Destiny 2 keeps getting bigger and bigger, and since Bungie’s split from Activision, they seem to need more time to continue to expand their universe with additional maintenance on Shadowkeep.
On Aug 1, 2019, Bungie announced that they would be moving their next significant expansion Shadowkeep, along with New Light, from Sept. 17 to Oct. 1.
“This Fall is the first step on a journey for what our team wants Destiny 2 to become – a place for you and your friends to play anytime, anywhere; owning the action MMO and RPG elements that we love about the game; and crushing barriers to entry for friends. We just need a bit of extra time to take the first step.”
“Crushing barriers to entry for friends” is an aspect of what Destiny 2‘s New Light program is all about, which is a free-to-play version of the MMORPG. Players will be able to play in all locations (even the Moon), strikes, the Crucible, Gambit/Gambit Prime, the Leviathan Raid, Eater of Worlds Raid Lair, Spire of Stars Raid Lair, the Red War campaign, and even the Curse of Osiris and Warmind expansions.
The team at Bungie has also announced that they will be adding more time to current ongoing Destiny 2 events such as:
- The World First for the new Raid Garden of Salvation will begin on Saturday, October 5. It’s a weekend Raid race, and Contest will be active.
- We’re extending Moments of Triumph through September 17 – you’ll have three more weeks to complete this year’s challenges and unlock all of the in-game and Bungie rewards.
- We’re going to run an additional Iron Banner the week of September 17 as well.
- Cross-Save will come online later this Summer, so you’ll have time to sort out your Friend Lists well ahead of Shadowkeep.
In the meantime, keep playing Destiny 2, and know that Bungie says, “We’re sorry for screwing up your plans, and we wanted to share this information as quickly as we could.”