Bungie has announced Destiny 2’s next expansion, Beyond Light, as well as given details regarding the game’s next season and its presence on next-gen consoles.
Destiny 2: Beyond Light will have the player discovering a power born out of the ancient pyramid ship above Jupiter’s frozen moon, Europa. The mysteries surrounding this power will dissipate while fighting your way through brand new environments on Europa. In addition to a new planet, there is a new power as well: Stasis. Each class will use Stasis in different ways, but it will allow the player to summon epic supers and control the battlefield. There will be more details regarding Stasis later this Summer.
There will be a new raid in Destiny 2: Beyond Light. Under the ice of Europa, there is the Deep Stone Crypt. This six-person raid will require skill and teamwork to complete.
Destiny 2: Beyond Light will release on September 22, 2020. You can pre-order the expansion now and receive a special Exotic Ghost Shell and Legendary Emblem. Digital Deluxe owners also receive instant access to the new Exotic Freeze Tag emote. The expansion is available for pre-order on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Stadia. You have a few options for pre-order:
Destiny 2: Beyond Light Digital Deluxe Edition
The Destiny 2: Beyond Light Digital Deluxe Edition will be available to pre-order on all platforms:
- Destiny 2: Beyond Light Expansion + Full Year of Seasonal Content (4 Seasons Total)
- With pre-order: Exotic Rimed Ghost Shell and Legendary Emblem
- Freeze Tag Exotic Emote
- No Time to Explain Exotic Pulse Rifle with Exotic Catalyst and Ornament
- Any Other Sky Exotic Sparrow
Destiny 2: Beyond Light Collector’s Edition
The Destiny 2: Beyond Light Collector’s Edition will only be available from the Bungie Store:
- Beyond Light Digital Deluxe Edition (digital code only)
- Die-Cast Splinter of Darkness Replica with lights
- Europa Explorer’s Bag
- Europa Exploration Canteen
- Mysterious Logbook
- Plus other discoveries from Europa
There is also the Destiny 2: Beyond Light The Stranger Edition. This edition is the only way for fans to receive a 10″ statue of The Stranger. It is sold with the purchase of the Deluxe Edition, but only at select retailers. You can check here for availability.
Destiny 2: Season of Arrivals
As of today, June 9, Bungie announces a new season has started titled the Season of Arrivals. This introduces the mysterious Pyramid ship that is so prevalent in the upcoming expansion. The season will introduce a narrative that will culminate in Beyond Light this September.
Later today, there will be a new dungeon for Destiny 2 players to pillage called Prophecy. Completing it can reward players with the new DAITO Foundry armor and reprised Trials of the Nine armor sets.
During the season, there will be Messages of Darkness that will litter Io. Take your time to find and decipher these messages to unveil more of the plot.
In general, there will be more public events, rewards, and gear. Season Pass holders receive some extra benefits, including instant access to a new weekly mission, a new Exotic weapon quest, an Exotic Grenade Launcher, seasonal armor sets for each class, and bonus XP.
If that all sounds pretty sweet to you, the Season Pass can be bought for 1000 silver in-game.
The Next Generation
With all of this is news that Destiny 2 will be coming to next-generation consoles. Additionally, players who have purchased Destiny 2: Beyond Light for Xbox One will have it transferred to Xbox Series X for free via Smart Delivery. As well, purchases on PlayStation 4 will be upgraded to PlayStation 5. So, there is no need to worry about making a purchase that won’t be relevant come Holiday 2020.
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