During a recent livestream event going on right now, Bungie has finally confirmed the new Destiny 2 expansion, The Witch Queen, to the world. For the occasion, we can finally get to know the release date of this DLC.
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen Release Date
As predicted by Bungie itself, the brand new expansion of Destiny 2, entitled The Witch Queen, was presented in a livestream in these recent hours. After its announcement, the new expansion has regrettably been the victim of a delay, as it was officially confirmed to release this year, but will be now delayed to February 22, 2022.
The delay occurred because of the amount of material present in the new expansion, which seemingly took longer than expected. After the release of Destiny 2, the title has seen many changes to make it a different game altogether, given its lukewarm reception. Hence, delaying The Witch Queen expansion is a good choice, keeping away from possible crunching situations.
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen Story, Weapons, Combat
The Witch Queen livestream event was actually announced through a small teaser trailer that anticipated the arrival of Savanthun, the main villain of the expansion. The synopsis will see the Guardians uncover the mystery behind it and how she “Stole the Light.”
In the live broadcast, we have seen that a new area will be added to the map: Savathun’s Throne World. According to the description, this place is “host to a fragile balance of power. From her palace to the swamp, all that she hides can be found here.”
As for the gameplay, you will be given a new type of weapon, the Glaive (with reference to a very widespread pole weapon in the Middle Ages). It is a combat weapon that will allow players to engage in lethal combos against enemies, as well as bullet attacks.
Another new addition to the Destiny 2 The Witch Queen Expansion expansion is the new crafting system. This will allow players to create custom weapons with countless combinations of mods, shaders, and stats to build the inventory that best suits their needs.
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen Price and Pre-Order Details
Finally, the pre-orders of the expansion also include bonuses and a Deluxe Edition. By pre-ordering the Standard Edition, players will receive the Throne World Exotic Ghost Shell, an Enigma Exotic Emote, and an Emblem as a bonus.
Coming with the deluxe edition, however, seasons 16 to 19, the Dungeon of the year 5, an exotic SMG, a catalyst, an ornament, and an exotic goshawk. The Deluxe Edition will have a price of $119.95.
Here’s The Witch Queen Cinematic and Gameplay Trailer: