Destiny 2 has been updated to bring The Dawning event to Guardians around the world. Players can take part in the limited time event from now through January 1st. The event brings a number of activities into the game along with a heaping portion of lore as players seeks out Eva Levante, the originator of the celebration.
Destiny 2: Forsaken’s Annual Pass event has kicked off today that brings a plethora of new content that will roll out from now through August 2019. The Annual Pass expands the endgame for players “and provides an additional layer of challenge and reward for the most dedicated players”. Over the coming nine months, new content will roll out across three distinct seasons, “each with their own evolutions to the player experience”.
During last week’s Activision-Blizzard investors’ call, company COO Collister Johnson spoke of several games and recent content launches before calling out Destiny 2 by name saying, “Some of our other franchises, like Destiny, are not performing as well as we’d like, and we’re working to accelerate the pace of live operations innovation and improve the speed with which we we release new content to keep our players engaged and to provide new opportunities for monetization.”
From today through November 11th, all Destiny 2 players can try out the Gambit 4v4 mode that “combines the best of PvE and PvP”. Gambit is a feature from the Forsaken content expansion that was released earlier this year. Regardless of whether or not players own Forsaken, they can take part in the weekend’s event.
Destiny 2 has scored a big accolade from SuperData Research for the month of September 2018. During September, Destiny 2 topped the digital console rankings thanks to the release of the Forsaken expansion. “Over 60% of all monthly active users purchased the expansion” according to SuperData Research.
On October 30th, a brand new Forsaken-themed Refer-a-Friend program will be coming to Destiny 2. Veteran Guardians can refer pals to Forsaken and use the applicable link and proper code in order to get started. Vets will be able to give their new friend a hand and both will earn “sleek rewards to commemorate” the camaraderie.
According to one credible Destiny 2 Redditor, it appears that Destiny 3 is already starting production. AnonTheNine has written that Destiny 3 has gone into full development with Chris Barrett taking on the Game Director position. The action is being developed with a focus on RPG mechanics and will be “even more hardcore-y than Forsaken”.
Bungie has done an about-face with Destiny 2: Forsaken. Up to now, players needed to have both the Warmind and Curse of Osiris expansions in order to play Forsaken that created a barrier of entry to players. However, in the latest This Week at Bungie, developers have admitted this was a mistake. Starting October 16, both expansion DLC will be included in a Forsaken purchase. In addition, those who bought Forsaken earlier will receive a “Veterans of the Hunt” bundle of goods.
Bungie has posted an extensive preview of the upcoming Destiny 2 in-game event called Festival of the Lost. The event is a somber time to remember the Guardians who have been lost since the Last City was overrun by the Red Legion, not to mention the catastrophic loss of Cayde-6. The event will begin on October 16th.