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  • Writer's pictureCourt Lalonde

Destiny 2: The Final Shape - Why the Game's Delayed until June 2024

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In a blog post yesterday, Bungie announced that Destiny 2: The Final Shape is delayed until June 4th, 2024.

The expansion was supposed to be released on February 27th, 2024, but the team at Bungie has realized they will not hit that date.

I think delays are suitable for games and that they're never a bad thing. Destiny 2 right now needs a win, and this might not be it, but the last thing they need is a significant loss. The team at Bungie was rumoured to be why we're not getting The Last of Us factions any time soon, as they suggested the game needs more time.

Bungie's statement reads:

"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"

They do mention in the statement they're adding some new content to Season of the WIsh, which does end in February, in hopes of holding over the player base.

Are you excited about the Final Shpae expansion? What do you think about game delays? Let us know in the comments.


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