Destiny 2 Forsaken’s original E3 2018 announcement revealed a terrifying fact, that fan-favorite Cayde-6’s dying would function the catalyst for the story. Originally voiced by Firefly’s Nathan Fillion (and briefly Nolan North in Forsaken), the goofy rogue Cayde-6 had been a lovable scamp all through the Destiny sequence, completely complimenting and contrasting the remainder of the Vanguard. A variety of different characters have come and gone in Destiny’s story, however none have had fairly the high-stakes impact that Cayde’s did. It appears to be like like Bungie may very well be upping the stakes as soon as once more for The Witch Queen, and could also be on the point of kill off one other main character.
Just a few months previous to Forsaken, the smaller Warmind DLC introduced a sidearm known as Spoiler Alert, which had the flavour textual content “Someone is going to die.” Fast-forward to the E3 announcement and Forsaken’s launch, and we understand that the weapon’s taste textual content was quite prescient. And now the sidearm has returned. Returning as a reissued weapon in Season of the Lost, Spoiler Alert is again with the identical taste textual content: “Someone is going to die.” Players have been buzzing about what its return may imply for greater than a month now.
But it’s not simply hypothesis based mostly on the return of the weapon. Bungie themselves have hinted on the potential dying and the persevering with prescient nature of Spoiler Alert. In an interview with senior narrative designer Nikko Stevens, GamesRadar’s Austin Wood requested in regards to the return of Spoiler Alert and its ominous taste textual content in Season of the Lost. Is this only a reissued weapon returning with new rolls, or is it the harbinger of the dying of one other beloved character? “It’s not a coincidence. That’s all I’ll say,” Stevens stated.
The main hypothesis amongst Destiny followers is that that is foreshadowing Osiris’ dying, after having been successfully changed by Savathun, the witch queen herself, for the higher a part of the final 12 months. Players are at present trying to find the misplaced Osiris in Season of the Lost, hoping that maybe if we rid Savathun of her worm, we are able to rescue him. Other theories embody Zavala assembly his maker, or maybe Saint-14 or Ikora.
I’ve a sense that the foreshadowed dying isn’t one that may go unnoticed, and can essentially change the world of Destiny in large methods going ahead. Cayde’s dying shattered the Vanguard, a void that also has but to be stuffed in a significant approach. Bungie is teeing issues up for the tip of the Light and Darkness saga by way of The Witch Queen in 2022, adopted by 2023’s Lightfall and 2024’s The Final Shape. They’ve been persistently hammering residence the purpose that the traces between mild and darkish, pal and foe, aren’t as clear reduce as we as soon as believed. The Vanguard, as soon as a steely bastion of sunshine towards the forces of darkness, has been eroding, whereas pleasant wielders of darkness have proven us different methods of doing issues.
We know that Ikora has a serious half to play in The Witch Queen. We’ve seen her in the trailers. And it’s additionally not clear if this prophesied dying will happen originally of The Witch Queen to kick off the occasions of the enlargement, or later inside its story. Unlike with Cayde-6, whose dying was on show months earlier than the enlargement even launched, Bungie is holding its playing cards near its chest for now. What we do know is that one other character is headed for his or her doom, and very like the lack of Cayde, anticipate to really feel the reverberations of this one for a very long time but to return.
Destiny 2 The Witch Queen releases on February 22, 2022.