Destiny 2: The Witch Queen: PS Store leaks release and details of the expansion

Destiny 2: The Witch Queen: PS Store leaks release and details of the expansion

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At 6 p.m. today, Bungie will be unveiling the next expansion for Destiny 2 on Twitch. A few hours before the start, a leak in the PlayStation Store ensures that the first information about "The Witch Queen" has already landed on the Internet. Among other things, the release of the expansion for the MMO shooter was revealed. From February 22, 2022, fans can look forward to new content for Destiny 2. Bungie will start broadcasting with a pre-show at 5 pm.

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The pre-order rewards have also surfaced. If you secure the game before the release, you will receive the exotic item Ghost Shell, the exotic Enigma emote and an exclusive emblem. Buyers of the Deluxe Edition get access to Seasons 16-19, two Year 5 dungeons, an exotic SMG, a Catalyst, an ornament and an exotic Sparrow. The crossplay update for Destiny 2 (buy now 14.45 €) should appear soon. Bungie will probably introduce the function with the start of Season 15.

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Destiny 2 Witch Queen Expansion Seemingly Coming in February 2022

Destiny 2's next large-scale expansion, The Witch Queen, is seemingly set to launch in February 2022, according to the latest supposed leak surrounding the game.

The expansion is set to be formally revealed by Bungie in a live stream later today (August 24) at 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern / 5pm UK (that's 2am AEST on August 25). However, as spotted by True Trophies, an alleged leak from the PlayStation Australia store listing for the title has let slip a few of the details surrounding the upcoming content. Fans hoping to wait until Bungie's official reveal to read details about the upcoming Destiny 2 expansion will want to look away now.

The Australian store leak suggests that the upcoming Destiny 2 expansion will release on February 22, 2022 and that players will gain access to an all-new weapon type during their playthrough. Known as the 'Glaive', the leak suggests that the new weapon type will allow players to 'unleash powerful melee combos, projectile attacks, and a deployable energy shield,' when battling against enemies.


In addition to the Glaive, the store page also seemingly sheds further light on a new destination for the game. In what is being described as a 'definitive Destiny campaign', players will embark on a new adventure to uncover the Witch Queen Savathun's Throne World and 'the mystery of how she and her Lucent Hive stole the Light'.

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Bungie teased the Witch Queen's reveal in a short clip on Twitter recently where the Destiny 2 account went on to say, 'We have limited details on this embodiment of the Witch Queen Savathûn, but her stature suggests a height of 21 feet.'

For more official details surrounding what lies ahead for Destiny 2, make sure to check out Bungie's showcase event. Alternatively, for the latest from the game, you can check out our Destiny 2 dedicated page which is full of trailers, news, and clips from Bungie's online first-person shooter.

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