With Bungie announcing three new expansion for Destiny 2 and confirming that it will not be developing a Destiny 3 in the near future, it looks like the developers will have to remove some content from the game and put it in the vault. In September, when the Beyond Light expansion releases, Bungie will be putting the first round of locations, missions, maps, and more in the Destiny 2 Content Vault. In this guide, we are going to go over everything that’s being put in the vault ahead of the Beyond Light expansion.

Destiny 2 Content Vault - What Is It?

Simply put, the Destiny 2 Content Vault is a way for Bungie to take content out of the game without erasing it completely. When something is placed in the vault, it’ll be removed from the game completely, but all of the files for it will still exist on Bungie’s end. This means if developers ever wanted to bring back something that was put in the vault, it could be done easily. So just because something is going to the vault doesn’t mean we won’t ever see it again, it just means it’s gone for now to make room for new content.

With three new expansions on the horizons and a bunch of seasons and events in between, the game is simply getting too big and stuff has to be removed. Without the Destiny 2 Content Vault, the file sizes would be incredibly large, take forever to update, and would limit the new content that Bungie could introduce to the game. So, now that you know what it is, what is going into the Destiny 2 Content Vault this September?

  • Planets/Ships
    • Io
    • Leviathan
    • Mercury
    • Mars
    • Titan
  • Raids
    • Crown of Sorrow
    • Eater of Worlds
    • Leviathan
    • Scourge of the past
    • Spire of the Stars
  • Strikes
    • A Garden World
    • Festering Core
    • Tree of Probabilities
    • The Pyramidion
    • Savathun’s Song
    • Strange Terrain
    • Will of the Thousands
  • Activities
    • Curse of Osiris Missions
    • Menagerie
    • Warmind Missions
    • Crucible Maps
  • Altar of Flame
    • The Burnout
    • Convergence
    • Emperor’s Respite
    • Javelin-4
    • Meltdown
    • Pacifica
    • Retribution
    • Solitude
    • Wormhaven
  • Gambit Maps
    • Deep Six
    • New Arcadia

As you can see, there are a handful of things that will be going into the Destiny 2 Content Vault when Beyond Light launches later this year. Further, there are probably even more things that are going to be going into the vault than we’ve listed, but we won’t know for sure until the expansion releases. As a good rule of thumb, pretty much anything associated with Io, Mercury, Mars, Titan, and Leviathan will be removed, as those planets have been confirmed to be going to the vault by Bungie.

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If you’ve logged into the game recently, you may have noticed that Pyramid ships have arrived on all planets that are set to be removed. In all likelihood, these ships will result in the destruction of those planets when they’re moved to the vault, preventing a giant gap in the game’s lore.

The game is currently in the middle of the Season of Arrivals, the final season before the Beyond Light expansion. If you haven’t checked it out yet, in the links below we’ve got some guides that should help you navigate your way through the changes. 

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