The Witch Queen enlargement for Future 2 will lastly take us to Savathȗn’s throne world after years of hype. Along with her formal introduction within the Season of the Misplaced, we have had an excellent take a look at what’s to return within the subsequent enlargement and past as we attain the height of Future 2’s story. There’s not lengthy to go earlier than a brand new chapter in Future 2 begins so let’s check out all the pieces we find out about The Witch Queen.
Future 2: The Witch Queen launch date
The Witch Queen hits PC and consoles on February 22, 2022. It will come to Stadia, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Collection S/X, for these desirous to know. Cross-play and cross-save will nonetheless be energetic, too, so you may play on any platform with your whole friends and kit intact.
Future 2: The Witch Queen Collector’s Version pre-order
As is the norm, there are numerous digital and bodily editions of The Witch Queen accessible to pre-order. The Normal Version nets you the enlargement solely, whereas the Deluxe Version will get you the enlargement plus all of the Yr 5 seasons. The Deluxe Anniversary Version comes with all of that plus all of the anniversary content material, which is in any other case bought individually. There would be the typical pre-order bonuses with every model together with varied shaders, emblems and extra.
Lastly, now we have the Collector’s Version. It is price noting that there is a model of this that comes with out a recreation code, so ensure you purchase the Collector’s Version related together with your most well-liked platform. You will get all the pieces talked about above alongside:
- Future 2: The Witch Queen OST
- Psychometer Decoder
- Hive Ghost Shell
- File Lore Guide
- ID Badge
- Lenticular reveal card
- Weapon schematic poster
Weapon crafting is lastly right here!
After what looks like an age, weapon crafting is lastly coming to Future 2. Glaives are an all-new weapon kind that you can create with the brand new system and you can craft seasonal weapons because the enlargement continues. I am hopeful the steadiness will probably be distinctive from launch, as that is one thing we have been ready a lengthy time for.
For the uninitiated: glaives are mainly large knives on sticks, so be careful for me chopping you to bits subsequent February. They’re going to be utilized in first-person, too, which makes for some close-quarters stabbing enjoyable occasions. Tim did a big interview on all things crafting, which revealed quite a few tremendous cool particulars. Finally, you can make a weapon with the precise god roll you need, which Joe Blackburn described as “an extended pursuit with a weapon.”
You additionally will not must hoard a number of variations of the identical weapon as you can see which perks you are in a position to craft with every. It appears like it will be fairly a streamlined course of, so we’ll replace you when now we have extra data.
One factor I can verify is that you can get your arms on a grenade launcher, Parasite, that fires Hive worms at your foes. A number of different exotics were announced recently including some glaives, armor items for every class and Osteo Striga, which is a type of SMG-Thorn hybrid factor. It is no secret that we’re a bunch of Warlock mains right here at PC Gamer, so we’re very excited.
Future 2: The Witch Queen gameplay adjustments
Big adjustments are coming to masterwork armor and weapons in The Witch Queen, with improved QoL stuff occurring and a extra difficult solution to generate Orbs of Mild which begs the query: who requested for this?
You can unlock all mods within the seasonal artifact in The Witch Queen, offering you grind out sufficient XP. Autos will now not be shite at gorgeous Overloads, which is good, and the price of switching parts on gear goes to be drastically decreased. Photo voltaic builds in all places, right here we fuckin go!
Producing Orbs of Mild, nonetheless, will not be tied to masterwork objects. In The Witch Queen, you will want a brand new helmet mod that can generate orbs on multikills. We’ll see how that performs out at launch.
Enemy scaling is about to shift and gamers will be capable to select which problem they wish to play sure actions at. Legendary problem mode will probably be launched at launch for many who need an actual problem, which must be excellent news to all you Grandmaster Dusk professionals on the market. Missions may also scale in problem relying on what number of gamers are in your fireteam, so that you higher convey the large weapons.
Mild subclasses are being reworked in The Witch Queen versus dropping a bunch of latest Darkness ones on us. The present subclasses will transfer to the modular one seen with Stasis, so anticipate some large steadiness adjustments total. Void will get reworked first, with Photo voltaic and Arc adjustments coming later within the 12 months.
The Hive even have Mild now—hurray?—which implies that we’ll see some Hive ‘Guardians’. This additionally implies we’ll must go round looking for these tremendous rad-looking Hive Ghosts to smash, which I am not complaining about.
Future 2 Yr 5 raids and dungeons
The Vault of Glass was efficiently revived in Yr 4 and Yr 5 will see the return of yet one more basic raid. The Witch Queen enlargement additionally brings with it a brand new raid or dungeon each three months, which means that there will probably be more difficult actions than ever accessible in-game for you Guardians.
It appears to be like like Bungie may very well be gearing as much as launch a brand new model of King’s Fall or Wrath of the Machine—Blackburn said the reprised raid can be “one of many large raids,” which guidelines out Crota’s Finish—which might be wonderful.
Future 2 roadmap
It would not finish with The Witch Queen, both; there are two extra expansions coming over the subsequent few years. Lightfall follows, with the beforehand sudden The Last Form coming afterwards, which can tie up a ten-year narrative. Ten years! How a lot have you ever executed in ten years?
Sony recently acquired Bungie for a tasty $3.6B however each Sony and Bungie have mentioned that Future 2 won’t develop into a PlayStation unique. I would not actually out any non-Future Bungie titles being PS4/5 solely, although.
Remind me – how tall is Savathȗn?
She is an incredibly lengthy 21 feet tall and she will be able to stand on my neck any day.