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Leaked Destiny 2 teaser confirms Fall expansion reveal date, Europa, more

Published: 2/Jun/2020 5:25

by Isaac McIntyre

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Destiny 2 is barrelling towards Season 11 this month, but talk has already pivoted to what may be coming in the title’s annual expansion set to release this Fall. According to a new leaked teaser, Guardians could be going to Europa.

On June 9, Bungie’s space opera franchise will be entering its 11th season. There’s not a lot known about the new content drop, but many Destiny fans expect it will be focused around another battle at the Tower, and the Darkness.

In the buildup to the new seasonal swap over, Bungie made a small mistake. They hit ‘go live’ on Instagram accidentally, and sent out a new Year 4 teaser trailer. Understandably, the new teaser was hooked by the devs nearly immediately. Luckily for fans, it just wasn’t quick enough.

Destiny 2 Fall expansion to add ‘Europa’ destination

The new trailer shows a short, fifteen-second clip of Eris Morn battling through the ice and snow of a new location we haven’t seen yet in Destiny. It’s most likely Europa, considering we can see a looming Jupiter in the background.

This lines up with leaks that spilled out online late last year that suggested Destiny 3 would be heading to Europa. That looks to have been switched to Destiny 2 Year 4, according to the now-delisted teaser trailer.

Earlier this season, another leaked cutscene showed Guardians would be heading to Jupiter to do battle with the Darkness Pyramids floating around the gas giant. This suggests we may finally lock horns with Destiny’s big bad in Year 4.

On top of that, the fact we’re heading to an entirely new moon or planet once Season 12 rolls around all but confirms Bungie will be adding a new patrol zone too. The Dreaming City was the last new major area added to the franchise. It landed in Forsaken. The Moon was re-added in Shadowkeep.

The new leaked Destiny 2 teaser shows Eris Morn traversing the snowy mountains of Europa, a possible Year 4 destination.
Screenshot via Bungie Instagram
The new leaked Destiny 2 teaser shows Eris Morn traversing the snowy mountains of Europa, a possible Year 4 destination.

Destiny 2 Year 4 reveal stream date confirmed

The leaked teaser also has another hefty slice of information for eager Guardians: the Year 4 reveal looks set to premiere on June 9. This is just hours before Season 11 is expected to go live in-game. The stream will go live at 9pm PDT / 12pm EDT / 5pm BST / 2am AEST.

There has been no indication this stream will specifically be about Year 4, of course. The fact it comes just 60 minutes before Season 11 drops, however, means it’s likely it isn’t going to be a teaser for the next Destiny 2 season.

More information on Destiny 2 Year 4 should be available alongside the Season 11 release later this month.
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More information on Destiny 2 Year 4 should be available alongside the Season 11 release later this month.

All of this also lines up with Bungie’s declaration in the latest This Week At Bungie that the devs would be revealing “how Year 4 begins” with new information “very soon.”

Bungie community manager David Dague promised more would come soon. “You must be curious as to when we’ll begin a conversation about what is next. We can’t put a date on that just yet, but we will very soon… that’s a promise.”

It may not have been planned, but Destiny’s Instagram teaser has gone a ways to fulfilling that promise. The teaser will officially debut in soon enough. Once it does, Destiny fans will finally get to hear more about Year 4 come June 9.

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Destiny 2: Trials of Osiris delayed again

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

by Julian Young

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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.

Destiny 2 Beyond Light Stasis Subclasses
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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.