Considering that July 20, 2019 was the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing event and that the upcoming expansion for Destiny 2 is bringing back the Moon destination, Bungie wasn't about to let the date go by without releasing something new to promote Shadowkeep. As such, a new trailer arrived to quickly show off some of the new locations that have been added to make Shadowkeep twice as large as the original Moon location. However, fans have already noticed that the trailer potentially hides a dark secret.
The nearly 40 second trailer features tense music as it flies through a new patrol zone fans will get access to within Destiny 2: Shadowkeep. The keep itself, resembling something pulled from Oryx and his Dreadnaught, looks to feature plenty of secrets and traps to discover including spinning blades, long bridges, shadows of former enemies, and more. Very briefly towards the end of the trailer, there is what appears to be dead guardians floating around the Hive structure, with many fans believing them to be tied to The Great Disaster event in the game's lore.
Other speculation on these shadow guardians centers around the notable fireteams from Destiny lore that had previously fallen at the hands of the Hive. The first was Taeko-3 and her team that fell during the Savathun's Song strike. The second involves Eris Morn and her ill-fated team's attempt to assassinate the Hive Prince Crota. While that would no doubt make for some interesting storytelling moments, some fans believe this theory is debunked as a previously released screenshot during Bungie Day shows off at least 18 of these shadow guardians, far too many for traditional fireteam standards and may go more towards confirming The Great Disaster theory.
Whatever the case may be, Shadowkeep promises to continue evolving the core Destiny 2 experience, closer towards the action-MMORPG genre that Bungie would eventually like to take the game. In addition to new melee finisher moves and weapons, the game is introducing a new system that the team calls Armor 2.0. This system gives players greater control over their gear by letting them add previously unlocked perks with each one costing a certain amount of energy to slot. This new system attempts to enable players to use the armor they want instead of having to choose between armor appearance or quality.
Destiny 2 is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, with a Stadia release coming in November. The Shadowkeep expansion arrives on September 17, 2019 across all platforms.