Destiny 2 developer Bungie announced today that Shadowkeep was being unfortunately delayed from September 17 to October 1, as the team needs just a little more time to prepare for the next step in Destiny 2's evolution. Given that it is only two weeks, the majority of the fanbase isn't likely to care, but Bungie did reveal some new information pertaining to the expansion's raid to keep the masses sated.
The Shadowkeep expansion is set to introduce the new Armor 2.0 system, QOL updates, exotics, a new storyline, a return to the Moon, and a new Destiny 2 raid dubbed the Garden of Salvation. Bungie also revealed the Garden of Salvation's release date as October 5, so just 4 days after the DLC goes live, limiting the time players have to prepare for the World First race.
Interestingly enough, it's worth mentioning that the Garden of Salvation raid takes place in Mars' Black Garden, a vital location to the main campaign of the original Destiny and during the Taken War. It's uncertain what role the darkness will have here, but Destiny 2 players just need to wait until October 5 to find out. Rumors concerning Destiny 3 suggest that the darkness will play a much bigger role in the threequel, meaning this expansion may have huge implications down the road.
Much like the Crown of Sorrow, Destiny 2's World First race for the Garden of Salvation will have the Contest modifier activated. This essentially removes the benefits of a player's power level, giving a fair and equal race to those who cannot spend the extra time preparing beforehand. It worked incredibly well with the Crown of Sorrow raid, so it's no surprise seeing Bungie use the method once again.
Prior to the introduction of Destiny 2's Shadowkeep expansion, Bungie also currently has the Solstice of Heroes event on-going to keep players occupied. Things will hopefully carry over smoothly once Shadowkeep launches, especially considering the Solstice of Heroes armor is the first to use the Armor 2.0 system. And for those who are busy working on that grind, here's how to quickly upgrade the Solstice of Heroes armor.
Destiny 2 is out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.