Free to all Destiny 2 players, these updates will precede the launch of Forsaken.
Destiny 2: Forsaken promises to offer a lot of new content and changes for players, whether it’s a return to a more mature story-telling style and random rolls or a new end-game zone called The Dreaming City. Not all of the changes we’ve seen will require paying for Forsaken, though, and perhaps more intriguingly, some will launch before the DLC is out.
According to Bungie in its latest development roadmap update, weapon slot changes, bulk shader deletion, and additional Vault space (with 200 additional slots for a total of 500) will arrive on August 28th. Changes to the weapon slots essentially mean rocking three varieties of the same weapon type, though some will obviously stay in the Power weapon slot. This allows players to test out the ammo economy and mess with new load-outs before the DLC drops.
Updates to the Director, Milestones, and Challenges will also be coming, along with Heroic Story missions. Though “Power Matters” for Iron Banner and Trials of the Nine will be live on September 4th, the former won’t be available on the same day. Don’t worry though – all players will get three new Crucible maps for free (with PS4 owners receiving an exclusive additional map) across a variety of PvP playlists.