Destiny 2 Update 3.0 Brings Tons of Changes to Beyond Light

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Destiny 2 Update 3.0 Brings Tons of Changes to Beyond Light

November 10, 2020

By: Robert N. Adams

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Destiny 2 Update 3.0 has arrived, laying the groundwork for the next great era of Bungie's MMORPG. Destiny 2: Beyond Light is here along with a ton of changes to enhanced the gameplay for new and veteran players alike.

Bungie has spent the last several months getting ready for Beyond Light, the next great era of Destiny 2. As with most MMO expansions, it introduces a boatload of new content for players to enjoy, changes big and small, and some neat surprises, too. It's been a long journey, but it looks like it may have been worth the wait.

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What's New in Destiny 2 Update 3.0?

It's difficult to mention any one thing as the most important new feature in Destiny 2 Update 3.0 — an awful lot is changing. One of the most impactful additions is the choice players will now face between Light and Dark subclasses. New abilities will give players access to powers that Guardians have never wielded before, although they may come at a cost.


The Destiny 2 experience isn't just changing for veterans, mind — new players are also getting a fresh experience in many respects. A new introductory campaign has arrived to familiarize new players with the game. (Veterans can nonetheless participate if they feel so inclined). A ton of new tutorials are also being added to make it easier than ever to get started with Destiny 2.

Destiny 2 Update 3.0 is also bringing some nice quality-of-life features to the game. Sparrows – hovercycles that serve as the game's version of a mount – will now be deployed much faster than before, saving players precious moments of unnecessary waiting around.

Of course, these are just a few of the things that are coming in this new patch — you can read the absolutely massive Destiny 2 Update 3.0 patch notes for all of the details. If you haven't yet jumped into this game, you can play Destiny 2 for free on PC, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Google Stadia via its official website,

What's your favorite new thing making its debut in Destiny 2 Update 3.0? What would you like to see added to the game next? Let us know in the comments below!

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!