The launch of Destiny 2: Shadowkeep brings a new season to the game, the Vex heavy Season of the Undying. In the new trailer we learn that the Black Garden, birth place of the Vex, actually created the robotic monstrosities in answer to “a question”.
We also get to see some new Vex designs that are covered in leaves and plants.
There is also a new trailer for Shadowkeep, which returns to the Moon, a fan favourite destination from the first game, and there’s a look at some of the finisher moves as well.
It was recently revealed that though both modes are popular, Bungie are only going to develop one of Drifter’s Gambit games in the future. In a new feature “The Director’s Cut” on the Bungie blog, Luke Smith explained the future of the game.
“In the future, we’re going to have to make a choice: Which Gambit is the Highlander of Gambits. Prime or Classic,” he wrote. “This isn’t just about removing stuff from Destiny 2 – but the game cannot grow infinitely forever – it’s about focusing refinements and evolutions to the Gambit ecosystem.”
“We think Gambit is sweet and deserves more ongoing support and we want to ultimately focus that support on whichever mode ends up being the Highlander. There can be only one.”
In the same Directors Commentary Bungie’s Luke Smith announced that all gear will be automatically boosted to power level 750 when the Shadowkeep expansion launches this October, instantly making everyone the same level.
We’re setting the Power this Fall to 750 for both returning and new players. We want you to all be together when Shadowkeep opens. Here’s what this means:
Every single item in the game is being raised to a Power floor of 750 when Shadowkeep and New Light launch. Every item in your inventory (and vault) is going to automatically jump to 750.
It’s like a free global burst of infusion for all players.
“I’m the first to say it,” admits Luke, “Raising the Power of all players globally is indicative of a greater problem. It’s real weird that someone will boot up New Light for the first time and immediately be 750.”
Destiny 2: Shadowkeep launches on October 1st for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.