Six years ago, players all over the world began a grand adventure with Destiny. Since launch, 167 million Guardians have joined Bungie’s ranks and championed the Light for over 8.6 billion hours of playtime. That’s actually the same amount of time it takes light to travel from the Sun to the Earth on 4,806 occasions. During these six years, this community has answered the call time and time again, raising over $8.5 million for Little Lights and worthy causes all over the world.
In a press release today, Bungie had some inspiring words for their players as they get ready to step Beyond the Light:
“So, when it comes to defending humanity, whether you’re in the 31% that smash, the 31% that love space magic, or the 38% that make cloaks look good, we’re humbled that you have chosen to make the Tower your home. And now, as we stand at the precipice of a new era, ready to step Beyond the Light, we should at least have some cake first. From the Farm to the Moon, it’s been a wild ride and we’re incredibly proud to have you at our sides for all of it. Here’s to the future, let’s light the candle and celebrate with friends – happy birthday, Destiny.”
To celebrate their birthday, there are a slew of Destiny themed things available from content to cake. First up, starting on September 22, Destiny 2: Shadowkeep and Destiny 2: Forsaken expansions will be available to Xbox Game Pass subscribers. Destiny 2: Beyond Light will allow players to embrace the darkness on November 10th. Fans on Xbox will want to jump in with their Xbox Game Pass now to prepare for their trip to Europa.
Additionally, the Bungie store is also having a celebration with new collectibles and HD wallpapers. A new poster inspired by some of Destiny’s most beloved characters went live on the Bungie Store today (US/EU), but if you can’t wait for shipping to get it to you, a glorious digital HD version awaits you on Bungie.net. Alongside the poster mentioned above, there’s also a new birthday mug, t-shirt, and even a new Destiny cookie cutter set. And finally, you can celebrate Destiny’s birthday with Victoria Rosenthal’s official Destiny cookbook. You can check out her “Infinite Forest” Chocolate Cake here.
Plus, last week, Bungie revealed new details at the Warlock Shadebinder and the Titan Behemoth, outlining its abilities and highlighting how Stasis will change the way Guardians will explore the universe of Destiny 2. The final deep dive focusing on the Hunter Revenant just released yesterday – a fireteam needs three!