The gaming culture is seeing a shift. Previously, a game was released, people bought it, played through it, and waited for the next title to be released. However, the “DLC” and “Expansion Pack” culture is slowly consuming the gaming industry. Not only does this help prolong the replay value of a game, it also helps the developers. They can release small expansion packs while continuing to work on the next big release.
Destiny 2, an online-only, first-person shooter game is set to release its highly awaited “Beyond Light” expansion pack. The update pack, scheduled to release on November 10, promises to bring about a whole host of changes to the game.
Destiny 2: Beyond Light expansion pack was originally scheduled to be released in September. However, the developers wanted to create the best possible experience for the players. Therefore, the release was delayed.
“We have a powerful story to tell and incredible new features that we’re really excited for players to experience,” read the official statement. “As always, our goal is to make the coolest, most entertaining expansion we can possibly make for our fans. To that end, we are doing what’s best for the game and moving the launch date.”
Destiny 2 Beyond Light: What do we know so far?
Beyond light is a crucial expansion pack to the game. It is the first of the three expansion packs that were announced as a part of a three-year plan for the game. Below is the official description of the pack-
“A new power is born out of the ancient Pyramid ship above Europa’s frozen frontier, and a dark empire has risen beneath, united under the banner of the Fallen Kell of Darkness, Eramis. Join your fellow Guardians and bring down the empire at any cost — even if it means wielding the Darkness itself.”
Moreover, as the game is online-only, the developers have signaled their intentions to remove some of the lesser-played parts of the game. Game developer Bungie has said that the older content of Destiny 2 will be put into the vault to keep the file size of the game as low as possible. These vaulted contents can then be worked upon later and reintroduced if there is a demand for them.
Destiny 2 Expansion Pack: What are the removed features?
There are some features that have been confirmed to be removed in the Destiny 2 expansion pack. However, there is some debate regarding the others. Therefore, below we list all the featured that are confirmed to be removed or debated upon-
A total of five raids are being removed-
- Spire of Stars (Leviathan)
- Eater of Worlds (Leviathan)
- Scourge of the Past (Earth)
- Crown of Sorrow (Leviathan)
A total of seven strikes will be removed from the Destiny 2 expansion pack-
- Savathun’s Song (Titan)
- The Pyramidion (Io)
- Festering Core (Io)
- Tree of Probabilities (Mercury)
- A Garden World (Mercury)
- Strange Terrain (Mars)
- Will of the Thousands (Mars)
Three locations have been confirmed to be removed-
- Menagerie (Leviathan)
- Curse of Osiris Missions (Mercury)
- Warmind Missions (Mars)
4- Crucible Maps
Ten crucible maps are being removed from the Destiny 2 expansion pack-
- Altar of Flame (Mercury)
- Convergence (Mercury)
- The Burnout (Mercury)
- Javelin-4 (Io)
- Pacifica (Titan)
- Wormhaven (Titan)
- Retribution (Mars)
- Solitude (Mars)
- Meltdown (Mars)
- Emperor’s Respite (Leviathan)
5- Gambit Maps
Two Gambit Maps are also being removed from the Destiny 2 expansion pack-
- Deep Six (Titan)
- New Arcadia (Mars)
Furthermore, 16 adventures and nine lost sectors have been removed. However, there is no doubt that countless new features will have also been added to make the Destiny 2 expansion pack better and the gaming experience as rich as it has ever been.
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