Destiny 2: Forsaken launched at a critical time for Bungie and Activision. The game was losing players due to the excessive grind and lack of compelling end-game activities. The Forsaken expansion fixed that to some degree, but despite Bungie's best efforts, Activision said that it was a disappointment during its quarterly earnings call. Luckily, there are plenty of activities coming to Destiny 2 which should brings players back and keep them engaged.
On December 4, 2018, the "Black Armory" is launching with new weapons, a "Power Level" increase, and much more. While a lot of these features will be available for free to anyone who purchased Forsaken, only "Annual Pass" holders will be able to access a new raid, special weapons and gear, and quests. It's unfortunate that this division had to take place, and Bungie risks further alienating the community because no one wants to keep on paying for the same game.
The biggest addition to the game has to be the "Forges." Forges are essentially a horde mode similar to what players saw with the "Blind Well" in "The Dreaming City." Exclusive Black Armory Forges will be available to Annual Pass holders. It seems like in order to make the most of the new content, you have to purchase the Annual Pass.
There is a lot more content coming to Destiny 2 soon. Each season will last only a few months. Did you purchase the Annual Pass? Let us know.
Keep an eye on WindowsCentral.com/Gaming for all the latest in Xbox and Windows 10 gaming, accessories, news, and reviews!
Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.
I personally think the yearly pass will be disastrous for the game. It'll split up players even further.
"only "Annual Pass" holders will be able to access a new raid, special weapons and gear, and quests." And therefore Destiny 2 will never recover. The base game doesn't offer a whole lot to entice new players to invest in the game and the expansions don't really add enough to justify their asking price. And now, for (more) endgame content, you need an annual subscription? Only the diehard fans are going to bother with this, and everyone else is just going to pass.
Get the best of Windows Central in in your inbox, every day!
Thank you for signing up to Windows Central. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.