Destiny 2 'Warmind' expansion gets thrilling trailer [updated]

Recently, Bungie teased the next Destiny 2 expansion called "Warmind". Warmind launches on May 8, 2018 and, as the name suggests, deals with the artificial intelligence constructs designed to protect the solar system.

On May 8, with the beginning of Season Three, we're also launching the second expansion to Destiny 2. It's called Warmind, and it will send you to new places to meet new heroes and battle new enemies. You'll earn new loot and master new activities. Today, we're naming it and dating it. You'll learn more in a reveal stream on April 24.

Until today, we didn't really know where it took place or what sort of improvements it brought to gameplay. However, the latest trailer for Warmind reveals just that and many more details. The add-on takes you to Mars where you get to explore "Hellas Basin". Aside from vast new structures, players must survive an event known as the "Hive Escalation Protocol".

For those of you who fondly remember the "Suros Regime" assault rifle from the first game, it looks like you might be in luck because a similar weapon should be added with the expansion. There's a new rocket launcher coming too from the looks of it. Lastly, "Masterwork Exotics" will probably be the most game-changing addition because they make your weapons stronger. Hopefully acquiring materials won't be too much of a grind.

  • New Raid Lair called "Spire of Stars".
  • New themed weapons, armor and gear to earn.
  • New ritual activity called Hive Escalation Protocol.
  • New relic weapon called "The Valkyrie Javelin".
  • New Strike missions.
  • New story missions and Adventures.
  • New destination set on the polar ice caps of Mars.
  • Access to multiplayer arenas in Private Matches.

Warmind should be full of new content so that gamers will want to play the title again. Over the past few months, Destiny 2's player base has decreased rather significantly because the "Curse of Osiris" expansion placed many of the maps behind a paywall. Let's see if May 8 brings people back.

Updated March 24, 2018: Today, Bungie hosted a livestream of the upcoming Destiny 2 expansion. Aside from a trailer features a new character, the team provided new details about the upcoming story content. Warmind continues your Guardian's journey in a dramatic way. Ana Bray, a Guardian long thought lost, searches for a connection to her past, one that could be lost forever on the polar ice caps of Mars. As Golden Age warsats begin slamming into the ice, the glaciers begin to thaw, revealing the core of the Warmind Rasputin – and an ancient Hive army bent on its destruction. Now free, the Hive swarm in service to their god Xol wants to take out Rasputin who is regarded as the most powerful weapon in the solar system. Players help Ana discover her past and destroy the Hive's gargantuan worm-like god before it is too late.

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Asher Madan

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