Destiny 2 updates – everything Bungie have planned
Destiny 2 is a reside sport. There are advert hoc patches to rebalance issues and reside occasions to refresh them, Seasons to ship bigger scale structural adjustments, and DLCs and expansions so as to add new content material, similar to the sport’s well-known raids. It could be rather a lot to maintain on high of, which is why we have compiled this helpful tracker. Wherever potential we cite Bungie themselves, however just a little hypothesis is inevitable as we attempt to observe the sport additional into the long run.
Note that Bungie have confirmed all content material will arrive on PC concurrently console, so with that in thoughts, here is what’s on the docket for the way forward for Destiny 2.
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Destiny 2 patch 1.zero.6.
As the model variety of this patch signifies, Destiny 2 has already had just a few hotfixes, however patch 1.zero.6 shall be its largest everlasting replace but. It’s due right now (October 31) and can tune the rating limits for Crucible video games, making most matches shorter. Click right here for extra.
Destiny 2 PC raid, Prestige raid, and Trials launch dates
The raid and its Prestige mode are the final items of content material for which us PC gamers will have to attend. The Leviathan raid unlocks on PC on Wednesday, November 1, most likey at 10:00 Pacific, or 17:00 GMT. The raid’s first problem – an additional goal for every encounter that rotates weekly – goes reside on Halloween, so ought to be lively by the point the raid itself launches on PC.
If you are not prepared but, our leveling information will get you there, and our Leviathan raid information will assist you conquer Destiny 2’s final problem when you’re.
Trials of the Nine, Destiny 2’s elite PvP event, goes reside the next Friday – November three. Guided Games for the raid, and the raid’s Prestige issue, are for the next Tuesday – November 7.
Destiny 2 Season Two – December 2017 (most likely)
Though small hotfixes shall be utilized on an advert hoc foundation, Destiny 2 has a brand new, seasonal rhythm for bigger, sweeping adjustments like the unique’s April 2017 rebalance. Though welcome, that one got here as a little bit of a shock.
At TwitchCon 2017, Bungie previewed a number of promising adjustments for season two. Currently, each vendor makes use of the identical token-based mostly repute system, so no actions actually stand out. That’s getting addressed with adjustments to Iron Banner and Faction Rally, each of that are additionally getting candy new gear.
An precise launch date wasn’t given, however Bungie say Destiny’s seasons will roughly observe our actual world ones. Three months after the console launch places Season Two in the beginning of December, and certainly, we reckon it will coincide precisely with the Curse of Osiris DLC. Bungie say your Clan Banner will refresh every season, and certainly one of its perks proper now grants further rewards for killing Destiny 2’s lead enemies: the Cabal. Curse of Osiris will deal with the Vex, so it’d make sense for the Season Two Clan Banner to focus on them additionally, and for his or her launches to coincide.
Speaking of which…
Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris DLC – 5 December, 2017
Since we already know lots about Destiny 2’s first DLC, it is simple to neglect that nearly nothing has been formally introduced. Thanks to a report from Kotaku and a seemingly untimely itemizing on the Microsoft Store, the identify, a lot of the content material, and an approximate launch window is now close to-sure. Curse of Osiris will arrive concurrently on PC and console a while in December – most likely earlier moderately than later, since Bungie will not need it to overlap with the Dawning occasion at Christmas. We’re guessing week one or two.
The new content material will deal with Osiris, the legendary Warlock exiled from the Tower for philosophical disagreements with the Speaker. All Destiny expansions have raised the sport’s energy cap, giving gamers new tiers of loot to search out. Expect that to occur once more, plus new story missions, strikes, and PvP maps. All however certainly one of Destiny’s DLCs have additionally added a raid, and with Bungie making large guarantees concerning the sequel’s content material pipeline, it is not unreasonable to hope for that, too.
For everything we learn about this DLC – and we all know rather a lot now – try our Curse of Osiris information.
Destiny 2 The Dawning and SRL – Christmas 2017
Sparrow racing had been on the Destiny group’s wishlist since earlier than it even launched, and at Christmas 2015 it lastly arrived in a 3-week occasion with two tracks, a questline with Amanda Holliday, and a slew of drugs. The Sparrow Racing League, or SRL, returned in 2016 as a part of an occasion referred to as the Dawning, a Christmas-like celebration of the muse of the Last City. It featured some winter-themed gear that, in my view, was among the many prettiest the unique sport ever obtained.
At TwitchCon 2017, Bungie introduced that the Dawning can be Destiny 2’s first seasonal reside occasion (so no Festival of the Lost, to the frustration of Halloween followers). More beautiful gear is previewed, as are snowball fights. Two separate datamines have additionally discovered voice strains suggesting SRL will return as a part of the Dawning 2017, so get practising your Sparrow manoeuvres.
Destiny 2 Private Matches and Season Three – early 2018
A weekly replace confirmed that Bungie are engaged on personal matches for Destiny 2’s aggressive group, and concentrating on an early 2018 launch date. It additionally promised higher incentives for the Crucible and penalties for leaving aggressive video games, in addition to quite a few wider-ranging fixes for the sport’s economic system and reward programs. It all sounds very promising, and targets a few of Destiny 2’s greatest points.
We do not have a agency launch date for any of this, however season two’s content material has been previewed, that means season three is the following possible window for adjustments of this dimension. Destiny 2 will even want a shot within the arm because the Osiris DLC runs its course and the Dawning fades.
‘Early 2018’ additionally strains up with a few of our ideas about whether or not Bungie will ever push Destiny 2 as an esport. Our PvP information theorised that if it have been to ever occur, the push would come round now, and the projected launch of personal matches strains up neatly. Bungie’s official line is to attend and see if the group has an urge for food for it, and the sport will have been out for lengthy sufficient by now for them to have some concept.
We’re guessing February or March. Might or not it’s accompanied by a seasonal occasion? Let’s take a second to briefly acknowledge the existence of Crimson Days, Destiny’s most poorly acquired occasion up to now. It occurred for per week throughout Valentine’s Day 2016, added a Doubles mode to the Crucible, and a meagre serving of cosmetics. A large-sweeping rebalance, a PvP push, and a beefier model of Crimson Days would most likely hold gamers busy till…
Destiny 2 Rasputin DLC – spring, 2018
Destiny 2’s second DLC is due in spring 2018. Destiny 1’s second DLC, House of Wolves, was delayed from March to May, exacerbating complaints of its power content material drought. Bungie don’t desire these conversations to recur. If the Rasputin DLC will coincide with the beginning of a brand new season, count on a March or June launch date, relying on whether or not Bungie are proud of no matter they have planned in winter.
Content-wise, all we all know of this DLC is it is going to deal with Rasputin. Rasputin is a Warmind, certainly one of many synthetic intelligences constructed through the Golden Age, geared up with a collection of satellite tv for pc-mounted doomsday weapons, and entrusted to coordinate the defence of humanity. It’s hinted that Rasputin has developed far past this authentic programming, nonetheless, and developed agendas of his personal.
The different Warminds ‘lived’ in server farms in sealed vaults throughout the photo voltaic system. The primary story takes you to at least one such vault on Io, as does the Arecibo journey, which ends with a sinister message hidden in some classical music. Completing that journey, a Redditor discovered some new dialogue that does not usually play:
If this journey does certainly foreshadow future content material, it does so obliquely. This Reddit thread does an important job of collating the mission’s musical and literary references, however even they have not produced a convincing principle but. We’ll simply be aware that the brand new dialogue references Mars. Could we be returning to the pink planet within the Rasputin DLC?
Speculative longer-time period updates
Extrapolating from leaks, hints, teasers, and prior expertise of Destiny, we glance additional into the long run. Note that this part will include spoilers for Destiny 2’s marketing campaign and Leviathan raid.
Destiny 2 main enlargement – September, 2018
Destiny video games both launch or considerably develop within the first fortnight of September yearly. This is now established. The September launch is usually introduced both at or just a few weeks earlier than E3, and with the Rasputin DLC due in spring, nothing of Bungie’s plans to date suggests a break from the sample.
Assuming it is not Destiny three – which might be mad – the protected guess is a big enlargement within the type of The Taken King and Rise of Iron, which prolonged the unique sport in September 2015 and 2016. At a minimal, count on a brand new story, a brand new explorable space, and a brand new raid.
What topics would possibly that plot sort out? Hints of future storylines are scattered all through Destiny 2, identical to the Cabal assault was teased approach again in 2015 in a mission in The Taken King. Final spoiler warning.
The Fallen alliance / House of Dusk
With the Cabal and Vex getting consideration in Destiny 2 and its Osiris DLC, just a little Fallen love is probably going, and there are many plot threads to select up.
Remember Titan’s world quest, by which you and a Fallen Captain compete over a methane reactor? He by no means assaults and finally simply helps you to take it, which is fascinating. Voice strains have been datamined from the PC beta by which an alliance with the Fallen is proposed as a approach to drive the Hive out of Titan – maybe this Captain is our associate in such an alliance?
We’ve seen peaceable Fallen earlier than – the House of Wolves served the Queen of the Awoken earlier than betraying her, whereas Variks, of House Judgement, stayed loyal. It’s value noting that the Queen’s brother Uldren is stated to have solid one other such alliance in two current Destiny Grimoire playing cards.
One extra wrinkle: voice strains datamined from the complete PC model have Ikora Rey mentioning the ‘House of Dusk’, a brand new Fallen home who worship the Darkness. Perhaps a September 2018 enlargement will see the already-determined Fallen pushed into an alliance with us by this new, darkish home?
If you have completed the Leviathan raid, you will recall one other trace, spoken by the exiled Emperor Calus’s robotic double. In three totally different voice strains, he invitations us to hunt him out, so he can present us energy within the universe past the Light, and truths past what the Speaker has instructed us.
We know that Ghaul overthrew and exiled Calus in a coup. Now that he is been killed – because of us – there’s presumably an influence vacuum on the high of Cabal society. A future enlargement might see Calus and his loyalist legions reclaim energy, after which give us a method to behave on his invitation.
Adventures and the world quest on Io see Asher Mir and Ikora Rey discussing everybody’s favorite transdimensional abductees. It’s urged that their coordination, aggression, and obvious capability to proceed ‘taking’ new victims means they’ve topped a brand new chief since we killed Oryx within the authentic Destiny’s Taken King enlargement.
However, returning to the PC beta’s datamined voice strains, one is reported to say “what if Oryx isn’t dead?” The full sport’s datamine additionally has loads of strains suggesting we’re heading again to the Hive Dreadnaught in some unspecified time in the future, so these are clear hints resurgent Taken military could possibly be the main focus of future content material.
Of course, the most important and most blatant foreshadowing comes on the finish of Destiny 2’s marketing campaign, within the publish-credit sting that includes the massive black pyramid ships. This is sort of definitely The Darkness: triangular shapes are proven within the sport’s prologue as your Ghost mentions the Traveler’s historical enemy, and it is also telling that these ships are solely woke up when the Traveler is. Concept artwork from GDC approach again in 2013 confirmed a fifth alien race, fabricated from black smoke, beneath a set of triangles (although it is value acknowledging some similarities with the Taken right here – maybe some concepts have been repurposed).
A gathering with The Darkness itself can be a momentous occasion, which is why we do not assume it will occur till…
Destiny three – September 2019/2020 (presumably)
Operating on a timescale to date sooner or later that it is nearly redundant to incorporate on this tracker, Destiny three is prone to occur in some unspecified time in the future. The authentic sport lasted for 3 years earlier than its sequel was launched, however rumours counsel this wasn’t the plan, and that the Rise of Iron enlargement was swiftly bulked as much as plug the outlet brought on by Destiny 2’s delay.
Whether Destiny 2 is planned to final two years or three – both is feasible – a full sequel only one 12 months later is vanishingly unlikely. This means the earliest we’re prone to see Destiny three is September 2019.
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