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Destiny 2: Forsaken’s annual pass adds ‘bubble’ locations - here’s what that means

The Destiny 2: Forsaken annual pass will not feature new planets, but will have "bubble" locations?

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Destiny 2’s Forsaken expansion will launch tomorrow, September 4, but the content following that in the game’s annual pass remains something of a mystery. Now, at least, we’ve discovered one more fact about Destiny 2’s second year of DLC – although don’t expect to see any new planets added, as Bungie says the new content will all take place in “bubble” locations.

If you’re not aware, the annual pass attached to Destiny 2: Forsaken consists of three DLC expansions: Black Armory in winter 2018, Joker’s Wild in spring 2019, and Penumbra in summer 2019. The new content expansions will each be smaller than Curse of Osiris or Warmind. Here’s everything we know about it so far, which isn’t that much really at the moment.

Speaking with Polygon, Destiny 2: Forsaken’s project lead Scott Taylor shed a little more light on the expansions, and what fans should expect in terms of new locations. “We’re going to have new places to check out,” said Taylor. “Sorry, I should be specific. What we call ‘bubbles’ or new spaces; I’m not saying new planets.”


Game director Steve Cotton later confirmed that Destiny 2 would not have any new planets added to it over the course of the next year.

While neither of them clarified what Taylor meant about “bubble” locations, we assume he means new previously-unvisited areas of already established planets, expanding the playable space, or possibly even spaceships outside of existing planets.

Polygon also suggests that their “no new planets” line could mean a return to planets from Destiny 1, which would line up with the ending of Destiny 2’s main story campaign. It’s possible certainly, but Bungie wouldn’t confirm either way.

Destiny 2’s annual pass costs $34.99/£24.99 and will kick off in winter 2018. As for Forsaken, it goes live tomorrow and you can check out the release times here. Once it’s out we’re pretty sure Bungie will start dropping more details of what to expect with the rest of the annual pass.