Destiny 2 The Witch Queen Expansion: Everything we know so far including release date, price, new features and more
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Destiny 2 The Witch Queen Expansion: Everything we know so far including release date, price, new features and more

Lloyd Coombes
10 June 2020

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Destiny 2 Season of Arrivals is the current season of content, and it'll lead into Destiny 2: Beyond Light in September, but Bungie took the unusual step of confirming the names of the game's next big expansions - meaning we know what to expect right up until 2022!

The Witch Queen will be arriving in 2021, here's all we know so far.

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When Will The Witch Queen Expansion Launch?

The expansion arrives in 2021, and given the usual release cadence of the game's expansions, you should expect it in September.

Expansion Story

This expansion will focus on Savathun, sister of the Taken King, Oryx.

Savathun has been referenced in plenty of Destiny content so far, so we're looking forward to finally facing off against her.

Expansion Trailer

There's no trailer for the expansion yet, but you'll find its announcement at the tail end of this Destiny retrospective.



Things are a little up in the air here. While Destiny's larger expansions have usually been in the £30 - £40 range, the move away from seasonal content might see the game experiment with new pricing strategies.

We'll hopefully find out more soon enough.

Season Pass

Shadowkeep introduced Season Passes to the Destiny 2 universe, with rewards doled out for playing the game and completing bounties.

Many fans didn't like the way it incentivised constant bounty grinding, though, and with the seasonal content changing to offer less in the way of content that can be missed, we'd expect to see big changes. We'll find out more this year with Beyond Light.


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New Features

We don't know what's coming as part of the expansion, but we'd expect the following:

Subclass Changes

Every class is in a constant state of flux in Destiny 2 as they're constantly being balanced, but with Beyond Light introducing the new Stasis damage type to wield, expect more tweaks than usual over the course of the next year


Sandbox Changes

Destiny's "sandbox" is a general way of describing how the game plays, and it'll likely be getting hefty updates with the expansion.

New Raid?

There's a good chance that The Witch Queen will introduce a new raid, likely seeing us face off against Savathun in a climactic battle.

Old Content Returning From Destiny 1?

At the reveal event, Bungie announced the game's older content will be cycled in and out of Destiny 2. When it's out, it'll be in what's known as the "Destiny Content Vault". This allows Bungie to rework game modes and missions, and also allows for content from Destiny 1 to be cycled into the game.

That's a huge deal, especially with confirmation that the original game's first (and best) raid, Vault of Glass, will be coming to Destiny 2 sometime in 2021. Could it be tied into the new expansion?

What Next?

After The Witch Queen, we know that the next expansion (for 2022) will be called Lightfall.

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