Destiny 2: The Witch Queen arrives this month so, to give you a glimpse of what the expansion will offer, Bungie have put out a mini-documentary.
Online FPS Destiny 2 is very, very lore-heavy (it’s from the team behind the first three Halos) so don’t expect to immediately grasp what the video or, indeed the whole expansion is all about. But, essentially, there’s a powerful weapon in the hands of someone you definitely wouldn’t to meet in a dark alley.
Savathûn is the person in question and she’s the titular witch queen that may force you into some strange alliances. The opening of the video is a bit distracting because that the big ship is a dead ringer for Alien/Prometheus’s Engineer craft, but once you get past there’s a wealth of information which, be warned, if you haven’t dabbled in Destiny, could constitute spoilers.
The video boasts that, as was planned from the beginning, the expansion ties up narrative threads from the original Destiny. That’d be very cool if it was true – J. Michael Straczynski did something similar with Babylon 5. That said, it could also be that Bungie just realised they’d forgotten to tie up a few storylines and pretended it was on purpose.
Savathûn has, according to the video, had a long game, playing the rest of the Destiny-verse for fools and no longer has any use for the major players. It also offers a glimpse of the glaive, a new multi-use weapon type that can fire projectiles, block attacks and also be used as a melee weapon.
Speaking of weapons, the trailer also takes a peek at weapon crafting which, amongst other things, will allow you to reconstruct an ancient weapon, powerful enough to take Savathûn on.
You can find out more by watching the above video and purchase Destiny 2’s The Witch Queen expansion when it arrives this February 22nd on Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.