A new story trailer for Destiny 2’s next expansion, The Witch Queen, has been revealed. Savathun is the main threat in this expansion, and Bungie announced some more details about its launch. The Witch Queen will be arriving on February 22nd, 2022.
Oryx has already been defeated, and the plans of the Hive war god Xivu Arath went with him. The next big threat is creeping from out of the shadows after having been successful in stealing the Traveler’s Light.
Bungie is calling this the definitive Destiny campaign, and it will introduce a new destination for exploration. Savathun herself appears to have stolen the Light, and the trailer shows an army of Hive Guardians who have their own Ghosts to revive them. These Ghosts can be physically be destroyed, so it’s similar to Hive necromancer Nokris who used magic to bring life back into warriors during the Mars campaign.
The Witch Queen will introduce new crafting systems, as well as a new Glaive-type weapon class that can be uses for melee combos, projectile attacks, and an energy shield.
Bungie made some comments on Legendary Mode, calling this new difficulty setting an “aspirational” mode. Respawning is extremely restricted, every boss is a hard-hitter, and difficulty is scaled based on how many people you bring along. It’s designed to be brutal, and Bungie says the effort will be well worth it.
Glaive — First-Person Melee Weapon
Bungie explained that the Glaive is a first-person melee combat weapon that will be forged using the weapon crafting system. This system will also allow you to craft seasonal and raid weapons as well.
Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack
Bungie is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a free Destiny 2 pack that includes a new pirate-themed dungeon, a Thorn-inspired armor set, Bungie-themed ornaments and cosmetics sets, the claymore sword from Myth, and more.
Gjallarhorn Is Coming Back
Destiny’s legendary Exotic rocket launcher has been missing throughout Destiny 2, but the Gjallarhorn is finally heading to the game. Bungie didn’t give away many details on how Guardians will claim it, but at least it’s back.
Light and Darkness Saga Is Coming To An End
Bungie’s Destiny saga is closer to finishing than ever before. The ten-year plan for the series will see the current war between the Light and the Darkness finally come to an end.
Bungie added that it plans to reach a point after the Lightfall expansion called The Final Shape. Season of the Lost will lay the groundwork for this content, serving as a prologue for The Witch Queen and the stories beyond that campaign.
Light Subclass Updates
Every season in Year Five of Destiny 2 will add new updates to the Light subclasses, as the Aspects and Fragments system from the Stasis subclass will be applied in a more classic sense of Guardian powers.
Void-type subclasses will be the first to benefit from this system once The Witch Queen expansion releases.
Trials of Osiris Returning September 10th
A soft-launch of the anti-cheat system of Battle-Eye, Trials of Osiris is ready to begin on September 10th. Bungie says you can solo queue or pair up with friends to matchmake. There is a new rewards structure that focuses on winning rounds and completing matches–instead of just winning rounds. Flawless is still recommended, of course.