It has been no secret the Destiny 2 community is extremely excited for the release date of the upcoming Shadowkeep expansion and the New Light free-to-play version of the popular looter-shooter game. However, players will have to wait a tad longer than initially thought to experience all of the new things Shadowkeep and New Light will be bringing to Destiny 2, as developer Bungie took to its social media platform son Thursday, August 1st to reveal the release date for these two new pieces of content has been delayed. 

Destiny 2 Shadowkeep and New Light Release Date

In a blog post by the Destiny 2 developer, Bungie announced the release date for the Shadowkeep expansion and the New Light version of the title will now be October 1st instead of the original release date of September 17th. 

"As we get closer and closer to serving up Shadowkeep and New Light, it has become increasingly clear to us that our releases for this Fall would benefit from a bit more time in the oven," stated Bungie.

Destiny 2 Shadowkeep New Light Release Date

While fans are likely disappointed to see the release date of these items be pushed back, Bungie did announce some other news which will probably be more positively received by the community. 

  • "The World First for the new Raid Garden of Salvation will begin on Saturday, October 5. It’s a weekend Raid race, and Contest will be active. 
  • We’re extending Moments of Triumph through September 17 – you’ll have three more weeks to complete this year’s challenges and unlock all of the in-game and Bungie rewards. 
  • We’re going to run an additional Iron Banner the week of September 17 as well.
  • Cross-Save will come online later this Summer, so you’ll have time to sort out your Friend Lists well ahead of Shadowkeep."

A release date delay is something players never want to see. However, if it means Shadowkeep and New Light will be better overall experiences, Destiny 2 players will likely have no problem waiting a little bit longer to experience them for the first time.