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Destiny 2’s big Bungie 30th Anniversary party and mid-season patch arrive today

Explore a new dungeon, grab yourself a Gally, and play the Forsaken campaign free in Destiny 2 with the mid-season update

Five stylish Guardians pose in a group shot in Destiny 2.

Destiny 2’s mid-season update arrives today, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the space game’s developer, Bungie. For weeks, the studio has been talking about this update in its weekly blog posts, and today’s patch brings with it a host of adjustments and fixes, as well as the launch of the 30th Anniversary Pack DLC.

The anniversary DLC adds a new three-player dungeon, Grasp of Avarice, which Bungie says was inspired by the famous Cosmodrome loot caves from the original Destiny, where players found they could easily farm gear by blasting the enemies who respawned inside. The pack also includes a new questline for the exotic rocket launcher Gjallarhorn, which will come in handy for any loot cave-related activities.

The DLC pack is $24.99 / £21.99, but the anniversary event kicks off with a free six-player activity meant to commemorate Bungie’s history stretching back to its formation in 1991. Here’s hoping we see a nod to its excellent RTS game, Myth: The Fallen Lords in there somewhere.

The Forsaken campaign also goes free-to-play today after the reset, but that’s going to be temporary: that campaign, as well as the Tangled Shore patrol zone and Year 4’s seasonal content, will all be vaulted when the Witch Queen expansion arrives in February.

However, Destiny 2 players can also expect big changes to super abilities with today’s update, as well as some much-needed weapon buffs, particularly to linear fusion rifles and a selection of snipers.