Destiny 2 publisher Activision has revealed the sci-fi shooter will receive another significant expansion later this year.
According to a statement made during an Activision Blizzard investors call, a “major expansion” is planned to arrive after the previously announced Expansion II. No concrete details about what players can expect were given, but Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg explained the additional DLC would be another effort from both Activision and Bungie to draw players back to the game. Hirshberg’s full statement (via Polygon) was as follows:
The sentiment is already starting to shift. We have a great expansion coming in May, and a major expansion coming at the end of the year, and those events have always been opportunities to re-engage our communities and win back people who have churned out. This is an incredibly passionate group of players and that passion is a good thing, even when the sentiment is critical, because it shows how deeply people care about the game, and we think that’s one of the things that makes this a great franchise, and we’re fully committed to listening to and communicating with our community more frequently and more transparently than ever and making the right changes to improve the experience and we think we have the right path forward.
Recently, due to community outcry and a dwindling number of returning players, Bungie has stepped up its communication efforts. In a development blog, the team shared a content roadmap that reveals some fixes and significant sandbox changes in the works. While not part of the chart, game director Christopher Barrett later clarified that the yet to be named Expansion II is still on track to arrive in May.
Destiny 2‘s first expansion, Curse of Osiris, offered a new planet, story missions, Crucible mode, and level cap upgrade. In turn, Expansion II, which has been rumored to take place on an ice planet, should include similar content additions. As for the mysterious major expansion arriving at the end of 2018, it’s anyone’s guess about what will be included. However, it would be great to see more maps, raid locations, and subclasses in the mix, much like Destiny‘s The Taken King expansion.
Destiny 2 is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.