Destiny 2: Shadowkeep has been officially revealed, and it now has a release date to boot. Players will be able to return to the moon and meet up with Eris Morn once more on September 17, 2019. Please see the reveal trailer below.
Shadowkeep will see players returning to the moon to solve a new problem that has arisen, and all with the help of an old ally, Eris Morn. After the events of Destiny 1, it appears as if Eris has stirred up some problems as nightmares are now lurking in every corner. These nightmares are being manifested by the Darkness and are based on the fears and enemies that players may have fought previously.
For those that have been on the Destiny grind for a few years now, the moon is old hat. However, Bungie hasn’t just recycled old material to sell it again. The moon has undergone a drastic change. The landscape is warped and bent, with the likes of Archer’s Line crumbling and splitting open since we’ve been there last. A giant crimson fortress stands beyond the Hellmouth, which yes, is still present.
This is really the first time Destiny 2 will be venturing back to an old location for any serious duration. There was a single mission when machine guns were reintroduced where players could fight through the Cosmodrome to claim Thunderlord, but beyond that, Destiny 1 might as well not have existed.
It also appears as if there will be an Annual Pass associated with Shadowkeep, though no details are currently available. The pass was mentioned in the recent stream, but Bungie has yet to nail down exactly what those content drops will contain. There was also a Bungie ViDoc shown, which details a lot of changes coming with Shadowkeep, and it's sounding about as drastic a change as Taken King was to Destiny 1.
Whatever lies ahead for Bungie in its publisher-less life, it’s certainly looking like the developers are listening to the player and delivering on that sentiment. Be sure to keep it locked to Shacknews as we head into E3 2019 and beyond, as we’re sure to hear more about Destiny 2: Shadowkeep.