Bungie has offered another sneak peek at one of the many new features arriving in Destiny 2‘s next expansion, Forsaken.
While Guardians recently met a href=”http://www.egmnow.com/articles/news/destiny-2-introduces-the-fallen-leaders-that-help-kill-cayde-6/”>the Baron bosses, the developer has now provided an in-depth look at the entire faction they hail from, the Scorn. In an interview with Game Informer, Forsaken directors Del Chafe and Steve Cotton explained the new faction will be comprised of “reanimated Fallen” from the depths of the Prison of Elders.
Along with the Barons will be six main enemy types—Screeb, Lurker, Wraith, Ravager, Raider, and Chieftan. The Screeb will act as the lesser enemies of the faction, but that doesn’t mean they won’t come with their own tricks. The small baddies will crawl around like spiders and jump in the air to avoid being hit. Just as deadly will be the Lurker, which will work in groups, be more aggressive than Screeb, and have a defensive shield that they’ll use to charge at players.
According to Chafe, the Wraith will be found “in the world worshiping flames,” and they’ll run without pause toward approaching Guardians. It was also revealed that the Ravager, Scorn with swinging sensor lanterns, will make players think twice about where to aim. “You’re not aiming at his head now, you’re aiming at the thing he’s swinging around,” Cotton said. “If you hit the fire, it goes everywhere and affects not only you but the guys around it.”
Guardians will also have to tango with the Raider, a ranged unit with a wide array of weapons at its disposal. The creatures will have a sniper rifle, crossbow, launching gun, and even a smoke dash ability, which should force players to survey their surroundings before running through an area blindly. Another way the developers tried to change how a Guardian approaches a new situation was through the Chieftain totems. These new pillars will come in three flavors—snare, flame, and void—with each offering an obstacle for players to avoid or buff to make the Scorn stronger. “Those were one of the first things that we built for this new faction that we wanted to use to change the way you play,” Cotton said.
Overall, it appears Forsaken will have many new challenges to overcome, from the new main enemy faction to the Dreaming City’s mysterious raid boss. Thankfully, Guardians will also have new abilities—including Supers—to use thanks to the nine additional subclass branches arriving in the expansion.
Destiny 2 is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The Forsaken expansion will launch on September 5th.
Source: Game Informer