Bungie has just announced its next big expansion for its popular online multiplayer first person shooter Destiny 2 along side a jam packed development roadmap that outlines seasons three and four for the game. Destiny 2’s Warmind expansion is scheduled to release on May 8th and will be the kick off for season three. Bungie have said that Warmind “Will send you to new places to meet new heroes and battle new enemies. You’ll earn new loot and master new activities.” so this is already sounding like a step up from the previous expansion Curse of Osiris.
For those already keen to know more there is a planned reveal stream by the developers on April 24th which you can tune into via Twitch so start marking your calendars for that one.
It’s good to see that Bungie seems to be bringing back a lot of features from the first Destiny like Weapon Randomisation and Weapon Slots, they also have plans to changes the way that Crucible Content in season three is distributed to players in Destiny 2.
“Season Three marks the beginning of a new plan for how we deliver Crucible content. For every player of Destiny 2, we’ll be releasing all of the new Crucible Maps being developed for Warmind into matchmaking. The same goes for the maps we released with Curse of Osiris. To keep the community in the Crucible unified, everyone will see new arenas in matchmade playlists like Quickplay, Competitive, Trials of the Nine, Iron Banner, as well as the new weekly rotators that include Rumble and Mayhem. That means more opponents for everyone. With the arrival of Private Matches, players will need to purchase each Expansion to have exclusive access to play those Crucible maps with other players in a private match. This plan goes into effect on May 8 with the beginning of Season Three.”
Whilst these changes are good to see it’s obvious that they come from the backlash that was received over Bungies implementation of the Curse of Osiris expansion content.
Post launch however it seems like players will be in for more of the same but with a few tweaks and for those hardcore Destiny 2 players out there its still likely to please. Either way its good to see the content coming at a steady pace for the game and we will likely have more information for you on Destiny 2’s Warmind expansion after the April 24th stream and be sure to check out Cameron’s extensive review of the game up until now.