Destiny 2 Lightfall Release Date, Trailers, Story

Destiny 2 Lightfall Release Date, Trailers, Story
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Jacob Woodward


23rd Aug 2022 18:52

The Destiny 2 Lightfall expansion is something that fans of the franchise have been chomping at the bit for. Now, after the official Destiny 2 showcase on August 23, we've got a bunch of new and exciting information about this highly anticipated update. Below, we'll detail the Destiny 2 Lightfall release date, any accompanying trailers, and much more so you can be as informed as possible before Lightfall drops.

Destiny 2 Lightfall Release Date

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The Destiny 2 Lightfall release date has been a hotly argued topic for some time now. After initially being delayed to add more polish, and the knock-on effect from The Witch Queen also getting a delay, we now have the official Lightfall release date.

Destiny 2 Lightfall will release on February 28 2023. This is a very similar release window to that of The Witch Queen which launched almost a year earlier, potentially setting the precedent that any new major Destiny 2 expansion will have that February release window.


Destiny 2 Lightfall Trailers

As previously stated, the latest Destiny 2 showcase brought with it some pretty jaw-dropping information for the future of the game. Accompanying that was also a hefty trailer detailing the first look at your newest destination and a franchise-first planet aesthetic.

Destiny 2 Lightfall Story

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Destiny 2's story is truly becoming something to marvel at. After a somewhat confusing outing in the original Destiny game, Destiny 2 has only gone front strength to strength, building arcs and wrapping up specific characters' storylines as the seasons have gone on.

With Lightfall, Destiny 2 delves deeper into the darkness, allowing you to wield yet another darkness subclass - Strand, as well as meeting some enemies that Guardians have been eager to topple for years - The Witness and Calus. Lightfall also takes you to a whole new planet - Neptune, previously shrouded from all. This means that all of the futuristic-looking buildings are intact, something that Guardians have yet to experience. Couple this with enemies that have a fresh lick of paint and a potential new ally in Cloudstriders, and you've got yourself a whole new twist on the Destiny universe.

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We expect that you'll come up against The Witness and Calus (actually in the flesh) but it's still unclear as to whether the Guardians will succeed in their efforts to save the Traveller. With the name 'Lightfall', we could end up with the first story beat where the Darkness wins, expelling the Traveller from existence.

We'll know more on Lightfall as we get closer to the expansion's release date so come back to this article for more and more updates as that window gets closer.

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