While the official Destiny 2 Year 2 reveal doesn’t take place until tomorrow, developer Bungie sought fit to give fans a brief tease via a short trailer. In it, players can see Cayde-6 and a Guardian trasnmatting on The Reef, which confirmed a few of the rumors and speculation about where Destiny 2’s first expansion would go. The footage then concluded with the reveal that the first major add-on is called Forsaken.
In addition to the quick look at The Reef, the Destiny 2 Forsaken teaser included a disclaimer revealing that players will need to own Destiny 2’s base game and both DLCs in order to access Forsaken’s content. That means both Curse of Osiris and the recently released Warmind are requirements for playing Forsaken.
For Destiny veterans, this disclaimer is not surprising given that Destiny 1’s first major expansion, The Taken King, also required ownership of The Dark Below and House of Wolves DLC. Presumably, this means that Forsaken will include missions, strikes, and other content set on Mercury and Mars, two planetary destinations that are exclusive to their respective DLCs.
As with Taken King, it’s very likely that Destiny 2: Forsaken will launch alongside a bundle that includes all prior content and this new expansion. Pricing wise, the prior bundle retailed for $60, while the standalone Taken King sold for $40.
Based on Monday’s teaser trailer it seems rumors that the Destiny 2 expansion will feature The Reef are true, but where the area served only as a social space it may become a patrol area in Forsaken. But all Destiny expansions try to incorporate existing planets and patrol areas in their story, so it only makes sense that Bungie send players around the galaxy. It would be a waste to leave planets stagnant and without any new content.
Still, with the poor reception Curse of Osiris received some gamers are likely to be off put by the idea of paying for a DLC that didn’t have many fans. Thankfully, the Warmind DLC had a more positive reception, which could help overshadow Curse’s shortcomings. If nothing else, hopefully, Bungie can price the bundle (assuming there will be one) cheap enough.
Destiny 2: Forsaken is presumed to release in September 2018 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.