Bungie says it won’t sunset any more Destiny 2 expansions

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The story will stay live

Destiny 2 is heading towards the conclusion of its big Light vs. Dark rumble, and Bungie is planning to keep as much of that story live as it can. Bungie says it will not sunset any more expansions in Destiny 2 moving forward.

The announcement arrived at the end of today’s Destiny 2 showcase, which debuted the date and trailer for the upcoming Lightfall expansion. Bungie says it has been working on the Destiny 2 engine behind-the-scenes to make this story, starting with the communion with darkness on the moon, to be playable start-to-finish.

If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, “sunsetting” is shorthand for making certain content inaccessible. Previously, Bungie vaulted content as new expansions arrived, citing the size and complexity of content in Destiny 2. This includes locations, raids, and, notably, the Forsaken campaign. Moving forward though, Bungie says it does not plan to sunset any more Destiny 2 expansions.

While this isn’t un-vaulting everything, it does mean that moving forward, it should be easier to hop back in. That’s a big plus for returning, lapsed Destiny players who want to see what’s been going on with the story.

Bungie is adding a sweetener, too: all Destiny 2 campaigns are free-to-play this week. So if you saw today’s news and were thinking about running some old Destiny 2 content, now’s a good time.

The battle of light and darkness

Catching up on the story would be a good idea if you plan on hopping into Destiny 2: Lightfall. The new expansion was revealed today during the showcase. Guardians will be jaunting over to Neomuna on Neptune, to face off against Calus and the Witness.

You won’t be without any new powers, of course. Strand is the new tool for this expansion, letting players zip around the neon city with sick grappling moves and also use the neon strands as a source of damage.

Lightfall is also set to bring a bunch of quality-of-life improvements to Destiny 2, ranging from loadouts to commendations. It seems like the onboarding process for Destiny 2 should be a lot smoother over the coming months.

Destiny 2: Lightfall drops on February 28, 2023.

Eric Van Allen