Bungie has released the latest ViDoc for Destiny 2, titled The Moon and Beyond. In it, Bungie detailed everything coming up in the next expansion, Shadowkeep and also teased what their 5- year plan is for Destiny 2 starting with Year 3. Destiny 2: Shadowkeep has Guardians returning to the Moon for the first time since the first game. After Eris makes an important discovery on the moon, the Guardians are called to help figure out exactly what’s going on.
Shadowkeep introduces several new things in the game. Two new things are new enemies that the Guardians are going to have to deal with. Nightmares are a new version of enemies that are from the past. The other new enemy that Guardians have to deal with are called Champions. Champions are the toughest enemies that players will have to face in the new Nightfall mode called Ordeal. Players will be able to choose their preferred difficulty. The higher the challenge, the more likely it will be that you will get the best rewards.
Other new Shadowkeep additions include Armor 2.0 and finishing moves. Armor 2.0 is all about maximizing every slot to have an impact. There will be ways to earn and find mods that you will be able to socket into armor pieces. In addition to mods, stats are being doubled which means that there will be more ways that players will be able to customize their playstyle. Finishing moves are a new combat system that allows Guardians to smash targets. They can be triggered when enemies get below a certain health threshold. Mods can also be added to finishing moves to create unique effects.
Another thing that Shadowkeep is changing for Destiny 2 is how Bungie is evolving the season pass. The main thing that Bungie is planning is how seasons connect to one another. Starting with Shadowkeep, Bungie plans to tell one continuous story that shifts from season to season. Bungie also plans to give a renewed focus to PvP. Destiny maps will be coming into the game, the Elimination game mode will be going into Crucible Labs as part of a new effort to get feedback for the modes and maps for PvP.
The Moon and Beyond also shared a first look at what Guardians can expect from Season of the Undying where the Vex have returned from The Black Garden. Bungie also provided dates for when events will start in the new season. Game Director Luke Smith said “Forsaken broke a bunch of the bones that we had set with Destiny 2. What we’ve been able to do this year is reset them. Are we done? No, not even close.” Destiny 2: Shadowkeep releases on October 1, 2019, for the PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and it will be available for Google Stadia when it launches.