KEY POINTS

  • Bungie will be vaulting the "Forsaken" story campaign once the "Witch Queen" expansion arrives
  • The Tangled Shore will also be removed, but the Dreaming City will remain in the game
  • The Last Wish raid, Shattered Throne dungeon and all "Forsaken" exotics will still be available for purchase

Another one of “Destiny 2’s” major campaigns is getting removed from the game entirely to make room for the upcoming “Witch Queen” expansion in 2022.

The “Forsaken” campaign, which is widely regarded as “Destiny 2’s” best storyline, will be vaulted by February 2022 as per Bungie’s latest TWAB. This will be the latest story quest to be removed from the game following the vaulting of the Red War and the main campaigns for “Curse Of Osiris” and “Warmind.”

To compensate for the campaign’s removal, it will become free to play for all players starting Dec. 7 until the “Witch Queen’s” release next year. This will be limited to only the story campaign. Players who do not own “Forsaken” will still not be able to access the expansion’s other contents like the Last Wish raid, the Shattered Throne dungeon and the Tangled Shore and Dreaming City strikes outside of the Vanguard Playlist.

Destiny 2 Forsaken added the Scorn, a new enemy faction found mainly in the Tangled Shore and Dreaming City Destiny 2 Forsaken added the Scorn, a new enemy faction found mainly in the Tangled Shore and Dreaming City Photo: Bungie

Most of “Destiny 2’s” Year 4 content, including the entirety of the Tangled Shore, is also getting vaulted alongside the “Forsaken” campaign. Once the expansion goes live, players will no longer be able to visit the Shore or do any of the strikes associated with the destination. The Spider’s role as a merchant and bounty giver will be transferred to Master Rahool, the Tower’s resident Cryptarch.

Activities tied to the Season of the Lost and Season of the Splicer will all be removed next year, but Season of the Chosen’s Battlegrounds will remain as a new Vanguard Playlist activity that’s free for all to play. According to Bungie, Battlegrounds was too popular of an activity to be removed, which is why they plan to incorporate it into the base game as of Year 5.

Unfortunately, the Presage and Harbinger exotic quests for the Dead Man’s Tale and Hawkmoon weapons are also getting removed in the future. However, Bungie is trying to find a way to “reprise and create new exciting Exotic special missions.” This might mean that the quests for other vaulted exotics might make a return once “Witch Queen” is released.

The Dreaming City and all of its activities will remain untouched, and players will still be able to acquire the relevant exotics via the kiosk at the Tower. On Steam, the expansion will be repurposed into the “Forsaken Pack,” which will grant players access to everything they would otherwise receive from purchasing the DLC sans the campaign itself.