Bungie have announced the entire Forsaken campaign will be heading to he Destiny Content Vault along with the Tangled Shore play area. They have also stated that most of the Year 4 seasonal content will also be packed away including the Presage and Harbinger Exotic missions. This will all happen on February 22nd when Year 5 of Destiny 2 launches
“We understand the unique value of these definitively Destiny experiences and are investigating ways to reprise and create new exciting Exotic special missions within Destiny 2 for the future,” say Bungie.
However, some Year 4 seasonal content will remain. Battlegrounds, which were very popular with players, will be merged in to the Strikes playlist and renamed Vanguard Operations and will be free to all players. The Proving Grounds strike will also remain, as will the Warden of Nothing strike which will also be free to all players.
It appears Spider will also be leaving and his black market currency exchange will be taken over by the rather more reputable Master Rahool.
To make things a little sweeter the entire Forsaken campaign will be made free to all players on December 7th but it wont include the Shattered Throne dungeon and Last Wish raid. They will be packaged in the ‘Forsaken Pack’ which can be purchased, presumably for a very small fee. The pack will also include ciphers for exotic weapons from the Forsaken DLC.
Vaulting content has been a rather contentious issue, Bungie are removing content that people have paid. Bungie have justified the vaulting process by explaining how it has helped teh rest of the game.
The impact of the Destiny Content Vault (DCV) can be seen throughout Destiny 2, from very popular new activities such as Battlegrounds, that have persisted throughout Year 4, to innovations that have made the routine experiences of Destiny better for every player. For example, the DCV has provided a great deal of technical “breathing room” that the team has devoted to important improvements to the Destiny experience.
Upgrades such as drastically reducing our patch response times, improving loading times, offering quicker access to UI such as your inventory or the map, and others link directly to the opportunities that the DCV created for the team.