Destiny 2 announces Forsaken expansion, a shot at redemption

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An all new weapon system will also shift how you play Destiny 2, allowing players to customize and create their own loadouts. Fans and players have high hopes the September expansion will do for Destiny 2 what "The Taken King" expansion did for the first Destiny.

The new title is probably a reference to Fallen Captain Mithrax, the Forsaken, who appeared in the Chances and Choices mission in the Enemy of My Enemy World Quest. Explore new regions and awaken new powers, earn powerful weapons, and uncover long lost Awoken secrets.

"Destiny 2's" all-new game mode is called Gambit, and it combines a mix of team-based PvP combat and non-player alien combatants. Again, things are looking up for Destiny 2 if the studio can fulfil its promises, and with more updates in the pipeline - adding things like random rolls and a revamped mod system - the developer may finally get its sci-fi shooter back on track. Bows are also in, and each class seems to be getting significant reworks - "anime" style Void Warlock teleports were highlighted as the standout adjustment. The Dreaming City is a lovely location that is the home of the Awoken, a place that hides dark secrets and the expansions endgame activities like the new Raid.

The design goal with Forsaken is to make it "feel like a game that never ends", bringing depth back to the game via customization, choices, and randomization, and reinforcing the concept of Destiny 2 as a hobby to pursue in and of itself.

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Bungie said the partnership will allow it to learn from NetEase's experience with smartphone games. Two teams of four players are dispatched into separate arenas, where both sides fight enemies to collect motes.

Destiny 2 players will be able to participant in an all-new game mode called Gambit which is being introduced with Forsaken. Of course, it will come with all-new gear to fill out those collections as well.

Déjà vu comes as standard when you're playing Destiny, but developer Bungie has definitely been here before: an initially popular game that's started to stagnate and whose first two expansions have only ended up upsetting fans even more.

Forsaken will release on September 4, 2018 for $39.99 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.