Destiny 2 Showcase Begins Aug 24 at 8AM PDT!

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Destiny 2 Showcase Event!

If you missed or would like to re-watch the Destiny 2 Showcase, check out the Twitch or YouTube livestream.


Info below is directly from the Destiny 2 Showcase Recap post by Bungie:

In the Destiny 2 Showcase Bungie gave you the first look at Destiny 2’s next expansion, The Witch Queen. Savathûn awaits in her Throne World as you will attempt to unravel her web of lies and survive the truth through a new campaign. New Lucent Hive Guardians wield the Light against you.  

“The Witch Queen is the definitive Destiny 2 campaign that captures the special feelings from memorable activities like Presage and our favorite Dungeons and translates them into a campaign experience.” –Bungie

For the first time ever, in The Witch Queen, you’ll have the option to turn up the difficulty and sweat it out through Legendary Mode. Choosing the more difficult route will earn you powerful gear and extra rewards.  

Crafting is coming to Destiny for the first time and it starts with the Glaive – Destiny’s first and only first-person melee weapon. The Glaive is a new energy weapon archetype that allows you to utilize melee combos, mid-ranged projectiles, and defensive capabilities. Bungie will share more on the Glaive in the future, including class-specific Exotic variants with unique attacks.  

The Glaive | Image via Bungie

SEASON OF THE LOST

Info from Bungie article

Season of the Lost is live now. This Season acts as a prelude to The Witch Queen and will set the stage for the upcoming expansion. Mara Sov, the Queen of the Awoken, has returned to the Dreaming city and needs your help to save her lost tech witches from the Shattered Realm. 

This Season is full of new weapons, a new six-player activity, a new weekly mission, and a portal to the Shattered Realm. The Lorentz Driver Exotic Linear Fusion Rifle can be instantly unlocked with a Season Pass or earned by ranking up. Ager’s Scepter, a new Stasis-powered Exotic Trace Rifle will be available later in the Season through an Exotic quest. 

On top of all of the weapons previewed in the Showcase, there are also brand-new Legendary Stasis weapons in the Season of the Lost arsenal.  

LEARN MORE ABOUT SEASON OF THE LOST

Season of the Lost is longer than the average Destiny 2 Season and doesn’t end until The Witch Queen launches on February 22, 2022. Bungie will have more details to share when they release their Road to The Witch Queen calendar in the near future. You can expect to see Festival of the Lost, Moments of Triumph, The Dawning, and more. 

The Season Pass reward path, artifact, and challenges will carry on throughout the Season without resetting. Bungie will also be making additional Bright Dust available and resetting the amount of Synthweave tokens you can earn through bounties in the second half of the Season. Stay tuned for more details on this later in the Season.   


Destiny 2: Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack

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30TH ANNIVERSARY 

The 30th anniversary celebration is coming on December 7 and it’s free for all players. It will offer a new six-player matchmade activity, iconic weapons to collect, mysteries to unravel and rewards that commemorate our long and storied history together.  

In addition to the free event, players can also purchase the Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack that includes a collection of content and rewards you aren’t going to want to miss. 

  • Treasure-themed three-player Dungeon in the Cosmodrome 
  • Gjallarhorn Exotic Rocket Launcher’s debut in Destiny 2 
  • Thorn armor set 
  • Marathon and Bungie 30th Anniversary streetwear-inspired ornament sets 
  • Collection of favorite Destiny 1 weapons, including Eyasluna and 1000-Yard Stare 
  • Claymore Sword inspired by Myth 
  • Shotgun inspired by Marathon 
  • Unique Helmet Ornament 
  • Exotic Sparrows 
  • Exotic ship 
  • Emblems, shaders, emotes 
  • And more! 

LEARN MORE ABOUT 30TH ANNIVERSARY

Source: bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/50543


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WITCH QUEEN // WHICH WITCH SHOULD I GET? 

Here is some help from Bungie if you are having a hard time deciding on which edition is best for you:

Are you having a hard time picking which edition is right for you? Here is a quick guide to break ‘em down. For the full list of features included in each package you can also check out this page.

Are you a collector of anything and everything Destiny all of the time? The Witch Queen Collector’s Edition has it all. You get digital codes for the Witch Queen Deluxe Edition and the Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack as well as the Hive Ghost and all of the other physical goodies in the Collector’s Edition. Visit the Bungie Store right now to order The Witch Queen Collector’s Edition.

Already have the game codes you need, but still want all of the collectibles? Grab The Witch Queen Collector’s Edition without the game code.  

Do you play everything Destiny has to offer but don’t need the physical collectibles? The Deluxe Edition + Bungie 30th Anniversary Bundle is going to get you The Witch Queen Deluxe Edition and everything in the 30th Anniversary Pack. This will set you up with Seasons 16, 17, 18, and 19, as well as a ton of other Destiny content. If you are a hardcore player that consumes it all, this is your best option.   

Just want The Witch Queen?  The Standard Edition will get you the base expansion without all the bells and whistles. You can decide later if you want to buy the Seasons as they arrive and can also pick up the 30th Anniversary Pack separately as well.  

If I buy the Standard Edition, can I upgrade it to the Deluxe later? Yes. More details on that in the future.  

If I purchase the Standard Edition of The Witch Queen, will I be able to get the additional Dungeons that are included in the Deluxe Edition? Yes, you can upgrade to the Deluxe Edition to access the Dungeons. We will also add a separate access path in the future. 

If I already have Game Pass on Xbox will I get access to The Witch Queen? No. The Witch Queen will not be available within Game Pass. 


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TRIALS OF OSIRIS REVAMP

One of the big updates Bungie is bringing in Season of the Lost is an overhaul of Trials of Osiris – the 3v3 high-stakes PvP activity. Bungie is reworking the activity and the rewards structure with the goal of making it more approachable to more players. They still want it to feel like an aspirational activity where winning is meaningful but want to ensure that, even if you are not the best PvP player, your time spent playing Trials is still worth it and provides you with rewards for your effort. Here are a few things coming when Trials of Osiris kicks off on September 10

  • New matchmaking options for Duos and Singles.
  • The ability to keep playing your card past three losses.
  • Tokens have been removed and gear will now drop from Trials engrams.
  • Trials of Osiris will now require purchase of the yearly expansion to play. 

Bungie will have a full article with more details on 8/25

If I don’t have Beyond Light, will I be able to play Trials in Season of the Lost? No, you will need the current yearly expansion to access Trials of Osiris. That is currently Beyond Light and will switch to The Witch Queen when it releases.

If I don’t have Beyond Light, but I pre-order The Witch Queen, do I get access to Trials before the expansion launches? No, Trials of Osiris will require Beyond Light until 2/22/22 and after that, it will require The Witch Queen.  

What are you doing about cheaters in Trials? 

CHECK OUT THE TRIALS OF OSIRIS REVAMP PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS!

Source: Destiny 2 Showcase Recap article by Bungie – Aug 24, 2021


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BUNGIE’S SECURITY UPDATE 

BattlEye anti-cheat software is being implemented and will go through several rounds of testing before it’s fully operational. Read the full security update by Bungie for more information on BattlEye as well as a few other changes Bungie is making.  


Source: Destiny 2 Showcase Recap article by Bungie – Aug 24, 2021

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