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Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris DLC - Launch Times, Gameplay, Heroic Strike Playlist, New Raid Lair, Release Date, Expansion Details - Everything We Know

Destiny 2 is bound to have a substantial DLC offering, but what do we know about the Curse of Osiris expansion, or the Rasputin Warmind DLC?

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After beating the main campaign, and everything else that Destiny 2 has to offer at launch, the prospect of Destiny 2 DLC will be eagerly awaited by all players, bringing fresh and new challenges to be tackled. In this Destiny 2 DLC guide, we'll be delving into everything we know about the DLC so far, including the Curse of Osiris expansion, and the recently-announced Raid Lair.

If you need help with anything else on Destiny 2, including how to beat the Leviathan Raid, as well as the full schedule for the elite Trials of the Nine mode, then head on over to our Destiny 2 guides walkthrough hub.

The Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris expansion has just launched into the wild for players to take on. If you're new to the expansion, and you're not sure where to start, head over to our Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris guides hub.

Destiny 2 DLC Release Dates

Bungie has now revealed a concrete release date of December 5, 2017 for the Curse of Osiris DLC at the Sony Paris Games Week 2017 event on October 30. We first knew of the Curse of Osiris expansion thanks to the leaked image on the Xbox Store, but we now have a concrete release date for the first Destiny 2 expansion, as well as a new story trailer revealing the titular character.

The second expansion pack however, which looks set to center around the Warmind Rasputin, is due for release at some point in 2018. We know little more about the release dates for either DLC expansions right now, but we'll make sure to keep this guide updated with any and all future information.

Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris Expansion Launch Times

We know that the Curse of Osiris expansion is launching on Tuesday, December 5, but what time will it launch in your region of the world? Just below, we've listed the times that the big update for Destiny 2 will be available to download at, bringing with it the expansion:

  • 8 am PST
  • 11 am EST
  • 4 pm BST
  • 5 pm CEST

However, there's a catch to these launch times. As you can see in the tweet just below from the Bungie Help account, although you'll be able to download the Curse of Osiris update at the times above, you won't be able to actually play it until server maintenance has concluded.

Taking the server maintenance into account, the actual times you should be able to first play the Curse of Osiris expansion at are listed below:

  • 10 am PST
  • 1 pm EST
  • 6 pm BST
  • 7 pm CEST

Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris DLC Expansion

We mentioned that the first Destiny 2 DLC expansion is slated to launch on December 5, 2017, but what else do we know about the Curse of Osiris? For a start, we know that titular Warlock Osiris is going to make his first appearance in the Destiny series, having never actually been seen in the original game.

The Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris expansion is also set to feature the Rise of Iron character Shiro, who was last seen in the final expansion for the original Destiny, and it also marks the first time we'll be visiting Mercury in Destiny 2, as we'll be taking a trip to the Lighthouse. The Lighthouse was previously only accessible in the original Destiny through a flawless run in the Trials of Osiris mode, but it seems as though this time it'll be functioning as a brand new social hub.

Later on in November, Bungie revealed that Heroic Strikes would be making a comeback in the Curse of Osiris DLC expansion, and also gave players a brief glimpse at the revamped Lighthouse, which you can see just below.

The Heroic Strikes start with a recommended Power level of 270, and Bungie also showed off some of the brand new armor sets for the Hunter, Titan, and Warlock, as well as a new hand cannon that you can obtain after completing the Curse of Osiris story missions.

Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris New Weapons and Armor

While Bungie might have cancelled the planned livestream showing off new details for the Curse of Osiris expansion, for Destiny 2, there was a small video released that highlighted all the brand new weapons and armor that will be arriving with the expansion, which you can see just below.

There's a new Exotic weapon that looks somewhat like Coldheart, except it fires an orange beam, and there's also a new grenade launcher which homes in on enemies along the ground. There's also brand new Legendary and Exotic emotes, including a mic drop.

Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris Expansion Gameplay

Straight from Bungie themselves in late November, there was a livestream which showed off 'The Up and Up' quest from the new Curse of Osiris expansion. You can see a snippet of the livestream just below, in which the new location of the Infinite Forest on Mercury is explored in some detail.

The Infinite Forest will actually change as players move through it, as they constantly move back and forward through time. At one point, the stream even showed a 'dark future' verion of Mercury, where the Vex had taken over, and were in complete control of the planet.

Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris Raid Lair Expansion

In addition to all the brand new content above, the new Raid Lair feature is launching shortly after the Curse of Osiris release date of December 5. Taking place on the planet of Leviathan, but completely separate to the Leviathan Raid itself, the Raid Lair will feature brand new encounters, puzzles, and completely new final boss to the Leviathan Raid.

The Raid Lair might be launching slightly after the Curse of Osiris DLC expansion, but it'll offer brand new challenges every week for a team of six players. We might not yet know what the new challenges and bosses are in the Raid Lair, but we'll keep you posted with anything that Bungie announces.

Destiny 2 Future DLC Expansions

But what else does the previously mentioned Reddit thread bring to light? Firstly, we now know that the second Destiny 2 DLC expansion, due out at some point in 2018, with feature the Warmind Rasputin, not seen since the original game. This unique enemy is referenced through dialogue by Lord Saladin, indicating the Trials of the Nine vendor could play a role in the DLC expansion.

However aside from this, the majority of the datamine of Destiny 2 on PC uncovered concepts that could be used in future Destiny 2 DLC expansions, or not at all. For example, there are references to locations found only in the original Destiny, including the Earth's Cosmodrome, the Moon's Hellmouth, Mars, the Reef, Phobos, and the Dreadnaught.

Could we be returning to the Dreadnaught?

We don't yet know whether these references resemble cut content, or whether we could one day return to these old locations from the original Destiny. The Prison of Elders is also briefly mentioned at one point, along with the Crimson Days, the Dawning, and the Festival of the Lost (the Halloween event).

This is the culmination of all the information that we currently have on the Destiny 2 DLC, but we'll be sure to keep this guide updated with any new information the moment it breaks.

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