Whenever a new Destiny 2 expansion rocks, it feels like a given that we’ll be getting a lovely new subclass to play with – not to mention the usual raft of changes to the existing classes and subclasses within the game. So will we be getting a new Destiny 2: The Witch Queen subclass? And what can we expect from subclasses going forward? Here’s everything you needed to know about Destiny 2: The Witch Queen subclasses.
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen Subclasses
Sadly, there will be no Destiny 2: The Witch Queen subclass created for this expansion – disappointing, I know. However, in a bid to turn that frown upside down, Bungie has committed to making some fairly sweeping changes to the existing Void class. These will be executed in the same way that the Stasis subclass managed to pull off when it debuted during the release of Destiny 2: Beyond Light. Put simply, if you’ve been something of a Void subclass aficionado, your patience has been duly rewarded.#
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen Void Subclass Changes
Much like how Stasis gained slow, shatter and freeze keywords after its release with Beyond Light, so too will the Void subclass be enjoying similar upgrades and proficiency paths via the keyword system. Primarily, the Void class will now be getting Volatile, Weaken and Suppression keywords, which allow wannabe Guardians to vary their offensive output in a range of new and interesting ways. Weaken debuffs foes, while Suppression reduces enemy agency. Finally, Volatile causes enemies to explode, causing ample damage to any nearby foes.
But that’s not all, as Bungie have also confirmed another three keywords to diversify the Void subclass even further – Devour, Invisibility and Overshield. Beyond these keywords, additional abilities for the Void subclass will also be made available through new Aspects and Fragments.
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen – When Can We Expect New Subclasses?
Bungie’s decision to not present players with another subclass in the The Witch Queen expansion speaks to a desire to update the subclasses that already exist within Destiny 2, with Arc and Solar both seeing improvements courtesy of new Fragments and Aspects later in 2022. As to when we might expect an all-new subclass for Destiny 2, we’re quite probably looking at late 2022 or early 2023 as things currently stand.
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen – What Other Key Changes Can We Expect?
Further afield beyond the changes to the Void subclass, Bungie is using The Witch Queen expansion to usher in a veritable array of changes to the base Destiny 2 formula. Perhaps the largest of these changes are the Glaives; an all-new, energy-based melee weapon. Glaives aren’t just used for smacking up your foes in close range – these handy new armaments can also deploy barriers and fire off damaging projectiles to boot. Even better still, Glaives can be crafted from scratch, allowing you to tinker with weapon rolls to a greater degree, while also permitting the use of additional modifications to boost the stats further down the line.
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen is set for release on 22nd February 2022, but you can Pre-Purchase from the Green Man Gaming Store now. Choose from the Standards, Deluxe or extra-special Bungie 30th Anniversary Bundle!