09 Jul 2021 4:41 PM +00:00

Destiny 2: The Witch Queen is being delayed until 2022

"The Witch Queen represents an important evolution in the ongoing story of Destiny 2."

With Beyond Light, Bungie has finally helped Destiny 2 solidify its identity and find it's feet amongst the giants of the current gaming discourse.

Now we're starting to approach the next major expansion for Bungie's action-looter-shooter-MMO Destiny 2.

Below, we have everything you need to know about Destiny 2: The Witch Queen.

The Witch Queen Delay

Originally slated for a Late 2021 release, The Witch Queen is being pushed back until Early 2022 by Bungie.

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The announcement came in a Bungie Blog Post from Assistant Game Director Joe Blackburn and is chock-full of information and is an honest admission of the Destiny 2 development team in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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" Destiny has so much to offer to so many different types of players, and even more than that, it means something different to each player. It’s complex, intricate, and demanding, and that makes it an awesome challenge to work on."

The Witch Queen Expansion is due to be the second of a four-part narrative coming to Destiny 2 over the next several years.

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Destiny 2 The Witch Queen Concept Art
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WHO? - The Witch Queen? Expect more information to be revealed at a later date

Beginning with Beyond Light, this saga will continue on through The Witch Queen to Lightfall and then beyond into an unnamed expansion.

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" ... the conclusion of these releases will also conclude the “Light and Darkness Saga,” the conflict we first introduced with the launch of Destiny many years ago..."

The future of Destiny 2 is bright, but it won't be arriving just yet.

Another Expansion?

This Bungie Blog post is pretty packed with more information than just the delay, though.

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It seems to suggest that a fourth, unannounced expansion is coming after Lightfall and implies that there's another "saga" coming beyond this.

What this means is anyone's guess, but if we're in one saga now...

Destiny 2 The Witch Queen Beyond Light Lightfall Timeline
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THE SAGA - An updated look at the over-arching Destiny 2 timeline

Could Destiny 2 become the next World of Warcraft with this kind of continued support? It seems like Bungie are planning for a long lifespan in any case.

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" Our ultimate vision for Destiny 2 still stands – a definitive action-MMO, a unified global community where you can play Destiny anywhere with your friends. For 2021 this means upgrading our approach to keeping Destiny’s weapon and armor game fresh, refining our vision for PVP, implementing transmog, and adding Crossplay."

More information about the incredible future Bungie has planned for Destiny 2, including The Witch Queen will be available later this summer.

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