Destiny 2 Into the Light? Release date, new content & more

Liam Ho
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Destiny 2 has confirmed that the Into the Light content update is releasing soon, helping to prepare new and old players alike for The Final Shape expansion.

The Final Shape has been one of the most highly anticipated expansions for Destiny 2. The conclusion of the Light and Dark saga, the expansion will mark the end of the looter shooter as we know it.

Of course, Bungie has plans for what’s to come after The Final Shape, but what that may look like is anyone’s guess.

Unfortunately, fans are having to wait a bit longer to see this conclusion than originally expected. Back in November 2023, Bungie announced that the release of The Final Shape has been delayed until June 4 of this year.

To mitigate the effects of this decision, they also announced a new content update that would help prepare players for the conclusive expansion. When announcing the update in November 2023, Joe Blackburn, Destiny 2’s former Game Director, confirmed its main goals.

“This is really built not only for the folks that have played Destiny for 5000 hours, but also for your friends, your family, people who are just getting into Destiny and want to get prepared for the Final Shape.

“We’re really excited about the content and rewards coming in this, so please stay tuned.”

Looking to get more information on Destiny 2 Into the Light? We’ve got you covered.


Destiny 2: Into the Light release date

Destiny 2’s Into the Light will be released on April 9, 2024. This means players will have around two months to work through the new content as well as get prepared for the release of The Final Shape.

Destiny 2: Into the Light content – What can Guardians expect?

Though technically a minor update when compared with a full expansion release, there is a good amount of content for players to explore. These include the addition of three new PvP maps, something the community has been requesting for some time.

Bungie are also releasing a brand new PvE activity, alongside new weapons and a dozen older guns and swords from different phases in the game’s history.

The developer is continuing to confirm details regarding the update in the run-up to release. In particular, a final live stream on April 2 at 10 a.m. PT is set to be the last major communication before the update is rolled out.

Three Destiny 2 classes lining up in Into The Light promo art.

Destiny 2: Into the Light new PvE Activity – Onslaught

Onslaught is a horde-style PvE mode that takes players back to the Last City. It’s an interesting take on the theme with players tasked with working together to build defenses, collect resources and ultimately overcome the forces of The Witness.

You can find our full preview of the new activity here: What is Onslaught in Destiny 2?

New and returning weapons in Into the Light

Bungie has yet to fully confirm exactly what the new and returning weapons will look like in their entirety. That said, previous developer live streams revealed some of what players can expect, including Season 1 weapon Midnight Coup and the ever-beloved Recluse submachine gun.

Our full breakdown of every returning weapon is available here: All returning weapons in Destiny 2 Into The Light.

Enhanced Traits for The Final Shape

One of the major mechanical changes is that a whole range of weapons will be able to be enhanced. These can be anything collected from the Prophecy Dungeon or the recent edition of Guardian Games All-Stars. Additionally, weapons collected from Trials of Osiris, Iron Banner and Nightfalls can be retroactively enhanced. The full list confirmed so far is as follows:

  • The Prophet Scout Rifle
  • The Summoner Auto Rifle
  • Prosecutor Auto Rifle
  • Adjudicator Submachine Gun
  • Relentless Pulse Rifle
  • Judgment Hand Cannon
  • Darkest Before Pulse Rifle
  • A Sudden Death Shotgun
  • Tusk of the Boar Grenade Launcher
  • Multimach CCX Submachine Gun
  • Taraxippos Scout Rifle
  • The Title Submachine Gun
  • Hullabaloo Grenade Launcher
  • Wild Style Grenade Launcher
  • The Slammer Sword

That’s everything we know so far about Destiny 2: Into the Light. This guide will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.