Destiny 2’s new Season of the Lost presents the largest patch of the yr. Some of these main modifications are giant, like a collection of new seasonal actions, weapons, and Exotics. But considered one of my favourite modifications is so small that you simply would possibly miss it solely: the Timeline.

Billed within the patch notes for Season of the Lost as a means for gamers to see what expansions and seasons they personal — and buy any outliers, in the event that they want — the Timeline is rather more than a retailer. It’s a visible illustration of the whole lot that’s occurred in Destiny 2 because it launched in 2017. And for new gamers, it’s an excellent place to be taught what the hell is happening with the baseline story earlier than watching your means right into a YouTube gap.

Located within the top-right display screen of the Director, the Timeline begins with the Traveler — the large, still-mysterious orb. It describes what occurred at the beginning of Destiny 2 within the non-removed Red War marketing campaign. The timeline strikes by means of launch, into the early releases — Curse of Osiris and Warmind — into Forsaken and the extra trendy Destiny period.

The new Timeline feature in Destiny 2

You can mouse over each season and growth to be taught what’s happening in-game
Image: Bungie through Polygon

Each blip of the timeline contextualizes the story, and when you get into the sport’s seasons, it begins to interrupt down the threads that first appeared throughout every drop. It retains that very same mannequin — large growth blurb with seasons connected to it — by means of the timeline’s second web page.

The third and closing web page is essentially the most mysterious and subsequently essentially the most thrilling. It begins with Bungie’s 30th anniversary celebration — there’ll be a celebration, full with a new dungeon, in-game on Dec. 7 to rejoice — and strikes onto The Witch Queen. After that gamers can see 4 blips for new seasons. It’s the way forward for Destiny 2, sitting on the timeline, ready for gamers to find it.

The Timeline partially exists to upsell gamers on content material they don’t personal but. But as somebody who’s skilled all these releases (and tried to summarize the tales to associates) it’s a stroll down reminiscence lane that I wasn’t anticipating.