Destiny 2 The Final Shape: Release window, platforms, trailers, story

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Destiny 2: The Final Shape is a much-anticipated expansion generating massive buzz among Guardians. Fans of the popular online shooter are eagerly awaiting its release, and here’s everything we know so far.

The Final Shape promises to be a game-changer, with Bungie teasing a host of exciting new features and storylines. From fresh gameplay mechanics to intriguing plot developments, this expansion is set to redefine the Destiny 2 experience.

In addition to the gripping narrative, The Final Shape is expected to introduce an array of new weapons, armor, and abilities. Guardians will have access to powerful tools that will aid them in their battles against the new Darkness. Whether it’s devastating supers, exotic gear, or game-changing perks, players can look forward to a wealth of exciting options to enhance their playstyles.

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Revealed during the Witch Queen reveal, Bungie refers to The Final Shape as a “transformative moment”, rather than an ending for Destiny 2. In fact, the developer has confirmed that Destiny 2 will continue – likely removing the need for a third mainline game.

Now that we’ve had our first official look at the game, here’s everything we know about Destiny 2: The Final Shape so far.


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Destiny 2 will continue after The Final Shape, but in what form?

Destiny 2 The Final Shape: Release window

Bungie traditionally keeps expansion releases a year apart, so, using this logic, we’d expect Destiny 2: The Final Shape to release sometime in February 2024.

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The Witch Queen was released in February 2022 and Lightfall was in February 2023, so expect The Final Shape to stick with this unless delays get in the way.

Destiny 2 The Final Shape: Platforms

It’s not been 100% confirmed just yet, but we expect Destiny 2: The Final Shape to follow in the footsteps of previous expansions – meaning it should appear on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.

While Bungie was purchased by Sony in January 2022, both parties have expressed an interest in Destiny 2 remaining multiplatform.

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Destiny 2 The Final Shape: Story

Bungie has been keen to stress that Destiny 2 isn’t going anywhere, but that The Final Light will mark “a dramatic conclusion”.

The name of the expansion, though, gives long-term fans plenty to consider. Shapes have been a core part of the Destiny franchise since it began – the Traveler is a sphere, the Pyramid ships are, well, pyramids, but could this expansion be Destiny 2’s last – will the game continue on in its own “final shape”, as the best version of itself?

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It also appears that the name itself could be simply a working title, and that The Final Shape moniker will be dropped. We’ll likely find out more at the Lightfall reveal.

It’s hard to say just yet, but with it being a “transformative moment”, there’s every possibility that the game could eschew traditional expansions afterward.

In an interview with Dexerto, Narrative Director Adam Grantham described The Witch Queen as “a moment of acceleration towards the end.”

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“When we talk about this, these last few releases, I look at the light and darkness saga as Destiny 1 “vanilla” all the way up to the Final Shape and this thing that we’re working on now, Witch Queen and Lightfall, is this kind of acceleration towards that end.”

At the 2023 PlayStation Showcase, we got our first proper look at the expansion, and it revealed the return of the legendary Cayde-6. Bungie will reveal a whole lot more about The Final Shape in a showcase event on August 8, 2023.

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Destiny 2 The Final Shape: Trailers

The first full teaser for the game arrived during the PlayStation Showcase 2023 and got fans excited.

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