Bungie is changing the way that future content drops are offered.
Along with revealing Destiny 2’s Forsaken DLC during a recent livestream, Bungie also revealed the existence of a new Annual Pass. Retailing for $34.99 standalone, the Annual Pass can also be purchased with Destiny 2: Forsaken for $69.99. The DLC by itself costs $39.99.
Intended to replace the Expansion Pass for Year 2, the Annual Pass contains three “premium content releases”. These include Black Armory (Winter 2018), Joker’s Wild (Spring 2019) and Penumbra (Summer 2019). Instead of more cutscenes and extensive story content, these content releases will feature new endgame challenges; new weapons and armour; new “pinnacle” activities; new in-game lore; and new Triumph Records to collect.
Community manager David “DeeJ” Dague clarified on the livestream that the developer is “leaning harder into the things that keep you coming back to the game week over week, month over month.” So while there may not be any snazzy new cutscenes, hardcore players should have new activities to play around with.
Annual Pass content details are still fleeting but Bungie will discuss more about it in the coming days. It’s worth noting that though many activities and gear will be exclusive to Annual Pass holders, there will still be free updates to Destiny 2.
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