You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Gun
Shared world hit Destiny 2 will be starting off it’s “Year 2” content with a DLC expansion called Forsaken, which looks to relieve fan concerns regarding a lack of longevity and endgame content.
First off, Forsaken is introducing a new “Gambit” mode, a hybrid 4v4 mode that “combines the best of PvE and PvP.” Teams race against each other to summon a Primeval enemy, while they (and it seriously says this on their website) “shoot aliens until they’re dead.” Players will collect motes that drop from defeated enemies, and can use them to earn blockers that slow down and invade their opponent’s arena, or summon the aforementioned Primeval enemy once they bank 75 motes.
On top of the new mode, the Forsaken expansion includes a new plotline revolving around a prison break on the Reef, and a new type of enemy called the Barons, of which there are eight for players to hunt down and uncover lore. There’s also a new location on the Reef to support the new story missions called the Tangled Shore where space pirates and outlaws hideout, as well as another new location, The Dreaming City, which is dedicated to further endgame content and is home to a brand new raid. There’s also a new bow and arrow weapon type, new abilities, and new exotic weapons, armor, and gear to be looted across the galaxy.
The new annual pass that was announced includes bonus rewards, and three expansions set to release over the course of Year 2, including the Black Armory this winter, Joker’s Wild in Spring 2019, and Penumbra in Summer 2019. There’s no set standalone price for the pass yet, but there is an edition available that includes the expansion and the pass available for $69.99 USD. The Forsaken expansion by itself will run players $39.99 USD.
In addition to all of this new content, it looks like Bungie is taking some fan criticisms to heart, and will be including bringing back features from the original Destiny including randomly generated weapons, and power levels making a difference in the Iron Banner and Trials of the Nine. Other updates include making loadouts a little more flexible, like allowing players to run three shotguns at once, as well as the long-demanded ability to delete multiple shaders at one time, a new crucible mode, four new maps, new triumphs and collections menus, “and more.”
The Forsaken expansion is available for pre-order now and drops this September 4th.
What do you think? Is all this shiny new (and old) content enough to bring you back to the world/galaxy of Destiny? Let us know in the comments! And be sure to check out some of our coverage of the new multiplayer game from ex-developers of Ninja Gaiden, and just how many people are sinking their teeth into State of Decay 2!
SOURCE: Destiny 2