Bungie Details Year 2 of Destiny 2 with Forsaken
Bungie and High Moon Studios have been working hard at getting things right on Destiny 2, and it looks like they may finally be on their way with their announcement today of Year 2 - Forsaken. It will be the first major expansion of the game, kind of like what Taken King was for the original Destiny. It will be hitting on September 4th of this year.
Check out the VIDoc below for some details:
So, lets break down what to expect:
Two brand-new destinations to explore, and new weapons, including a new bow, armor and Supers to acquire. Forsaken is described as content that takes players on a journey into the wild frontiers of the solar system where the lines between justice and revenge are blurred.
Forsaken also features an all-new competitive and collaborative endgame activity, called Gambit. A first-of-its kind for Destiny, Gambit is a new, hybrid 4v4 mode that merges both PvE and PvP experiences into an epic battle. This entirely new way to play Destiny 2 offers something for all types of gamers to enjoy, appealing to those who thrive on the competitive challenge of PvP gameplay, while seamlessly blending the collaborative and unpredictable elements of PvE.
Story wise, following years of strife, what remains of the Reef has fallen to lawlessness. Players investigate the recent unrest and will explore new regions, awaken new powers, and earn powerful weapons.
Building on the most requested desire for a deep and rewarding endgame experience, Destiny 2: Forsaken features The Dreaming City destination. Full of secrets to discover and bosses to defeat, this destination also houses the brand-new raid and is the first space designed from the ground up to support endgame content. Available to all Destiny 2 players around Forsaken’s launch comes highly anticipated changes and features such as a new weapon slot system, Random Rolls, improvements to the mods system, and numerous other quality-of-life improvements.
So what will this cost you? Destiny 2: Forsaken will be available at a suggested retail price of $39.99. The product line-up will also feature the Destiny 2: Forsaken + Annual Pass Bundle at $69.99 SRP, and the Destiny 2: Forsaken - Digital Deluxe Edition featuring premium digital content at $79.99 SRP. In terms of what the Annual Pass will get you, the only information was three more content updates and if you go Digital Deluxe, well, not much was discussed in terms of its content.
And finally, as is the way with Destiny core content and DLC, Xbox players once again get the short end of the stick as there will be exclusive content for PS4 players including an exclusive strike, one exclusive gear set per class (hunter, titan, warlock), an exclusive ship and an exclusive exotic weapon. That being said, all content that was exclusive to the PS4 platform prior to the Forsaken DLC will finally be made available to Xbox One (and PC) players. So, feel free to give Bungie a big "Geez, thanks".
Source: Press Release/YouTube