Bungie has officially revealed the next major expansion to Destiny 2: The Witch Queen. This will continue the storyline of the sci-fi space series and see players face off against Savathun the Witch Queen.
Savathun, the sister of Oryx (the main villain in the original game’s Taken King expansion), is a foe that has been teased for more than seven years. Her machinations behind many major Destiny events, including the corruption of The Dreaming City, have been known for several years. Players will finally be able to confront the Witch Queen in person with the addition of the Witch King. The trailer shows that she will not be the only one facing her: Savathun, who has harnessed the player’s Light powers to give Hive Guardians similar abilities, has also been revealed.
This expansion will include a new location, Savathun’s Throne World. It will also have a new campaign and weapons. Bungie will also add a new weapon type, the Glaive. This is a melee weapon that can be used in first-person combat and ranged or close-up.
The Witch Queen will also bring a new feature to Destiny 2: custom weapons. Players will be able to modify these weapons with their unique abilities, mods, and stats. Bungie intends to expand this system to include other weapons as well.
Destiny 2’s Season of the Lost will feature Mara Sov, the Queen of the Awoken Faction, to keep players busy while waiting for The Witch Queen. It will provide the backdrop plot-wise for The Witch Queen’s larger changes that are coming in 2022. Season of the Lost will run for six months from now to The Witch Queen, making this a long season for Destiny players.
Season of the Lost will also feature a reworked Trials of Osiris game mode. This should encourage players of all skill levels and allow them to participate in the ultimate player-vs-player experience. The reworked Trials of Osiris mode will also see the soft launch of Bungie’s new anti-cheat software when it arrives on September 10th.
Bungie will also launch crossplay today as part of the Season of the Lost. This allows Xbox, PlayStation, and Stadia users to play together in Destiny’s history finally.
As the company previously stated, the Witch Queen will be followed by Lightfall, a major expansion. Bungie revealed Destiny 2: The Final Shape as the next expansion. Bungie’s description of the “dramatic finale” to The Light and Darkness Saga, the game Bungie has been releasing for over a decade.
Bungie also celebrates its 30th anniversary this fall. The studio will bring both paid and free content to Destiny 2 in celebration and keep players busy as they wait for The Witch Queen next spring.
A new six-player event, Dares of Eternity, will be available to all players later in the year. The Bungie 30th anniversary pack, which players can purchase, will include a range of cosmetics inspired by Myth and Marathon and a new exotic weapon. The group also comes with a new “treasure-themed” dungeon set on the Cosmodrome’s “Loot Cave” that will reward armor inspired by the popular Thorn weapon and old classics like Eyasluna and Thousand-Yard Stare.
The 30th-anniversary event will also include teasers: the Loot cave dungeon will bring back the Gjallarhorn exotic launcher. This rocket launcher is best known as the most powerful weapon that players had access to in the early days. Despite his popularity,__S.60__ Gjallarhorn has not been made available in the sequel — at least, not yet.
Destiny 2 – The Witch Queen will launch on Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S and PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Stadia on February 22nd, 2022.