Bungie has revealed the new expansion for Destiny 2, dubbed "Forsaken", and it looks like the first substantial update since launch. It started by showing a 10-minute ViDoc on the expansion which detailed numerous upcoming changes to Destiny 2. Mara Sov, Queen of the Awoken, could be found there until the events of The Taken King. Cade has been throwing unsafe criminals into the Prison of Elders.
The new expansion takes players to The Tangled Shore, a part of Destiny's asteroid-filled Reef. Bungie has added a beefier Triumph tracker as well as a collection mode, which adds in the MMO staple of titles for reaching certain achievements.
Forsaken will include the return of random rolls, loadout flexibility, weapon customization, and new supers for the Hunter, Warlock, and Titan class.
Bungie said it wants to be "a global, multi-franchise entertainment company", and the investment from NetEase will allow it to develop a new line of games apart from its Destiny franchise.
A new raid will take place in the Reef in a location called the Dreaming City. "I'm looking forward to watching players get their hands on some of the most requested features requested by the dedicated Destiny 2 community". Developers said that it will feature more bosses than all of the other raids.
Dreaming City was touched on by Bungie but not fully explored. "This entirely new way to play 'Destiny 2' offers something for all types of gamers to enjoy, appealing to those who thrive on the competitive challenge of PvP gameplay, while seamlessly blending the collaborative and unpredictable elements of PvE". It is a combination of PvP and PvE. One team can send enemies into the other players' arena to try and slow the other team down.
It sounds promising, though after the dismal stories in the Curse of Osiris and Warmind expansions...hard to get too excited. Last month, Tencent acquired a controlling interest in New Zealand's Grinding Gear Games, developer of "Path of Exile". It was introduced as a premium content release and Bungie went out of its way not to call it a DLC. It starts with a new campaign, which follows your character and the beloved Exo Vanguard Cayde-6 as you hunt down the most-wanted criminals in the galaxy. The Annual Pass will include three DLCs, the Black Armory in winter of this year, Joker's Wild next spring, and Penumbra next summer. Any other game, that might be the C-tier feature reveal, but in Destiny 2 it feels like a huge deal.