The new Forsaken trailer for Destiny 2 has just launched, giving new details on the campaign missions and backstory, releasing on September 4.
In addition to weapon customization, loadout flexibility and new supers, Forsaken will also bring back random rolls and a new PvPvE mode, called Gambit.
Fans of the original Destiny will also be excited for the Forsaken update, as it will take players back to the asteroid belt, and the Prison of Elders.
Forsaken is the third expansion for Destiny 2, and is the biggest yet, with the new supers – nine in total – likely the biggest draw in terms of gameplay. The new campaign will offer plenty of opportunities to use them.
The plot of Forsaken, which was developed alongside High Moon Studios, has been detailed by Bungie:
“Following years of strife, what remains of the Reef has fallen to lawlessness. You and Cayde-6 are sent to personally investigate the recent unrest. Upon arrival, you soon discover the most-wanted criminals in the Prison of Elders have organized an escape.
Beyond the Vanguard’s authority, you’ll pursue these fugitives deep into the Reef. Explore new regions, awaken new powers, earn powerful weapons, and uncover long-lost Awoken secrets. The hunt is on.”
One interesting point from the trailer, is that the our Guardian in fact spoke, a first for Destiny 2, and the only line we’ve heard from a protagonist since the odd bit here and there in the original game.
It’s a minor point, but is indicative of the developers’ desire to enhance the narrative side of things, and give our playable character, well – character.
Lots of new weapons and gear were also revealed in their own separate trailer back in July, including the all new ‘bows’.
Finally the new Gambit mode will “combine the best of PvE and PvP” see two teams battle with AI controlled bots, in different ‘arenas’, with the opportunity to earn credits called ‘motes’.
Once you have earned enough motes in the bank, 25 and 50 to be exact, you will be able to send a player through a portal to ‘invade your opponent’.
Forsaken launches on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on September 4.