Destiny 2’s Forsaken expansion will launch September 4

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If you’re still playing Destiny 2, you’re going to want to catch Bungie’s reveal livestream today. The studio has promised it’ll dish on the game’s second year; we’re already expecting a return to The Reef in the fall expansion, now titled Forsaken. The roadmap suggests big changes for gear collections, weapons, and gameplay modes too. The stream may even give more clues about Bungie’s new NetEase partnership, which the studio previously said will help it “explore new directions” – like maybe mobile? – and “empower [it] to build new worlds and invite players, new and old, to join [it] there.” The whole event kicks off at noon EDT, and you can watch it alongside us right here.

Source: Twitter
Update: And here come the reveals and trailers.

And now we have full details. The expansion will launch September 4th and promises “two brand-new destinations to explore, and new weapons, armor and Supers to acquire.” Packages will start at 40 bucks with the usual assortment of timed exclusives.

“Forsaken takes players on an epic journey into the wild frontiers of our solar system where the lines between justice and revenge are blurred. Forsaken also features an all-new competitive and collaborative endgame activity, called Gambit. A first-of-its kind for Destiny, Gambit is a new, hybrid 4v4 mode that merges both PvE and PvP experiences into an epic battle. This entirely new way to play Destiny 2 offers something for all types of gamers to enjoy, appealing to those who thrive on the competitive challenge of PvP gameplay, while seamlessly blending the collaborative and unpredictable elements of PvE. This new mode will be playable at the 2018 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) held from June 12-14 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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“Following years of strife, what remains of the Reef has fallen to lawlessness. Players investigate the recent unrest and will explore new regions, awaken new powers, and earn powerful weapons. Building on the most requested desire for a deep and rewarding endgame experience, Destiny 2: Forsaken features The Dreaming City destination. Full of secrets to discover and bosses to defeat, this destination also houses the brand-new raid and is the first space designed from the ground up to support endgame content. Available to all Destiny 2 players around Forsaken’s launch comes highly anticipated changes and features such as a new weapon slot system, Random Rolls, improvements to the mods system, and numerous other quality-of-life improvements.”

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rafael12104

40 bucks? Lol!

It should be free or close to it. Do you want to keep Destiny 2 relevant? FREE!

Make huge campaign out of it. An apology to old players, and bonus for new players. “Bungie has come full circle and the players are better for it.” “We are doing this for our players!” blah blah blah.

It would work. As it stands right now, that 40 dollar price tag will do nothing to stop D2 from circling the drain.

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Necromonger

All this crap when you can play Warframe for free and have much more fun.

I bought D2 and after reaching max level i was so bored i insta deleted it and never looked back.

Meanwhile Warframe hours are piling up and there are no signs of slowing me down.

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moleverine

I need to give Warframe another shot. Each time I play it, I put maybe an hour into it (nowhere near enough time to remember what I need to be doing PLUS get used to the changes) and just kinda wander off.

Maybe I’ll check it out for PS4 as a way to start fresh and see if that helps.

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Danny Smith

I cannot believe how many people i’m seeing fall for the ruse again.

Its been over 9 months of constant let downs from the slowest developer in the industry and once again the “abused spouse consumer syndrome” has people squealing that ‘its finally fixed omg hype!” after a trailer. We have been down this road before like a regular bus route at this point. If people havent learnt by now they never will.

Now to wait a few months till release to see them go “Bungie let me down, i wasted my money on another shitshow, how could this happen?!?” again.

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moleverine

I never played Destiny 1, only Destiny 2. While leveling, it was a constant influx of new weapons, weapon types, and abilities. Lots of new toys to play with around every corner. Then I completed the campaign and everything ground to a halt. Yes, you occasionally get a bright engram, but mostly you’re just getting tiny incremental upgrades. On top of that, there really wasn’t as much variation in the weapons as I thought at first. My final impression really came down to, “What’s a loot grinder with no loot?” I had a blast playing through the campaign with my friends, played the raid when it came out, but then we all got bored of it in the span of a week.

Then, when they locked content that was in the base game behind the first expansion is when I uninstalled it from my PS4. I’m hoping that Ubisoft doesn’t pull too many ideas from D2 for the sequel to The Division.

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ihatevnecks

Even if they did fix the shit after pulling The Taken King V.2, it’s still BS. So much of this is stuff they should have already done, not waited until September to do. *They don’t deserve that money.*

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Mateusz Pachnik

Meh at best

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Buchi Buci

“Guys, guys, we think we got it this time, we promise, we listened, and a whole year later, we finally got it”
Same ol’, same ol’

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LusitanGaming .

so let me get this straight.

Destiny 2 (launch) – £49.99
DLC 1 – £16.99
DLC 2 – £16.99

Now they want another £34.99, thats £118.96, to finally get Destiny 1 year3 once again.

Wait i forgot there is a Season Pass now as well.

They must be having a laugh.

Hey Bungie want me back spending money on eververse them give me Forsaken for FREE and them we can build a relation once again, in the meantime, all of you at bungie can stick one up your ars………

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Dug From The Earth

I think ive come to understand Bungies marketing ploy.

They sell the base game, but hype the deluxe edition for 30+ bucks more (like many companies do). However, those 2 DLCs that come with the deluxe version, really arent worth the money. Mediocre at best, but players are duped into thinking they should get them.

Then, their first DLC thats actually WORTH getting, isnt part of the deluxe package that many players paid for. Its an additional 40 bucks that they have to shell out now.

Same thing happened with Destiny 1 for the most part.

ihatevnecks
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ihatevnecks

It’s an additional $40 with another $30 for the next 3 seasonal pieces of content they drop in 2019.

So pay another $70 to eventually reach the point the game should have been at launch I guess?

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NeoWolf

I watched but then I was dumfounded when they uttered the words “bringing PVE and PVP together, like everyone wants” in relation to one of the new features.. and I was wow clearly they have NOT been listening to what the players have been saying that is the LAST thing anyone wants.

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Dug From The Earth

Bungie is the last company to claim they know what players want.

They not only dont know… they dont care, as has been shown time and time again

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Greaterdivinity

What, don’t you enjoy constantly going up against 4 stacks who vastly outrank you and your group of 3 other solo players? : P

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NeoWolf

I know weird right as that sounds like SO much fun lol… not :P

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Greaterdivinity

Looks good, but I’m not shelling out $40 for an expansion that’s finally appearing to bring the game to the point where it should have been right out of the gate. Though there are apparently plenty of Bungie faithful who are all too happy to continue throwing money at Bungie as they repeat the same mistakes as before, which is fine. But it sure would have been a nice gesture for them to release it for free for folks who bought the game (and season pass) early, and monetized through Eververse and the “annual pass” (Bungie really needs to fucking sort out their naming conventions for content, they can’t stay consistent for the life of them).

It looks good from the bits I’ve caught so far, even if some of it isn’t super inspired or interesting (weapon slot change is good, but I wonder why it took a year for such a basic change). But too little too late and with too much of a price tag for me. I’ll spend my time and money in games with developers that respect their players more.

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ihatevnecks

Yeah my Destiny-addicted PS4 friend, who I’m on party chat with right now, has gone from praising the new content they showed to railing against the price to praising it all again the moment another of our friends joined.

Dude is a total hostage.