The Destiny 2 Forsaken DLC is all set to be the big Fall expansion for Bungie’s shooter, attempting to get a lot of new and old players alike interested in the game again. In this Destiny 2 DLC guide, we’ll have all the information you could possibly need on the upcoming DLC, including the Destiny 2 Forsaken release date, all the various Destiny 2 Forsaken weapons and armor items we’ve seen so far. There’s also new details on the upcoming Destiny 2 Dreaming City Raid included with the expansion, as well as our very own Destiny 2 Gambit impressions, which we played back at E3 2018.
But for anything else on the game of Destiny 2, you’ll want to check out our complete Destiny 2 guides hub. It’s in this set of guides that you can find all the help you need on the base game, including a complete walkthrough of how to obtain powerful weapons like the Rat King and Sturm.
Destiny 2 DLC Expansion Release Dates
Before Destiny 2 had even launched back in September 2017, there was already talk of two initial DLC packs for the shooter. This was the Curse of Osiris and Warmind DLC packs, which launched in December 2017 and May 2018, respectively. However before the latter expansion had even been released, Bungie was already teasing an upcoming third DLC pack.
In June 2018, this third expansion pack was revealed by Bungie to be the Forsaken DLC pack for Destiny 2, which you can read all about just below. The major DLC drop was given a release date of September 4, 2018, looking to fill the Taken King slot of the original Destiny.
Destiny 2 Forsaken DLC Expansion
Bungie finally revealed the Destiny 2 Forsaken expansion in the livestream just below on June 5. While the overall stream was dedicated to Bungie’s plan for Year 2 of the online shooter, there was a big focus on the Forsaken expansion for later in 2018.
The big news from the stream is that we’ll be journeying back to the Reef from the original Destiny in the Forsaken DLC. While this probably means that the Fallen are going to play a big part in the expansion, Bungie did briefly show off a brand new type of enemy, called the Scorn, which we’ll be rounding up and bringing back to prison after an escape in the opening.
Weapon types are being completely wiped away in the Forsaken expansion, so you’ll be able to equip whatever weapons you want in your three slots when it releases. Existing subclasses for the Titan, Hunter, and Warlock will be getting new Super Abilities, and there’s also a brand new weapon: the bow and arrow.
There’s also the brand new mode called Gamit, where two teams of four player compete against each other and hordes of AI enemies, while also being able to invade each other’s games. Finally, there’s a brand new Raid, dubbed the ‘Dreaming City’, which marks the first Raid activity in Destiny 2 which doesn’t take place in Leviathan.
When talking to Gamesradar recently over the course of E3 2018, Bungie’s Steve Cotton revealed that Daily Heroic Story missions would be making a return with the Forsaken DLC pack. « You can do the Heroic Story missions, other daily challenges, some that are less frequent than daily but more frequently than every week, that kind of stuff », said Cotton.
Destiny 2 Forsaken Weapons and Armor
Just below, you can see some of the new weapons and armor that’ll be arriving in Destiny 2 with the Forsaken DLC. There’s Exotic gear of all kinds to be found here, including greaves that can deflect shots, and rocket launchers that fire dual rockets.
What’s your pick of the new tools? For us, it’d having to be that new bow, able to create a thunderstorm around the area where any precision shots land home. It looks like plenty of these weapons and armor are going to be a lot of fun to use come September.
Destiny 2 Forsaken E3 2018 Trailer
At Sony’s E3 2018 presentation on June 11, we got the story trailer just below for the Destiny 2 Forsaken expansion. The story is the main focus of this new trailer, and focuses on Cayde-6.
Destiny 2 Forsaken Gambit Impressions
We recently got a hands-on preview of Destiny 2’s Gambit mode, set to be included in the upcoming Forsaken expansion. As the mode rolls on, you have to kill as many enemies as quickly as you can, working agaisnt the opposing team. The enemies you kill will sometimes drop motes, and it’s up to you to take these motes back to base and bank them.
Bank 75 motes, and the big boss of the Gambit mode will show up. There are variables in the Gambit mode that Bungie are obviously hoping will keep the mode fresh: when some motes are deposited into the bank, it’ll trigger buffs for the enemies you’re fighting against, making the grind significantly harder.
We ultimately came away pretty impressed with the Gambit mode, even if it is overly simple. However, it isn’t the selling feature of the whole Forsaken expansion, and we’re hoping other elements of the DLC can step up.
Destiny 2 Dreaming City Raid
In early August 2018, Bungie gave us our first look at the upcoming Dreaming City Raid. This marks the second full Raid for Destiny 2, and it’ll be available exclusively as part of the Forsaken DLC pack.
Destiny 2 Annual Season Pass
Whereas the Expansion Pass for Destiny 2 only covered the Curse of Osiris and the Warmind expansions, Bungie has introduced the brand new Annual Pass. This will include the following:
- Forsaken Expansion in Fall 2018.
- Black Armory update in Winter 2018.
- Joker’s Wild update in Spring 2019.
- Penumbra update in Summer 2019.
The main difference, according to Bungie, is that the three updates after the Forsaken expansion will all focus on big content drops, instead of new cinematics. While we don’t yet know what’s in store for the three future updates planned by Bungie, we do know that the Forsaken expansion will retail for $40, with the whole Annual Pass costing $70 in total.
This is the culmination of all the information that we currently have on the Destiny 2 DLC, but we’ll be sure to keep this guide updated with any new information the moment it breaks.
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