Destiny 2's Forsaken Expansion Release Date, Gameplay and Changes

Bungie gave fans a glimpse of things to come in Destiny 2’s Forsaken expansion, such as massive gameplay changes, story missions, and even a new game mode, all launching on Sept. 4.

The most significant change coming to Destiny 2 is how the gun system is going to work. Bungie announced that gun slots—Kinetic, Power, and Energy—will be completely unrestricted, meaning that you can even equip up to three shotguns if you so choose. The gun drops will no longer be static as well, meaning that the system will be a lot like the first game, where the same weapons can have different stats based on a random algorithm. Along with this new system, Destiny 2 will see a new weapon—a composite bow and arrow.

The story content this time around isn’t as in-depth as the previous content releases, but will focus on a place called the Reef as you hunt down several different Fallen Barons. The endgame will take place in the Dreaming City, which Bungie liked to call “the baby” of the Vault of Glass and the Dreadnought.

The new mode that was unveiled is called "Gambit." The goal of the game is to fight the AI as you fill up a status bar by collecting motes of light. After filling the bar, you can unleash the “Prime Evil” and storm the other team's base. This is a new mode that pits not only Player vs. AI, but also gives the secondary objective for Player vs. Player.

Destiny 2’s Forsaken is priced at $39.99 for the Standard, $69.99 for the Forsaken and Annual Pass Bundle, and $79.99 for the Deluxe, which are all available for pre-order until its release on Sept. 4.