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Bungie outlines the next year of Destiny 2 content

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What’s coming to Black Armory in December and through August 2019

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The next year of Destiny 2 content has been revealed in the form of two schedules from the game’s developer, Bungie. From Dec. 4, 2018 to sometime in August of 2019, Destiny 2 players will have something to do about every week, from new raids to seasonal events to increased power levels.

The calendars are split up into content for all Destiny 2 players and those that buy the game’s annual pass — which costs $35 for three mini-expansions Black Armory, Joker’s Wild and Penumbra.

All players will gain access to holidays and the usual rank resets. Items like pinnacle weapons are for everyone. However, each season will also offer annual pass players larger content drops. This seems to be slightly different with each release, with each mini-expansion offering new exotics and weapons for Destiny 2’s most dedicated fan base.

According to Bungie, the goal is to turn Destiny 2 into a true live game experience, one that changes week to week as seasons advance. While the annual pass isn’t needed to experience some of those Destiny moments, seemingly all of the truly new content will be locked beyond the annual pass’ price tag.

Here’s a look at the next nine months of Destiny 2:

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For Black Armory — which launches for Annual Pass holders on Dec. 4 — players have a far more detailed schedule. Starting the week of launch, players will be able to tackle the first of the four forges being offered in Black Armory — a wave-based activity where players defend a forge as it builds their Fireteam a new weapon. Over the next month, the other forges will steadily unlock.

Sprinkled between those four weeks will also be The Dawning event and a new raid called Scourge of the Past. Later during the season, Black Armory players will embark on a quest to reclaim a weapon once lost to them — a weapon that looks to be the infamous Last Word hand cannon from Destiny. The season will end with the Valentine’s Day stand-in Crimson Days in February, with March starting the cycle all over again with the Season of the Drifter and Joker’s Wild.

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It’s currently unclear what awaits Destiny players at the end of these three seasons — although history suggests another large expansion or Destiny 3. But until then, it seems like players who want to play Destiny all the time will have the option to do so.