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Destiny 2: Forsaken expands the Destiny 2 universe

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The expansion pack is available to download now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Activision has announced that Destiny 2: Forsaken, the next expansion for Destiny 2, is available to purchase online. You can download the game and enjoy it on PlayStation 4, Xbox One or PC, provided you already have the base game.

According to an enthusiastic press release issued earlier today, Destiny 2: Forsaken "brings with it the most transformative moment in Destiny history." Players will fight in new ways, and there is broader character progression with more freedom of choice. At least, that's the promise.

The game's story will take players to the edge of the solar system, where they will encounter a new frontier and new enemies, allies and mysteries. Their ultimate goal is to avenge the death of Cayde-6.



New to the expansion is a "Gambit" mode, which combines PvE and PVP. Teams of four are pitted against one another in "separate but identical arenas." The teams collect motes by defeating enemies, and bank them to send blockers that impact the opposing team. Then they can invade the enemy's arena for a showdown. It sounds a bit like playing Tetris and sending blocks to the rival player's screen, only... probably a bit more intense.

"We've evolved the Destiny 2 experience to appeal to our incredible community with a deeply personal storyline, loads of content crafted for players who love Destiny, and a massive, new destination built to specifically house an endgame experience like never before," said Jonty Barnes, General Manager for Destiny at Bungie. "We have plenty of surprises in store in the weeks and months ahead, and we have been working all year with our community to make sure Forsaken will meet their expectations."

Destiny 2: Forsaken has an MSRP of $39.99 USD, and you'll need to have the base game already installed. There's also an annual pass (complete with seasonal rewards and premium content releases), and you can get everything together in the "digital deluxe edition" version of the game for $79.99 USD. Or you can go for the "complete collection" for $99.99 USD.

Of course, there's also the matter of platform exclusives to consider. PlayStation 4 has a timed exclusive, in the form of a strike, one gear set per class, a new ship and an exotic weapon. Original Destiny 2 launch exclusives will become available to everyone now, as well, unless I'm misunderstanding the press release.

Are you a huge Destiny fan? We have one such person on our team, and he'll have a review ready for you at some point in the future. That may be a while yet, though. After all, there's a new raid on the way (The Last Wish) that doesn't even come out yet for more than a week. If nothing else, it's clear Activision and Bungie remain interested in keeping plenty of Destiny events headed players' way...



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Staff article by Jason Venter (September 04, 2018)

Jason Venter has been playing games for 30 years, since discovering the Apple IIe version of Mario Bros. in his elementary school days. Now he writes about them, here at HonestGamers and also at other sites that agree to pay him for his words.

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