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Destiny 2: Shadowkeep is official, and so is its annual pass

Surprising no one after a couple of days of leaks and datamines, Destiny 2 is officially getting another September expansion, and it will be called Shadowkeep. This was officially confirmed in Google Stadia’s presentation just a few moments ago. The only detail that we hadn’t heard is that Shadowkeep will once again have an annual pass.

When discussing its partnership with Destiny 2 developer Bungie, Stadia vice president John Justice confirmed “the newest expansion [Shadowkeep] and the annual pass” will be bundled with the Stadia founder’s edition, along with the rest of Destiny 2 to date. On-screen text explicitly spelled out “Shadowkeep annual pass”, so there it is.

More or less everything else we learned about Destiny 2: Shadowkeep had trickled out in those leaks or datamines, but it’s nice to have it all confirmed. You can review the details in a new trailer below, narrated by the returning Eris Morn, Destiny’s gloomiest quest-giver. We’ll return to the Moon, where Eris’s comrades were killed by a Hive prince named Crota, to confront a new enemy awakening in “the dark below” – a nice reference to Destiny 1’s first DLC.

There are references to “nightmares” stalking the Moon’s surface, and to “suffering” that we must end, “one way or another.” Check it out:

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Perhaps we’ll somehow be forced to put down the unquiet sprits of Eris’s fallen comrades?

Destiny developer Bungie is due to show us more of Shadowkeep imminently.

Presumably this stream will confirm or deny the remaining rumours about Destiny 2’s next chapter – most excitingly, that it may be coming to Steam, getting cross-save, and that the base game may be going free-to-play. You can tune in on Twitch, and the broadcast is due to start at 10:00 Pacific (18:00 BST) – so, in about one minute.

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