Destiny 2’s Warmind DLC turns Mars into an adult playground

Get your butts to Mars, Destiny 2 players, because you’re needed for the upcoming Warmind DLC. Bungie did a full reveal of the game’s second major content update, which involves a new character named Ana Bray, an AI called Rasputin, and a Hive enemy known as Nokris.

Plenty of new weapons and gear await players on the Red Planet, including the Huckleberry machine gun. And if you don’t quip, “I’ll be your Huckleberry” when you get it, you automatically lose at Destiny 2. Some guns from the first Destiny are coming back as well, such as the Suros Regime.

Other changes of note include PvP updates, an improved Crucible mode, PvP gun rewards, updated exotics, two additional strikes, and the Escalation Protocol public event on Mars. Warmind releases on May 8th for both PC and console.

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Destination: In Warmind, players will journey to Mars, where Rasputin has awoken, setting off a system-wide chain of events. The polar ice caps are melting, uncovering a time capsule in Rasputin’s birthplace. Warmind will introduce Ana Bray, a new hero that players will encounter. She will serve as the vendor and will allow players to learn more about Clovis Bray

Escalation Protocol: Warmind introduces a new endgame activity that players will want to return to again and again. Escalation Protocol features many characteristics of traditional public events, however it can be started at any time rather than running to a schedule and anyone can join. The event starts by activating a pillar that rises up out of the ground which draws the Hive in. The event plays out in seven waves, each with a boss fight, culminating in one final unique boss fight. There are five unique final bosses that will rotate each week in five-week rotations. New items/tokens will be available which can be spun to get special weapons. These will be needed to complete the activity. One notable new item is the Valkyrie, a magical rocket launcher that destroys all. It is both a melee and a ranged weapon. Players can earn rewards that are specific to this activity. Escalation Protocol is very challenging, so be prepared to be put to the test! Players must complete Warmind’s campaign before they can activate Escalation Protocol

Crucible: Two important features are coming to Destiny 2 in Season 3; Crucible ranks and Private Matches. Crucible ranks will provide a choice of two ranks which will dictate how you play: Valor rank involves progression over time with no penalty for dropout. Glory rank is much more difficult and is attached only to competitive playlists. Progression is tied to results, so it improves if you win and decreases if you lose. Each rank includes streak bonuses. Crucible rewards change in Season 3, with two amazing new emblems and an entire slew of new rewards. There will be one specific weapon to chase each season Season 3’s notable weapon will be Redrix’s Claymore, which includes the new Desperado perk. This increases the rate of fire without lowering impact. Private Matches are back! They are similar to those players will remember from Destiny 1 but with some awesome improvements. There are two new maps – Solitude and Survival- which require Warmind ownership in order to use in private matches.

Sandbox: Exotic weapons are being tweaked to improve the experience with each weapon – everything will be stronger, faster, and better! Most exotics have been levelled-up in areas such as damage, time-to-kill and rate of fire

Source: Press release, The Verge, Polygon

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Dug From The Earth

Im a bit upset how much focus they keep putting on competitive play (pvp).

Their data must show that the majority of remaining players are pvpers or something. (Hey bungie, maybe thats due to how little content the game has for pve, you think?)

Danny Smith

“b-but esports” luke smith mumbles from the badger set hes been hiding in deep under his desk for 9 months.

Sushi Maru


Danny Smith

and it will probably be the size of one and last as long as a visit to one. Fool me once Bungo.

Patreon Donor

this just makes me regret getting the season pass even more.

Space Captain

Yup. Same here. What a waste of money. I thought after they spent so much effort getting things right with TTK then D2 was sure to be on the right track. I don’t know how they arsed it up so much.

Kickstarter Donor

Well the cinematic is nice :) I do enjoy a good Blur trailer