Bungie revealed Destiny 2 Season of Plunder, a new season themed around Fallen pirates, and the return of the King’s Fall raid from the original Destiny.
Guardians traverse the Sea of Stars starting today, August 23, to battle the returning Eramis, the Kell of Darkness and main antagonist of Destiny 2: Beyond Light. A plethora of new activities await alongside the introduction of a retooled Arc subclass. Starting Friday, August 26, players may take these new Arc abilities into the reprised King’s Fall raid.
All the latest details are available below via Bungie:
Season of Plunder
Guardians will take to the sea of stars in the Season of Plunder, launching today in Destiny 2. Eramis, the Kell of Darkness, has escaped from her icy prison and is now gathering a crew of outlaws to hunt down relics of dark power. To foil her plans, Guardians will recruit their own crews of outlaws and ne’er-do-wells in brand new activities, power up with the Arc 3.0 subclass revamp, and claim treasure throughout the system.
New Activities: Set off on swashbuckling quests in brand-new activities full of high adventure and non-stop action:
Ketchcrash: Engage in ship-to-ship combat to stop Eramis and her pirate crew from wreaking chaos across the galaxy in this new 6-player matchmade offensive.
Expedition: Assemble treasure maps, dig for treasure, and get it back to your ship all while fending off enemy pirate crews in this three-player activity.
Pirate Hideouts: Swashbuckle through weekly missions and relieve pirate lords of powerful relics hidden within their hideouts.
Arc 3.0: Harness the awesome power of the retooled Arc 3.0 subclass. Guardians can now use Aspects and Fragments to customize their Arc playstyle and bring the thunder with powerful new abilities for each class.
Gift of the Thunder Gods: New Guardians can get quickly caught up with the new Gift of the Thunder Gods, a free time-limited chest full of gear designed to help players quickly level up and get ready for adventure in Season of Plunder. Available to all players, the chest includes two Exotic and ten Legendary items and can be claimed in the H.E.L.M. area in game.
King’s Fall Reprised Raid
Also revealed during today’s Showcase is the reprised raid, King’s Fall, arriving in Destiny 2 this week. The raid, originally seen in the Destiny expansion, The Taken King, takes place on the Dreadnaught as players face down Oryx himself. The King’s Fall raid launches on Friday, August 26 and will be free for all Destiny 2 players to access.
In celebration, Bungie will be hosting the World First Race for King’s Fall beginning on the day of the raid’s launch, where teams around the world will compete to be the first six-Guardian fireteam to complete the reprised raid. The competition for World First begins on Friday, August 26 at 10 AM Pacific.
Lastly, Destiny 2 is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.