- Aug 25, 2020
Bungie has revealed new details on the future of Destiny 2, including Destiny 2 Universe: Season of Arrivals, the Destiny 2: Beyond Light expansion, and the news that anyone who owns any version of Destiny 2 will be able to upgrade to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions for free. Bungie further detailed that Destiny 2 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will run at 4K, 60 FPS and all expansions owned by players will carry over at no extra charge. Furthermore, Destiny 2 will support intergenerational cross-play within console families (PS4 to PS5) and Xbox One to Xbox Series X), with the hope that full cross-play between all consoles will arrive in the next year or so. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/06/09/destiny-2-beyond-light-reveal-trailer"] Destiny 2: Beyond Light, the next expansion for Destiny 2, will be released on September 22, 2020, and will allow players to venture to Europa, Jupiter's frozen moon. Guardians will be able to "brave the unrelenting glacial frontier, infiltrate the Golden Age Braytech facility, and uncover the secrets that lie deep under the ancient ice." Guardians will also be able to wield a mysterious new power called Stasis, which is a new elemental power the will join Arc, Solar and Void and give Titans, Warlocks, and Hunters new ways to play. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/06/09/destiny-2-beyond-light-gameplay-trailer"] A new six-person raid, which takes place in the Deep Stone Crypt below the frozen tundra of Europa, will also challenge players and reward those who complete it. Beyond Light will also see the Rise of Eramis, which is a group of splintered houses of the Fallen that have rallied together on Europa under the banner of the Fallen Kell of Darkness, Eramis. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/06/09/destiny-2-the-future-of-destiny-2-past-is-prologue-trailer"] Players can pre-order Destiny 2: Beyond Light now and will get access to a special Exotic Ghost Shell, Legendary Emblem, and bonus items. There will also be a Digital Deluxe edition that includes a full year of seasonal content (four seasons total), Freeze Tag Exotic Emote, No Time to Explain Exotic Pulse Rifle with Exotic Catalyst and Ornament, and the Any Other Sky Exotic Sparrow. There will also be a Collector's Edition for Beyond Light that includes the Digital Deluxe Edition and a Die-Cast Splinter of Darkness Replica with lights, a Europa Explorer's Bag, a Europe Exploration Canteen, a Mysterious Logbook, and "other discoveries from Europa." [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/06/09/destiny-2-season-of-arrivals-gameplay-trailer"] In addition, Bungie teased The Witch Queen and Lightfall, the next two expansions after Beyond Light that will arrive in 2021 and 2022, respectively. The next season of Destiny 2, Season of Arrivals, was also detailed and sees a "dark omen" entering the system and will have Guardians searching for answers under the shadow of the mysterious Pyramid ship. This new season's activities begin today with the launch of a new dungeon, Prophecy, that will be available to all Destiny 2 players. By completing Prophecy, Guardians can unlock the new DAITO Foundry armor and reprised Trials of the Nine armor sets. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/06/09/destiny-2-shadowkeep-season-of-arrivals-prophecy-dungeon-gameplay-trailer"] Throughout the season, there will also be Messages of Darkness that can be found on Io, new public events beneath the newly arrived Pyramid ship on Io, new rewards and engrams that players can choose and, of course, new gear to find. Season Pass owners will unlock the new Witherhoard Exotic Grenade Launcher and Seasonal armor set. Bungie also decided to begin its Destiny 2 stream with a 8 minute and 46 second tribute to George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement. IGN stands in solidarity with the black community, and condemns racism. We encourage those reading to donate to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and support the fight for racial justice. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to [email protected]. Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.