Destiny 2 has had a rocky journey because it’s launch final yr. With a lackluster endgame, puzzling decisions, and the underwhelming Curse of Osiris, many questioned if this title might get well. Fortunately, Bungie has been specializing in enhancing and refining their FPS/RPG hybrid. After a collection of content material roadmaps, developer Bungie has carried out a number of modifications together with motion alterations, strike particular loot, and 6v6 Iron Banner. Now with the Destiny 2 Warmind enlargement on the horizon, many people marvel what to anticipate with this title.
Under is all the confirmed info we’ve got concerning the Destiny 2 Warmind DLC, together with its launch date, and modifications going into the subsequent season. We’ll replace this submit as extra information and content material is launched.
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Warmind’s Release Date
On April 11, WWE wrestler and Destiny 2 fan The Huge Present revealed the discharge date for the Warmind. Gamers can anticipate the second enlargement for Destiny 2 to launch on Might eight together with the third clan season. Following this announcement, Bungie launched a second tweet stating that a particular Warmind reveal would happen on April 24 at 10PM PT.
Season three Modifications
Whereas the precise content material revolving round Warmind is at present unavailable, we do have some particulars for the upcoming Season three. Scheduled to drop the identical day as Warmind, it’s clear that Bungie is aiming to regulate or outright change parts of the core recreation. Right here’s a fast abstract of the content material scheduled to launch for Season three:
- Seasonal Crucible Rankings
- Personal Matches
- Vault Area Improve
- Unique Weapon Masterworks
- Seasonal Vendor Development
- Unique Weapon Sandbox Modifications
- Heroic Strike Modifiers
- Dusk Problem Playing cards
The most important additions are clearly the alterations to the varied Unique weapons (see under) and PvE content material. Heroic Strike Modifiers have been desperately wanted since this mode launched with Curse of Osiris. A talented Fireteam can simply undergo Heroic Strikes with little problem and the addition of modifiers would definitely shake issues up. It might additionally embrace a pleasant quantity of replayability for many who have run the identical Strikes dozens of occasions.
As for the Crucible, the addition of personal matches is an enormous boon for Destiny 2. A function that has been requested because the recreation’s launch final yr, this will likely give this group the aggressive scene it has needed. Lastly, the elevated vault area and multi-emote system are good high quality of life additions. Nevertheless, we hope the Vault is significantly expanded since many gamers like to gather each new weapon and armor piece.
Unique Weapon Modifications
Probably the most shocking, however greatest modifications coming with the Warmind DLC revolves round Destiny 2’s Unique weapons. Beforehand, lots of Destiny 2’s Unique weapons felt underwhelming in each their design and efficiency. Bungie has clearly listened to the group’s suggestions and has begun teasing a number of the modifications made to totally different weapons. Take into account not each Unique will obtain an overhaul like those proven under. Listed here are the weapons that won’t be modified with the upcoming DLC and season.
- Wardcliff Coil
- MIDA Multi-Device
- Legend of Acrius
- Vigilance Wing
Right here’s a fast breakdown of every unique weapon change we find out about thus far.
Beforehand, the Graviton Lance’s main talents have been inflicting enemies to blow up on dying and doing further injury on the third burst shot. Whereas the weapon was enjoyable to make use of, it didn’t hit onerous sufficient and was troublesome to regulate. The brand new model – proven above – now releases Axion Bolts upon an enemy’s demise. This not solely provides the Graviton Lance extra flexibility however compensates for the low injury output.
This scout rifle is fascinating on paper, however underwhelming in actuality. Outdoors of strictly preventing the Cabal, the Skyburner’s Oath by no means felt like a weapon worthy of an Unique slot. Nevertheless, Bungie has altered the twin firing design to offer it extra energy and versatility. The up to date model shall be extra exact when aiming down the sights and launch explosive rounds when fired from the hip. Not solely will this give gamers the choice to trigger a number of splash injury, however probably stun lock particular enemies.
The Rat King was a weapon that appeared to exist solely for gamers to make jokes about or make raids tougher. Making the gun stronger with each participant utilizing it was a cute idea that basically wasn’t dramatic sufficient. Bungie has modified this so that you solely have to have the weapon outfitted for the power to set off and the consequences are extra drastic. With the ability to completely shred via enemies through the raid might lastly make this sidearm in style.
Warmind Energy Degree
Because of a weblog submit from Bungie we’ve some particulars relating to the upcoming Mild Degree improve. After listening to the group, Bungie has taken their suggestions and can be giving gamers a “sense of progression.” The smooth cap for Warmind goes to be 340 and the exhausting cap stops at 380 with none mods. Raids, Trials of the 9 and any clan engrams might be the easiest way to succeed in the exhausting cap.
Bungie explains that the bounce from 370 to 380 will take a big period of time. Gamers can even take part in endgame content material at 370 Mild with none extreme penalties.
Warmind Raid Lair Particulars and Release Date
Identical to the Curse of Osiris DLC, Warmind may have new raid content material for gamers. This won’t be a totally new raid, however as an alternative one other Raid Lair that takes place within the Leviathan ship. For the unfamiliar, Raid Lairs are shorter than typical raids however supply the identical complexity and problem that gamers anticipate. We anticipate particulars to be scarce main as much as Warmind’s launch outdoors of the place the most recent raid lair takes place.
Moreover, customers ought to anticipate the brand new raid lair to go reside one week after Warmind releases. Bungie has by no means launched any raid content material the identical day as expansions and we don’t anticipate this development to vary. That is primarily as a result of plenty of groups take pleasure in racing to be World’s First, so everybody beginning on the identical day evens the enjoying subject.
At present, there isn’t any affirmation or particulars relating to Warmind’s story, nevertheless, there have been some rumors. Probably the most intriguing got here within the type of an alleged screengrab from Gamestop. Be mindful, this might be utterly pretend so take any of the knowledge listed under with a grain of salt. We weren’t capable of affirm any of the contents listed under, however after the stream tomorrow we’ll know if the leak was right.
Destiny 2 Enlargement II: Warmind deploys your Guardian on an pressing mission to Mars, with an all-new story camaign, vacation spot, and new adventures. Following the occasions of Enlargement I: Curse of Osiris, Charlemagne has been mysteriously reactivated on Io and is assimilating Exo throughout the system into a brand new military of warfare machines. Trapped in a bodily physique by Charlemagne, Rasputin has been rescued by Ana Bray, the final of the Bray household. Work with the duo to breach into the Exo community, and cease Charlemagne earlier than he marches upon the Tower.
There’s lots to unpack there, however probably the most intriguing facet is we’ll lastly get to bodily work together with Rasputin. Whereas this Warmind has all the time been within the background of Destiny’s lore, this may mark the primary time he has any actual presence throughout a narrative.
Ana Bray is one other character we haven’t heard a lot about outdoors of offhand feedback. This Hunter has been prevalent in each the Battle of the Twilight Hole and the Pink Struggle. Her being on this DLC is sort of believable given the Warmind’s vault was truly cleaned of all knowledge by somebody named Bray. Additionally, this abstract mentions an “army of war machines”, which could sign new enemies for us to face.
Nevertheless, it does seem that there’s some credibility to the leak above. A teaser video launched by Bungie confirms that we’re returning to Mars. The brand new location in query is known as the Hellas Basin and it seems to be infested by the Hive. Warmind’s teaser showcases each the massive base and a briefly shows an underground part of the map.
Warmind New Recreation Modes
Setting apart the rumored Deep Stone Crypt exercise listed within the alleged leak above, we do know that a new recreation mode is on the best way. Throughout a particular summit held for Destiny 2 content material creators, Youtuber Mesa Sean revealed that a new recreation mode was on the best way. Sean is at present beneath a nondisclosure settlement and solely revealed his ideas on the mode, not what it truly was. He said that “You’ve never played a game mode like this in any Destiny franchise and probably not in any other franchises.” What this could possibly be continues to be up within the air, however we will definitely study extra about it tomorrow.
Hive Escalation Protocol
One other part teased within the latest teaser video for Destiny 2 includes a recreation mode referred to as the Hive Escalation Protocol. This seems to be a PvE recreation mode, however info is fairly scarce proper now. We will see within the teaser that there are ranges (rounds) tied to this mode together with gamers making an attempt to filter out the Hive earlier than a timer expires. Maybe this can act as a successor to the Archon’s Forge or Jail of Elder actions from the unique Destiny.
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