This closely mirrors the August 2021 show that gave us our first look at the Witch Queen expansion. Due to Bungie’s updated release schedule after delaying Destiny 2 The Witch Queen, this event should give us our first real look at Lightfall, Destiny 2’s 2023 expansion and the next chapter in the Light and Darkness Saga of the game.
Watch what’s next August 23, 2022 pic.twitter.com/3oO2piSJHe21 July 2022
A short teaser was released prior to the event featuring the witness, the big bad one revealed at the end of the Witch Queen campaign, and also dating back to the mysterious doppelganger we encountered in the Black Garden during the Beyond Light campaign. There are flashes of Calus, who has been the focus of Haunted Season, as well as raid boss Rhulk – all notable characters with connections to the Darkness. A press release confirms that the teaser is titled No Escape, and that Bungie isn’t playing shyly with promises Certificate “What’s Next.”
“We’ve seen enough. The children of Seoul are crying out for salvation,” said the narrator whose apparent darkness in humour, echoing the promises of salvation previously made by the aforementioned doppelganger. “Enough with death. Enough with life. You don’t have any pieces left to put.”
Bungie is bringing something big, and all signs are pointing to Lightfall. August 23 is also the start of the upcoming Year 5 season, so we can expect some additional details about new seasonal activities and rewards — including a remastered Destiny 1 raid, rumored to be the downfall of the beloved Taken King. Whatever it brings, Season 18 will likely speed the build-up towards Lightfall, even though Bungie has been planting the seeds for the next expansion for months — or indeed, years — already.
Lightfall will be the third chapter in the four-part finale of Destiny 2’s Light and Darkness saga. It was once placed as the final itselfbut Bungie since then Added another expansion, the final look, to its own roadmap. Lightfall is expected in early 2023, with The Final Shape to follow in early 2024. Although this will end the current Destiny 2 saga, Bungie is committed to supporting the game for many years to come.
Last month , We spoke to Bungie about making Haunted Seasonand how they make Destiny 2 harder and scarier while introducing more end-game content.