New Destiny 2: Beyond Light ViDoc Has Plenty Of Time To Explain
Bungie has released a new Destiny 2 video explaining all the changes, events, and new characters coming in the Beyond Light expansion.
Destiny 2: Beyond Light arrives on November 10, but Bungie has ambitious plans for this latest entry within its sandbox. Beyond Light is the first chapter in what Bungie calls a new trilogy of stories in Destiny 2, leading directly into 2021's The Witch Queen expansion and paving the way for 2022’s follow-up, Lightfall.
In a new ViDoc video, Bungie revealed its plans for the next year, which will also kick off the Season of the Hunt that will allow players to start earning ranks and rewards from the Season Pass, claim a new Artifact, and begin powering up as they harness the power of the Darkness in the new Stasis subclasses that'll be available to them.
The developer also revealed its roadmap for what players can expect in Season of the Hunt, which includes new story content, quests, and Exotic gears to acquire. All players will receive the new Europa destination, new Cosmodrome experience, season armor, a new Exotic weapon, a new Strike, Lost Sectors, Artifact mods, Triumphs, shaders, emblems, and access to the Iron Banner and Dawning events.
Owners of the Beyond Light expansion will receive the campaign, Stasis subclass unlocks Titan Behemoth, Hunter Revenant, and Warlock Shadebinder, and the Salvation's Grip Exotic grenade launcher quest.
- Seasonal Artifact and reward tracks will unlock.
- Empire Hunts begin.
- The Glassway Strike will open.
- Adept weapons will be added to the Trials of Osiris on November 13.
- Wrathborn Hunts begin.
- New season mission begins.
- Deep Stone Crypt Raid opens.
- First Iron Banner of the season begins.
- The Dawning event begins.
The short documentary also provided more details on some of the new Exotic weapons that can be earned. No Time To Explain may be of particular interest to Warlock players, as the pulse rifle can spawn a time portal that fires rounds of its own and when used in conjunction with the Arc soul, turns the space wizard into a one-Guardian army. The Lament Exotic sword is also going to come in handy, not only for the new combo that it can unleash but also for its ability to slice through barrier champions and their shields.
While the new area of Europa will be the primary focus for Beyond Light's campaign, a new version of the Cosmodrome is also being added to Destiny 2. Home to familiar locations and enemies, the Cosmodrome also features a new vendor named after two characters from the Fast and the Furious film franchise, Shaw Han. According to Bungie, the new take on the Cosmodrome feels like "Destiny distilled."
One of the other big narrative teases in Beyond Light is not only a reunion with the former Vanguard Warlock Osiris but also the return of Uldren Sov. The Awoken prince responsible for the murder of fan-favorite character Cayde-6, Uldren was killed at the end of Forsaken's story campaign and was later resurrected as a Guardian by the Ghost Pulled Pork.
Reborn without his memories and now referring to himself as Crow, players will partner with him and Osiris to take down the High Celebrant that is corrupting Fallen, Cabal, and Hive under the orders of Xivu Arath, God of War and younger sister to Savathun the Witch Queen. Savathun's schemes will also be revealed by the end of Destiny 2's fourth year and will lead directly into The Witch Queen expansion.
For more on the expansion, you can check out our Destiny 2 hub that has rounded up everything we know so far about the expansion, the new gear that can be unlocked, and which content will soon be added to the Destiny Vault as the game slims down in size.
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