Here’s your monthly announcement that Destiny 2 isn’t finished yet. In fact, Bungie has revealed not just one, but three expansions for the game. The first out the gate is Beyond Light, which got a trailer during a livestream today. Destiny 2: Beyond Light will be out on September 22, and begins a trilogy of expansions that will stretch out to three years of fresh content. Bungie also revealed the Destiny Content Vault, which is a plan to rotate older content. The idea behind it is to remove planets and raids, while bringing back some classics. Mars and Mercury will soon be out, but the Vault of Glass is soon to return.
As revealed in earlier leaks, Beyond Light takes place on an icy world. It’s been confirmed that this is in fact Europa, where players must “wield the power of darkness.” According to Mike Noseworthy, who spoke to PC Gamer, players will explore the “birthplace to the Exo machines and the site of the Deep Stone Crypt.”
Revolving door of content
Destiny 2: Beyond Light will release on September 22, coinciding with the launch of the Destiny Content Vault. The plan, revealed during today’s stream, is to remove chunks of the game to make way for classic raids and fresh content. According to the post at Bungie’s website, “Destiny 2 is too large to efficiently update and maintain.” Basically, the game has gotten too bloated and convoluted, and it’s creating too many issues for Bungie to handle (such as bugs and the like). The idea is to allow more development of Destiny 2, as opposed to scrapping it and just making another sequel.
But what is getting removed, and what is coming back? Starting September 22, Destiny 2 will lose Mars, Io, Titan, Mercury, and Leviathan, as well as their respective activities. But have no fear, according to Bungie, there will be other ways to score Exotics tied to removed content. The Destiny Content Vault will, however, bring back all Destiny 1 content. This includes the Vault of Glass raid and the Cosmodrome.
“This approach allows us respond to player feedback more rapidly, enable more innovation, and will keep Destiny 2 and your characters thriving for years to come,” Bungie explained.”
Destiny 2: Beyond Light and the Destiny Content Vault will launch on September 22.