The Dreadnaught, Oryx’s ship in Destiny 1’s well regarded DLC the Taken King, is not a playable location in Destiny 2 – not yet at least.
Not officially at any rate, because Destiny 2 players have this week discovered a very curious bug that strongly suggests we’ll be revisiting the Taken King’s Dreadnaught at some point in the sequel.
More than one player have reported seeing the Saturn loading screen accompanied by the very distinct Dreadnaught musical queue when playing Destiny 2 normally. Saturn isn’t one of the locations players can visit in Destiny 2 currently, but its significance is closely tied to Oryx’s Dreadnaught ship.
The Dreadnaught continues to orbit the planet, after all. For some reason, Destiny 2 sometimes gets confused and plays this decidedly Taken King sound bite and loading screen occasionally. If you look closely, this is more than a leftover asset, because the image that appears in Destiny 2 is of a higher quality than what was possible in Destiny 1.
Players have long suspected we’ll be revisiting either Saturn, the Dreadnaught or both at some point in Destiny 2. The running theory is that Bungie will bring it back during the course of this DLC season rather than with next year’s big expansion.
Bungie previously confirmed that Destiny 2: Forsaken’s annual pass will add new “bubble locations” to the game, and not new planets. This doesn’t necessarily preclude returning locations, especially considering the Dreadnaught is not a planet.
That said, maybe recreating the entire ship could prove to be beyond the scope of Forsaken’s DLCs, with the location instead returning in the inevitable Year 3 expansion.
One other thing to keep in mind is that, as many Reddit users pointed out, Destiny 2’s final story cut-scene following the Traveller’s awakening shows its light touching several spots in the Solar system. These were – in order – Mercury, Mars, the Reef, and finally Saturn and the Dreadnaught.
So far, we’ve visited three of the four locations in Curse of Osiris, Warmind, and Forsaken. Logic dictates that the next big location would be Oryx’s Dreadnaught, at least if you believe this order to be intentional.
If you’ve been to Forsaken’s Dreaming City, and played the Last Wish raid, you’ll know that the Hive are heavily involved in the city’s current predicament. A certain Oryx sibling reclaiming her brother’s lost throne and bringing the fight to Saturn/Dreadnaught wouldn’t be out of the ordinary.
While you wait for Bungie to show its hand, you can spend some of this time learning how to reach max Power with our big Destiny 2: Forsaken guide. Whether you’re just after walkthroughs of the weekly challenges or more detailed tips, you’ll find everything on the page.