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New Forsaken Trailer For Destiny 2 Reveals New Story Details – And the Guardian Speaks

Published: 29/Aug/2018 13:51 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 16:03

by Calum Patterson

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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.

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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.