Bungie has revealed the new expansion for Destiny 2, dubbed "Forsaken", and it looks like the first substantial update since launch. Well, for starters that's you (it me!) dropping down and walking with Cayde-6 on what appears to be The Reef.
The focus of these releases is "more of what you want, more often", according to game director Steve Cotton. Beyond the Vanguard's authority, you'll pursue these fugitives deep into the Reef. Explore new regions and awaken new powers, earn powerful weapons, and uncover long lost Awoken secrets. The hunt is on. The expansion follows May's Warmind add-on, and it's going to be adding a cavalcade of new things to the game.
Bungie announced a new Annual Pass, which basically covers new content that will be released for the game from Winter 2018 to Summer 2019.
While little else is known about Gambit's mechanics, which will likely undergo additional tuning from now until its September 4 release, Tuesday's year-two broadcast showed Guardians "banking" Motes of Light and taunting their opponents from behind a transparent wall separating two teams.
There's also a mixed PvE and PvP mode called Gambit mode. It's called Gambit and it pits two groups of 4 against each other in a race against time to gather enough material to summon and kill a giant Taken. "Disrupt the other team by sending a combatant blocker or invading directly with one of your own players".
Speaking about the new Forsaken expansion release, Bungie confirms: "With two brand-new destinations to explore, and new weapons, armour and Supers to acquire, Forsaken takes players on an epic journey into the wild frontiers of our solar system where the lines between justice and revenge are blurred".
If Bungie is using The Taken King as its framework for Forsaken, players should be a little bit more excited.
Easier to look forward to is the new multiplayer mode, Gambit. At launch, PlayStation gamers will get access to the following timed exclusive content: a strike, one gear set per class, a new ship and an exotic weapon.
While Halo was the most successful shooting game on console, Bungie's Destiny franchise struggled from day one.
Forsaken will bring players back to the Tangled Shore, a collection of asteroids.
As with most raids before their reveal, it's not yet clear how the Dreaming City will interweave with the rest of Forsaken's story.