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Destiny 2 is getting a new dungeon that’s free for all players

All Destiny 2 players can power up and delve into the new dungeon with two friends

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On Tuesday, Bungie announced the future of Destiny 2. The studio revealed the game’s upcoming fall expansion, Beyond Light, as well as Season of Arrivals. With Season of Arrivals’ Tuesday launch, Destiny players already have new content to keep them busy for the next few days, but Bungie added a surprise announcement to the end of its reveal stream. On Tuesday night, Destiny players will get a new dungeon to explore.

Destiny 2’s new dungeon, Prophecy, will take place in the realm of the mysterious Nine. Players can earn new DAITO foundry weapons and reprised armor from Trials of the Nine. The past two dungeons also came with an Exotic quest — Wish-ender and Xenophage respectively — but it’s currently unknown if Prophecy will offer a new Exotic.

Bungie will launch Prophecy at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. EDT on June 9. Players eager to jump into the dungeon the moment it opens will need to spend the early hours of Season of Arrivals grinding for high-powered gear.

Unlike Strikes — which fill the role of a traditional MMO dungeon — Destiny 2’s dungeons serve as miniature, three-player raids. Starting with Shattered Throne in Forsaken, and most recently with the Pit of Heresy in Shadowkeep, these dungeons are longer than a Strike, and use some raid-like mechanics. Dungeons do not offer matchmaking, so players will need to find their own group of friends if they want to dive in.

The new dungeon is free for all players, and Guardians can participate even if they don’t own Shadowkeep or Season of Arrivals.

Bungie will launch Destiny 2: Beyond Light for Google Stadia, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC on Sept. 22. Next-generation versions of Destiny 2 and Beyond Light will launch on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X later this year.

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