Everything You Need To Know About Destiny 2 and the New Expansion

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep is going to drop on October 1st, and as with every new Destiny DLC or expansions there are hundreds of questions new or old players want to be answered. With Destiny entering its sixth year, it can be difficult to explain all that amount of content available.

Here are some of the things you need to know before you get into the new Garden of Salvation raid this October, whether you are an old fan looking to get back into Destiny or a brand new player.

What do I need to buy?

Well, good news. On October 1st, New Light will also launch alongside the Shadowkeep expansions. New Light is also a new and free-to-play version that has a few missions that will introduce you to the world of Destiny. However, if you are interested in buying, you are in luck since you do not need to own any previous DLCs.

Stop Infusing

Bungie, the developer of Destiny 2 revealed that every player will be auto-leveled to 750 Power when the Shadowkeep expansions drop. This is mainly because of the release of New Light. Bungie wants all the new players to be able to jump right into all the content without having to grind for hours before being able to play with friends or other experienced players. Because of this, it is probably smart to stop infusing and save all your materials since every player’s gear is going to be leveled to 750 Power.

Focus on collecting needed gear

With players shifting the focus away from infusing and leveling, they should start focusing on making progress, including completing all the seasonal Triumphs, unlocking all the possible subclass paths on their characters, or getting a weapon they still need from a dungeon or a raid.

If you still haven’t got your hands on exotics like the Bad Juju or Outbreak Perfected, make sure you complete it now before the new expansion drops. Completing any of the incomplete quests in your Pursuits should also be a priority if you want to be prepared for the new raid. If you do not have enough to prepare, you should check here for boosting services that can get you all the needed gear for the Garden of Salvation raid.

Avoid doing armor rolls

There is no reason to be farming for armor unless you have an almost complete end game armor set. With the new Armor 2.0 system that is coming with Shadowkeep, players are going to migrate towards this new system over time.


Save up on materials

Similar to why players should stop hunting for new armor and leveling it up, it is probably smart to stop turning in materials and tokens at the vendors. Because of all the changes, we will see with the Armor 2.0 update, it is best to stock up on some materials to use on the Shadowkeep expansions instead of spending them now.

Dismantle Bright Dust items

The Eververse Store will also see big changes when Shadowkeep launches, and Bungie themselves commented that all players should dismantle their Eververse items to get as much Bright Dust as possible. That is because, in the new expansions, those items will no longer dismantle in the already known Bright Dust, but into Glimmer and Legendary Shards.


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