Earlier this week, Destiny 2 released The Crucible season, adding a brand new seasonal mission, new weapons and armor, The Crucible regeneration, and more. Tomorrow, the new dungeon of the season, Spire of the Watcher, will be released at 12:00 PM EST, but tonight, at The Game Awards 2022, Bungie has new information regarding Lightfall.
Destiny 2: Lightfall will be released in February 2023, and like The Witch Queen, it’s a massive expansion to the story. However, the team at Bungie has released a brand new trailer for Lightfall, focusing on showing off some Neptune, and has new gameplay focused on the Strand, the fifth game subclass available for Guardians.
You can watch the brand-new Lightfall expansion trailer below.
The Strand offers players various ways to trap enemies in place, perform full-scale melee attacks, and you can link up with other moving players (as evidenced by the beta user attaching to Titan with a Thundercrash super). Various other abilities were shown as well, such as splitting Strand’s energy into dozens of additional projectiles, sending out large crescent-shaped energy blasts, and more. Grenades and other tools are not shown.
Expansion release date also shown: February 28, 2023. Pre-orders are now over, and pre-ordering the Deluxe Edition gives you access to the expansion, the four seasons (and related content) that will be released throughout 2023, and Rahool’s Exotic Stash (at the start of each season in 2023, players get the Exotic Cipher and premium upgrade materials).
Players will also have immediate access to Quicksilver.Storm (an exotic machine gun), and when the expansion is released, they will also receive an exclusive decoration and its weapon booster (an item that gives it various improvements). Other items included in the Lightfall pre-order include the Exotic Emote, Emblem, and Exotic Ghost Shell.
We’ll continue to update as more information is released about Destiny 2 Lightfall, other expansions, new features, and more. Destiny 2 is available for download on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store. Google Stadia version is available but will be discontinued in January 2023.