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Destiny 2 Beyond Light: What content is being vaulted into the DCV

Published: 1/Nov/2020 22:06

by Julian Young


With Destiny 2’s Beyond Light expansion quickly approaching, players should complete any activities being moved to the Destiny Content Vault on November 10.

With the release of Bungie’s latest expansion, Beyond Light, the world of Destiny will be changing drastically.

As outlined by Bungie earlier this year, much of the content currently present in the game will be removed via the Destiny Content Vault. The Destiny Content Vault (DCV) is a system Bungie developed to allow for the removal, updating, and reintroduction of existing content at a future date.

In addition to the announcement of the DCV arriving with Beyond Light, Bungie also provided an extensive list of the content being vaulted.

Destiny 2 Beyond Light Guardians
Bungie has provided an extensive list of content being vaulted in Beyond Light.

What content is being removed in the Destiny Content Vault?

Bungie recognized that the removal of existing Destiny 2 content would be a cause of concern and confusion for many of their players. With this in mind, their team explicitly identified any parts of the game that will be vaulted with the release of Beyond Light.

To make sure they are prepared for the next evolution of Destiny 2, players should make sure to finish any incomplete activities related to the content identified by Bungie before November 10.

  • Destinations: Mercury, Mars, Titan, Io, The Farm, and The Leviathan will all be vaulted. Players should make sure any unfinished activities related to those locations – patrols, Lost Sectors, destination adventures – are complete.
  • Activities: Gambit Prime, The Reckoning, Escalation Protocol, Forges, Zero Hour/The Whisper quests, Niobe Labs, The Menagerie, and The Tribute Hall will all be removed. In addition, the Prophecy Dungeon released in the Season of Arrivals will be temporarily removed, but Bungie has confirmed it will be re-added in a future update.
  • Campaigns and Seasonal Narratives: All Year 1 and Year 2 campaign or seasonal content – The Red War, Curse of Osiris, Warmind, and Seasons of the Forge, Drifter, and Opulence – will be vaulted.
  • Raids: The Leviathan, Eater of Worlds, Spire of Stars, Scourge of the Past, and Crown of Sorrow raids/raid lairs will be removed. Players who still require raid gear from any of these locations should make sure to obtain it.
Destiny 2 Beyond Light updated Director
The updated Director in Beyond Light, with several old locations removed.
  • Exotic Quests/Weapons: MIDA Multi-tool, Rat King, Legend of Acrius, Sleeper Simulant, Polaris Lance, Ace of Spades, The Last Word, Le Monarque, Jotunn, Izanagi’s Burden, Thorn, Lumina, Truth, Bad Juju, Outbreak Perfected, Whisper of the Worm, Anarchy, Tarrabah, and Worldline Zero will all be unobtainable via quest completion, and any incomplete exotic quests related to these weapons will be removed.
  • Gambit and Crucible Maps: Meltdown, Firebase Echo, Eternity, Solitude, Legion’s Gulch, Retribution, Equinox, Gambler’s Ruin, Vostok, Emperor’s Respite, The Citadel, Cathedral of Scars, and Kell’s Grave will be removed.
  • Strikes/Nightfalls: A Garden World, Tree of Probabilities, Savathûn’s Song, Pyramidion, Festering Core, Strange Terrain, and the Will of the Thousands strikes will no longer be available. In addition, the regular Nightfall playlist will be removed, and Nightfall: The Ordeal will be the only available Nightfall activity.
  • Vendors: Ada-1, Benedict-66, Werner 99-40, Ana Bray, Sloane, Asher Mir, Brother Vance, and the Visage of Calus will no longer be available.
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Bungie has yet to officially confirm their plans for reintroducing vaulted content.

The future of content in Destiny 2

With the release of the DCV, Bungie is shifting its content model in a completely new direction. Destiny 2 players should make sure they handle any unfinished business related to the noted activities.

While Bungie has expressed intent to bring back some vaulted content, the exact timelines and the form that reintroduced content will take have yet to be officially confirmed.

Destiny 2’s new expansion, Beyond Light, is scheduled for release on November 10, 2020.


Destiny 2: Trials of Osiris delayed again

Published: 28/Nov/2020 17:04 Updated: 28/Nov/2020 17:12

by Julian Young


Despite the new PVE content released in Beyond Light, the Destiny 2 expansion also led to a delay for the game’s top PVP mode: Trials of Osiris. Originally delayed until November 27, Bungie has once again pushed back the activity’s launch in Beyond Light.

The core of the Destiny franchise has always revolved around one thing: the chase for new loot. Since the release of the original Destiny, developer Bungie has aimed to provide players with interesting and powerful gear to grind for.

While the bulk of content in Destiny has always been PVE-related – Strikes, seasonal activities, and Raids – the franchise has maintained a strong PVP player base as well. For those who spend their time in the Crucible, Trials of Osiris is the top-tier activity to look forward to since its reintroduction in Season of the Worthy.

Following the release of Beyond Light, Destiny 2’s pinnacle PVP activity has now seen not one but two separate delays. The game’s community is once again expressing their frustration with Bungie’s handling of the popular 3v3 mode.

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Destiny 2’s new Stasis subclasses have been giving players headaches in PVP.

Trials of Osiris delayed again

With the release of Beyond Light, developer Bungie introduced Stasis subclasses into Destiny 2. While most players enjoy the new Darkness-based abilities, the game’s PVP community has been less than thrilled with the performance of Stasis in the Crucible.

Bungie’s first official response to Stasis in PVP came when the developer announced the original delay of Trials only two days after Beyond Light’s release. Then, on November 27 – the same day that Trials of Osiris was supposed to make its debut in Beyond Light – Bungie once again announced a delay in the mode’s release via their support account on Twitter.

While Bungie community manager dmg04 indicated the delay was due to another Stasis-related issue, players listed off other potential causes including issues with swords in the Crucible, and even a bug that turn players invisible.

Community frustrated with second delay

For some of the Destiny 2 community, patience has run out since the original delay. Many prominent content creators have expressed their frustration regarding Bungie’s handling of Trials in Beyond Light.

Destiny 2 streamers GernaderJake and Gigz, both of whom participate in Trials of Osiris regularly, voiced their concerns with how Bungie is handling the game’s top PVP activity.

GernaderJake stated his belief that there were better ways for Bungie to address the issues instead of simply disabling Trials of Osiris entirely.

Gigz called out the developer for their lack of attention to PVP – something Bungie has specifically mentioned in the past when discussing their design philosophy in regards to the Crucible.

Although many of the responses were negative, some tried to put a more positive spin on things. Destiny 2 YouTuber KackisHD joked that Bungie continues to delay Trials because the game mode’s reward location – The Lighthouse on Mercury – was vaulted when Beyond Light released.

When is Trials coming to Beyond Light?

While Bungie confirmed a return date for Trials of Osiris after the first delay, the developer did not confirm when the mode would make its return in their announcement on November 27.

Players should keep an eye on Bungie’s social media for further updates on the return of Trials.