Destiny 2 is completely changing how it handles DLC. Speaking during a Year 2 reveal livestream, Bungie revealed a new Annual Pass system, replacing the old season pass model.
Under the old season pass, players would get “one big expansion [and] one to two small DLCs,” as Bungie put it. Going forward, however, there will be three big content drops: Black Armory in winter 2018, Joker’s Wild in spring 2019, and Penumbra in summer 2019, keeping the game alive by adding in more compelling end-game content for everyone.
According to Bungie, these new big DLCs will include “endgame challenges, new pinnacle activities, new weapons/armor/vanity rewards, new triumph records, returning and previous exotics, and new lore.” The hope is that each new DLC will “reinvent” and sustain Destiny 2 play. Much smaller DLC drops will still exist, though they now seem to be filling the role of microtransactions. This season pass is also separate from big expansions like Forsaken itself.
Forsaken, the next expansion is already up on digital storefronts for $40. A bundle with Forsaken and the Annual Pass is also currently on the store for $70, suggesting that an annual pass bought alone may sell for roughly $30. There’s also currently a Deluxe Edition with Forsaken, the Annual Pass, and some additional bonus content that’s listed at $80.
Forsaken, the next big expansion will arrive on September 4th. Destiny 2 is currently available to play on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Source: Destiny 2 Year 2 Reveal