Article By: XGN Kiwis 7
Destiny 2 has a new update, and people are having a ball.
With the release of the Beyond Light expansion on November 10th 2020, Destiny 2's original base campaign (The Red War), as well as all of the content from Curse of Osiris, Warmind, and Forsaken's Annual Pass, were completely gutted and are no longer accessible (though Bungie may unvault the associated destinations and activities in the future). For example, the first raid introduced for Destiny 2: The Leviathan is no longer available. So, for any raid gear that you got from there, congrats, you have something that anyone that started playing on November 10th will never get to have.
Bungie has introduced a new experience for new players. As the game shifts to a free to play system it is pivotal to capitalize on that mark. This update features a starting similar to the 2019 New Light campaign expansion. This takes the player further into the Cosmodrome (Old Russia) to learn more into the Destiny universe in hopes to give a more fleshed out origin story. Veteran players (or just players that started the game before November 10th, will be able to access the new update through a new kiosk at the tower.
The story follows a new guardian after it is resurrected by a ghost on the Cosmodrome. There they will fight through waves of Fallen enemies (Fallen is a race of creatures that are usually hostile), eventually finding a Hunter Guardian named Shaw Han. Shaw is currently searching for his fireteam members, Cas, and Maeve. After Shaw tries to shoo the resurrected guardian and ghost together, they go on the hunt to find Shaw’s fireteam members.
In other news, a new location is introduced, Jupiter's icy moon Europa. Io, Mars, Mercury, Titan have all been gutted and put into the Destiny Content Vault. A new elemental ability is able to be learned, marking the first new ability introduced since the original Destiny was released in 2014. This elemental ability uses the power of the Darkness itself and is called Stasis.
Bungie has said that this new update marks a new beginning for Destiny as a franchise. With the release of a new expansion coming out this year, and another slated for 2021 and 2022, Bungie is doing a very good job at keeping this game alive.
Safe travels Guardian.
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