‘Destiny 2’ Announces New Season, Expansion, and Next-Gen Info

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Destiny 2: Beyond Light

Bungie has announced the next chapter in the Destiny 2 universe with the worldwide reveal of the next expansion – Destiny 2: Beyond Light – which arrives on September 22, 2020. In addition to the first details on the next expansion, Bungie has also unveiled its next Destiny 2 season, called Season of Arrivals, which is available now. Bungie has crafted both Season of Arrivals and the Beyond Light expansion to continue the narrative featuring Guardians in their ongoing battle to save humanity. Mysteries will be revealed, new powers will be discovered, and the true menace of the Pyramid ships will be explored.

For months, the mysterious Pyramid ships have been making their way to our solar system, their purpose unknown but their threat clear. In Season of Arrivals, the moon of Io will see the arrival of the first Pyramid ship, setting off a chain of events that will unfold throughout the Season and into the Beyond Light expansion. Bungie has also announced that Destiny 2 will be coming to both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. In addition, purchases of Destiny 2: Beyond Light on Xbox One will transfer to Xbox Series X for free via Smart Delivery. Purchases on PS4 will upgrade to PlayStation 5 for free as well. More details on Destiny 2 for the next generation will be announced in the coming months.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light

Destiny 2 Beyond Light Collector's Edition

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 new powers to explore.

In Beyond Light, Guardians will be called to Jupiter’s frozen moon of Europa. Players will have to brave the unrelenting glacial frontier, infiltrate the Golden Age Braytech facility, and uncover the secrets that lie deep under the ancient ice.

As a new threat emerges, so, too, does a mysterious new power – Stasis. Rooted in Darkness, Guardians will wield this new elemental power alongside Arc, Solar, and Void to summon epic supers and control the battlefield. Titans, Warlocks, and Hunters will each use Stasis in a different way. More details on Stasis will come later this summer.

Below the frozen tundra of Europa lies the Deep Stone Crypt. For decades, it has remained dormant. Guardians will test their skill and teamwork in a brand-new, six-person raid, where glorious rewards await.

Plus, the splintered houses of the Fallen have rallied and built their new empire on Europa, united under the banner of the Fallen Kell of Darkness, Eramis. Abandoned by the Traveler and left by the Light, Eramis is on her own journey into the Darkness and towards a collision course with Guardians.

Players can pre-order Destiny 2: Beyond Light now to get instant access to a special Exotic Ghost Shell and Legendary Emblem. Digital Deluxe owners also receive instant access to the new Exotic Freeze Tag emote. Pre-orders are available on Steam, Stadia, and Xbox One, and will soon be available on the PlayStation Store.

The Destiny 2: Beyond Light Digital Deluxe Edition will be available to pre-order on all platforms. It includes Destiny 2: Beyond Light and a full year of Seasonal content, as well as an Exotic Rimed Ghost Shell, Legendary Emblem, Freeze Tag Exotic Emote, No Time to Explain Exotic Pulse Rifle with Exotic Catalyst and Ornament, and the Any Other Sky Exotic Sparrow.

The Destiny 2: Beyond Light Collector’s Edition will only be available from the Bungie Store. It includes the digital code for the expansion, a Die-Cast Splinter of Darkness Replica with lights, Europa Explorer’s Bag, Europa Exploration Canteen, Mysterious Logbook, and other discoveries from Europa. The Stranger Edition is the only way for fans to access an exclusive 10” statue of The Stranger, sold with purchase of the Deluxe Edition at select retailers worldwide. For regional availability, check the website.

Season of Arrivals

Destiny 2 Season of Arrivals

A dark omen enters the system and a signal howls through the emptiness of space. In the shadow of the mysterious Pyramid ship, Guardians must search for answers. The ongoing narrative in Destiny’s evolving universe continues with the launch of the eleventh Season: Season of Arrivals.

Starting now, players can embark on new activities to enjoy, discover new gear to pursue, and experience a new chapter in the Destiny 2 universe. Guardians will be challenged with a new dungeon, Prophecy, available to all Destiny 2 players. Face the mystery and unlock the new DAITO Foundry armor and reprised Trials of the Nine armor sets. Throughout the Season, Messages of Darkness will be found on Io. Journey to the Cradle on Io and uncover these hidden communications.

Plus, join Guardians in public events beneath the newly arrived Pyramid ship on Io, where an untapped power has summoned the enemies of humanity. By Focusing new engrams in Season of Arrivals, players can choose their rewards. The new engram Focusing system introduces the ability (once earned) for players to fine-tune their rewards. Amazing new weapons await as players prepare to fend off the latest threat to humanity. Season Pass owners will instantly unlock the new Witherhoard Exotic Grenade Launcher and Seasonal armor set.

Destiny 2 is free to play and includes many of the new features being launched with Season of Arrivals. Season Pass holders have access to all activities with additional premium rewards and instant unlocks, including new weekly missions, new Exotic weapon quests, an instantly unlocked Exotic Grenade Launcher, instantly unlocked Seasonal armor sets for each class, bonus XP, and more.

For more information on Destiny 2 and the newly announced content, visit the official website.