Bungie unveiled its State of the Game update Thursday, and here are the five biggest reveals. Destiny usually has an annual state of the game, but this year was done by Joe Blackburn, the new game director for Destiny 2, who is replacing Luke Smith. There were some major reveals, and if you want to look at all of them, follow the link below.
5 Biggest Reveals From Destiny 2's The State of the Game
1. Sunsetting is Being Sunset
The biggest reveal was that sunsetting will be no more, and that last year's Season of Dawn gear will be the last to be sunset. This means that everything from Season of the Worthy and onwards will have an unlimited power cap. This is arguably the best piece of news for the Destiny community, as the sunsetting mechanic angered a lot of players who were unhappy to see some of their favorite guns essentially become unusable. It's a big change that will allow for more gear diversity moving forward.
2. Changes for Future Expansions
Last summer, Bungie revealed that two more expansions after Beyond Light, The Witch Queen, and Lightfall, would release in fall 2021 and 2022 respectively. However, Witch Queen is being delayed to Winter 2022, and though not confirmed, it's likely Lightfall will move to Winter 2023. Not only that, another expansion after Lightfall has been announced, and will apparently wrap up the darkness vs. light saga of Destiny.
3. Vault of Glass is Returning Next Season
Next season, Season 14, the Vault of Glass raid will return in Destiny 2. It won't be the exact same copy from Destiny 1, as there will be some mechanic changes for the Destiny 2 meta, but it'll still mostly be the same beloved first raid. Season 14 arrives May 11.
4. Massive Changes to PVP
PVP, which has languished ever since Beyond Light came out, will receive a massive makeover. First of all, the dev team will try and fix the balance of PVP, which was thrown out of whack with the arrival of Stasis. Not only that, both Iron Banner and Trials of Osiris will receive an overhaul to their systems. For one, the reward structure of Trials of Osiris will change to be more encouraging. Secondly, a freelance mode may be coming to Trials of Osiris, so solo players can join in on the action. iron Banner will likely receive a change to its reward system as well, perhaps one similar to the new Crucible one that arrived this season.
5. Transmog Arrives Next Season
Ada-1 from the Black Armory is returning next season and is bringing a transmog system with her. In this new system, any piece of armor players acquire can turn into a universal ornament, essentially allowing players to look however they want, no matter the gear they actually have on. This new system is called "Armor Synthesis" and will come with bounties that allow players to power up a loom which turns armor into an ornament. Those of r/DestinyFashion can rejoice.
Destiny's current season, Season of the Chosen, arrived on Feb. 9 and will continue to evolve the game as time passes.