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Destiny 2: The Final Shape Launches Worldwide

Final chapter of Destiny 2’s "Light & Darkness Saga" finds Guardians facing their ultimate adversary in the Witness. New raid to launch this Friday.

Today, Bungie has globally launched Destiny 2: The Final Shape on all platforms. The concluding chapter of Destiny’s decade-long “Light & Darkness Saga”, The Final Shape finds Guardians confronting oblivion as they face down their ultimate adversary in the Witness and end the War of Light and Darkness.

In The Final Shape, Guardians will engage in an epic battle to spoil the Witness’s twisted designs for the fate of the universe. Along the way, they will enter the fabled Traveler and explore a brand-new destination, The Pale Heart. While pursuing the Witness through The Pale Heart, Guardians will rally their Vanguard allies to their side and confront enemies both new and familiar.

To succeed in their fight against their ultimate foe, Guardians will have access to never-before-seen powers with the release of The Final Shape. First and foremost is the Prismatic subclass. Forged of both Light and Darkness energies, Prismatic empowers players to combine Arc, Solar, Void, Stasis, and Strand into a custom subclass of their own design. By dealing enough Light and Darkness damage, players can become Transcendent, which will give them access to new grenades that deal both Light and Darkness damage, weapon damage bonuses, and more.

Prismatic is designed to give players more buildcrafting options, with more fragment types and slots than other subclasses. Combined with the new Exotic class items that arrive with The Final Shape – one for each class – players will find more options for expressing their true power as a Guardian than ever before.

Following the launch of Destiny 2: The Final Shape and Guardians’ confrontation with the Witness, Bungie will launch the first Episode, Echoes, on June 11. In this first of three standalone Episodes launching over the year of The Final Shape, Guardians will embark on a new adventure in the aftermath of the confrontation with the Witness. Full of new stories, new activities, and new rewards, Echoes will unfold over three Acts from June 11 until early October.

New Raid and World First Race Coming June 7

Shortly after the launch of The Final Shape, Bungie will unlock its latest raid, Salvation’s Edge. Destiny raids are pinnacle aspirational activities designed for six skilled Guardians* determined to test their skills, teamwork, and ability to solve the toughest challenges available in the game. Salvation’s Edge will launch for all The Final Shape players on June 7 at 10 AM Pacific (17:00 UTC).

With the launch of the Salvation’s Edge raid, Bungie will also kick off its competition to crown the first fireteam in the world to complete the raid. The confirmed winning fireteam will receive one-of-a-kind World First title belts for each fireteam member along with the glory of being awarded the World First title. Look for the official announcement of the winning World First team in the days following the launch of the raid.

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Destiny 2: The Final Shape

The Final Shape looms – a nightmarish calcification of reality into the Witness’s twisted design. Guardians will embark on a perilous journey into the heart of the Traveler, rally the Vanguard, and end the War of Light and Darkness. Destiny 2: The Final Shape serves as the final chapter of Destiny’s decade-long “Light and Darkness Saga” and will find players tapping into new powers and encountering new challenges.
Prismatic – For the first time in Destiny, weave Darkness and Light powers together with the Prismatic subclass. Balance the Light and Darkness to earn Transcendence, unlock new abilities, and unleash the true power of Prismatic.

The Pale Heart – For a decade, Destiny players have stared at the Traveler with wonder. Now, they will enter it for the very first time. Explore this new destination, an unraveling landscape that echoes with the deeds of Guardians’ pasts. By persevering in this mysterious place, players will uncover what lies at the center of the Traveler, warped by the Witness.

Legendary Campaign – The stakes have never been higher, nor has the challenge. Legendary campaign returns with The Final Shape, with the promise of greater rewards, and the threat of a challenge that only a Guardian and their fireteam can face.

Exotic Class Items – For the first time in Destiny 2, players will be able to don Exotic class items. These items will feature popular perks from other well-known Exotic gear and even from other classes, empowering players to mix and match two perk abilities for the first time.

The Dread – An enemy combatant faction aligned with the Witness, The Dread, feature several new enemy types in Destiny 2 including:
  • Grim: Highly mobile flying enemies whose piercing shrieks can slow Guardians and suppress their abilities.
  • Husk: These melee-focused combatants are quick and deadly, armed with gigantic dual blades and the ability to deploy a secondary enemy attack known as the Geist.
  • Weaver & Attendant: These Psion-like combatants wield Strand and Stasis powers respectively and can freeze Guardians in place or pull them across the battlefield.
  • Omen & Harbinger: Masters of Stasis and Stand, these Subjugators lead the Dread forces into battle.
New Raid: Salvation’s Edge – The time has come to confront the Witness. This raid will become available on June 7.

The Final Shape + Annual Pass Edition is now available on all platforms. In addition to what comes with The Final Shape standard edition (The Final Shape expansion, raid, and Episode Echoes access), The Final Shape + Annual Pass Edition includes:
  • Access to all The Final Shape Episodes upon release: Echoes, Revenant, Heresy.
  • The Final Shape Dungeon Key – Unlock two dungeons releasing during the year of The Final Shape.
  • Instant Unlock of Tesselation Exotic Fusion Rifle and ornament, Exotic emote, and Exotic Ghost.
  • Secret Stash X 3 – Earn this bonus cache of premium goods at the start of each Destiny 2 Episode during the year of The Final Shape. This cache includes an Ascendant Alloy, Ascendant Shards, an Exotic Cipher, upgrade modules, and an Exotic cosmetic item. 

Dungeons & Dragons & Destiny 2

With the release of Destiny 2: The Final Shape, Bungie revealed a new crossover partnership between Destiny 2 and Wizards of the Coast’s Dungeons & Dragons, which will include in-game items in Destiny 2 inspired by the legendary tabletop roleplaying game. Guardians can prepare for the most challenging encounters with the new Dungeons & Dragons-inspired armor ornaments—one for each Guardian class—as well as D&D-themed accessories including an Exotic Ghost, Exotic ship and Exotic Sparrow. In addition, the Bungie Store will also be offering an Eye Tyrant Beholder Ghost Shell vinyl figure, inspired by the fearsome multi-eyed D&D monster.

Episode: Echoes

The first Destiny 2 Episode, Echoes, will launch a week after The Final Shape launches. Echoes is the first of three Episodes that will launch in Destiny 2 during the year of The Final Shape. Over three acts, lasting from June 11 until early October, this Episode will find Guardians embarking on a new adventure after the confrontation with the Witness. Players will undertake new adventures, new activities, and earn new rewards in this standalone story.

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