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.
With the launch of Destiny 2: Forsaken, Bungie also announced it’s new “Bungie Rewards” program that allows players to complete in-game tasks to earn real world and in-game items. The first offer challenges players to work through the Forsaken campaign by the end of September in order to receive a digital download of the Forsaken soundtrack, over 110 minutes of music.
If you’re curious about changes coming to Destiny 2 with the Forsaken content expansion, you’re in luck. Communications Director DeeJ, Sandbox Design Lead Josh Hamrick, Senior Sandbox Designer Greg Peng, and Senior Gameplay Designer Claude Jerome will all be on hand during a live stream event kicking off at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern today in the Bungie Twitch.tv channel.
Bungie, High Moon Studios and Activision have announced that Destiny 2: Forsaken – Legendary Collection is now available for preorder for $59.99. The new PC, PlayStation 4 and XBox One bundle will be available on September 4th and will include Destiny 2, Expansion I: Curse of Osiris, Expansion II: Warmind and Forsaken. In addition, players will find a character boost “that allows players the option to jump right to the latest adventure, Forsaken”.
Bungie & Numskull Designs have partnered up to bring Destiny 2 fans some pretty cool toys just in time for the launch of the Forsaken content expansion in September. Fans will be able to get hold of such goodies as Ghost Shell keychains, Engram Candle Sets, Cayde-6 t-shirts (*sniffles*) and Cayde-6 Snapbacks.