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Ready to go beyond the light with Destiny 2? The next chapter in the mammoth Destiny saga has today been revealed as Bungie drop details of the Destiny 2: Beyond Light expansion, alongside hitting the green light on the next Destiny 2 season – Season of Arrivals.

First up and we’ve just got to cover Destiny 2: Beyond Light. Arriving come September 22nd 2020, this next expansion will work alongside Season of Arrivals to continue to see the Destiny 2 universe grow and evolve, pushing on the thrilling narrative featuring Guardians in their ongoing battle to save humanity. Mysteries will be revealed, new powers will be discovered, and the true menace of the Pyramid ships will be explored.

From today that starts with Season of Arrivals. For months, the mysterious Pyramid ships have been making their way to our solar system, their purpose unknown but their menace clear. In Season of Arrivals, the moon of Io will see the arrival of the first Pyramid ship, setting off a chain of events that will unfold throughout the Season, into the Beyond Light expansion, and beyond.

But further to that, Bungie ave also announced that Destiny 2 will be coming to both Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 with those who decide to purchase Destiny 2: Beyond Light on Xbox One seeing things transfer to Xbox Series X for free via Smart Delivery. And those on PS4 aren’t left out either, being able to upgrade for free to PS5 if they so wish.

So what do we have with Destiny 2: Beyond Light? Well, how does the following suit…

  • Destiny 2: Beyond Light – A new power is born out of the ancient Pyramid ship above Europa, and a dark empire has risen beneath. In the Destiny 2: Beyond Light expansion, Guardians will explore a changed universe, with a new destination, new adventures, and even new powers to explore.
  • Explore Europa – In Beyond Light, Guardians will be called to a new destination: Jupiter’s frozen moon of Europa. Brave the unrelenting glacial frontier, infiltrate the Golden Age Braytech facility, and uncover the secrets that lie deep under the ancient ice.
  • Wield the Darkness – As a new threat emerges, so too does a mysterious new power – Stasis. Rooted in Darkness, Guardians will wield this new elemental power alongside Arc, Solar, and Void to summon epic supers and control the battlefield. Titans, Warlocks and Hunters will each use Stasis in a different way. More details on Stasis to come later this summer.
  • A New Raid – Below the frozen tundra of Europa lies the Deep Stone Crypt. For decades it has remained dormant. Guardians will test their skill and teamwork in this brand new six-person raid, where glorious rewards await.
  • The Rise of Eramis – The splintered houses of the Fallen have rallied and built their new empire on Europa, united under the banner of the Fallen Kell of Darkness, Eramis. Abandoned by the Traveler and left by the Light, Eramis is on her own journey into the Darkness, and towards a collision course with Guardians.

If that all sounds like something you need to find yourself involved in, then you can pre-order Destiny 2: Beyond Light later today. Doing so will see you given instant access to a special Exotic Ghost Shell and Legendary Emblem. Digital Deluxe owners also receive instant access to a new Exotic Freeze Tag emote. Pre-orders for Destiny 2: Beyond Light will be available from the Xbox Store for Xbox One, over on Steam, and via Google Stadia. PS4 players will find it on the PlayStation Store soon.

You’ll find it coming in a few flavours too –

Destiny 2: Beyond Light Digital Deluxe Edition (available to pre-order on all platforms):

  • Destiny 2: Beyond Light Expansion + Full Year of Seasonal Content (4 Seasons Total)
  • With pre-order: Exotic Rimed Ghost Shell and Legendary Emblem
  • Freeze Tag Exotic Emote
  • No Time to Explain Exotic Pulse Rifle with Exotic Catalyst and Ornament
  • Any Other Sky Exotic Sparrow

Destiny 2: Beyond Light Collector’s Edition (will only be available from the Bungie Store):

  • Beyond Light Digital Deluxe Edition (digital code only)
  • Die-Cast Splinter of Darkness Replica with lights
  • Europa Explorer’s Bag
  • Europa Exploration Canteen
  • Mysterious Logbook
  • Plus other discoveries from Europa

Destiny 2: Beyond Light The Stranger Edition:

  • The Stranger Edition is the only way for fans to access an exclusive 10” statue of The Stranger, sold with purchase of the Deluxe Edition at select retailers worldwide.
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Whilst you’ll need to wait until September for access to Beyond Light, from today the Season of Arrivals kicks in. This focuses on a dark omen which has entered the system, as a signal howls through the emptiness of space. In the shadow of the mysterious Pyramid ship, Guardians must search for answers. The ongoing narrative in Destiny’s evolving universe continues with the launch of the eleventh Season: Season of Arrivals.

With the new season comes a whole ton of new content, new activities to enjoy, new gear to pursue, and the chance to experience a new chapter in the Destiny 2 universe…

  • New Dungeon: Later on today, Guardians will be challenged with a new dungeon, Prophecy, available to all Destiny 2 players. Face the mystery and unlock the new DAITO Foundry armor and reprised Trials of the Nine armor sets.
  • Decipher the Darkness: Throughout the Season, Messages of Darkness will be found on Io. Journey to the Cradle on Io and uncover these hidden communications.
  • Contact Public Event: Join Guardians in public events beneath the newly arrived Pyramid ship on Io, where an untapped power has summoned the enemies of humanity.
  • New Rewards: By Focusing new engrams in Season of Arrivals, players can choose their rewards. The new engram Focusing system introduces the ability (once earned) for players to fine-tune their rewards.
  • New Gear: Amazing new weapons await as players prepare to fend off the latest threat to humanity. Season Pass owners will instantly unlock the new Witherhoard Exotic Grenade Launcher and Seasonal armor set.

As you probably know, Destiny 2 is free to play and includes many of the new features being launched with Season of Arrivals. Those who have forked out for the Season Pass though will have access to all activities with additional premium rewards and instant unlocks:

  • New weekly mission
  • New Exotic weapon quest
  • Instantly unlocked Exotic Grenade Launcher
  • Instantly unlocked Seasonal armor sets for each class
  • Bonus XP and more

So, is it time to head back in to the world of Destiny 2? The usual trailers showcasing the new elements are well worth taking in, particularly if it’s been some time since you gasped in awe at what Bungie have produced. As always though, let us know your thoughts in the comments below – just remember, Destiny 2 is all about the endgame.

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