There's a new Destiny 2: The Witch Queen video documentary available, and Bungie's shedding some light on what's coming as part of the new expansion and content season. The doc contains information about The Witch Queen's story, as well as new info on weapons, the Void subclass overhaul, and more.
What's in the new Destiny 2: The Witch Queen video documentary?
The upcoming season, titled Season of the Risen, follows on from last September's Season of the Lost. It's bringing a new weapon crafting system, in which you'll be able to construct your own weapons and modify them yourself. Bungie says it's looking forward to seeing what players come up with in relation to that system, as well as what feedback they provide. The studio also goes into detail about the new Void subclass system overhaul, which Bungie says will let you "build craft like you've never done before". All three classes in Destiny 2 will get new specialization options, so you can feel more like you're living the fantasy your class is going for. Bungie says the Solar and Arc subclass systems will get similar overhauls in the coming year as well.
We also got some background and lore about Savathȗn, the overarching antagonist of The Witch Queen (and also of much of Destiny 2 and its predecessor, according to Bungie). She and the Hive will be able to wield the power of Guardians, using those powers against you, which Bungie is hoping will trigger some "I see the connection!" moments among players. It sounds like Savathȗn will be a seriously imposing opponent to take on when The Witch Queen launches later this month. Luckily, you'll be able to use the new glaive weapon to take her and the Hive on; it's a hybrid melee-ranged weapon that is also able to summon a shield, making it a versatile option in combat.
When are Destiny 2: The Witch Queen and the new season arriving?
You'll be able to play the new Destiny 2 expansion and season when they arrive on February 22nd. Both the new expansion and Season of the Risen will begin at the same time, so you'll be able to enjoy the new weapon systems and subclass overhauls alongside the new campaign content (although unfortunately, this won't include the new dungeons, unless you purchase the Deluxe Edition at launch or go down a "separate path").
It's a funny old time for Bungie right now. Although Sony recently acquired the studio to the tune of $3.6 billion, Bungie didn't escape the raft of gaming industry toxic workplace allegations unscathed; HR exec Gayle D'Hondt stepped down from her role late last year, citing a need for the studio to "move forward" and create a new HR team without any of the connections previous team members may have had. We'll have to wait and see what the future holds for Bungie itself, but one thing's for sure: there's a lot of enthusiasm for The Witch Queen at the studio. Stay tuned for more on this.
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