The second expansion for Destiny 2, Warmind, released barely one month ago and Bungie is already teasing a third, much more radical expansion and overhaul.
Scheduled for release just shy of the first birthday of Destiny 2, Forsaken promises a radical shakeup to the way players outfit themselves with weaponry, among other changes to the game. Somehow we will be choosing between the old Destiny 1 style of equipment, the Destiny 2 style we’ve become used to or an all new system, which will let you do weird things like equip 3 shotguns if you want.
They don’t mention whether you can equip 3 rocket launchers, which would normally be restricted to 1 just like the shotguns. Stay tuned?
Another change to the weapons system is the addition of bows, outside of that one Hunter super ability. These will come in short, medium and long range variants and the developers promise it won’t seem weird when you get to play with them.
A new PvE/PvP hybrid mode is coming as well, with two fireteams in separate parts of a map fighting AI enemies, with the ability to send AI over to fight your opposition, or drop in yourself to shoot them. It’s something a bit different for Destiny 2’s competitive play and it’ll be interesting to see whether players take to it.
As for the story? Well, Cayde’s been locking some real bad dudes up in a secret prison. And, as you might have already guessed, there’s a jail break and you’ll have to face off against some of the worst of the worst. Quite why Cayde was capturing them instead of shooting them in their stupid faces may or may not be revealed in the expansion.
Destiny 2: Forsaken is scheduled to launch September 5th in Australia. The expansion alone will cost $54.95 (AUD) and the order page says you’ll need to own Destiny 2 and the first two expansions, (Curse of Osiris and Warmind) to play it. If you want Forsaken plus the new “Annual Pass” (“three premium content releases”) that will cost $99.95 (AUD).
Or you could get the deluxe edition, with Forsaken, the Annual Pass, a skin for an exotic bow, a skin for Ghost and a player emblem for $109.95 (AUD).
Let us know in the comments if you think any of them seem good value, especially that last one.