Destiny 2: Forsaken’s first Raid is about to begin, and we’re getting a small peek at what it’ll entail and when it will drop. Last Wish will take players and five other guardians into the heart of the Dreaming City, Forsaken’s new area, and it will go live on Friday, September 14 at 10AM PT / 1PM ET / 6PM BST on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
“Assemble a team…Send them into the heart of the City. Kill that creature, and extract its heart,” says the Queen, Mara Sov, in the trailer above. We don’t much else about what exactly players will be doing, but it seems the “creature” could be Riven, which was teased at the end of the campaign. The promise is “the riches of the Dreaming City await those who are victorious,” so you could be in for some pretty good loot if you successfully complete it. “I’ve waited so long to fulfil one last wish,” Mara Sov finishes.
Some players have already managed to nab some of that Raid gear early. An early bug allowed some players to glitch their way into opening Raid chests and earning the gear. In hotfix update 2.0.2, Bungie fixed the issue, but it won’t be taking that gear away from players who’ve already obtained it. Meanwhile, players racing to take part in the Raid encountered an issue over the weekend, when a weekly reset took place sooner than it should have. Although players could earn Powerful gear, the rewards were not dropping at high Power levels, thereby stunting the leveling process. Bungie is investigating the issue, but Tuesday’s reset did not provide as many new opportunities for Powerful gear as it normally would for affected players. If you’re looking for a way to earn a piece of Powerful gear, you can try the new Ascendant Challenge.
In addition to everything coming in the Last Wish Raid, Bungie has introduced a ton of new content with its Forsaken expansion. In addition to a new storyline, there is a lot of new gear including Exotics (both weapons and armor) for Hunters, Warlocks, and Titans. There are new Strikes and the new Gambit mode that blends PvE with PvP. The campaign centers around hunting the eight Barons, powerful boss-like enemies from the new Scorn race.
In GameSpot’s Forsaken review in progress, Kallie Plagge said it was a welcome change from the previous two expansions. “Like with the base game–and unlike with the previous two expansions…there’s a lot to sink your teeth into in Forsaken at launch,” she wrote. While Kallie is still evaluating the expansion for a full review, she applauded Forsaken’s darker more personal tone and boss-focused mission structure that allows for more memorable and exciting fights. There are distinct new enemy types, Gambit mode is enjoyable, and the new combat bow stands out as a fun addition to the arsenal.
“After being let down by Curse of Osiris and Warmind, I’m enjoying Destiny 2 again. The biggest question right now is how long that will last, but there’s plenty to keep me occupied before the Raid drops.”