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Destiny 2 Lightfall – Release date, rumors, subclass changes, and more

A side should be taken.

Since the release of the Witch Queen expansion, Destiny 2 fans have been aching for news about Lightfall, the upcoming expansion. In the timeline, Lightfall is positioned after the Witch Queen and before The Final Shape, which has yet to be released. Here's what we know about Destiny 2's upcoming expansion: Lightfall.

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Destiny 2 Lightfall Release Date

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In the Destiny 2 Lightfall Showcase, the Lightfall expansion was announced to release on February 28, 2023. This expansion will unlock the new subclass known as Strand. Lightfall's narrative will focus on the Neptune city of Neomuna, where Guardians must team up with Cloud Striders to siege the location, defeating The Witness and Calus.

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Destiny 2 Lightfall New Subclass and Arc 3.0

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The Destiny 2 Lightfall showcase revealed the newest subclass: Strand. This subclass is made of psychic energy that connects all living beings and minds. With Strand, Guardians can manipulate this energy and pull at the very strings of matter. Hunters will possess a whip Super that can be swung around in a circle and cause damage to other Guardians. Warlocks can use a missile Super that tracks enemies. Titans can transform their hands into blades for their Super, charging toward enemies and spinning for an area-of-effect attack.

The showcase also revealed the Arc 3.0 overhaul, with new Super abilities and Aspects. Now, Hunters can use the Gathering Storm Super, where they can launch their Arc Staff at enemies and embed it into their bodies. The Warlock's Arc Soul has also been changed and deals more rapid-fire damage. Lastly, Titans are receiving a new movement option and melee attack.

Destiny 2 Lightfall Story

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In the Lightfall campaign, Guardians will attack the Neptune city of Neomuna, which is guarded by beings known as Cloud Striders. Neomuna is an alternate timeline of existence, and Cloud Striders are the city's equivalence of Guardians. Guardians will also learn to harness Strand, a power that originates in Darkness. They will discover the Darkness for themselves, similar to their initial usage of Stasis.

In Lightfall, Guardians must fight the mighty forces of The Witness and Calus combined. The Cabal are at their most dangerous, and they want Guardians dead. Players will infiltrate the city of Neomuna with a strategic siege, defeating the hordes of protectors that stand in their way.

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As for the "Past is Prologue" trailer released in 2020, there is a voiceover by the Exo Stranger during the Lightfall section. She speaks, "A side should always be taken. Even if it's the wrong side." Although this statement is cryptic, we can assume it is referring to the moral dilemma of Lightfall.

Several moral questions arise as Guardians take on an alternate version of their world. Guardians weaponize the Darkness with Stasis, commit great violence against one another, and meddle with the very fibers of time with Strand. Perhaps Lightfall is the expansion where we realize our side is not moral—it's purely focused on survival.

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