Bungie took off Destiny 2's fifth season last night, and designated the first of the Forsaken extension's add-on DLC bites next week. The next nine months of MMO-lite FPS look quite different from the past and none of the upcoming DLC adds new story campaigns like Bungie trying to sprinkle new things and modes and events and the like throughout the year. They explained this new direction in a new video dev diary, while posting the calendar through August 2019.
"We are not trying to do DLC anymore. We are not trying to introduce a brand new campaign," says Production Director Justin Truman in Knowledge . "Instead, what we want to do is deliver three full seasons of content that can last for a whole year and it's combined with the playoffs and matches the way players play Destiny."
Not how I play Destiny, but hey.
During the next nine months, all destinations will see new prize rewards, new prizes and new exotic missions, as well as temporary events, including the return of the Christmas event "The Dawning" and February's Loved the Crimson Days. The destinations that own the Cause will also see a power casing increase of 50 with each of the three seasons (and probably a boost to the soft hood, otherwise there would be a hell of a lotgrinding), plus private matches and new maps for Gambit mode.
The big changes are not surprisingly reserved for people who get the Forsaken Annual Pass, which costs an additional £ 30. These include two new raids, new exotic quests, Xur bounties and a mysterious new 6-player activity with matchmaking, which all kick out on December 4th with the opening of Black Armory.
Black Armory is a new way of getting new weapons, tied to a wave survival mode (with matchmaking, as opposed to Warmind's open-world escalations) where players have to take care of evil when their shiny new weapons are forged. There is a small story about this, as the Armor is driven by an old cousin from back before the bad things, but mostly there is new weapon and a new mode. You can learn more about it and the other plans in knowledge:
The Traces of the Black Armory is already popping up in certain places, guarded by powerful monsters. Oh, and a new season means that a new pinnacle weapon can be obtained by completing Crucible challenges. This time it's associated with new pinnacle guns found through Vanguard and Gambit activities as well. I apologize to all the players who have lied me stupidly charging with a fusion gun to pick up the 500 Strike killings I need.
See the loyal update schedule on Bungie's website and update 2.1
I caught Destiny 2 for free in the last giveaway and have not played the console-exclusive first game, been pleasantly surprised. Nobody told me that it had all those giant sci-fi views and bright colors. Nobody told me that there were so many great revolvers or that for once I would not even be so excited about big revolvers because the arches are more fun. The story is broken garbage, but I like to roam and shoot enough to buy the expansion Forsaken (in the sale). I'm idly playing a lot of days, rattling some PvP rounds in Crucible or listening to the radio as we jump through collaborative Strike missions.
I do not have friends playing for the big raids so I can imagine the news wears off, but it's absolutely fun enough for something that costs me £ 25 total. I'll probably wait to see more of the Forsaken Annual Pass before biting it, but for sure, I'll go for more of this face-screen game.