Destiny 2 The Final Shape Into The Light
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What is Destiny 2: Into the Light? Release date, explained

I see the light.

The Destiny 2: The Final Shape rumored delay finally confirmed by Bungie, but the real surprise is the announcement of Destiny 2: Into the Light. In this article, I’ll detail everything we know about Destiny 2: Into the Light so far.

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When does Destiny 2: Into the Light come out?

Destiny 2: Into the Light is a two-month content update that’s free for all players to enjoy. According to Bungie, it begins rolling out in April and carries us to the release of The Final Shape.

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What is Destiny 2: Into the Light?

Currently, there’s not a lot of information on what Destiny 2: Into the Light really is. It’s a two-month content update that starts in April which leads us to Destiny 2: The Final Shape which now comes out on June 4, 2024, but what will happen during Into the Light?

Let’s start with what we know: in the blog, Bungie says Into the Light will “prepare players for their Guardian’s journey into the Traveler.” Beyond that, they mentioned more PvP updates, including three new PvP maps that will drop in May.

It’s also confirmed that Season of the Wish’s content will run from November to February. After we’ve experienced everything the team created for Season of the Wish, we’ll get weekly progression-based quests called Wishes. In March, we’ll get Guardian Games and April will give us Into the Light.

All of this is purely speculation on my part, but I doubt Into the Light will feature more story missions, a new Dungeon, or a new Raid. If I had to guess, Into the Light could include major updates to the subclasses similar to how The Witch Queen started the rollout of Void 3.0, Arc 3.0, and Solar 3.0. I bet there will also be major updates to mods and Exotics, and during Into the Light, we’ll get a taste of how Episodes will work via teasers.

I very much doubt this will happen, but since the wording is “prepare players for their Guardian’s journey into the Traveler,” I would love to see old expansions, or a vast majority of old missions, be playable for all players. There’s something like this already in Destiny 2 now, but I would love full expansions to get unlocked for all players. That would be the best way to prepare everyone for the end.

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From his early days of blog-style music, movie, and game reviews to working as the Esports Writer at Coastline Community College, Noah Nelson now works fulltime as a Staff Writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion. He has been helping gamers everywhere with Destiny 2 god rolls, Warzone 2 DMZ missions, and collectibles in any indie game for over a year and a half. His Bachelor's Degree in English Rhetoric and Composition with a minor in Journalism from CSULB has shaped him to be a strong writer and editor. His fondest gaming memory is playing Sly Cooper 2 after begging his mom (for hours) to play it before his birthday and he still cries myself to sleep remembering the time he accidentally saved over his 99% completion save file in Kingdom Hearts 2.