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Destiny 2 Reveals ‘Shadowkeep’ Moon Expansion



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To keep interest-levels in the title going, the developers behind Destiny 2 regularly update it with new weapons, skins, and worlds. Now, players can look forward to Destiny 2’s latest ‘Shadowkeep’ world expansion — the moon.

Although somewhat lacking in the character customization department, Destiny 2 is still the slickest shooter on the market. The game continues to occupy a unique place in the first-person-shooter (FPS) genre. It has outstanding visuals and an art style. It has a superbly enjoyable shooting mechanic. It has classes but going full RPG. It doesn’t rely solely on frustrating player-versus-player (PvP) matches like some competitors but on longer co-op raids that provide a more satisfying gaming experience.

To summarize, the game is great — and it’s about to get greater with the latest Shadowkeep moon expansion.

Back to the Moon

The setting of the new update is not the Earth’s Moon we commonly see in sci-fi settings. It’s not a desolate place with a couple of utilitarian bases built by human hands. Instead, Shadowkeep expansion envisions the Moon as an ancient place filled with mysterious structures, tunnels, and caves.

In the first Destiny, the Moon was the center of the game’s second raid — Crota’s End. This time, Destiny 2 developers claim that the gameplay area on the Moon will be twice as large. Additionally, Destiny players will recognize the Shrine of Oryx making its reappearance.

The storyline from the first Destiny continues as well. The Hunter who helped you defeat Crota and Oryx in Destiny — Eris Morn — looks to have awakened something that should have been left alone.

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Image courtesy of IGDB/Destiny 2 press kit.

Destiny 2 Updates

As is tradition, the new expansion will bring other significant updates to Destiny 2:

  • The Shattered Throne dungeon consisting of three encounters — two bosses and a puzzle arena — alongside secret areas and some platforming.
  • Three new Exotics:
    • A heavy bow that uses power ammo and has a heavy knockback effect.
    • A Vex-derived tracer rifle that marks enemies for your allies to shoot in the new critical spot.
    • A handheld cannon with a scope that uses power ammo.
  • Armor 2.0 — something that should have been there from the beginning. You will now be able to customize your armor with consequential perks, instead of just switching between armor’s rating and looks.
  • PvP gameplay tweaks.
  • The return of the Artifacts — you will get a new Artifact to upgrade each season, which will last until the end of the season.
  • Finishing moves — execution moves similar to Apex Legends which can be triggered when enemy nears death. If you recall, Bungie had a system like this in Halo: Reach, Halo 4, and Halo 5: Guardians.

You can embark on Destiny 2’s Shadowkeep adventure three months from now on September 17.

What do you think about the Shadowkeep expansion for Destiny 2? Let us know in the comments below! 

Images courtesy of IGDB/Destiny 2 press kit, Twitter/@DestinyTheGame.

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