Gaming

Destiny 2: Beyond Light expansion arrives from Bungie

Bungie today announced that the next chapter in the Destiny universe has begun with the launch of the Destiny 2: Beyond Light expansion. Image credit: Bungie
Image credit: Bungie

Bungie today announced that the next chapter in the Destiny universe has begun with the launch of the Destiny 2: Beyond Light expansion.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light is the first in a trilogy of expansions that marks a new age of Destiny 2 and reaffirms Bungie’s commitment to Destiny 2 for years to come. In addition to the launch of the new expansion, a new Season of content also arrives with the debut of Season of the Hunt, which kicks off its story campaign on Nov. 18.

Saving humanity

Image credit: Bungie
Image credit: Bungie

A new power is born out of the ancient Pyramid ship above Europa, and a dark empire has risen beneath. In the Destiny 2: Beyond Light expansion, Guardians will explore a changed universe, with a new destination, new adventures, and even new powers to explore.

Both Season of the Hunt and the Destiny 2: Beyond Light expansion will continue the thrilling narrative featuring the Guardians in their ongoing battle to save humanity. In Beyond Light, players will explore the mysteries of Europa as they battle Eramis, the Fallen Kell of Darkness, who is determined to control the new power of Stasis to further her nefarious aims. Meanwhile, in Season of the Hunt, Guardians will engage in exciting Wrathborn Hunt events as they battle the Hive God of War, Xivu Arath.

The launch of a new Destiny 2 expansion also means a new raid, one of Destiny’s pinnacle aspirational activities that requires six skilled Guardians working collaboratively in sync to accomplish an achievement greater than any one person could do on their own. The Deep Stone Crypt raid will launch for all Beyond Light owners on Nov. 22, kicking off a fan-favorite, worldwide competition to be the first fireteam to complete the epic raid, which is set on the icy frontier of Europa. Glory, title belts, and history-making await the World First six-player fireteam after Bungie’s confirmation of the official results. Look for the official announcement of the World First team in the days following the launch of the Deep Stone Crypt raid.

Next-gen consoles

The launch of the next-generation consoles is this week, and Destiny 2 will be coming to both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S next-generation consoles. Purchases of Beyond Light on Xbox One (Destiny 2: Beyond Light, along with previous expansions Shadowkeep and Forsaken, is also available as part of the Xbox Game Pass) will transfer to Xbox Series X|S for free via Smart Delivery. Purchases on PlayStation 4 will upgrade to PlayStation 5 for free.

Destiny 2 players will enjoy immediate benefits on next generation consoles, including faster loading times and cross-generation play. The next generation optimized version of Destiny 2 will launch on Dec. 9, and will include features like 4K resolution (Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5), and 60 fps, field of view slider, and more (Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5).