Bungie Releases New Destiny 2 Season Trailer Early, Here’s What’s In It
The trailer for Destiny 2’s new season of content is out now, revealing all sorts of information about what Guardians can expect to see in-game for Season 17. The trailer, embedded below, provides details on the themes of the season. new season, shows off some of the weapons and armor players can earn, reveals the location of the new dungeon launching this week, and provides a bunch of new story details.
Bungie originally announced that it would release the trailer at 8 a.m. PT / 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday, May 24, just two hours before the season actually launches for players. But that plan appears to have gone out the window after PlayStation Japan released its version of the trailer Monday night on YouTube. With the trailer in Japanese, there wasn’t much reason to delay the English version, so Bungie released the trailer a little over 14 hours earlier than it had said.
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The trailer begins on the moon with location provider Eris Morn and shows the Leviathan visible in the sky above the planet. The trailer reveals a couple of important elements right away: First, Destiny 2 continues the story of the Presage quest from Season of the Chosen and the Vox Obscura quest from Season of the Risen. Second, the Phantom Nightmares created by Darkness from the Shadowkeep expansion are playing a big role, bringing back old dead enemies for players to face, while also forcing characters to confront mistakes from their past.
He also reveals the name of Season 17: The Season of the Charmed.
The trailer heavily introduces Leviathan, the home of exiled Cabal Emperor Calus and a return location from Vanilla Destiny 2 that was skipped with the release of the Beyond Light expansion. It looks like the Leviathan will be home to the new dungeon, which launches on Friday, May 27, and with it will return weapons from the Season of Opulence, which included the Menagerie activity that put players back in the Leviathan. Our best guess is that the weapons you’ll find in the dungeon will be new versions of Menagerie weapons, including some PvP favorites like the Austringer Hand Cannon and Amado Sniper Rifle.
Story-wise, we see Eris, Zavala, Crow, and the Guardian player even participating in what appears to be a seance, so expect things to get spooky as they try to deal with the Nightmares associated with the moon and the moon. Pyramid ship. buried under its surface.
It’s hard to draw too many conclusions from the trailer’s story, as much of it focuses on the Leviathan, which has changed significantly since it disappeared with the Beyond Light expansion. Like the Glykon Volatus, the ship that was the setting for Presage, the Leviathan appears to have been changed by interactions with the Dark. It is covered in strange Darkness plants and full of Scorn enemies. There is also some suggestion that the Leviathan has taken on aspects of a throne world, with Ascendant portals scattered throughout. Looks like it’s going to get weird there. The Crown of Sorrow, a major element of both the Leviathan raid of the same name and the Presage quest, also appears in the new story.
The trailer also shows off new Solar abilities, confirming that Solar subclasses will be next to get the 3.0 treatment we saw with Void during the Season of the Risen and the Witch Queen expansion. It’s hard to say exactly what new abilities may be on offer, but there are at least a few nice touches, like a warlock snapping his fingers to set enemies on fire, which feels like a nod to BioShock’s same fire-starting capabilities. original.
The trailer also takes a look at some of the various armor sets that will be available throughout the season and possibly in the dungeon, many of which take on a ghastly, ghoulish theme to go along with the session feel of the season. Bungie posted more details about the Season of the Charmed on their website, filling in some gaps. Introducing a returning exotic weapon from Destiny 1, the Trespasser, which fires a burst of arc bullets. And the trailer ends with a Hunter wielding a Grim Reaper-esque flaming scythe to attack a Scorn Nightmare boss. It’s hard to say exactly what that scythe is, whether it’s a temporary weapon you can pick up like the Psionic Lance from Season of the Risen or a new Glaive archetype for players to earn throughout the season.
The Charmed Ones season kicks off at 10am PT / 1pm ET on Tuesday, so we can expect more answers then.
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