Destiny 2: Lightfall

Destiny 2: Lightfall Features New Interesting New Exotics

Bungie is gearing up for its biggest and wildest expansion for Destiny 2 yet. Originally revealed last year at The Game Awards, Destiny 2: Lightfall is introducing a new location in Neomuna — Neptune.

The Neptunian city is under siege so you and your Guardians will team up to take on The Witness. Given this expansion is going to be massive, with a new area, new Dark powers, and Legendary mode returning, it is time to prepare for the new campaign.

For starters, Guardians will be able to harness the Darkness similar to how Stasis works. Each class will harness a Strand, serving as the second Darkness-based subclass. Titans will use Strand to summon claws, Hunters will use Strand to create a rope dart, and Warlocks will use Strand to telekinetically barrage enemies with projectiles.

Did I mention you can use your Strand as a grappling hook to get around Neomuna? It essentially is made of space and time, players can harness it as a Warlock Broodweaver, a Titan Berserker, and Hunter Threadrunner.

You’ll require every tool at your disposal while you discover the neon metropolis and all its secrets. In Neomuna, you’ll encounter the Cloud Striders and work to stop the Shadow Legion to prevent a catastrophe on Neomuna.

A new trailer released last week reveals new Exotics players will be able to pick up when Lightfall launches next month. Armour and weapons feature Strand powers, including tangles, which seem to be a good way to damage a group of enemies.

The trailer also reveals several Exotic weapons coming to Lightfall including:

  • Final Warning – This Strand Sidearm deploys tracking rounds that seek out enemies.
  • Deterministic Chaos – A Void Machine Gun with rhythmic debuffs that weakens enemies with every shot.
  • Winterbite – A Stasis Exotic Glaive said to freeze enemies that freeze enemies on impact with frost orbs, leaving them vulnerable to a follow-up attack.
  • Cyrtarachne’s Façade – An Exotic helmet providing extra protection as Hunters gain armour and flinch resistance when grappling.
  • Abeyant Leap – When Titans use their Barricade with this Exotic leg armour, it spawns seeking projectiles that suspend enemies and gives armour to its wielder.
  • Swarmers – A new Exotic leg armour allows Warlocks to create a Threadling to infest and attack enemies after destroying a tangle.

Most of the Exotics being introduced with the exception of Winterbite and Deterministic Chaos are all Strand-based weapons. I’m pretty excited to see how Final Warning and Swarmers handle my Warlock build later in February.

If you’re preordering Destiny 2: Lightfall and the Annual Pass, the Quicksilver Storm Exotic is yours. The Auto Rifle comes with the Rocket Tracers’ perk, which after landing multiple hits fires a homing micro-rocket.