Forsaken, the hotly anticipated major DLC drop for Destiny 2, has gone live.
Debated and trailed feverishly before its release, ever since developer Bungie revealed that its storyline would hinge on the death of popular character Cayde-6, Forsaken brings a number of changes and new elements to Destiny 2.
Publisher Activision described it thus: “Destiny 2: Forsaken brings with it the most transformative moment in Destiny history, changing the way players fight, and deepening and broadening character progression by giving the player more freedom of choice. Forsaken will reinforce the hobby players have come to celebrate over the years. Players will travel to the lawless edge of the solar system and dive deep into a new frontier filled with enemies, allies, and untold mysteries, to avenge the death of beloved character Cayde-6. Featuring an all-new cooperative and competitive activity called Gambit and an evolving endgame destination called The Dreaming City, Forsaken tells a dark and revengeful story in the Destiny universe.”
Jonty Barnes, the Destiny franchise’s General Manager at Bungie, said: “We’ve evolved the Destiny 2 experience to appeal to our incredible community with a deeply personal storyline, loads of content crafted for players who love Destiny, and a massive, new destination built to specifically house an endgame experience like never before. We have plenty of surprises in store in the weeks and months ahead, and we have been working all year with our community to make sure Forsaken will meet their expectations.”
Forsaken’s key new element is Gambit, an innovative hybrid game mode which combines PvE and PvP. Activision described it thus: “Two teams of four face off against each other in separate but identical arenas. Teams fight enemy combatants, collect the motes they drop, bank them to send powerful blockers to slow down the opposing team, and then invade the enemy side for intense PvP showdowns where disruption is the goal.”
Forsaken can be purchased as standalone DLC, and is included in various editions of the game. New players can purchase two Forsaken-specific variants of the game: Destiny 2: Forsaken – Legendary Collection and Destiny 2: Forsaken – Complete Collection, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Activision says that at launch, “PlayStation gamers will get access to the following timed exclusive content: a strike, one gear set per class, a new ship and an exotic weapon.”