Destiny 2 The Witch Queen Delayed Until 2022

Bungie Has Delayed the Next Destiny 2 Expansion

Destiny 2 assistant game director Joe Blackburn has officially confirmed that the next expansion releasing for the action-MMO will be delayed until 2022. According to Blackburn, The Witch Queen was delayed to properly flesh out the full arc of Destiny 2’s post-launch content, and releasing the expansion too early could compromise an unannounced Lightfall chapter, and thus impact the story arc itself. Destiny 2 is available right now for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Google Stadia, and PC.

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“Last summer, we outlined our ambition for the next era in Destiny 2 by announcing the full arc, starting with Beyond Light, followed by The Witch Queen and Lightfall,” said Joe Blackburn. “As we began to scale production on The Witch Queen last year, we made the difficult but important decision to move its release to early 2022; we also realized we needed to add an additional unannounced chapter after Lightfall to fully complete our first saga of Destiny.”

“Our ultimate vision for Destiny 2 still stands; a definitive action-MMO, a unified global community where you can play Destiny anywhere with your friends,” continued Joe Blackburn. “For 2021 this means upgrading our approach to keeping Destiny’s weapon and armor game fresh, refining our vision for PVP, implementing transmog, and adding Crossplay.” While this delay may upset some Destiny 2 fans, it will likely result in more updated content for all players rather than those who purchase an expansion.

Are you bummed that Destiny 2’s The Witch Queen was delayed into 2022 or are you glad that Lightfall will receive more attention as a result? Let us know in the comments below!