Perhaps the hottest anticipated expansion of all time for Destiny 2, The Witch Queen is finally approaching and we’ve got you covered with everything there is to know. Release date, early leaks and more – here’s the full recap.
Since its release Life in 2014, we saw at least one major expansion with every passing year, but 2021 has passed without any expansion after the Witch Queen was delayed.
However, the game’s next big chapter is fast approaching and we’ll be up against Savathun – the iconic villain who’s been lurking in the shadows for years in the game’s lore. She’s going to be a formidable opponent, but with a new weapon, an overhaul of an existing subclass, and more to come, Destiny 2 is about to get super fun.
Here’s everything we know about the next expansion.
Trailer premiere – February 15
Bungie has just released the trailer for The Witch Queen.
We also look forward to the end of the current season today.
Destiny 2 – The Witch Queen
Available February 22, 2022 pic.twitter.com/u1dZr07MEG
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While The Witch Queen was originally scheduled for 2021, that calendar year now marks the first time in franchise history that we won’t see a massive drop in content. Instead, new content has been delayed to early 2022.
As part of the reveal event, Bungie premiered two trailers for the Witch Queen. The first brings us a new cinematic as the Guardians interact with Savathun for the first time.
Destiny 2 The Witch Queen Reveal Trailer
Destiny 2 The Witch Queen Game Trailer
The second trailer on display gave us our first look at the Sorceress Queen’s gameplay. From new abilities to Glaive’s powers, there’s a lot to look forward to.
Destiny 2 The Witch Queen Game Award Trailer
The third trailer, revealed at The Game Awards, shows even more details about the upcoming expansion.
It should come as no surprise that the next Destiny 2 expansion will be available on every currently supported platform. This includes PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox One & Series X | S, along with PC and Google Stadia.
At this stage, there seem to be no plans to develop Destiny 2 on any other platform other than the release of The Witch Queen expansion. While Bungie has been purchased by Sony In January 2022, both sides expressed interest in Destiny 2’s remaining cross-platform formats.
The upcoming Destiny 2 expansion.
This ends the Light and Shadow Saga. pic.twitter.com/I9buDNkI0l
– DeltaIntel (@DeltaINTEL) August 24, 2021
Over the course of a decade, Destiny revolved around the story of Light and Shadow. Even when certain stories are moved elsewhere, that remains the underlying theme. Now that The Witch Queen expansion is finally ready to “end the story of Light and Shadow”, Bungie confirmed in February.
“The Witch Queen will light the fire for a closely linked story throughout Lightfall and beyond, unlike anything we’ve tried before, with characters, bows, heroes, and characters. the villain persists across multiple future releases.”
It is too early to judge how this concluding story will proceed. As the expansion rolls around, we’ll keep you updated right here.
What we do know is that the expansion will introduce Hive which will use Light, just like the Guardians had. Bungie explained that they wanted the Guardian”feel horror“In an interview with Video games.
It’s also worth signing up with perennial Destiny 2 Content Creator My Name Is Byf, who has been releasing lore videos for years. This time, he’s looking at where Eris Morn was in Season of the Lost, and how that might tie into The Witch Queen and Section 16.
- A new field: The Sorcerer Queen’s Throne World
- Weapon Crafting: With custom shader, mod and stat combinations. This could be a game changer?
- Glory: A new type of weapon prototype lets you perform powerful combos, fire bullets, and deploy life-saving shields.
Bungie also promises a “definitive Destiny campaign,” which will be replayable for better loot on higher difficulty levels.
However, that is not all. Players can expect two Crucible maps to return next year, as well as a brand new map and a Destiny 1 map.
If players opt for the Witch Queen Deluxe Edition, there are also two new Dungeons, and we’re also expecting a raid back from Destiny 1. Ours is King’s Fall, but it could also be Wrath of the Machine .
We also expect reworks of the core pillars of the game, including changes to the Vanguard reputation and Gambit remakebut they will be part of Section 16 as opposed to only in The Witch Queen. We’re also expecting the usual balance shift – here’s hoping we get some deals on Pulse Rifles.
Along with all the new content in the Witch Queen expansion, Bungie is also set to overhaul everything Void-related in Destiny 2. As the first step in remaking all of Light’s subclasses, Void will gets a new coat of paint in an upcoming release, presumably with Solar and Arc abilities later on.
Some abilities will be removed, others will be tweaked, and brand new abilities will also be highlighted. Brush up any Void changes in activity right here.
However, this overhaul means we won’t be getting a new subclass in the Sorceress Queen. Bungie has promised that the overhaul will come to Solar and Arc, focusing on burn/heal and damage sequence respectively.
Since Beyond Light, Bungie has “improved” and re-added content to Destiny 2. On the one hand, that means harder than everbut it does give longtime players more reasons to sign in.
The addition of the Witch Queen expansion will see a new tunneling cycle begins.
Players will lose access to:
- Seasonal Content of Year 4
- Tangled Shore’s destination
At the moment, we still don’t know if anything can come back. In one Interview with PC GamerGame director Luke Smith says re-introduction isn’t guaranteed – even with an expansion as large as The Witch Queen.
“Each expansion will include a brand new destination,” explains Smith, “so the Witch Queen won’t skip a new destination. For a destination to stay unchanged, it has to be updated to the latest context of the universe, so even with the Cosmodrome, we’ve updated a bunch of destinations according to the latest context. ”
Bungie performed a series new exotic weaponand the new, more detailed Glaive. Here’s what we can see:
- Grand Overture – Automatic Missile Recharge Slug Launcher (Requires Season Pass).
- Parasite – Worm launcher with increasing damage (grenade launcher).
- Osteo Striga – Bullets that trigger a toxic explosion (looks like an SMG).
- Titan Glaive: Edge of Action – Place a protective shield.
- Warlock Glaive: Edge of Intent – Deploy the healing tower.
- Hunter Glaive: The Edge of Consensus – Lightning Tracking.
- Hoarfrost-Z (Titan) Chest – replaces the Titan obstacle with a Stasis wall.
- Osmiomancy Gloves (Warlock) – additional cold grenade with enhanced seekability.
- Ranger Light Helmet (Hunter) – reflective projectiles deal increased damage
Check them all out in action below:
In addition to the expected return raid, the Sorceress Queen will introduce a new raid. We don’t know its name yet but we do know that it will be housed in the Pyramid ship on the World of Savathun’s Throne and it will launch on March 22, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. PST (1 pm EST).
The Pyramids have been hiding for a few years now, and we only briefly went inside at the end of Shadowkeep. We can’t wait to discover more.
The standard version of the Sorceress Queen will cost $39.99. Unlike Beyond Light, it’s not slated to launch on Xbox Game Pass.
Witch Queen’s Digital Deluxe Edition costs $79.99. The Deluxe + 30 Anniversary Package costs £87.99 / $99.99 and includes 30th Anniversary Package.
The Deluxe version Will include:
- Section 16-19.
- Two five-year-old dungeons
- Weird SMGs
- Decorate the catalyst
- Strange sparrow.
- Deluxe Edition pre-orders: Throne World Exotic Ghost Shell, Enigma Exotic Emote, new icons.
If you opt for the standard edition, expect each season to set you back £10 / $10 or so – starting with Section 16.
Physical collectible versions include your own Hive Ghost, as seen below.
Destiny 2 The Witch Queen Collector’s Edition.
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If you’re worried that the Witch Queen is the end of Destiny 2, we have good news – Bungie has promised more content.
We’ll be sure to update you here with all the latest on Destiny 2’s The Witch Queen expansion.
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