Destiny 2: The Witch Queen, the sport’s subsequent expansion, received’t make its 2021 launch window, in accordance to a new Destiny 2 update from assistant sport director Joe Blackburn. The Witch Queen will as an alternative launch in early 2022, so as to preserve Bungie’s requirements and for the well being of the group via the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Last summer, we outlined our ambition for the next era in Destiny 2 by announcing the full arc, starting with Beyond Light, followed by The Witch Queen and Lightfall,” stated Blackburn. “As we began to scale production on The Witch Queen last year, we made the difficult but important decision to move its release to early 2022; we also realized we needed to add an additional unannounced chapter after Lightfall to fully complete our first saga of Destiny.”

This assertion from Blackburn is fairly loaded. Not solely does it take away The Witch Queen from 2021, it additionally declares a fourth expansion previous Lightfall (possible now slated for 2024), and implies a second Destiny 2 saga someday after that.

Blackburn goes on to point out that The Witch Queen will likely be in contrast to any expansion the studio has ever made, organising a narrative that can span via the remainder of the “Light and Darkness saga” and interconnecting items from the unique Destiny.

Between now and The Witch Queen, Blackburn and the group plan on evolving different features of Destiny 2 by supporting PvP, including new content material, transmog, crossplay, and extra.