will be rare versions of these enemies, like BA enemies from Borderlands,,,

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    im so love all you ppl it dose my hart good to see so many gamer.

  • Dan Miles

    the hive are certainly influence from HALO aka the Flood, The Vex are much like the attack droids from star wars mixed with StarGate hahaha. the Cabal are like the Hunters with armor in Halo and the Fallen are a mix of StarWars and Halo…Elites fused with General Grievous. Destiny even said its influences came from a lot star wars and their previous games.

    • Boomtista

      well bungie were the makers of the flood

  • Aidan Connor

    I love this game, it looks absolutely breathtaking, I’m a big Halo fan but this, this is just on another level, sorry Halo I still love you.

  • Overwatch

    Honestly I think they got lazy with the hunter class…. like I know they are supposed to be sleek but…. it just looks lazy no real… wow appeal like a lot of titan and warlock armors

  • Trino Krastev

    my favorite is the vex and later the fallen