Destiny 2 Beyond Light coming September, offers free next-gen upgrade

Destiny 2 Beyond Light is the name of the looter shooter’s next expansion, arriving on 23 September 2020 and going free on next-generation consoles Xbox Series X and PS5 to those who buy it on current-gen consoles Xbox One and PS4.

Beyond Light setting, enemy and new Stasis power

As predicted, Beyond Light will add a new playable destination in the form of Europa, a frozen moon of Jupiter. Europa, like Mars, is home to a Golden Age Braytech facility and will present “secrets that lie deep under the ancient ice,” developer Bungie confirmed.

A new Guardian power — Stasis — will join the current set of Arc, Solar and Void, Bungie also confirmed, calling Stasis a power “rooted in darkness” while stressing that “Titans, Warlocks and Hunters will each use Stasis in a different way.” More information on Stasis will come ahead of the launch of Beyond Light.

Finally, the content will introduce the Fallen Kell of Darkness, Eramis.

“A new power is born out of the ancient Pyramid ship above Europa, and a dark empire has risen beneath. The splintered houses of the Fallen have rallied and built their new empire on Europa, united under the [Eramis’] banner,” Bungie advised. “Abandoned by the Traveler and left by the Light, Eramis is on her own journey into the Darkness, and towards a collision course with Guardians.”

Beyond Light new Raid: Deep Stone Crypt

The expansion will also offer up a new Raid in the form of Deep Stone Crypt.

“For decades it has remained dormant,” Bungie said, teasing the content. “Guardians will test their skill and teamwork in this brand new six-person raid, where glorious rewards await.”

Beyond Light pricing and editions

Beyond Light will come in a variety of editions as follows:

Beyond Light only

This contains the new expansion only.

Beyond Light + Season

This contains the new expansion plus one Season Pass.

Beyond Light Digital Deluxe Edition

The Digital Deluxe Edition includes:

  • Destiny 2: Beyond Light Expansion + Full Year of Seasonal Content (4 Seasons Total)
  • With pre-order: Exotic Rimed Ghost Shell and Legendary Emblem
  • Freeze Tag Exotic Emote
  • No Time to Explain Exotic Pulse Rifle with Exotic Catalyst and Ornament
  • Any Other Sky Exotic Sparrow
  • Price: $104.95 AUD (Xbox Store, PlayStation Store, Steam)

Beyond Light Collector’s Edition

The Collector’s Edition is exclusive to the Bungie Store and includes:

  • Beyond Light Digital Deluxe Edition (digital code only)
  • Die-Cast Splinter of Darkness Replica with lights
  • Europa Explorer’s Bag
  • Europa Exploration Canteen
  • Mysterious Logbook
  • Plus other discoveries from Europa
  • Price: $199.99 USD

Beyond Light can be pre-ordered from today; those who do so will receive instant access to a new Exotic Ghost Shell, a Legendary Emblem and other bonus items. Digital Deluxe owners will also receive a new Exotic Freeze Tag emote.

Beyond Light current- to next-gen upgrade

Those who purchase Destiny 2 Beyond Light on current-gen consoles will receive an upgrade for the game and expansion on next-gen consoles, Bungie confirmed.

Destiny 2 will be coming to both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X next-generation consoles,” Bungie advised. “In addition, purchases of Destiny 2: Beyond Light on Xbox One will transfer to Xbox One Series X for free via Smart Delivery.

“Purchases on PlayStation 4 will upgrade to PlayStation 5 for free.”

More Destiny 2 next-gen news will follow in the lead up to September, Bungie also advised.

Destiny 2 is available now on Windows PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Stadia where available. Beyond Light heads to those platforms on 23 September, and on Xbox Series X and PS5 at launch. The game’s latest season, Season of Arrivals, starts today.

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