Destiny 2’s fourth main expansion, The Witch Queen, is approaching Feb. 22, 2022. Bungie introduced the expansion’s launch date — in addition to new options, story, and locations — at its Destiny Showcase occasion on Tuesday.
The Witch Queen’s story will comply with Guardians as they work together with Savathun, the expansion’s titular character. Outside of being the sister of Oryx — the villain of the unique Destiny’s The Taken King expansion — and the aunt of Crota, Savathun is basically a thriller. She’s performed key roles behind the scenes in Destiny for years, however her trickster nature retains her out of the limelight. The Witch Queen will change that, though it’s unclear if she’ll have the identical antagonistic relationship with Guardians that her brother and nephew had.
The Witch Queen will add not less than one main location to Destiny 2: Savathun’s Throneworld. Players will delve into a distinct dimension that acts as Savathun’s final backup plan. There, they’ll uncover the “truth” concerning the Light and the Darkness that Guardians have been combating for and towards all the collection.
Weapon crafting will make an look in The Witch Queen. Bungie hasn’t revealed a lot concerning the system, however gamers will have the ability to create their very own. Players will improve their weapons and develop them over time. The Witch Queen additionally provides a brand new Energy weapon kind: the Glaive. The Glaive is a protracted spear-like polearm with a curved blade on the tip, and the sport’s solely first-person melee weapon. It can even shoot power projectiles.
Bungie initially introduced The Witch Queen in final yr’s Destiny Showcase — alongside the way forward for the collection and the Destiny Content Vault — however delayed it to 2022 earlier this yr. The Witch Queen will arrive concurrently for Google Stadia, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X on Feb. 22 — all of which can have each cross-play and cross-save enabled by launch.