Bungie is finally ready to reveal what the next year of Destiny 2 entails, and apparently that includes a hearkening back to the very first game. The studio is launching Destiny 2: Beyond Light on September 22nd, and it will see The Stranger (a pivotal character in D1) come to aid Guardians against a new Fallen foe, Eramis, as the Darkness arrives in earnest including another pyramid ship like the one you saw in Shadowkeep. The Stranger has seen a situation where the Darkness won, and she’s determined not to let it happen here.
There aren’t many details at this point, but you will wield the Darkness through abilities like Stasis and take on adventures on Jupiter’s moon Europa. Bungie has also discussed more aggressive rotation of content in the game, so underused activities will disappear into the “vault” or come back. The Cosmodrome and “Vault of Glass” raid from the original Destiny will return, for instance, while Io, Leviathan, Mars, Mercury and Titan are going away. This will help Bungie adapt to feedback “more rapidly” and allow more innovative gameplay, the studio said. Until now, Bungie has had to maintain an ever-growing game that has become increasingly unwieldy and prone to bugs.