With rumors and leaks having previously revealed Exo Stranger's return and her origins story revealed, Bungie has officially shared our first look at the upcoming Destiny 2 expansion: Beyond Light. Guardians will be tasked with going up against a new foe under the banner of the Fallen Kell of Darkness: Eramis. A new story, returning favorites, and mysterious to get lost in; here's what you need to know about Destiny 2: Beyond Light.
The Bungie showcase was incredible and hyped up a lot about the future of Destiny 2 and beyond. From cross-generational support, including crossplay, to new expansions, and support leading up to 2022, there was a lot to take in. But first, let's see what is up in the immediate future with Beyond Light, take a look:
According to Bungie, "A new power is born out of the ancient Pyramid ship above Europa's frozen frontier, and a dark empire has risen beneath, united under the banner of the Fallen Kell of Darkness, Eramis. Join your fellow Guardians and bring down the empire at any cost – even if it means wielding the Darkness itself.
"As the new threat emerges, so too does a mysterious new power – Stasis. Rooted in Darkness, Guardians will wield this new elemental power alongside Arc, Solar, and Void to dominate the battlefield. Titans, Warlocks, and Hunters each use Stasis in a different way, from slowing down foes with Stasis fields to encasing and shattering enemies with destructive might."
Previous leaks have shown that Exo Stranger would be back, including her relation to Ana Bray, but to see her, the Drifter, and Eris all together in the hunt against the Darkness is an incredible treat, especially for those that have been playing since the first Destiny.
In the most recent showcase, Bungie was very clear that there is so much more left to do in Destiny 2 which is why, for now, there are no plans for Destiny 3. Destiny 3 would mean halted support for Destiny 2, and the team assured fans that there is so much left to say. Because of that, the showcase even teased three more expansions ahead all the way up until 2022 and from there, it's anyone's guess.
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Destiny 2 Beyond Light makes its debut on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on September 22 later this year. We'll be compiling even more coverage - believe us, it's a lot to dive into - so keep it tuned into here with our game hub as we upturn every stone to dig into what's next!