In the run-up to the new expansion, Beyond Light, Destiny’s developer Bungie has produced a detailed series of posts about the new Stasis powers that players will get to wield through their Guardians. With this new trailer though, Bungie revealed that at least some enemies will be getting those same powers. The trailer also gives players the closest look so far at the main antagonist of the Beyond Light expansion, Eramis, Kell of Darkness.
For those of you who haven’t obsessively collected a specific lore book might be a bit confused as to what’s going on with the Fallen faction in this trailer. At the end of the Forsaken expansion of 2018, the Fallen, also known as the Eliksni, were essentially routed throughout the system. A splinter group of the faction did attack The Last City in the Scourge of the Past raid but for the most part, the Eliksni were seen as the smallest threat to humanity. As the trailer shows, Eramis has used her ability to wield the power of darkness to unite the remaining Fallen in the system under her new House of Darkness.
Since the release of Shadowkeep last year the story of Destiny has been reframing the light versus darkness conflict of the story as more nuanced than simply good versus evil. The powers of darkness have also been reframed as more similar to the powers of the light, paving the way for players to freely use the new Stasis abilities coming in Beyond Light. Eramis’s new ability to use those same Stasis powers and share that ability with other Eliksni sets up the expansion’s story as a fight to claim these new powers.
The trailer notably says little about the other antagonistic faction known to be part of Beyond Light, the Vex. The robotic enemies have been seen in most of the trailers but nothing has been said about their reason for being on Europa. This silence could hint that the Vex are the enemies for the next raid in Destiny 2. The fact that the most recent raid Garden of Salvation was a Vex raid and that Vault of Glass a Vex raid from the first Destiny is known to be coming back sometime after 2020 makes that very unlikely though. On the other hand, the Vex are capable of time travel so it might be that the new raid and the Vault of Glass are somehow linked.
With Beyond Light coming on November 10 and the raid on November 21, all will be revealed soon. Are you excited to drop into Destiny 2’s latest expansion? Let me know in the comments below!