Destiny 2 Videos Reveal The Barons of Forsaken

Destiny 2 Videos Reveal The Barons of Forsaken

With less than a month left until Destiny 2’s Forsaken expansion launches, Bungie needn’t do much to build hype. Players have already seen enough to convince them whether or not the expansion is worth purchasing, from improvements to weapon systems and gear, to brand new locations like The Tangled Shore and The Dreaming City. However, that isn’t stopping Bungie from dropping a few teases where possible, like today’s brief looks at The Barons.

Over the course of Wednesday, Bungie released 8 short teaser videos showcasing the 8 Barons players will fight in Destiny 2: Forsaken. These are the big bads that have escaped from the Prison of Elders – with the help of Prince Uldren – and it is up to the Guardians to bring them to justice, one way or another.

We’ve already detailed the backstories of the 8 Barons, but these videos offer a bit more info about each. More importantly, they show a varied group of bosses that players will have to face off against, like a Dreg obsessed with becoming Ascendant or a long range sniper with a cybernetic eye.

One of the key complaints regarding Destiny 2’s story was that it didn’t feature enough boss characters, and so it seems Bungie is doubling down with a dearth of formidable foes. Based on the character descriptions, the Barons look to offer players a variety of encounters, beyond simply shooting the bad guy until he/she/it dies.

But what’s most interesting is that the Barons are part of the focus of Destiny 2: Forsaken but they are not considered the main bad guy. Prince Uldren, after killing Cayde-6, is believed to be a bigger force in the story and could even be working for something or someone more sinister.

All questions regarding character and bad guy motivations will be answered early next month. Fans of Destiny 2 lore are hoping that there are some big reveals when they get to the Dreaming City and tackle the new raid, but for right now the Barons are priority number 1.

Destiny 2: Forsaken releases September 4, 2018 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.


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