Despite it still being available to buy on Steam for $24. 99, Bungie is removing Destiny 2‘s Forsaken expansion from the game in February next year, at which point it will enter Destiny 2‘s DCV, the Destiny Content Vault. When The Witch Queen expansion arrives in February 2022, Forsaken is being vaulted along with a host of other Year 4 content.
This is shortly after fan backlash against skill-based matchmaking at Trials of Osiris .
Bungie claims vaulting content will make it easier to add new features, locations and missions. Along with the Presage, Harbinger Exotic and Tangled Shore locations, they will be removed.
The Proving Grounds strike, Battlegrounds and other activities that were part of Year 4 will be able to survive the cull.
“Vaulting this content will allow us the space to launch The Witch Queen expansion and its new Throne World destination, as well as new features like weapon crafting, the new Legendary difficulty campaign option, the new Glaive weapon archetype, plus all the additional content we have planned for the four new Seasons to come starting in February,” Bungie explains in an announcement post.
“Beginning in February, the existing Battlegrounds will be combined with strikes into a new ‘Vanguard Operations’ playlist that will be free for all players. The Warden of Nothing strike, which will still be in the game, will also remain and will be free for all players. Lastly, all of Spider’s currency exchange function will be taken over by Master Rahool in the Tower when the Tangled Shore is moved into the DCV.”
Bungie will make the Forsaken campaign free to play from December 7, 2021, giving people a couple of months to experience it before it’s gone forever. If you don’t follow videogame news, you can still buy the content, but it will be removed shortly after.
Fans took to social media to protest the decision to end the expansion.
The current story’s start point is a mission in which a campaign main character (which doesn’t exist anymore) dies and you have to care.
With the new expansion launch they’re deleting this and the entire revenge-seeking operation.
— Demonic Terrorson (@DominicTarason) October 7, 2021
if you’ve been a fan paying for destiny 2 since launch this makes it now 130+ dollars of destiny 2 content that has been thrown into the volcano from tekken and you can’t play anymore https://t.co/wKxRs4G9DZ
— yuuko from nichijou (@headfallsoff) October 7, 2021
Written by Kirk McKeand on behalf of GLHF.