Bungie sets the stage for Lightfall expansion during Destiny 2 Showcase event
Studio announces features and pre-order availability for next Destiny 2 expansion, reveals partnership with Epic Games to launch Destiny 2 on Epic Games Store today, alongside content in Fortnite and Fall Guys, and launches Season of Plunder in Destiny 2.
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Today, during a special Showcase event, Bungie announced the first details for Destiny 2: Lightfall, the latest expansion for Destiny 2, launching on February 28, 2023. Lightfall is the penultimate chapter of Destiny 2’s Light and Darkness saga and continues the epic story that has been almost ten years in the telling. In addition, Bungie revealed a new partnership with Epic Games that brings Destiny 2 to the Epic Games Store and sees content from Destiny appearing in two Epic games: Fortnite and Fall Guys, as well as Fortnite-inspired ornament sets appearing in Destiny 2 – the first time original Fortnite characters have appeared in another videogame series.
In Lightfall players will face Calus, the malevolent former emperor of the Cabal, who has returned to our solar system alongside the Pyramid fleet as a Disciple of the Witness – the cosmic nemesis that was first introduced in Destiny 2: The Witch Queen. Using abilities granted from a brand-new subclass Strand, Guardians will explore a new destination – Neptune’s gleaming megacity of Neomuna – which is under attack from Calus’s mysterious and deadly Shadow Legion.
Pre-orders for Destiny 2: Lightfall are available now and everyone who purchases the Lightfall + Annual Pass edition will earn the Exotic Auto Rifle Quicksilver Storm, and more, immediately.
Today’s Showcase event saw the announcement of a partnership between Bungie and Epic Games. Starting today, Destiny is now available on the Epic Games Store and players who claim Destiny 2 on the Epic Games Store by August 30 at 10 AM Pacific will also receive the Destiny 2: 30th Anniversary Event pack for free.
As part of the partnership, Destiny content will be making its way into two Epic games: Fortnite and Fall Guys.
Fortnite players will be able to customize their characters with new Outfits depicting iconic Destiny characters Commander Zavala, Ikora Rey, and the Exo Stranger, along with new Destiny-themed Cosmetics including Back Blings, Pickaxes, and Sparrow Gliders. The Destiny-themed Cosmetics will be available in the Fortnite Item Shop later today at 5 PM Pacific.
Additionally, players will be able to experience a new Fortnite Island inspired by the classic Crucible map Javelin-4 from Destiny 2, developed by creator team PWR using Fortnite’s Creative toolset. More than just a remake, the Island also features “Control mode”-style gameplay, complete with unique weapons and ultimate abilities. The Fortnite Island is live right now.
Further, Fall Guys players will be able to descend on the Blunderdome with Destiny-themed Costumes beginning September 17, including Titan-, Hunter-, and Warlock-themed outfits, a new “Spicy Ramen” celebration, and other accessories.
Three new Fortnite-themed ornament sets will be available in Destiny 2 starting today, featuring a classic outfit design from the Battle Royale for each Destiny class:
Black Knight-themed Knightly Noire Titan ornament Drift-themed Painted Kitsune Warlock ornament Oblivion-themed Eternal Vengeance Hunter ornament
Today’s Showcase event also debuted the new Season in Destiny 2 – Season of Plunder. Launching today, Season of Plunder follows Guardians as they chase down the escaped Kell of Darkness Eramis, who is scouring the galaxy for powerful relics. To combat Eramis, Guardians will form a crew of swashbuckling adventurers as they battle through brand-new activities and uncover secret treasures along the way.
In addition, for the next week, everyone can download and play the Shadowkeep, Beyond Light, and The Witch Queen expansions on any platform, for free.