Season of the Drifter introduces us to a “Bungie-controlled Destiny”

Bungie introduces Reckoning, Gambit Prime, and more in Season of the Drifter

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Bungie has lifted the veil on the latest round of Destiny 2 content in Season of the Drifter. As director Luke Smith says, the developers are “starting to figure out what the roadmap for a Bungie-controlled Destiny looks like.” And indeed, though this content was likely in development well before the split between Bungie and Activision, this’ll be the first full set of releases since the developer took control.

The season naturally focuses on the titular Drifter (properly revealed as a former Dredgen) and brings new stuff across the various modes. The most notable additions are Gambit Prime – a more intense version of the mode with armour aimed at helping players fill specific roles – and the Reckoning – a PvE mode set in the Planes of the Nine which is set to feature some of the most intense combat Destiny has yet seen.

Those both launch on March 5, and playing your first match of Gambit Prime will open up Reckoning, which will in turn unlock new armour for Gambit Prime. Further tiers of Reckoning and new maps for Gambit Prime will unlock throughout March. March 12 will also bring the start of the quest to unlock Thorn in Destiny 2.

Everyone – base game players included – will also have access to a new seasonal event called The Revelry in April, as well as the Arc Week that precedes it – though there’s little detail on what those will entail.

You can get an early look at what’s coming in the video above, and see the full roadmap on the official site.

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Destiny 2 updates will continue under new management, and Bungie also snuck in one more major detail on what to expect: the third update for the year, due to start in June, is set to be titled Season of Opulence.