It's been quite a few months since we heard Destiny 2's The Witch Queen Expansion was delayed, but we're finally on the precipice of more information and a full reveal from Bungie. We're getting a Destiny 2 Showcase ahead of Season 15 and Bungie has confirmed that The Witch Queen Expansion is going to be a major talking point. Here's everything we know.
LATEST - The Witch Queen Expansion Reveal
If you want to learn more about Destiny 2's upcoming expansion, you're going to need to tune into Destiny 2's showcase presentation tomorrow! The Destiny 2 Showcase - which is going to offer us our first look at The Witch Queen and Season 15 - is due to take place at the following times:
- 09:00 August 24th - PST
- 12:00 August 24th - EST
- 17:00 August 24th - BST
We don't know how long it will be, but we're expecting a Cinematic Trailer and an updated release schedule - We might even get a release date if we're lucky!
It's almost time to discover what lies ahead and uncover the truth. Are you ready, Guardians?
PAST UPDATE - The Witch Queen Expansion delayed...
Originally slated for a Late 2021 release, The Witch Queen is being pushed back until Early 2022 by Bungie.
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.
" 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.
Beginning with Beyond Light, this saga will continue on through The Witch Queen to Lightfall and then beyond into an unnamed expansion.
" ... 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.
PAST UPDATE - One of two planned expansions...
This Bungie Blog post is pretty packed with more information than just the delay, though.
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...
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.
" 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.