Find out everything we know about Destiny 2’s The Witch Queen expansion so far including its DLC release date, story, trailers, and gameplay details.
2020’s Beyond Light expansion introduced the stasis ability, the Deep Stone Crypt Raid, and since then, Season of the Hunt, Season of the Chosen, Season of the Splicer, and Season of the Lost have added even more content.
But now, Destiny 2’s The Witch Queen expansion represents the longest wait between major Destiny 2 DLC releases.
Destiny 2 players are eagerly looking to The Witch Queen – the next, major expansion in the Destiny franchise. We’ve put together this guide to cover everything we know about Bungie’s newest Destiny 2 DLC.
- The Witch Queen release date
- The Witch Queen story
- The Witch Queen gameplay
- The Witch Queen trailer
- The Witch Queen platforms
Destiny 2 The Witch Queen release date
It was confirmed back in August 2021 that Destiny 2 The Witch Queen would be releasing in February 2022.
This represents a 15-month gap between the release of Beyond Light and The Witch Queen – the longest wait between major Destiny 2 DLC content.
A Bungie blog post on February 25, 2021, broke down why The Witch Queen was delayed, citing the worldwide pandemic and other reasons as contributing factors.
Destiny 2 The Witch Queen story
The Witch Queen is part of a huge, ongoing narrative arc that began with Beyond Light. The arc was originally supposed to conclude with Nightfall, but will instead finish with ‘The Final Shape’ expansion to release much later on.
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Destiny has largely been a constant power struggle between light and dark, and these final expansions are shaping up to finally conclude this battle.
Not much is known about The Witch Queen, but the devs have promised that players will feel a “level of terror that [Fallen] Captains have felt since way back in the Cosmodrome”.
Destiny 2 The Witch Queen gameplay
The Beyond Light expansion shook up the gameplay formula by adding in a new subclass to the game – Stasis. This new element allowed players to throw, cast, and unleash mighty ice attacks that could freeze enemies.
Along with, presumably, new Exotic and Legendary weapons, The Witch Queen is set to give some of its other subclasses a tweak or two, and Void will be a big part of these changes.
Instead of a whole new subclass like Stasis, a Bungie blog post explained how Void will be reworked to feel like a new inclusion.
“Within Void, there are three negative status effects that you’ll be applying to enemies:
- Suppression – The target is knocked out of any active abilities and can’t activate any abilities/movement modes as long as Suppression persists. Afflicted enemy AI combatants can’t shoot their weapons.
- Weaken – The target takes increased damage and has their movement slowed. Enemy AI combatants fire their weapons with decreased accuracy.
- Volatile – The target is afflicted with unstable Void energy and will explode upon taking additional damage or on death.
And three positive effects that you’ll be applying to yourself and allies:
- Void Overshield – A protective barrier of Void Light which reduces damage taken from combatants.
- Invisibility – You vanish from sight and do not appear on enemy radar.
- Devour – You feast on the energy of your foes. Kills restore you to full health, grant grenade energy, and extend Devour.
These verbs should all be familiar to veteran players, but now exist in a new, broader systemic framework that will allow us to consistently spread their behaviors across the game, where previously they mostly existed in their own siloed-off subclasses.”
Destiny 2 The Witch Queen trailers
Despite the fact that it’s several months until the release of The Witch Queen, Bungie has already teased players by putting out several trailers.
Here is the official reveal trailer for Destiny 2’s The Witch Queen.
Whereas The Witch Queen gameplay trailer gives a few more hints about what players can expect in the expansion.
Destiny 2 The Witch Queen platforms
At this moment in time, we can confirm that Destiny 2 The Witch Queen will be available for players to enjoy on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC, and Stadia.
So you don’t need to fret about which platforms you’ll be able to enjoy Bungie’s newest expansion pack on.
As we start to get closer to the release of The Witch Queen, more information will come to light regarding its full release date, the story, and gameplay details. So we’ll be sure to keep this updated with any new information that gets announced.
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Competitive Destiny game could be in development with Bungie job listing
A Bungie job posting strongly points toward a new competitive game set within the Destiny universe being in development.
According to a job listing from July 2022, Bungie are developing an “exciting new title” in the Destiny universe with competitive elements.
Destiny 2 is currently in its 17th season and is showing no sign of slowing down, with rumors claiming a Destiny mobile game is in development and a job listing pointing towards a competitive title being in development.
Destiny devs Bungie are certainly no stranger to developing games that competitive players love, with the original Halo trilogy having a booming esports scene. Now, this job listing appears to confirm that Bungie are developing a brand-new competitive game set in the Destiny universe.
Bungie’s job posting reveals they are looking for a Senior Concept Artist to work on an “exciting new title” where the dev will need to work on “guns, characters, armors, vehicles, environments, and other seasonal art needs.”
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The job posting is rather vague when describing the game, but there are a couple of bullet points that give us a strong indication.
The listing appears to confirm that it’s associated with Destiny, where the Concept Artist will need to “Continually push aesthetics of the Destiny universe.”
There’s no guarantee that it’s a competitive-focused game but it should have at least a competitive element where “Experience with and love of competitive games” is listed as a “nice-to-have skill.”
Aside from these snippets of information, what the game’s about is anyone’s guess. It’s possible that it’ll be a standalone version of the Crucible mode, but with it being a “new title” it’s unlikely.
The job listing also doesn’t clarify if this is the leaked mobile title or something completely different, but don’t expect it anytime soon if they’re still hiring senior developers.
For more PvP leaks and rumors, you can check out everything we know about Modern Warfare 2’s leaked Tarkov-inspired DMZ mode.
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Is Destiny getting a mobile game? Leaks & rumors
Bungie are allegedly working on a new Destiny mobile title, and here’s everything we know about it, including all leaks and rumors.
There are rumors that the Destiny 2 developers are currently working on a brand-new mobile game with NetEase Interactive, and here’s everything that we know about this.
Many popular video game series like Apex Legends and Call of Duty have released mobile titles, and new rumors suggest that the Destiny 2 developers currently have plans to do the same thing.
Is Destiny getting a mobile game?
The Chinese company NetEase has previously worked on mobile titles like Diablo Immortal, and The Game Post claims that it is currently hiring staff to work on an “unannounced FPS mobile game.”
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According to The Game Post, this information came from a “source with knowledge of NetEase’s development plans” and Bungie are said to be collaborating with the Chinese conglomerate for this project.
Bungie has allegedly been working on a new Destiny game for “over two years now” so they might be bringing a mobile port similar to Apex Legends mobile or the upcoming Warzone Mobile. However, it’s possible that they could be developing an entirely new IP altogether.
Is there a Destiny Mobile release date?
At the time of writing, no release date has been confirmed for this mobile game. However, it’s been 5 years since Destiny 2 first arrived, so it wouldn’t be surprising if Bungie are gearing up to release a new entry. We’ll let you know once we hear anything about the release date.
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It’s worth keeping in mind that this information is based on leaks, so be sure to take it with a grain of salt until we get official confirmation from either company about the development of this title.
We’ll be sure to update this article with more information about Bungie’s alleged mobile title as it becomes available, including any leaks and details about the plot or gameplay. So, be sure to check back with us!
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Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris rewards: May 20
The Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris rewards are out for the week of May 20. Use our quick and easy guide to see what items can be redeemed.
Players who love to battle it out in competitive PvP action to earn Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris rewards can now see what the week of May 20 has to offer.
Destiny 2‘s Trial of Osiris has become a staple of Bungie’s sci-fi shooter, thanks to its heated action, and the rewards for May 20 are now available to see.
One of the most popular game modes that the first-person shooter offers is, no doubt, Trials of Osiris, which is the game’s competitive multiplayer playlist that allows Guardians to test their skills against other players.
One of the exciting factors of this game mode, besides proving your skills, is the new set of rewards that players can earn with their success every week. Here is the newest set of Trials of Osiris rewards in Destiny 2, the Witch Queen update.
What are the Trials of Osiris rewards for May 20 in Destiny 2?
The Trials of Osiris is an end-game Crucible event that resets its rewards and map on Fridays at 9 AM PST / 1 PM EST / 6 PM GMT.
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The more reputation you can earn in Bungie’s Trials of Osiris, the better quality of rewards you will receive in Destiny 2.
Trials of Osiris May 20 map
The map that players fight on changes each week, keeping things fresh and exciting for players. Here is the Trials of Osiris map for the week starting May 20 in Destiny 2:
- Endless Vale
Trials of Osiris May 20 rewards
Here is the complete list of Trials of Osiris rewards for this week:
- Reputation Rank 4: Upgrade Module (2)
- Reputation Rank 7: Enhancement Prism (3)
- Reputation Rank 10: Trials Weapon (Changes for each rank reset)
- Reputation Rank 13: Upgrade Module (2)
- Reputation Rank 16: Trials Weapon (Changes for each rank reset)
- Flawless Reward: Aisha’s Embrace (Adept)
To earn the Flawless Reward, players will need to win seven Trials of Osiris matches without losing a single game.
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It’s a tough feat, no doubt, but it’s doable with enough skill, patience, and understanding of the game’s mechanics.
- Passage of Ferocity – Your third match win grants a bonus win. (10000 Glimmer & 15 Legendary Shards)
- Passage of Mercy – Forgives one loss per run. (10000 Glimmer & 15 Legendary Shards)
- Passage of Wealth – Increased Trials Rank points from reaching 3, 5, and 7 match wins on a ticket. (15000 Glimmer & 25 Legendary Shards)
- Passage of Confidence – Grants bonus rewards from Flawless Chest. (20000 Glimmer & 50 Legendary Shards)
So, there you have it, that’s all the information you’ll need for this week’s Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris, make sure you try your best to get after these rewards, as they can be used to make your overall Destiny 2 experience more fruitful and enjoyable!
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