Destiny 2 The Final Shape Officially Delayed to June 2024

Destiny 2 The Final Shape expansion artwork.

Bungie, the studio responsible for Destiny 2, has officially announced the delay of the final DLC, The Final Shape, to June 2024. The confirmation comes after weeks of speculation about a potential delay for the expansion.

The announcement regarding the expansion was made on the official Bungie website. The developers released a post stating their reasoning behind the delay and what players can expect next year:

The Final Shape is the culmination of the first ten years of Destiny storytelling and, for Guardians everywhere, countless hours spent together. We want to honor that journey, so we’re taking the time we need to deliver an even bigger and bolder vision, one that we hope will be remembered and treasured for years to come. 

Naturally, this change brings up questions about our upcoming release calendar. Season of the Wish begins tomorrow and will extend until the launch of The Final Shape in June. While the majority of content and narrative for Season of the Wish will run from late November to February as originally planned, the team is adding new content available for all players to jump into until the launch of The Final Shape. 

In February, this will include new weekly progression-based quests called Wishes, and the launch of Moments of Triumph with unique rewards.  Next, we’re moving Guardian Games up to March with a refreshed focus on class vs. class competition. Then, beginning in April, we’re delivering a two-month content update available to everyone called Destiny 2: Into the Light, which will prepare players for their Guardian’s journey into the Traveler. All of this is in addition to the ongoing efforts from our PvP Strike Team, including three new PvP maps dropping in May. 

We know you’re eager to get your hands on The Final Shape. In that sense, delays aren’t fun. For our part, we are excited to have the extra time needed to bring our vision for The Final Shape to life for all of you. We’re looking forward to sharing much more in April, including all-new gameplay, to showcase the significant content additions currently in development. 

Thanks for reading and for being on this journey with us.

– Destiny 2 Dev Team

As outlined in the announcement, the delay affects the upcoming Season of the Wish. The extended run of this seasonal experience will now align with the release of The Final Shape. This means players will engage in various seasonal events, quests, and triumphs over a longer period than initially planned.

Given the anticipation leading up to The Final Shape, it makes sense to delay its release to prioritize a high-quality launch. With players dedicating over 10 years to the series, concluding the narrative experience is crucial. We’re yet to see if the studio can deliver a fitting conclusion to the title.

Destiny 2 has seen a turbulent journey for Bungie. After Sony acquired the studio, challenges unfolded, including a diminishing player base and staff layoffs.

What do you think about the delay of Destiny 2’s The Final Shape DLC? Let me hear your thoughts in the comments below.

 
 

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