If you love Destiny 2, it’s time to get excited about Destiny 2 Expansion 2. It’s your next big chance for more story content and planets to explore.
Bungie, Destiny 2’s developer, confirmed the existence of this upgrade before the game launched. At the time, Curse of Osiris, the first major upgrade to the game, hadn’t launched and become notorious for its short story mission and relatively small play area. Many games give new levels and areas free to keep players together. Destiny 2 gets free updates, but uses paid expansions to add areas to explore and new story content.
And that’s why Destiny 2 fans need to know all about Destiny 2 Expansion 2. As the last upgrade included in the game’s expansion pass, it’s your only hope for a big content upgrade that can get the game on the right track again.
Destiny 2 Expansion 2 Release Date
We don’t know the Destiny 2 Expansion 2 release date yet. Bungie and Activision aren’t expected to reveal it until roughly a month before launch.
However, we do have an idea of when gamers can expect the update. Following the launch of Curse of Osiris, Bungie updated the artwork for the Expansion Pass to include a Destiny 2 Expansion 2 release window. The game upgrade arrives at the Xbox Store, PlayStation Store and on PCs in the Spring of 2018. So, expect the update sometime between the end of March 2018 and the end of June 2018.
Destiny 2 Expansion 2 Price
Thanks to Curse of Osiris, we also know the Destiny 2 Expansion 2 price. It will cost $20 on its own, just like the first expansion for Destiny 2 and every major expansion to the original Destiny. Only plan on paying this price if you don’t own the Expansion Pass or already own Expansion 1.
You save $5 when you buy the Destiny 2 Expansion Pass. That’s the add-on pack that unlocks both upgrades for $34.99. It’s available in the Xbox Store, PlayStation Store and Blizzard Battlenet Store now. If you haven’t purchased a copy of Destiny 2 yet, the Destiny 2 Expansion Pass Bundle includes the expansions and the base game for $89.99.
All the new Content Destiny 2 Expansion 2 Adds
What Destiny 2 Expansion 2 unlocks for gamers couldn’t be any less clear than it is today. We only have a short description and the first expansion to base our expectations on.
GameStop’s description of the Expansion Pass says that players can expect “new destinations, story missions, and adventures.” It also says that both Expansion 1 and Expansion 2 unlock new cooperative activities, multiplayer arenas and gear.
Curse of Osiris added Mercury to the list of planets that gamers could visit. They were there to help stop the Vex and save the planet. Besides the new play area, the game upgrade added a new Raid Liar and two new Raids based on locations in the game’s main story.
It’s safe to assume we’ll get another new planet or play area in Destiny 2 Expansion 2, with new multiplayer maps and gear. It’s also safe to expect a story expansion. Unfortunately, the length of that story expansion remains unclear. Bungie may change its formula after the rough launch of Expansion 1.
What Comes After Destiny 2 Expansion 2
What happens after the Destiny 2 Expansion 2 release is anyone’s guess.
If they follow the same cycle as they did with Destiny, the game will transition from a paid expansion model to free update model. That is, anyone that purchases Expansion 2 will get free content updates for another year or two. Expect new patrol zones and social spaces, but don’t expect very much story-driven content. Bungie could increase the maximum power level and character level that each Guardian can achieve to give longtime players a reason to stick around.
What to Expect More Destiny 2 Expansion 2 News
Look for more Destiny 2 Expansion 2 news by March 2018. That’s the earliest the upgrade can launch, so Bungie should have more to share about it by then.