Bungie has given Destiny 2’s next expansion, The Final Shape, a thorough unveiling, confirming it’ll whisk players to the “infinite, vast, unknowable” Pale Heart within the Traveler when it launches for Xbox, PlayStation, and PC on 27th February next year.
As per Bungie’s info-heavy reveal livestream, The Final Shape – described as “the last expedition of Destiny’s first saga” – will see players entering the Traveler via the portal opened at the end of this year’s Lightfall expansion for a showdown with current big bad, the Witness. It’s an adventure Bungie says will “answer questions on a grander scale” while also giving players the opportunity to connect with familiar companions on a more personal level.
That, of course, includes the formerly deceased fan-favourite Cayde-6, played by Nathan Fillion, who appears to be making a return as a Virgil-style guide manifested by the Pale Heart itself. Seemingly, this world inside the Traveler has reality shaping power that the Witness is attempting to use to refashion the universe in a vision of frozen perfection – the Final Shape of the title – but, as the Guardians enter the Pale Heart, it shifts to reflect their experiences too.