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Destiny 2: Beyond Light – What To Know Before Playing

New Beyond Light Raid – Deep Stone Crypt

“Most information known about the Deep Stone Crypt comes from a dream that many Exos experience. In the dream, a tower lies on a black plain. Some make it to the tower in peace. While others are forced to slay an army of everyone they have met in order to reach it.”

‘Deep Stone Crypt’ in the Destiny-verse is known as the subroutine that brought about the first ‘Exo’ consciousness. This seems to indicate that we’ll learn more about how the race was created and the resulting fallout from the same.

The raid release date is happening 10:00 PST / 15:00 EST / 18:00 GMT on November 21, 2020. So you still have plenty of time to level up your characters and get yourself raid-ready.


Everything Leaving In Beyond Light

Due to the sheer amount that Destiny 2 has grown over the years, Bungie has stated that it needs to rotate older pieces of content out of the game to make room for new activities and locations. Therefore, when Beyond Light launched, Io, Mercury, Titan, Mars, The Farm, and The Leviathan were all put into the “Destiny Content Vault,” or DCV. Additionally, all activities, missions, NPCs, quests, and rewards tied to these areas were removed, too. As are all of the raids linked to those areas aside from ‘Last Wish’ and ‘Garden of Salvation’. Some Crucible and Gambit maps tied to these areas were put into the DCV as well, but not all of them. 

If you’re sad that you missed out on gear that is now inaccessible, don’t worry; Bungie has introduced a new Exotic Kiosk that sits next to the player’s loot Vault. This kiosk allows you to purchase Exotics you didn’t manage to earn before they went into the DCV, although it should be noted that they cost a lot of in-game currencies to obtain. Exotics that were raid rewards also require you to use a special currency you can only get in raids.


Beyond Light Launch & Season Pass

Beyond Light launched a couple of days ago on November 10th. You can either buy the Standard Edition or get it with the Season 12 Bundle Pass. We’d recommend getting the Season Pass if you’re a big Destiny 2 player as it’ll give you access to all of Beyond Light’s upcoming content. Plus it comes with the nifty Exotic ‘No Time To Explain’ rifle mentioned above.

The Deluxe Edition comes with the standard game, the season pass plus a Freeze Tag Exotic emote an ornament for the No Time to Explain, and the Any Other Sky Exotic Sparrow.

“In Year 4, we are going to build a better-interconnected narrative and, more importantly, let players be a part of that narrative no matter when they enter the current year. This means if you start playing in March 2021, you could go back and experience the Season 12 and Season 13 narrative content. We want our stories to feel more cohesive, flow with meaningful momentum Season over Season, and lead to an exciting climax each year.”


Xbox Game Pass

Good news, Xbox Game Pass subscribers. Not only is Beyond Light launching into the service on Day 1. But it includes the previous expansions Forsaken and Shadowkeep. This is only available on the console at present, but Microsoft has previously mentioned that it hopes to bring the offer to PC players in the future.


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