Future 2: The Witch Queen presents the sport’s largest growth in years on February twenty second

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Bungie has formally taken the wraps off of the following main growth for Future 2: The Witch Queen, which can proceed the story of the sci-fi house sequence and see gamers lastly face off towards Savathûn, the titular Witch Queen.

Savathûn (the sister of Oryx, the principle villain within the authentic sport’s Taken King growth) is a foe that’s been teased for over seven years, together with her machinations behind a lot of Future’s earlier main occasions (together with the corruption of the Dreaming Metropolis). The addition of the Witch Queen marks the primary time that gamers will have the ability to face off towards her in individual, although. And, because the trailer has revealed, she gained’t be alone: Savathûn has managed to harness the participant’s personal powers of Gentle to empower Hive Guardians with comparable skills.

The growth may also function a brand new location, Savathûn’s Throne World, together with a brand new marketing campaign, weapons, armor, and naturally, one in all Future’s hallmark raids. Moreover, Bungie is including a brand new weapon kind: the Glaive, a first-person melee weapon with each ranged and up-close fight sorts.

Additionally, The Witch Queen will deliver a serious new addition to Future 2: customizable weapons, which gamers will have the ability to modify with distinctive skills, mods, and stats which are constructed to their very own private specs. That system will begin with the newly added weapons in The Witch Queen, however Bungie plans to broaden it to different weapons over time.

To tide gamers over whereas they look ahead to The Witch Queen, Future 2’s upcoming season 15 content material, titled Season of the Misplaced, will deal with the long-missing character Mara Sov (queen of the Awoken faction). It is going to set the stage, plot-wise, for The Witch Queen’s greater modifications when it arrives in 2022. Season of the Misplaced will final for the complete six months between now and The Witch Queen, making it an unusually lengthy season for Future gamers.

Season of the Misplaced may also embody a reworked Trials of Osiris mode that appears like it’s going to encourage gamers of all talent ranges to take part within the pinnacle player-vs-player expertise. The reworked Trials of Osiris mode may also see the gentle launch of Bungie’s new anti-cheat software program when it arrives on September tenth.

Bungie can also be launching crossplay immediately as a part of the Season of the Misplaced, permitting Xbox, PlayStation, PC, and Stadia gamers to lastly play collectively for the primary time in Future historical past.

As the corporate had beforehand introduced, The Witch Queen can be adopted by one other main growth, referred to as Lightfall. However Bungie additionally revealed the subsequent growth, Future 2: The Last Form, which the corporate describes because the “dramatic conclusion” to The Gentle and Darkness Saga that gamers have been experiencing for the final decade.

This fall additionally marks Bungie’s thirtieth anniversary, and the studio is bringing each free and paid content material to Future 2 to rejoice — and to assist maintain gamers busy whereas they look ahead to The Witch Queen subsequent yr.

All gamers will have the ability to get pleasure from a brand new six-person occasion, Dares of Eternity, later this yr. However the principle occasion is a purchasable Bungie thirtieth Anniversary Pack, which can function a wide range of cosmetics impressed by Delusion and Marathon and a brand new unique weapon. The pack additionally comes with a brand new “treasure-themed” dungeon set on the Cosmodrome’s “Loot Cave” that may reward armor impressed by the favored Thorn weapon, and previous classics like Eyasluna and Thousand-Yard Stare.

Additionally teased as a part of the thirtieth anniversary occasion: the Loot Cave dungeon will return the long-lasting Gjallarhorn unique rocket launcher, greatest recognized for being the single strongest weapon gamers may get within the early days of the unique Future. Bungie would go on to nerf the highly effective weapon in future updates, earlier than bringing it again as a extra balanced, reworked model within the Rise of Iron growth. However regardless of its recognition, Gjallarhorn hasn’t been accessible within the sequel — till now, that’s.

Future 2: The Witch Queen can be accessible on Xbox One, Xbox Sequence X / S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, and PC on February twenty second, 2022.