Beyond the Light, the new expansion for Destiny 2, will arrive on November 10. We compile everything we know about the moon Europa.
Destiny 2 prepares to receive its next step on this journey through the galaxy. Beyond the Light, its third expansion and fifth additional content, will debut on November 10, coinciding with the launch of Xbox Series X | S. But the expansion goes beyond being a handful of unpublished content: it is a firm step to renew its content and offer the best it has given in the last 6 years.
This trip charges second if we unite the two installments of the saga in a single product. September 9, 2014 marked a historic step for the studio: their first post-Halo job. That Destiny served as the basis on which a universe that has managed to maintain itself over time would be molded. Therefore, what comes in just weeks becomes a momentous date for Bungie fans. Beyond the Light is the beginning of a new Destiny 2.
The content store: optimizing the Destiny universe
Bungie is adamant about the future of the franchise – they want to build a viable future. For this reason, the Destiny Content Store has been built, a repository that will annually renew the content that will be available to players. It includes all the destinations, activities, assaults and raids from the first installment.
The first changes will arrive on the same day as Beyond the Light, November 10. From that day on, you will see Mercury, Mars, Titan, Io, La Villa and Leviathan disappear from the navigation chart, along with their related events and adventures. Campaigns like The Red War, Curse of Osiris and The Strategist will be part of this cleanup.
The Nightfall list will no longer be available following Nightfall: The Ordeal. Gambit will merge with Gambit Prime in a single game mode. The Black Armory Forges (Bergusia, Izanami, Volundr, and Gofannon) will no longer be available, among a host of activities like The Decision, Augment Protocol, The Whisper, Zero Hour, among others.
On the other hand, the changes also affect the Crucible. Supremacy, Countdown, Offensive, Doubles, Dominion, Scorch, and Momentum Control modes will not be selectable on playlists and private. In this link you can find out in detail all the content that will be removed. On the other hand, the Chamber of Glass will be added, the first raid of the original, the Cosmodrome and more.
Europa’s icy moon
The main destination of Beyond the Light will make us visit the frozen moon Europe. In it we will face the banner of Eramis, a clan of Fallen led by the Kell of the same name, who embraced the Darkness to form a new and powerful threat. The icy appearance that surrounds its surface collides with the different Vex structures. Unraveling how they got there will be one of the main goals in the expansion.
Titans, Hunters, and Warlocks will receive a new subclass: Stasis. This element will join the rest of the existing ones to expand the powers available in the game. By equipping it, we can use the ice to our advantage, from being able to slow down rivals to being able to launch a hail shower.
Glacial Earthquake will allow the Titans to wrap their gauntlet in stasis; Hit the ground and send waves of crystals to freeze those around you. The Hunters, on the other hand, will feature Silence and Squall, two kamas that serve different purposes. The first freezes opponents, while launching the second will explode, breaking the frozen and causing a stasis storm that will pursue the stragglers. Lastly, wizards will receive Winter’s Wrath, a stasis rod that fires icy projectiles that freeze and explode in its wake.
Little information is known about the Crypt of the Profound Stone, the raid that this expansion will include. We know it’s a Golden Age tomb that hasn’t been opened for centuries, so it’s probably connected to Vex elements on the surface. Bungie quietly carries the details of these contents.
Xbox Game Pass and improvements on PS5 and Xbox Series X | S
Members of Xbox Game Pass for console will see that from day one they will be able to access Beyond the Light at no additional cost. The adventure will join The Forsaken and Shadowkeep, as well as the base game, available now. PC users will have to wait until sometime in 2021. Whether you’re on Xbox One or have made the leap to Xbox Series, you’ll have the opportunity to experience Destiny in its full spectrum.
In the case of the improved version for the new generation, Bungie confirmed that the update will arrive on PS5 and Xbox Series X | S on December 8. Although it will be playable via backward compatibility on all three consoles, the game will not fully take advantage of the new hardware until then.
Once launched, on PS5 and Xbox Series X it will offer 4K resolution at 60 images per second, while on Xbox Series S it will do so at 1080p. We will have greater drawing distance, load times adapted to the architecture of the SSD and cross-play in the versions of the same family. We can also change the field of vision, an option so far exclusive on PC.