Bungie’s “Destiny” is inching towards the one-year mark and the studio is celebrating with a new expansion filled with new weapons, locations, perks, and modes. Going by the name “Destiny 2: Forsaken,” the new content will be a major expansion set to release on September 4, 2018. The studio also confirmed that the content will be available for download on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and will offer two brand-new destinations to explore.
Forsaken will take players on a journey into the wild frontiers of the solar system. Forsaken also features an all-new competitive and collaborative endgame activity, called “Gambit”. The gamemode will be a Destiny first and will be a hybrid 4v4 mode that merges both PvE and PvP experiences into one battle. This new mode will be playable at the 2018 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) held from June 12-14 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
“Since the launch of the Destiny franchise, we have always strived to create innovative experiences that will challenge and reward different kinds of players and ensure their beloved pastime is rewarding,” said Scott Taylor, Project Lead at Bungie. He added, “We can’t wait to share Forsaken’s new Gambit mode with our fans and offer them a new way to play that can be enjoyed competitively and cooperatively.”
“With an absorbing new story, created by High Moon Studios in partnership with Bungie, Destiny 2: Forsaken offers core players an epic experience, and offers a compelling entry point for new players,” said Byron Beede, Executive Vice President and General Manager for Destiny at Activision. “I’m looking forward to watching players get their hands on some of the most requested features requested by the dedicated Destiny 2 community.”
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. Destiny 2: Forsaken features The Dreaming City destination, filled with secrets to discover and bosses to defeat. The destination also houses the brand-new raid and is the first space designed from the ground up to support endgame content according to the studio. 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.
Destiny 2: Forsaken will be available at a suggested retail price of $39.99. The product line-up will also feature the Destiny 2: Forsaken + Annual Pass Bundle at $69.99 SRP, and the Destiny 2: Forsaken – Digital Deluxe Edition featuring premium digital content at $79. At launch, PS4 gamers will get first access to a strike, one gear set per class, a new ship and an exotic weapon. At Destiny 2: Forsaken’s launch, the previously released Destiny 2 launch timed exclusives will be made available for all platforms.