Today marks the start of the penultimate chapter of the Light & Dark saga, Destiny 2: Lightfall.
Along with the wide array of changes, including armor, difficulty, and so much more. A brief overview of some of these changes can be found below.
Loadouts & Mod Customization – New Loadouts and Mod Customization features make customizing a Guardian faster and easier than ever. Easily view and place new mods via a single Mod Customization screen; save gear and mods into loadout slots that can be accessed on the fly.
Commendations & Guardian Ranks – Lightfall comes with a pair of new social systems meant to encourage friendly play and teamwork, and to better help players understand the skill level and experience of others. With Commendations, players will be able to award a variety of commendation awards to fireteam members upon completing activities together. Guardian Ranks will offer a quick visual shorthand of each Guardian’s skill and experience level, and players can move up Guardian Ranks by earning Commendations and completing activities throughout the game.Press Release
Even though most are excited to see what Destiny 2: Lightfall brings, today is also the start of the Season of Defiance.
This season brings with it some welcome changes, like a new three-player activity, the latest version of Guardian Games, and the return of some of the franchises most notable characters.
The latest Season in Destiny 2 – Season of Defiance – is here and players can immediately earn new Season ranks. In Season of Defiance, the Vanguard calls upon its closest allies to respond after the attack on the Traveler. Guardians must master the righteous powers of the Awoken to stand against the encroaching Shadow Legion and prove themselves as Queensguard.
Defiant Battlegrounds – In this new three-player activity, Guardians will bypass the Shadow Legion’s security by entering their outposts via the Ascendant Plane. Navigate the abyss and find missing captives by completing rituals that open the gateway to safety.
Vanguard Ops Playlist Update – Now featuring Heist Battlegrounds and PsiOps Battlegrounds, the updated Vanguard Ops playlist will also include refreshed versions of two strikes: The Arms Dealer and Lake of Shadows.
Guardian Games 2023 – The annual clash of Guardian classes arrives in May and is free for all Destiny 2 players. Hunters, Warlocks, and Titans will compete to complete events, bank medallions to receive great rewards, earn a commemorative statue in the Tower, and have bragging rights for a full year.Press Release
Along with the event, a new exotic Stasis bow, Verglas Curve, was formally revealed. This is something players noticed when the Guardian Rank changes were announced, though nothing beyond the name, and assumed abilities were known.
While Destiny 2: Lightfall will not begin until 12 PM EST/9 AM PST, plus the obvious wait as players rush to see all the new goodies, a wide variety of details were datamined. These include seasonal weapons, Root of Nightmares raid bosses, Eververse items, cutscenes and more.