Destiny 2‘s plans for future content was recently detailed in a roadmap that ranged from now to the launch of season 3 this spring. However, while many necessary changes and updates were listed, it seems Bungie forgot to list the long-awaited release window for the game’s second expansion.
According to Destiny 2 director Christopher Barrett, Expansion II will arrive in May. “That wasn’t entirely clear from today’s development roadmap,” he said in a follow-up tweet. Barrett took to Twitter to clarify the release after fans voiced concerns that the roadmap didn’t mention DLC plans.
That wasn’t entirely clear from today’s development roadmap
— Christopher Barrett (@cgbarrett) February 1, 2018
Fans have been expecting a May release for some time, as Bungie teased a spring 2018 window for Expansion II in the Curse of Osiris launch trailer. Also, comparing the DLC release schedule for the first Destiny, the second set arrived in mid-May after the game’s launch. While Bungie seems to be sticking to its word and reputation for expansion scheduling, what exactly Guardians will get in the new DLC is still a mystery.
There have been many alleged leaks for the second set of DLC, with no concrete details from Bungie revealed yet. One of the earliest leaks suggested the expansion would be called Heralds of Nezarec, but since then a majority of the rumors state it will be known as Gods of Mars. Most sources have shared their findings on Reddit or 4chan, and while some provide convincing screenshots of proof, all have had questionable details. For example, the Heralds of Nezarec post from Reddit was supposedly found in a data mining job for Curse of Osiris. This would be an easy source to prove, as many players can mine the backend of the DLC to locate the leaker’s findings, but the leak was never found again.
For now, Guardians can only go off of the teaser image Bungie initially provided in the Expansion I trailer. A female Guardian in front of an icy terrain is the main part of the picture, meaning Expansion II will likely follow a new mythical character, like Osiris, on a new planet. As promised recently, it will likely be a means for Bungie to insert more lore into the game. At this point, though, it’s all speculation and players should wait for official word from the developers.
Fans’ initial reaction of fear over Expansion II getting delayed stemmed from a few recent choices from Bungie. Barrett and the development team have been attempting to be more transparent about when and what players will see in the game, so no indication of DLC in the team’s most comprehensive post so far raised red flags. It does seem like a strange oversight on the team’s part, but they did detail many other exciting updates on the map. Season 2 will bring many changes to Crucible, including a 6v6 Iron Banner option, and a decrease in Exotic repeat drops. As for season 3, Eater of Worlds is finally getting a Prestige mode, the mod rework will arrive, and players can make private matches.
Destiny 2 is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Source: Game Rant