Destiny 2: Lightfall is cyberpunk battle when it launches in February


Bungie first teased his next major Destiny 2: Lightfall expansion over two years ago, and since then players have taken control of the darkness, fought against Savathûn and her undead army, and witnessed… The Witness. Now it’s time to shake things up again with the launch of Destiny 2: Lightfall on February 28, with its new cyberpunk world, new Strand subclasses and much more.

It is also the final battle of the epic light vs. dark saga of Destiny.

In the centre of Destiny 2: Lightfall is an unusual new location for Bungie’s franchise that is heavily cyberpunk. A new hidden Neomuna city on Neptune serves as a dystopian futuristic setting for the continuation of Lot 2‘s storyline, which will see the return of Calus as the main villain once again. The Witness, a mysterious humanoid villain, has Calus at his side in the fight to destroy the equally mysterious Traveler.

Neomuna, the capital of Neptune, has bright neon lights throughout and aurora borealis-like lighting throughout. It is unlike anything that exists in the Destiny universe, and it is a secret technologically advanced city. It also includes new Cloud Striders that protect Neomuna, and the Shadow Legion Cabal faction and massive Tormentors that can attack from a distance.

Bungie again introduces a new subclass with light. Strand is a green colored subclass and is getting massively more powerful Lot 2 guardians like nothing we’ve ever seen before. If you thought Stasis was powerful, Strand goes even further with abilities that focus more on movement and traversal to help.

The new Strand subclass in Destiny 2: Lightfall.
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The big new addition in Strand is a grapple hook, just like we’ve seen in Fortnite, Halo Infiniteand Apex Legends. You can grab at any point and you can use the hook to grab anything. Originally developed for the Hunter class, Bungie called for expanding it to all three classes so that any guard can wield the grappling hook.

Strand isn’t all about the grapple hook though, it contains a lot of damage possibilities. Titans gain giant claws for damage, fighters gain a rope you can weave and whip, and Warlocks gain a knife-barrage-esque super ability.

Lot 2‘s new Neomuna location.
Image: Bungie

Bungie also makes Destiny 2: Lightfall much more accessible to new and old players. Guardian Ranks is a new system that players can use to identify experienced players in Lot 2. Bungie will also add a built-in group search system (LFG) in 2023, which will allow players to group for activities. There is also a new commendation system where players can show appreciation for fellow players.

Other quality of life improvements include in-game gear and a mod manager. Lot 2 players have had to use third-party tools like DIM for years, so something in the game will be a very welcome addition.

Before Destiny 2: Lightfall coming next year, there’s a new season of Lot 2 that starts today. Season of Plunder is all about being space pirates, and it sees the return of the Fallen Eramis villain. The battles include a new Ketchcrash mode where you board pirate ships and loot chests, and another activity where you hunt pirate leaders.

Season of Plunder also introduces Arc 3.0, the final class skill edit. Titans get a new Thunderclap-loaded high-damage melee attack, with fighters gaining Blink movement again. Warlocks also get two new lightning strikes.

The King’s Fall raid also returns on Friday, originally part of the original The Taken King expansion. It’s a big season as we get closer Lot 2: Lightfall, next to an Fortnite and Autumn boys crossing and Lot 2 arrive at the Epic Games Store.

Destiny 2: Lightfall releases on February 28 on Xbox, PlayStation, PC and Stadia.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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