The final countdown to Europa (aha!) has begun and Guardians across the globe are sat watching the countdown timer on the Season Pass page of Destiny 2, quietly muttering “Oh god we’ve still got seven weeks to go and there’s nothing to do”.
To pass at least 1minute 48 seconds of that wait Bungie have released a new trailer for Beyond Light, the next expansion to the game. “Beyond the surface of this frozen wasteland lies the secret that can win our fight. Are you bold enough to dive deep into Europa’s dark history to uncover the truth?” they ask.
The trailer begins with a voiceover which sounds suspiciously like the Servitor from the Prison of Elders but without the glitches. We then get to see the various races from the game on the planet including the Fallen and the Vex, and some large cityscapes in the background. At 52 seconds in there’s a quick shot of what appears to be some sort of experimentation chamber with a figure from an unknown race and some sort of Vex, is the Darkness looking for something? Perhaps a thing called love? OK, OK, I’ll stop the pop puns, shush.
There’s also shots of the new Stasis powers and – huzzah – tanks are back! We also get a quick look at a boss that seems to be an upgraded version of the metal beast from the end of the Scourge of the Past raid.
Stasis is a new element to go along Arc, Solar, and Void and brings new subclasses to each of the three Guardian types.
- Warlocks become Shadebinders, harnessing the power of Darkness to bend the battle to their will.
- Hunters become Revenants, striking hard and striking fast.
- Titans become Behemoths, controlling the fight by controlling the ground.
Bungie’s blurb about Stasis is as follows:
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.
As the new threat emerges, so too does a mysterious new power – Stasis. Rooted in Darkness, Guardians will wield this new elemental power alongside Arc, Solar, and Void to dominate the battlefield. Titans, Warlocks, and Hunters each use Stasis in a different way, from slowing down foes with Stasis fields to encasing and shattering enemies with destructive might.
Bungie has just confirmed that it will be releasing Destiny 2 on PS5 and Xbox Series X. The news came via a Tweet the company posted in reply to the official Xbox account which had listed the developers that would be creating games for the Xbox Series X. They confirmed the game will run in 4K and 60fps on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, and that all content you already own will be available for you on the new platforms, you won’t need to buy it again. There will also be cross-generation play, so PS4 players can play against those on PS5.
Bungie have also revealed the next two expansions for the game, The Witch Queen for 2021, and Lightfall for 2022.