Bungie Announces Destiny 2 Beyond Light, The Witch Queen & Lightfall
Destiny 2 developer Bungie has announced a new trilogy of expansions for the title launching this fall, according to Vital Thrills, including Beyond Light (releasing on September 22, 2020), The Witch Queen (2021), and Lightfall (2022). You can check out videos below about the future of Destiny 2 and Beyond Light gameplay, and pre-order Beyond Light here!
Bungie confirmed that instead of focusing on developing Destiny 3, the company is going to invest in Destiny 2 for years to come, which will include some changes to the game’s ever-growing world.
“Our ambition is for Destiny 2 to be the best Action MMO in the world and that means being far more agile and nimble than we are today. But the simple fact is that our game’s size and complexity prevents us from improving Destiny as fast as we – and you – would like,” said Bungie.
“To create a sustainable ecosystem where the world can continue to evolve in exciting ways, and where we can update the game more quickly, we’re going to adopt a new content model that we’re calling the Destiny Content Vault (DCV),” the company added. “Each year, usually at the expansion boundaries, we will cycle some destination and activity content out of the game (and into the DCV) to make room for new experiences.”
“The first cycle of Destiny 2 content going into the DCV begins this fall, with the appearance of the Pyramid ships in Season of Arrivals and the Beyond Light expansion, which we revealed today. Those events will usher in dramatic changes to the Destiny universe, affecting characters, destinations, and Guardians for years to come. To set a new maintainable foundation for the game this fall and to create room for Beyond Light and the future roadmap, the first Destiny 2 deposit into the DCV will be larger than those to come in the future.”
The company added that content that goes into the vault may return in the future. This fall, there will be three raids playable including a new one set in the Deep Stone Crypt on Europa as part of the Beyond Light expansion. There will also be new ways to earn Exotics originally tied to destinations and activity content that have entered the Destiny Content Vault.
Available strikes will be based on a pool of possible strikes from active destinations. When a destination goes into the DCV, so too will its strikes. The PvP Map playlist will remain a curated ‘best of’ mixture of maps from Destiny 1 and 2. Gambit and Gambit Prime are being merged into a single mode, with their original armor visuals available to earn from the Drifter.