Destiny 2 will be getting a brand new content pack for Bungie’s 30th anniversary. Here’s everything that’s in it, and what you need to know to grab it yourself.
Destiny 2’s next expansion, The Witch Queen, was pushed back to February 2022, but Bungie has added a new content pack to help players keep playing until Season 16.
The Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack will celebrate the developer’s lineage, across the likes of Myth, Marathon, Oni, Halo, and of course, Destiny. It’s not immediately obvious how the content is divided up between free and paid items, but this guide should make things a little easier to digest.
Destiny 2 Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack release date
The content arrives on December 7, 2021. That’s a Tuesday, so expect it alongside the game’s usual weekly reset.
How to get the Destiny 2 Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack
You can pre-order the 30th Anniversary Pack for Destiny 2 right now on Steam or on the Xbox or PlayStation stores, whichever you play on.
The Bungie pack currently costs $24.99/£21.99 no matter where you purchase it, and there’s no sign that will change before release. The cost of the DLC has been contentious among fans.
The pack is also included in the Destiny 2: Witch Queen and 30th Anniversary Edition – that’ll set you back $99.99/£87.99, but also includes the Witch Queen expansion, season passes for Seasons 16, 17, 18, and 19, two Year 5 dungeons, an exotic SMG and catalyst, and a sparrow.
What’s in Bungie’s 30th Anniversary Destiny 2 pack
The 30th Anniversary pack will feature some free content, as well as paid extras. Here’s everything you’ll find, whether you buy the pack or not.
In terms of free content, players will be able to take part in a new six-player matchmade activity. We’d imagine this will be along the lines of a traditional seasonal activity – think Astral Alignment, Override, or similar.
There will also be “iconic weapons to collect”, although whether these are new or reprised Destiny 1 weapons is anyone’s guess at this point. Expect at least one of these to be tied to the aforementioned six-player matchmade activity, though.
Bungie has mentioned “mysteries to unravel,” which points to some sort of narrative element. We’ll add to this when we know more, but Bungie has also promised “rewards that commemorate our long and storied history together,” although we still don’t know what those will be.
Players can also expect a hefty balance patch for Destiny 2, with a focus on shotguns and exotics.
First and foremost, we have to talk about the Gjallarhorn. This exotic rocket launcher from the original game in the series is being added to Destiny 2 for Bungie’s anniversary. It’s unknown whether or not it will be available for players who don’t get the pack at this point, either.
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Want even more Gjallarhorn? Well, the anniversary pack also includes an awesome-looking Sparrow with the weapon’s gold wolf livery. You’ll have a tough time finding a better-looking way to speed around than this. Both the sparrow and the Gjallarhorn are available through the new “pirate-themed” dungeon.
You’d think this would be space pirate-themed, but we wouldn’t count out Bungie including the nautical variety either. It’ll be set in the Loot Cave on the Cosmodrome, too, a fun nod to the first game’s history.
The Thorn-inspired Armor Set you can see in the header image of this article will also be included, along with some special Bungie-themed ornaments and cosmetics, including the streetwear-style set at the top of the page.
Destiny 1 weapons including Eysaluna and 1000 Yard Stare will also make a comeback, while the Claymore from Myth and the shotgun from Marathon will also be added. No sign of the rumored Halo crossover weapons yet, though.
Finally, players who get the pack will also receive the Claymore Sword from Myth to use in Destiny 2, which looks perfect for cutting up enemies left and right.
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen doesn’t come out until February 22, but in the meantime be sure to check out more of our Destiny 2 content.
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