Destiny 2 gave new details about the new dungeon coming in the Shadowkeep expansion this fall, which will send players deep into the returning Moon destination. This is the first time that developer Bungie has highlighted a dungeon prior to its release, with those activities in the past being left to be one of the biggest surprises of each season.
But as previously revealed on the roadmap for the Destiny 2: Shadowkeep expansion and accompanying Season of the Undying, the dungeon (the name of which has yet to be revealed) will release on October 29. While many fans had speculated up until this point that some of the footage seen in past trailers may have teased or shown areas of this dungeon without identifying it, Bungie came straight out and gave details about what fans can expect from the endgame activity coming in Shadowkeep.
Similar to other dungeons like Zero Hour, The Whisper, and The Shattered Throne, this new dungeon looks to challenge players with platforming and traversal as well as bosses. From the footage shown, the dungeon matches the new motif of the Moon and its sect of Hive enemies with the red-tinged architecture and shadowy Moon environments. Bungie said that players will fight their way down a chasm in the Moon, and on their descent down players will come across "all kinds of traps on the way."
In addition to rolling spiked cylinders, chasms, and platforms that will need to be traversed, the gameplay also gave a glimpse of one of the bosses in the activity, which looks to be a giant Hive enemy similar to Crota from Destiny 1. This boss is fire-themed with fire emanating from between its rocky skin, and appears to challenge players with a giant flame sword and the ability to throw fireballs at players.
Bungie reiterated that the dungeon is an endgame activity, drawing a comparison to the game's raids, saying that it will provide "the raid experience in terms of the mystery of the activity but with fireteams of three." In the past, exotics are often tied to these dungeons - Whisper of the Worm, Wish-Ender, and Outbreak Perfected, for example - but it's unknown what exotic could be tied to this particular dungeon. The best guess is the Deathbringer rocket launcher considering that the other known exotics have already been identified as being earned via the new Season Pass, the raid, and an exotic quest.
Dungeons have been a popular activity in the past, and hopefully this new one can be just an engaging to players with the launch of Shadowkeep.
Destiny 2: Shadowkeep releases October 1, 2019 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.