Destiny 2: Beyond Light is launching in November, and while it brings new things to the game, a lot of content is also being vaulted. What this means is that some quests to unlock Exotic weapons, Catalysts, Titles, and lore will be removed from Destiny 2. Here’s a list of everything leaving Destiny 2 in November, and what you should focus on if you want to round out your collections.
These items are not being removed from your Collections. What is being removed is the way you can unlock them, making them impossible to unlock if you do not already have them.
Everything leaving Destiny 2 with Beyond Light
There are a few key locations that are leaving Destiny 2 when Beyond Light launches. These locations are Titan, Io, Mars, Mercury, and the Leviathan. Because these locations are leaving, the quests, items, and Titles that are tied to these locations will become unavailable to unlock. Unless you take the time to add them to your collection now, you will potentially be waiting a long time until they can be earned again. This includes both Exotic gear and Legendary gear.
Players should spend the time between now and when Beyond Light launches collecting any missing Exotics (and other items) they may want that are only available on these locations. There’s no telling whether these will become available through another means or if players will need to wait for content to be unvaulted.
Credit goes to SpamShadow on the Destiny 2 subreddit for compiling some of this information. Players can also check out Kiki_Strumm3r's Google Sheet that contains future Flashpoints, raid challenge rotations, and more. Bungie has also released a post highlighting everything entering the Destiny Content Vault with the release of Beyond Light. There is also the Destiny Content Vault page on Bungie.net that features everything being locked away.
All Exotics to get before Beyond Light releases
There are quite a few Exotic weapons in Destiny 2 that require access to locations that are being removed when Beyond Light releases. These Exotic, though they might not currently be in the meta, are at least worth having should they become top-picks. When these planets and locations leave, you likely won't be able to unlock the following Exotic weapons.
|Exotic weapon||Quest/Activity to unlock||Location required|
|Ace of Spades||Ace in the Hole quest requires finding Cayde's caches, which are on Io. Final step is on Titan.||Titan & Io|
|Anarchy||Final reward from the Scourge of the Past raid.||Scourge of the Past raid|
|Bad Juju||Requires 18 tributes placed in the Tribute Hall and completion of the quest step, The Other Side.||Tribute Hall|
|Izanagi's Burden||Complete Black Armory Key Mold quest from Ada-1.||Forges, Leviathan, & Io|
|Jotunn||Completing Powerful frames in Bergusia forge.||Forges|
|Le Monarque||Completing Powerful frames in any forge.||Forges|
|Legend of Acrius||Await the World Eater quest requires completion of the Leviathan raid.||Leviathan raid|
|Lumina||The final quest step, Bloom, requires Will of the Thousands Strike.||Mars|
|MIDA Multi-Tool||Requires completion of Destiny 2 Red Legion campaign.|
|Outbreak Perfected||Must have completed Titan planetary quest to retrieve Fallen Transponder. Complete Zero Hour mission.||Titan|
|Polaris Lance||Requires Nascent Dawn quest from Mars.||Mars|
|Rat King||Titan planetary quest.||Titan|
|Ruinous Effigy||Pendulum quest step requires access to Titan, Io, Mars, and Mercury.||Titan|
|Sleeper Simulant||Complete Mars' planetary quest, Data Recovery.||Mars|
|Sturm||Requires completion of Destiny 2 Red Legion campaign.|
|Tarrabah||Final reward from the Crown of Sorrow raid.||Crown of Sorrow raid|
|The Last Word||The Draw quest step, The Damnation, requires access to Titan.||Titan|
|Thorn||Final step requres access to the Strike, Savathun's Song.||Titan|
|Truth||To get the quest, players must complete a run of the Menagerie.||The Menagerie|
|Whisper of the Worm||The Whisper quest is only available on Io.||Io|
|Worldline Zero||Destroy Latent Memories on Mars.||Mars|
Exotic Catalysts to get before Beyond Light
There are also several Exotic Catalysts which may become impossible to unlock when Beyond Light releases in November. If you want to increase the lethality of your Exotic weapons, make sure you get these Catalysts now.
|Exotic Catalysts||Quest/Activity to unlock||Location required|
|Bad Juju||Requires 45 Tributes placed in the Tribute Hall.||Tribute Hall|
|Izanagi's Burden||Complete Heroic Menagerie run with Masterworked Chalice.||The Menagerie|
|Legend of Acrius||Prestige Leviathan raid completion.||Leviathan raid|
|Polaris Lance||Nascent Dawn quest.||Mars|
|Outbreak Perfected||Requires Configuration puzzle in Zero Hour.||EDZ|
|Ruinous Effigy||Destroy Savathun's Eyes across multiple planets.||Titan, Io, Mercury, Mars, & Prophecy dungeon|
|Skyburner's Oath||Leviathan raid completion.||Leviathan raid|
|Sleeper Simulant||Prestige Spire of Stars drop.||Spire of Stars raid|
|Telesto||Prestige Eater of Worlds drop.||Eater of Worlds raid|
|The Huckleberry||Drops from Heroic Adventures on Mars and Mercury.||Mars & Mercury|
|Whisper of the Worm||Unlocking chests in The Whisper.||Io|
|Worldline Zero||Hitting Escalation Protocol bosses with Worldline Zero.||Mars|
Titles leaving with Beyond Light
There are a few Titles leaving Destiny 2 when Beyond Light releases. The reason for this is that these Titles require access to locations and activities that will be removed. There are also a couple of Titles that may or may not be leaving, so it could be worth chasing them now if you were so inclined. Anything you unlock now will still be available when Beyond Light arrives.
|Blacksmith||Requires completing a lot of forges and Scourge of the Past raid challenges.|
|Chronicler||Requires picking up Lore (Ghost Stories, The Awoken of the Reef, Uldren Sov, Confessions, Chronicon) on planets that are leaving.|
|Dredgen||Gambit and Gambit Prime are joining, which means Dredgen may be more difficult to acquire.|
|Reckoner||May or may not be leaving when Gambit and Gambit Prime are merged.|
|Shadow||Requires access to Crown of Sorrow raid and Menagerie for raid challenges and more.|
|Wayfarer||Collecting gear from planets, requires Flashpoints and Heroic Adventures.|
Exotic Ghosts, Sparrows, Ships, and Emotes leaving
Along with Exotic weapons, Exotic catalysts, and Titles, there are also Ghosts, Sparrows, Ships, and Emotes that will be leaving when Destiny 2: Beyond Light launches. Credit to Steam community member DakotaThrice for the following information. As stated previously, the locations where these are unlocked are leaving, not the item itself. If you have it unlocked, you get it keep it.
|Exotic item||Unlock overview|
|Armory Forged Shell||Requires all forge weapons, Niobe Labs completion, and all four forge completions.|
|Contender's Shell||Drops from Leviathan and Eater of Worlds raids.|
|Cottontail Shell||Complete Prophecy dungeon solo.|
|Sagira's Shell||Complete all Brother Vance's Lost Prophecies on Mercury.|
|G-335 Anseris Overdrive||Find all 45 Latent Memory Fragments.|
|Always on Time||Secret chest drop from Scourge of the Past raid.|
|Of Ten Suns||Complete Prophecy dungeon flawless (doesn't have to be solo)|
|Universal Wavefunction||Nightfall drop from A Garden World on Mercury.|
|A Thousand Wings||Requires completing The Whisper and finishing the Enigmatic Blueprint.|
|The Platinum Starling||Forge 100 frames for the Master Smith Triumph.|
|Scrap CF-717-91||Complete the Configuration puzzle in the Heroic Zero Hour.|
|Luxurious Toast||Dropped from the Spire of Stars or the Moments of Triumph 2020 Triumphs.|
|X Marks the Spot||Offering Tributes in the Tribute Hall|
Locations leaving Destiny 2
Aside from these Exotic items, there are also a ton of Legendary items leaving, including weapons, armor, Ghost shells, sparrows, ships, emblems and more. If you are interested in any of those items, make sure you check out the locations and activities that are leaving before Destiny 2: Beyond Light arrives:
- The Farm
- The Whisper mission
- Leviathan raid
- Eater of Worlds raid
- Spire of Stars raid
- Crown of Sorrow raid
- The Menagerie
- Tribute Hall
- Scourge of the Past raid
When Destiny 2: Beyond Light releases, a whole lot of content is being vaulted. While this will help reduce install size and stop the every-growing list of obsolete activities, it also means some items will be unavailable for acquisition for an unknown amount of time. If you want any of these Exotic weapons and catalysts and armor, Ghost shells, ships, emotes, and sparrows, or Titles and Seals, get in and start unlocking them now. You can also check out the Shacknews Destiny 2 guide for even more information.
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This has to be one of the dumbest ideas I've ever seen in video game development. They're literally removing two+ expansions worth of content.
All because they can't figure out how to reduce the installation size on consoles.
You have to know there is a ton of dysfunction internally at that company for this to be the decision they made.
Some product manager is in way the fuck over his head and YOLO'd this shit because the company doesn't have sane safeguards in place to preclude this kind of derpy decision making.
Destiny was a cool idea and I enjoyed it but this is definitely a bad sign.
Hopefully they figure their shit out before 3.
Anyone that wanted to play the stuff that's getting vaulted has had years to do so and in most cases for free. Bungie lost access to a heap of resources when they broke up with Activision. If vaulting helps them make more cool, new stuff because they don't have to test three plus years of irrelevant content, then that sounds like a good idea to me.
They addressed Destiny 3 and it isn't happening anytime soon, if ever. They've already announced the next two annual expansions for Destiny 2 coming after Beyond Light.
Wasn't the last xpac kinda Garbo?
Honestly other than the uhh Crystal City whatever one where the robot guy dies they are all pretty fucking meh.
Clearly the Forsaken DLC had a lasting impression on you.
"Tough luck you should have bought / played the game earlier" isn't really a strong argument as to why this is okay.
I kind of get it, old content in MMOs is often a lot less fun than it was when it was current and a lot less people will do it.
Equally though, I'm not sure I'd ever invest in an MMO where it's certain my favourite content will be culled within a few years.
I'm not sure why you put quotes around words that no one said. No one really knows how long it will be before vaulted content returns. It could be a year, it could be three. I wouldn't be surprised if everything is back once the game is no longer being expanded/updated.
For those that have put off completing the Red War campaign for last three years, what's three more? They still have three months to experience the <20 hours of story, strike and raid content that's going away. Exotic quests would take longer, especially if you're aren't good at (or interested) in PvP.
I did that because I was paraphrasing the meaning behind what you said.
Mainly I'm pointing out that you're defending what is clearly a negative thing for players and customers by telling them that they should have played it already.
And now you're saying they've still got time. It doesn't really matter. This is no different than if WoW removed Northrend or if Final Fantasy XIV removed Heavensward content. It would be a bad thing for customers who already paid for that content. It would also be a bad thing for people who haven't paid for it yet but might have wanted to experience the full offer players had previously.
I understand why they're doing it. But that doesn't mean it's good for customers. They should have found a better way to it. And you shouldn't defend something that has no real upside to the customer, only downsides.
they said they don't plan on a 3.
To me this feels like activiiion had pushed them into content content content to sell sell sell, rather than more quality experiences like strikes, dungeons and raids.
Cool. Another thread of people who don’t play the game complaining about how bad it is to remove this content when most players haven’t touched 90% of it in the last 2 years.
The only thing I'm personally sadden that's being removed are the things associated with the Leviathan.
Played the ever loving shit out of both so it’s not like it’s unfounded. There’s no need to defend a bad software decision clearly borne out of a long series of bad decisions.
Is it being done to ensure they can keep generating new content to sell on the shortest path possible? Yes. And in that regard I understand your point.
But we should acknowledge it is a shortcut and represents a lowering of the bar. If I want to revisit content I paid for I should be able to.