Destiny 2's latest live event showed the Traveler healing itself and more

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What you need to know

  • A live event in Destiny 2 took place on November 9, 2020 at 9:50 PM ET. In it, the mysterious Traveler that gives the Guardians their Light healed itself from the damage it sustained during the base game's Red War campaign.
  • The character Eris Morn mentioned that this wouldn't lead to the end of conflict between the Light and Darkness, but would merely be an escalation of it.
  • A cutscene played shortly afterward that showed the Darkness taking over the four plannets being removed from the game with the Beyond Light expansion, followed by the Traveler releasing a burst of energy that seemingly stopped further damage.
  • Finally, players were shown a cryptic message from the Darkness that said that Light cannot save them and that they should seek out the Darkness on Europa.

During the latest Destiny 2 live event that took place on November 9, 2020 at 9:50 PM ET (the day before the Beyond Light expansion), players were able to watch as the Traveler, the mysterious sphere that gives the Guardians their Light and power, healed the damage that it took during the events of the original Red War campaign when the game launched. The Traveler appeared to regenerate itself by drawing in energy from all around it, brightening the skies as it healed. The character Eris Morn commented that the Traveler healing itself would not result in the end of the conflict between itself and the Darkness "Pyramids" that have been threatening the universe; it will merely cause the conflict to escalate.

Following this, all players were shown a cutscene in which the Darkness seemingly took over the planets of Mars, Mercury, Io, and Titan (the planets that are being removed when Beyond Light goes live), but then was stopped from spreading further by a burst of Light energy from the rejuvenated Traveler. This likely suggests that the Traveler is going to be taking a much more active role in fighting the Darkness as the Pyramids continue to press into the galaxy.

Finally, the Destiny 2 servers went offline, and players were shown a message from the Darkness: "Light cannot save you. Seek us out on Europa." Europa is the location where the Beyond Light expansion is mainly taking place, and we know that Guardians will be able to wield the Darkness through Stasis in the expansion, so it will be interesting to see what the Darkness does next.

Overall, what did you think of the live event? I thought it was cool, although I do think things took a little bit too long to get going. Destiny 2: Beyond Light releases on November 10, 2020 alongside the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, and it also releases on Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs as well. It costs $40, but you can also get access to it through Xbox Game Pass.

Brendan Lowry

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