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Destiny 2 'Forsaken' expansion focuses on endgame activities, launches in September

Destiny 2 has had its fair share of highs and lows over the past year. The original game was enjoyed by many, but the fact that the "Curse of Osiris" expansion placed a lot of content behind a paywall didn't go well with users. While the latest "Warmind" expansion tried to correct that, the new content wasn't as appealing to longtime players. Today, Bungie announced the "Forsaken" expansion which should hopefully add a slew of new activities to the game and bring fans back.

Forsaken is the first major expansion to Destiny 2 and launches on September 4, 2018. With two new destinations to explore, and new weapons, armor and "Super" abilities to acquire, the download takes players on an epic journey into the wild frontiers of our solar system where the lines between justice and revenge are blurred.

Forsaken also features a new competitive and collaborative endgame activity called "Gambit". Gambit is a new, hybrid four-vs-four mode that merges both player vs. enemy and player vs. player experiences into an epic battle. This entirely new way to play Destiny 2 should offer enjoyment for all types of gamers. Forsaken also brings a new weapon slot system, "Random Rolls", improvements to the mods system, and numerous other quality-of-life improvements.

Following years of strife, what remains of the "Reef" has fallen to lawlessness. Players investigate the recent unrest and explore new regions. Building on the most requested desire for a deep and rewarding endgame experience, Forsaken features "The Dreaming City" destination. Full of secrets to discover and bosses to defeat, this region also houses the new raid and is the first space designed from the ground up to support endgame content.

Forsaken will be available on Xbox One for $39.99. There will also be the Forsaken and Annual Pass Bundle at $69.99, and a Forsaken: Digital Deluxe Edition featuring premium digital content at $79.99.

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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.

4 Comments
  • hype video. but will the actual content drop live up to the hype. Bungie has lots of convincing to do. As a massive D1 player, I've still not bought D2 - the trial of D2 I played felt too grindy, too similar to the first. will wait for reviews
  • Destiny 2 is no where near as grindy as D1. No more experience and upgrading individual weapons, and you actually get random exotic engrams periodically.
  • No, not this time Bungie.
  • Forsaken isn't even out yet and they are already trying to sell a annual season pass of bullshit.