Bungie is working as hard as they can to get the next upcoming Destiny 2 expansion, Shadowkeep, ready for Guardians to play this fall — but unfortunately they need more time to do so. They are also delaying the free-to-play experience Destiny 2: New Light, as well.
Instead of launching on the previously planned date of September 17th, 2019, Bungie has moved the Shadowkeep expansion and New Light to October 1st, 2019. An extra 2 weeks won’t kill us, so if it means a better, more polished product, we’re always fine with it. Bungie has announced that they will be throwing in some extra events, including an Iron Banner session during that extended time, so current players will have plenty to do.
See the announcement from Bungie at the official blog or below.
As we get closer and closer to serving up Shadowkeep and New Light, it has become increasingly clear to us that our releases for this Fall would benefit from a bit more time in the oven.
Being independent means that the future of Destiny 2 is entirely on our team. It also means that we?re agile enough to choose to do what’s best for the game and our players, even if it’s the hard choice.
We wanted to let you?our Community?know first that we’re changing the date for Shadowkeep and New Light from September 17 to October 1.
This Fall is the first step on a journey for what our team wants Destiny 2 to become – a place for you and your friends to play anytime, anywhere; owning the action MMO and RPG elements that we love about the game; and crushing barriers to entry for friends. We just need a bit of extra time to take the first step.
We didn’t make this decision lightly. We know for some of you (us too), Destiny releases are events where you take time off of work or develop a sudden sickness that keeps you from school or work (we get it, a bunch of our team takes some time off to go on their own Destiny Jacket Quest). We’re sorry for screwing up your plans and we wanted to share this information as quickly as we could.