Bungie kicked off Destiny 2‘s fifth season last night, heralding the first of the Forsaken expansion’s add-on DLC bits subsequent week. The subsequent 9 months of the MMO-lite FPS are trying fairly completely different to its final, with not one of the upcoming DLC including new story campaigns as Bungie attempt to sprinkle new objects and modes and occasions and such throughout the 12 months. They defined this new path in a brand new video dev diary whereas additionally laying out the calendar by way of August 2019.
“We’re not trying to do DLCs anymore. We’re not trying to introduce a brand new campaign,” manufacturing director Justin Truman stated within the vid. “Instead, what we want to do is deliver three full seasons of content that can last for an entire year, and that is coupled with the end-game and matches the way players play Destiny.”
Not how I play Destiny, however hey.
Across the approaching 9 months, all Destineers will see new self-importance rewards, new rank rewards, and new Exotic quests, plus momentary occasions together with the return of the Christmas occasion ‘The Dawning’ and February’s loved-up ‘Crimson Days’. Destineers who personal Forsaken may also see an influence cap enhance of 50 with every of the three seasons (and presumably a lift to the tender cap, in any other case it’d be a hell of quite a lot of grinding), plus personal matches and new maps for Gambit mode.
The large adjustments are, unsurprisingly, reserved for individuals who get Forsaken’s Annual Pass, which prices another £30. These embody two new raids, new Exotic quests, Xur bounties, and a mysterious new 6-player exercise with matchmaking, all kicking off on December 4th with the opening of the Black Armory.
The Black Armory is a brand new option to get new weapons, tied right into a wave survival mode (with matchmaking, not like Warmind’s open-world Escalations) the place gamers might want to maintain off baddies as their shiny new weapons are solid. There’s a wee little bit of story to this, because the Armory is run by an historic bot from again earlier than the unhealthy issues however principally it’s new weapons and a brand new mode. You can study extra about that and the opposite plans within the vid:
Traces of the Black Armory are already popping up in certain places, guarded by mighty monsters. Oh, and a brand new season means a brand new ‘pinnacle’ weapon could be had by finishing challenges within the Crucible. This time, it’s joined by new pinnacle weapons discovered by way of Vanguard and Gambit actions too. I apologise to all of the gamers who’ve suffered me foolishly charging round with a fusion rifle to rack up the 500 Strike kills I want.
I grabbed Destiny 2 free in the recent giveaway and, having not performed the console-exclusive first game, have been pleasantly shocked. No one instructed me it had all these large sci-fi vistas and vivid colors. No one instructed me there have been so many large revolvers, or that for as soon as I wouldn’t even be that enthusiastic about large revolvers as a result of the bows are extra enjoyable. The story is garbled trash however I like roaming round and taking pictures sufficient to have purchased the enlargement, Forsaken (within the sale). I’m idly taking part in a bit most days, rattling off a couple of PvP rounds within the Crucible or listening to the radio whereas bouncing by way of cooperative Strike missions.
I don’t have friends taking part in for the massive raids so I think about novelty will put on off however ‘s certainly fun enough for something that cost me £25 total. I’ll most likely wait to see extra of Forsaken’s Annual Pass earlier than biting on that however certain, I’ll go for extra of this face-shooting enjoyable.