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Destiny 2 Details; Beyond Light, The Witch Queen, Lightfall Expansions Revealed, Content Vault, and More!

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Bungie have announced the next three expansions for Destiny 2, along with their plans moving forward including the Destiny Content Vault.

Bungie state that Destiny 2 has grown “too large to efficiently update and maintain.” This lead to “more bugs and less innovation.” This also results in larger patches and update sizes, and greater stress on the hard drive capacity.

As such, Bungie have decided that as an alternative to Destiny 3, they will continue to support Destiny 2, by removing “older, less actively played content.” This also enables players to keep their progress, unlike the jump from Destiny to Destiny 2. 

Using the Destiny Content Vault (DCV), certain content will be cycled out of the game for new content. The DCV “will include all content from Destiny 1 and anything that cycles out from Destiny 2,” including the destinations Mars, Io, Titan, Mercury and Leviathan – and their supported activities.

As such, there will be new ways to earn the Exotics originally associated with the content that has entered the DCV. Activities and destinations will be brought back each year however. The first of this “unvaulting” will be in Destiny 2‘s Year 4 (from September 22nd), with the return of the Cosmodrome, and the Vault of Glass raid.

The destinations available when the first expansion launches includes Europa (a new destination), Cosmodrome (unvaulted), Moon, Tangled Shore, Dreaming City, European Dead Zone, Nessus.

The DCV will allow Bungie to support Destiny 2 for “years.” It will also allow for the developers to “respond to player feedback more rapidly, enable more innovation, and will keep Destiny 2 and your characters thriving for years to come.” The first of this was the announcement three new expansions.

You can find the Past is Prologue and Working from Home trailers below.

 

In addition, Bungie revealed their plans for the next three expansions for the game [1, 2, 3, 4]. While Beyond Light was detailed, The Witch Queen and Lightfall were not.

You can find the rundown on Beyond Light and its trailers below.


GO BEYOND THE LIGHT

A new power is born out of the ancient Pyramid Ship above Europa’s frozen frontier, and a dark empire has risen beneath, united under the banner of the Fallen Kell of Darkness, Eramis. Join your fellow Guardians and bring down the empire at any cost – even if it means wielding the Darkness itself.

EUROPA AWAITS

The splintered houses of the Fallen have rallied and built their new Empire on the icy moon of Europa. Brave the unrelenting glacial frontier, infiltrate the Golden Age Braytech facility, and uncover the secrets that lie deep under the ancient ice.

WIELD THE DARKNESS

As the new threat emerges, so too does a mysterious new power – Stasis.
Rooted in Darkness, Guardians will wield this new elemental power alongside Arc, Solar, and Void, summoning epic supers to dominate the battlefield. Titans, Warlocks, and Hunters each use Stasis in a different way, from slowing down foes with Stasis fields to encasing and shattering enemies with destructive might.

EXOTIC GEAR

There are those who believe Europa is nothing more than a frozen Golden Age graveyard, its treasures long ago swallowed by ice and darkness. You know better. Beneath the ruins lie countless relics, an arsenal of weapons, and more. Claim this cutting-edge tech from the clutches of time and dare to tame the wasteland.

DEEP STONE CRYPT

Below the frozen tundra of Europa lies the Deep Stone Crypt. For decades it has remained dormant. Your fireteam cautiously approaches, weapons raised, and the final plan is set in motion.


The Beyond expansion launches September 22nd. The Witch Queen expansion launches 2021. The Lightfall expansion launches 2022.

Finally, the Season of Arrivals event was detailed, running from June 9th to September 21st. You can find the associated trailers and an abridged rundown (via Bungie) below.


EYES UP, GUARDIAN

Fragments of the vanquished Almighty burn in the sky, but celebration is cut short as mysterious Pyramid ships reveal themselves throughout the system. An obscured message emerges from the darkness. Is it a greeting, a threat, or something else altogether? Eris and Zavala call upon you to find out…

IN THE SHADOW

A dark omen enters our system and a signal howls through the emptiness of space. Darkness begins to reveal itself on Io and within the heart of the Cradle. In the shadow of the Pyramid ship, you must search for answers.

DARKNESS
Collect new Umbral Engrams and Focus them to unlock rewards from previous Seasons. Will you wield these gifts from the Darkness?

INTERFERENCE
Understanding the message is the beginning. Building the weapon is the end. Journey to the Cradle and uncover the truth hidden within.

CONTACT
Join Guardians in public events beneath the Pyramid ship on Io, where an untapped power has summoned the enemies of humanity.

PROPHECY

AVAILABLE TO ALL DESTINY 2 PLAYERS
The Pyramid ships are approaching, and you must venture wherever answers lie. Enter the realm of the IX – a dimension where the rules of your world no longer exist. Face hordes of Taken and manipulate reality to solve intricate puzzles. What was once above is now below. And what was once Light is now Dark.

FEATURING THE BRAND NEW DAITO FOUNDRY ARMOR AND REPRISED TRIALS OF THE NINE ARMOR


Destiny 2 is available now and free to play on Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia.

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