Destiny 2 Lightfall showcase: Start time, date and what to expect

Philip Trahan
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Bungie has announced a new Destiny 2 showcase event coming next week, which is set to give players a glimpse into the future of the game’s content including Destiny 2: Lightfall.

Destiny 2’s content is continuing strong, with the game currently in Season of the Haunted, which introduced the new Duality dungeon and much more.

However, with Destiny 2’s Witch Queen expansion content well underway at this point, fans are eager to see what the next major expansion will hold.

Bungie has finally announced a new Destiny 2 showcase event which will likely give fans a look at the next expansion, Lightfall, among other content plans.

Destiny 2 Arcstrider in PvPBungie
Arc 3.0 is coming with Season 18, so expect a blowout at the reveal event.

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When is the Destiny 2 showcase event?

Fans can look forward to the Destiny 2 showcase event on August 23, 2022. Eagled-eyed fans will have spotted that’s the same day that Season 18 (reportedly dubbed Season of the Plunder) begins.

You can check the event from 9 AM PT/12 PM ET/5 PM BST/6 PM CET.

Bungie’s official Twitter account tweeted out a 50-second video with the caption, “Witness what’s next.”

The video itself seems to recap key moments from the ongoing Light and Darkness Saga, which is set to end sometime in 2024 according to Bungie’s content roadmap.

In the video, fans can see the Witness from the Witch Queen expansion, along with other familiar faces like Calus and Rhulk who have ties to the Darkness.

What to expect

Lightfall and Season 18

While Bungie hasn’t revealed specific details about what kind of content the showcase event will host, there are a few things fans can infer if 2021’s Witch Queen showcase is anything to go off of.

Considering Bungie showed off the Witch Queen expansion in a similar event last year, it’s very likely this August 23 showcase will give fans a look at the upcoming Lightfall expansion which we expect in 2023, with The Final Shape to follow later.

Destiny 2 DLC LightfallBungie
The Destiny 2 Lightfall expansion is expected in 2023 now following Witch Queen’s delay.

While fans don’t know too much about Lightfall’s story content, Bungie has confirmed that “the core concept of the battle between Light and Darkness will be laid to rest.”

In an interview with Dexerto, Bungie called The Witch Queen “a moment of acceleration towards the end”.

As for new features, fans can likely expect a new location in Lightfall as well as another Legendary campaign similar to the one in Witch Queen.

Destiny x Fortnite crossover

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Bungie’s crossover with Fortnite appears to have leaked early.

Somehow, it appears that Bungie will collaborate with Epic Games on a Destiny crossover. The move will see Destiny 2 content in Fortnite, and Fortnite content in Destiny 2.

Destiny Mobile

Bungie could also showcase its mobile project which is reportedly in development with NetEase.

Reports had suggested the game has been in development for “well over two years”, and that it’ll be a Destiny spin-off.

Destiny media projects

Bungie has made no secret of its ambition to branch into new media, with Destiny Linear Media being an extension of the company that will focus on “TV, films, books, comics”.

Hiring Riot’s director of animated short films Derick Tsai, rumors have suggested that a Destiny animated series could be on the way. Could we hear more about the project at the Destiny 2 Lightfall event?

Julia Nardin, who had been working on Destiny 2’s story over the last few seasons, will now be taking up a new role as Destiny Universe Narrative Director, overseeing all story threads across different forms of media.

In any case, players eager to see the next chapter in Destiny 2’s Light and Darkness saga should stay tuned to the game’s social media accounts for more information on the upcoming August 23, 2022 showcase event in the coming weeks.

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