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Prepare to Say Goodbye To Destiny 2 Forsaken When Witch Queen Launches

To make room for The Witch Queen expansion in early 2022, the Destiny 2 Forsaken campaign and Year 4 content will exit the game, but the Last Wish raid stays!


Destiny 2 Forsaken and the Tangled Shore will no longer be playable when The Witch Queen expansion launches next year. They'll enter the Destiny Content Vault, a method introduced before the launch of Beyond Light last year to remove older Destiny 2 content and reduce the size of the game.

There won't be a Forsaken campaign, but the Dreaming City will still be available. The Dreaming City gained some relevancy to the story with Mara Sov's reappearance, the Crow, and Savathun's current situation. It makes sense to keep this destination. A tweet from user dmg04 clarified that the Last Wish raid and the Shattered Throne dungeon stay in the game for players who already own Forsaken.

With the Tangled Shore gone, Spider's vendor items will be managed by Master Rahool, it gives him something more to do at the Tower. However, the Warden of Nothing Strike will remain in the game since it's not placed directly on the Tangled Shore.

Additionally, most of Year 4 seasonal content will exit the game. That includes the Dead Man's Tale exotic mission called Presage and Harbinger exotic missions. In another tweet, dmg04 explained that Bungie is working on ways for players to earn the Dead Man's Tale and Hawkmoon exotic catalysts.

Bungie promises in its news update that the developers are in search of ways to let players access older exotic missions and to create more in the future. Similarly, dmg04's tweet added that Bungie wants to find ways to acquire Fourth Horseman, Outbreak Prime, and Whisper of the Worm. Those exotic missions no longer exist.

The Battlegrounds activity and Proving Grounds strike from Season of the Chosen will stay in Year 5 too. They'll be placed into a new category called Vanguard Operations which will be free for all players.

The DCV is a cycle of content which means when something leaves, something else returns. A classic raid, a classic PvP map from Destiny, and two PvP maps from Destiny 2 will reappear alongside new content.

If you haven't purchased Forsaken yet, wait a few more months because the Forsaken campaign will be free to play on December 7, 2021. The Forsaken Pack will be available on December 7 as well. It will include additional activities such as Shattered Throne, Last Wish, Forsaken exotics, and three Forsaken Ciphers to purchase exotics from the Tower kiosk. If you already own Forsaken, you'll still get the pack. Also, you'll get three Ascendant Shards instead of the Ciphers if you already own all Forsaken exotics, which is still very useful.

The Bungie 30th Anniversary begins on December 7. The Witch Queen releases soon after on February 22, 2022, on PC, Stadia, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

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