Destiny 2 Is Vaulting “Most Of” Forsaken In 2022
The future of Destiny 2 is certainly exciting as the game’s next big The Witch Queen expansion heralds its arrival to the online shooter. Unleashing the fury of Savathun as well as a swampy new realm, grotesque Hive enemies, and a new weapon crafting feature, the 2022 expansion appears undeniably stacked in the months leading up to February 22nd. However, it appears the savage ruler will also extract a sacrifice, with Destiny 2 now set to vault its Forsaken expansion upon The Witch Queen’s arrival.
As revealed in a recent blog post, Bungie confirmed most of Forsaken’s offerings are now departing for the Destiny Content Vault, with the campaign, the Tangled Shore destination, and all additional Year 4 seasonal content being removed from the game starting this February. While this amounts to the majority of Forsaken, some obvious content like the Dreaming City, the Last Wish raid, the Shattered Throne dungeon, the Warden of Nothing and Proving Grounds strikes, as well as Battlegrounds activities are set to stay behind.
Originally released back in 2018, Forsaken introduced a fan-favorite campaign and a number of core gameplay and rollout changes to Destiny 2, and as such, is seen as a turning point for the popular ongoing title. Its departure is sure to be felt by longtime fans, but vaulting content is seen as an unfortunate necessity for Bungie, especially as the game grows in size and becomes that much more time-consuming to maintain. This is especially relevant to The Witch Queen, as the DCV affords more resources to focus on the future rather than maintaining the past. As per Bungie:
“Vaulting this content will allow us the space to launch The Witch Queen expansion and its new Throne World destination, as well as new features like weapon crafting, the new Legendary difficulty campaign option, the new Glaive weapon archetype, plus all the additional content we have planned for the four new Seasons to come starting in February.”
Forsaken isn’t going away until February 22nd, so there’s still plenty of time to re-experience the expansion before it heads to the Vault. Bungie is even prepared to help with that effort, as the entire campaign will become free to all players beginning December 7th. The same day will also introduce the Forsaken Pack, a paid DLC that grants buyers with the Last Wish, Shattered Throne, as well as access to all Forsaken Exotics. Those who already own Forsaken will get instant access to this content upon release.
Though so much is set to disappear next year, Destiny 2 is assured to get quite a bit of content for its nearing Year 5. Of course, February will see The Witch Queen expansion give rise to the enthralling threat of Savathun along with four more seasons of content, starting with the currently-dubbed “Season of [REDACTED].” In addition, Bungie confirms “a carefully curated selection of content” is also set to exit the DCV in 2022, including “a classic PVP map from the original Destiny.” However, further details are being saved for “the months ahead.”
Destiny 2 is available now for Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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