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How To Play Destiny 2’s New Gambit Mode For Free This Weekend

Published: 31/Aug/2018 9:21 Updated: 31/Aug/2018 9:32

by Matt Porter

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Destiny 2’s newest game-mode Gambit officially launches next week with the release of the Forsaken expansion, but players can get their hands on it for free this weekend.

The demo of the new Gambit mode will only be available for a 24 hour period starting September 1, going live at 10am PDT (1pm EDT, 6pm BST), and ending exactly 24 hours later on September 2.

Anyone who wants to try the new game-mode will need to own the base version of the full game, but you don’t need to own any of the expansion packs that have been released. Destiny 2 is available for free right now on PlayStation, for those who don’t already own the game.

Anyone playing on Xbox One or PlayStation 4 will also require access to an Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus account, while PC players can play through the Battle.net launcher.

The new Gambit mode is a combination of PvP (Player vs Player) and PvE (Player vs Environment). Two teams of four Guardians battle hordes of enemies, collecting tokens called Motes as a reward. When you have gathered 25 Motes, teams can send a player into the opponent’s game to cause mayhem and destruction.

By giving Destiny players the opportunity to get their hands on Gambit before the Forsaken launch, Bungie and Activision are hoping it will build hype amongst the Destiny community, and perhaps persuade those who are not intending to purchase the expansion to do so.

The Gambit mode will be fully released on Tuesday, September 4, when the new Forsaken expansion for Destiny 2 is officially available.

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Destiny 2 Beyond Light trailer: New characters & story revealed

Published: 20/Oct/2020 16:54 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 16:59

by Andrew Highton

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The latest expansion pack for Destiny 2 – Beyond Light – has finally received a brand new trailer that reveals the DLC’s story. It also features information about the characters associated with the content, ahead of its impending November release.

Bungie’s highly-successful Destiny 2 is set to receive a new expansion pack in its fourth year since release. Their new expansion is content which Bungie themselves have described as “the beginning of a new era of Destiny 2”.

It’s the latest DLC after 2019’s Shadowkeep. Despite the fact that Destiny 2 has been out for so long, this intention by Bungie perhaps suggests that we won’t be seeing Destiny 3 anytime soon. This new era could herald another few years of Destiny 2 post-launch content.

Eramis addressing a crowd in Destiny 2: Beyond Light
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Eramis now feels this is her time.

Beyond Light release date and details

The Beyond Light expansion pack is all set to be released on November 10 across multiple platforms.

The trailer shows off some familiar faces:

  • Eramis – The deadly Kell of Darkness seeks to restore the glory of her people. To exact revenge on the Traveler for abandoning them. To forge Eliksni culture anew, free from the weight of its past. Now imbued with the power of Stasis, she has found the ultimate tool to achieve her aims.
  • Variks – After helping Uldren Sov escape the Prison of Elders, Variks has only recently emerged from hiding. An uneasy ally in the fight against Eramis, he is a shrewd opportunist who wants to do good, even if choices are always suspect.
  • The Exo Stranger – The mysterious Exo has not been seen since the fall of the Black Garden. With exceptional insight into the future, she has made Europa her home. Her experience will guide Guardians’ understanding of the power of Stasis.

The future of Destiny 2

Bungie have commented on the future of Destiny by saying: ”

The stars have aligned, and the next generation of console gameplay begins in the launch window for Beyond Light. As we continue to improve Destiny 2, we’re taking the opportunity to optimize the experience you’ll have on this new hardware.
The next generation optimized version of Destiny 2 will launch on December 8. While things like faster load times and cross-generation play will be available on November 10, we’re taking some more time on the following enhancements to ensure a smooth experience when playing Destiny 2 on your new devices.”

Bungie has clearly planned ahead for the future of Destiny 2 and Destiny as a whole.