Destiny 2 ‘The Final Shape’ Details Revealed, Season of the Witch Now Available

During the annual Destiny 2 Showcase, Bungie unveiled the full details of its upcoming expansion, The Final Shape, which will be released on February 27, 2024.

New gameplay and narrative stakes will power the final expansion in the ongoing “Light and Darkness Saga,” as well as important features coming to the game in the next year and beyond.

In Destiny 2: The Final Shape, Guardians will confront oblivion in the form of their ultimate adversary –The Witness – alongside their iconic Vanguard companions: Ikora Rey, Commander Zavala, and the mysteriously returned Cayde-6. Players will embark on a perilous journey of remembrance and discovery into the heart of the Traveler, rally the Vanguard, and end the War of Light and Darkness.

The story of this final confrontation will be told throughout the course of The Final Shape’s campaign as well as in the new raid that will launch in March 2024, where a new World First race will happen once again.

Guardians will be able to explore a mysterious new destination – The Pale Heart, located inside the Traveler. The Pale Heart is a gradually evolving destination and will feature nostalgic callbacks from throughout the history of the Light and Darkness Saga, including a version of the original Tower from Destiny.

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The much-awaited expansion will also offer players new offensive capabilities in the form of three new Super abilities and Aspects (Void for Titans, Solar for Warlocks, and Arc for Hunters), each developed with teamplay in mind.

Alongside these will be new additions to the Destiny 2 arsenal, including a new weapon subfamily that includes the Rocket Pistol Sidearm and a new Support Frame Auto Rifle that can deal damage while healing allies. Classic Destiny weapons will also be making a return in the expansion.

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Destiny 2: The Final Shape will feature a new enemy type – Subjugators – who are able to use Stasis and Strand powers against Guardians while also adding an element of control to the battlefield.

Some new features coming to the game in the next year include an improved Power system that will make it easier for players of different Power levels to take part in activities together, the upcoming Fireteam Finder feature (coming in November 2023) designed to help players find fellow Guardians to play with in activities across the game, as well as PvP updates including a new Vex-themed map called Multiplex, a new Relic-based game mode, and the new Checkmate modifier.

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Destiny 2 will adopt a new “Episodes” content format shortly after the launch of the expansion and will replace the current Seasonal model.

There will be three separate Episodes in 2024 – titled Echoes, Revenant, and Heresy respectively – with each Episode being a standalone story told in three Acts, exploring the aftermath and fallout of the events of the conclusion of the Light and Darkness saga, while also introducing more content and rewards, more often than previous Destiny 2 Seasons.

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Destiny 2: The Final Shape pre-orders are now available, and will include the following editions and content:

Standard Edition

  • New Campaign + Legendary Mode
  • New Raid
  • New Episode: Echoes
  • Instant unlocks with pre-order:
    • Exotic Ghost
    • Expansion Emblem

Destiny 2: The Final Shape + Annual Pass Edition

  • New Campaign + Legendary Mode
  • New Raid
  • Three Episodes: Echoes, Revenant, Heresy
  • Tessellation Exotic Fusion Rifle, Catalyst, and Ornament
  • The Final Shape Dungeon Key (two dungeons)
  • Exotic Sparrow
  • Secret Stash (one per Episode)
    • 3 Ascendant Alloys
    • 4 Ascendant Shards
    • 1 Exotic Cipher
    • 7 Upgrade Modules
    • 1 Exotic Item (either a Ship, Ghost, or Sparrow)
  • Instant unlocks with pre-order:
    • Tessellation Exotic Fusion Rifle
    • Exotic Emote
    • Exotic Ghost
    • Expansion Emblem

Destiny 2: The Final Shape Collector’s Edition

  • All content from the Annual Pass edition
  • Replica model of the original Tower from Destiny, featuring LED lights and sounds
  • Vanguard mentor figurines
  • Vanguard mission dossier and patch
  • Autograph book
  • Code for exclusive Destiny 2 emblem
  • Digital version of Destiny 2: The Final Shape original soundtrack
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In more current Destiny 2 news, the Season of the Witch is now available and ends on November 28. In Season of the Witch, Guardians will continue their ongoing pursuit of The Witness, and will confront old allies and enemies along the way. Savathûn’s ghost Immaru proposes a deal: aid in the resurrection of The Witch Queen and help defeat her sister, Xivu Arath.

Guardians will harness arcane Hive magic as they help their ally Eris Morn prepare for the showdown against the Hive god of war by transforming into a Hive god herself.

Key to Season of the Witch is the new Deck of Whispers, a new method of player progression that allows Guardians to customize their loadouts and powers in new ways. By completing Seasonal activities, players earn cards that can be used to build a customized deck full of buffs and perks for certain activities.

Season of the Witch also brings with it “Timeline Reflections,” which are short playable missions, accessible through the Timeline feature in the Director, offer brief narrative introductions and summaries of key narrative events from Destiny 2 and are intended to help new players catch up with the ongoing story and to allow experienced players to relive and enjoy moments from the past.

This season will include 3 Timeline Reflections missions, including Cayde-6’s final showdown with the Scorn from Destiny 2: Forsaken, the debut of Stasis from Destiny 2: Beyond Light, and the introduction of the Lucent Hive from Destiny 2: The Witch Queen.

Lastly, Crota’s End will make its way back as the latest reprised raid for Destiny 2. Crota’s End will launch on September 1 and Bungie will be celebrating with a World First Race to recognize and reward the first fireteam to successfully complete the reprised raid. Fireteams all over the world will have 48 hours to complete the raid in Contest Mode, complete the Crota’s End Challenge Mode, and earn the Superior Swordplay Triumph.

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Destiny 2: The Final Shape launches on February 7, 2024.

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