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Destiny 2: The Witch Queen expansion features enemies who will use Light against you

In Destiny 2's next expansion, The Witch Queen Savathun awaits in her Throne World.

Bungie showed off the first look at The Witch Queen today, which is the next expansion for Destiny 2.

While some info was leaked on the PlayStation Store earlier today, more information was provided during a stream, along with confirmation of a February 22 release.

The Witch Queen comes with area called Savathun's Throne World which harbors the new Lucent Hive Guardians which will wield the Light against you, and they have their own Hive Ghosts. So they will be something to contend with.

You can expect some new weapons to deal use against them, such as the Glaive which is a melee weapon. In order to acquire it and some of the other new weapons, you will make use of a new crafting system. You’ll be able to forge all of The Witch Queen and Seasonal weapons, and the system will be more versatile than the Umbral system - it will even allow you to hunt for specific perks.

The new content will include a Legendary mode, which has some nice rewards, and it can played with a team or by yourself with scaling difficulty.

Here's more:

  • The Witch Queen: For years, Savathûn’s schemes have unfolded, as she has assumed the identities of trusted allies and woven a web of lies that has spanned the galaxy. With the upcoming launch of Destiny 2: The Witch Queen, Guardians will learn the truth behind her infernal plans and face a challenge unlike any they’ve encountered before: Enemies who are infused with the very Light that Guardians hold dear.
  • Weapons and Crafting: With the new weapon crafting feature, for the first time in Destiny’s history players will be able to forge weapons, complete with unique combinations of mods, shaders, and advanced stats. Guardians will also wield a new weapon type – the Glaive, Destiny’s introduction to a 1st-person melee weapon, which will be capable of powerful melee attacks, mid-range blasts, and shielding its wielder.
  • The Throne World: A twisted wonderland of corruption and splendor, Savathûn’s Throne World plays host to a fragile balance of terrifying power. Guardians will explore this brand-new destination and uncover the mysteries that reside in both the Darkness and the Light.
  • Lucent Brood: Aim down sights at enemies who are infused with Light – the same Light that powers Guardians – complete with sinister abilities at once familiar and terrifying.
  • New Activities: The Witch Queen brings new challenges, including a new six-player matchmade activity, a new raid set in the heart of a sunken Pyramid ship, and more.

Season of the Lost is live now, and acts as a prelude to The Witch Queen and will set the stage for the upcoming expansion. In it, Mara Sov, the Queen of the Awoken, has returned to the Dreaming city and needs your help to save her lost tech witches from the Shattered Realm.

The Season is full of new weapons, a new six-player activity, a new weekly mission, and a portal to the Shattered Realm. The Lorentz Driver Exotic Linear Fusion Rifle can be instantly unlocked with a Season Pass or earned by ranking up. Ager’s Scepter, a new Stasis-powered Exotic Trace Rifle will be available later in the Season through an Exotic quest. There are also brand-new Legendary Stasis weapons in the Season of the Lost arsenal.

Season of the Lost is longer than the average Destiny 2 Season and doesn’t end until The Witch Queen launches on February 22. The Season Pass reward path, artifact, and challenges will carry on throughout the Season without resetting. Additional Bright Dust will be available, and the team at Bungie will be resetting the amount of Synthweave tokens you can earn through bounties during the second half of the Season.

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