Bungie has revealed that the first major expansion of Destiny 2, Forsaken, will arrive on September 4 2018, and will include a new hybrid PvP/PvE 4×4 mode entitled Gambit.
Activision described Forsaken thus: “With two brand-new destinations to explore, and new weapons, armour and Supers to acquire, Forsaken takes players on an epic journey into the wild frontiers of our solar system where the lines between justice and revenge are blurred.”
But the most striking element of Forsaken will undoubtedly be the all-new Gambit mode, about which Activision said: “A first-of-its kind for Destiny, Gambit is a new, hybrid 4v4 mode that merges both PvE and PvP experiences into an epic battle. This entirely new way to play Destiny 2 offers something for all types of gamers to enjoy, appealing to those who thrive on the competitive challenge of PvP gameplay, while seamlessly blending the collaborative and unpredictable elements of PvE.”
Activision has also described the new story elements which Forsaken will bring to Destiny 2, along with tweaks and additions which it claims respond to fan feedback: “Following years of strife, what remains of the Reef has fallen to lawlessness. Players investigate the recent unrest and will explore new regions, awaken new powers, and earn powerful weapons. Building on the most requested desire for a deep and rewarding endgame experience, Destiny 2: Forsaken features The Dreaming City destination. Full of secrets to discover and bosses to defeat, this destination also houses the brand-new raid and is the first space designed from the ground up to support endgame content. Available to all Destiny 2 players around Forsaken’s launch comes highly anticipated changes and features such as a new weapon slot system, Random Rolls, improvements to the mods system, and numerous other quality-of-life improvements.”
Byron Beede, Executive Vice President and General Manager for Destiny at Activision, added: “With an absorbing new story, created by High Moon Studios in partnership with Bungie, Destiny 2: Forsaken offers core players an epic experience, and offers a compelling entry point for new players. I’m looking forward to watching players get their hands on some of the most requested features requested by the dedicated Destiny 2 community.”
Activision has stated that Destiny 2: Forsaken will be playable at next week’s E3 Show. For further news regarding Forsaken, keep an eye on the Destiny 2 website.