Bungie hosted its Destiny 2 showcase event this evening where the company detailed the new content headed to the game. Not only does the Season of Plunder kick off this evening but Bungie also announced the leaked Destiny 2 Lightfall expansion set to launch in February next year. Destiny 2 is also set to receive free new content for those who don’t buy any seasons or expansions and here is a rundown of everything you missed.
First off, the Destiny 2 Season of the Plunder is now live in the game. The latest season sees players put together their own crew of space pirates as they loot the galaxy for treasure, fight fallen and more. The season sees the return of the Fallen Eramis who was originally introduced in Destiny 2: Beyond Light.
Destiny 2 Season of the Plunder includes a range of new game modes. Ketchcrash is all about boarding Fallen ships and looting chests. There’s also a mode where players need to hunt down pirate leaders. The season will ultimately unlock new modes as the weeks go by with a later mode introduced where players need to protect drills as they dig for pirate treasure.
Like past seasons, Destiny 2 Season of Plunder comes with a paid track battle pass and a free one. There’s also new gear across all game modes including Strikes, Gambit and PvP. Bungie is also adding the King’s Fall Raid into the game on 26 August which sees an old Raid from the original Destiny added to the game.
Lastly, Destiny 2 Season of Plunder adds Arc 3.0 to the game. This is the final revamped subclass in Destiny. The subclass adds new abilities to the Arc registry including new supers, grenades and more.
Watch the Destiny 2 Season of Plunder trailer below
Players can look forward to Destiny 2 content hitting new games in the coming weeks. First off, there’s a Fortnite crossover event which is live starting today. The event adds cosmetics to the battle royale game themed around iconic Destiny characters. There are also Sparrows to collect and emotes to purchase. Then on 17 September, Destiny 2 is coming to Fall Guys with new themed costumes too. Bungie is also adding new outfits to Destiny 2 today themed around the new crossover events so you won’t miss out if you don’t play these games.
Watch the Destiny 2 crossover trailer below
Destiny 2: Lightfall
Launching on 28 February 2023, Destiny 2 Lightfall takes players to a whole new world to fight a new threat using new superpowers, guns and more. Lightfall takes place on Neptune in a city called Neomuna. The city has a dystopian futuristic setting and acts as the location for Bungie’s climatic ending to the light vs. dark saga in Destiny.
As previously reported, Calus is the bad guy in Lightfall. The Witness now has Calus doing its bidding and they both want to destroy the Traveller once and for all. The city is vast and houses Cloud Striders that protect it. Calus has new armies of Shadow Legion Cabal fighting for him and they are powered by a dark energy from The Witness. There are also new massive enemies called Tormentors that lurk in the city.
Destiny 2: Lightfall will come with a new subclass called Strand. This green-coloured subclass powers your guardians in the new expansion and not only offers new ways to attack but also acts as a means of parkour. Players can grapple around, swing from platform to platform and more.
When Destiny 2 Lightfall releases, Bungie will add new features to the main game for both free and paid players. Guardians Ranks is a new system players can make use of to identify experienced Destiny 2 players. Bungie is also adding a dedicated LFG system into te game to help players look for activities. There’s also a dedicated loadout system coming to Destiny 2 where players can build loadouts and switch between them for different activities. The game will then automatically switch skills, gear and more.
Watch the Destiny 2 Lightfall reveal trailer below
Destiny 2 is also now available on the Epic Games Store and those who redeem the game for free will also get the 30th Anniversary pack for free while they are at it. In addition, across all platforms, all previous Destiny 2 expansions up to Witch Queen are currently free until 29 August.