Destiny 2 Content Vault to remove Titan, Mars, more in September

Destiny 2 will start to place content in a Content Vault to reduce “the size and complexity of the game,” Bungie has today announced. Launching at the same time as its Beyond Light expansion, the Content Vault will remove access to locations like Io, Titan and Mars while adding content from the original Destiny.

Bungie was quick to point out that “the DCV does not apply to any weapons and armor in a player’s inventory or vault. The DCV is about activities and destinations,” so your earned items won’t be lost (apart from weapons that are taken out of rotation).

It’s also unclear how the story of Destiny New Light will be impacted now that half the locations in the story-based narrative have been removed.

“This fall, we will begin delivering on the future of Destiny by making way for new adventures, locales, and stories dreamed up by our creative team, and forging the truly evolving world that it was always meant to be. These changes allow us the freedom to finally weave an overall experience for the Destiny universe that can truly live, starting with Beyond Light,” Bungie assured players.

“We can now fit puzzle pieces we haven’t been able to pick up since the beginning of the original Destiny – including the true nature of the Darkness and Light and how such power will change you as a Guardian. We can now bring some of the greatest experiences in Destiny to the forefront of the current game alongside new ones to come.”

Here’s what to expect:

Destiny 2 Content Vault at Beyond Light launch

  • The following destinations:
    • Europa (new)
    • Cosmodrome (unvaulted, but not yet at full Destiny 1 parity on 9/22)
    • Moon
    • Tangled Shore
    • Dreaming City
    • European Dead Zone
    • Nessus
  • Returning Strikes
    • The Cosmodrome’s Will of Crota Strike will be accessible
  • Content to be removed from Destiny 2:
    • Io, Titan, Mercury, Mars, and Leviathan will be cycled out and no longer be accessible.
    • This includes all PvE activities (including campaigns) on those destinations.

Destiny 2 Content Vault during Season 13

  • Cosmodrome will be fleshed out to roughly Destiny 1 Year 1 parity.
  • Cosmodrome’s The Devil’s Lair and Fallen S.A.B.E.R. strikes return.

Additional Destiny 2 Content Vault Year 4 notes

  • There will be three raids playable this fall, including a new one set in the Deep Stone Crypt on Europa as part of the Beyond Light expansion.
  • There will be new ways to earn Exotics originally tied to destinations and activity content that have entered the Destiny Content Vault.
  • Available strikes will be based on a pool of possible strikes from active destinations. When a destination goes into the DCV, so too will its strikes.
  • The PvP Map playlist will remain a curated ‘best of’ mixture of maps from Destiny 1 and 2.
  • Gambit and Gambit Prime are being merged into a single mode, with their original armor visuals available to earn from the Drifter.

Destiny 2 is available now on Windows PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Stadia where available. A new expansion called Beyond Light heads to those platforms on 23 September, and on Xbox Series X and PS5 at launch.

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