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Destiny 2 Black Armory Update - Season of the Forge, Season of the Drifter Release Date - Everything we Know

Here's our complete roundup of Destiny 2 DLC, including info on the Black Armory update, and more.

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Destiny 2's Black Armory update has now gone live, kicking off the Season of the Forge in full for every player with the Annual Pass. In this Destiny 2 DLC guide, we'll be walking you through completing the first few steps of the new Black Armory quest line, as well as outlining all future DLC for Destiny 2, including the Season of the Drifter in 2019.

Destiny 2 Black Armory Update

Once you've downloaded update 1.30 for Destiny 2 on your platform, you're ready to step into the Black Armory expansion. Just below, you can see the full list of content updates for the Season of the Forge, including when we'll be able to undertake brand new Forge missions in-game.

Once you've loaded up your game, you'll have access to the new Black Armory quest line. Just below, we'll walk you through the opening few steps of this new quest.

  • Firstly, visit the Spider in The Tangled Shore.
  • Enter the brand new area of the Tower, and talk to Ada-1.
  • Obtain a Weapon Core from a Black Armory crate on Earth.
  • Collect 25 Compound Ether from Fallen enemies.
  • Get multikills and Hive kills using a Power weapon.
  • Defeat 25 powerful enemies (the ones with the orange health bars).
  • Collect Radiant Seeds from said powerful enemies.
  • Return to Ada-1 in the Tower.

On your return to Ada-1, you'll finally have access to Volundr Forge, the first new endgame activity in the Season of the Forge. Fair warning though, it has a power level requirement of 610, so the grind is well and truly back on.

Destiny 2 DLC Schedule

Leading into 2019, you can see the layout for content drops that Bungie has planned going forward. After Season of the Forge has wrapped up in early 2019, the Season of the Drifter will commence, followed by an unknown final season.

With Season of the Forge now upon us, we've compiled all our guides on the seasonal event into one place. Just below you can check out our guides on the new content, including new weapons, the Scourge of the Past Raid, and more.

Destiny 2 Forsaken DLC Expansion

Back before Destiny 2 had even launched, there was already talk of DLC from Bungie. First came the Curse of Osiris pack in December 2017, followed by the Warmind DLC pack in May 2018. But there was always rumblings of a third DLC pack, said to be doing for Destiny 2 what The Taken King expansion dif for the original game. This was then revealed to be the Forsaken DLC pack, which launched on September 4, 2018.

You kick off the brand new Forsaken DLC campaign in style, taking out Fallen, Taken, and brand new Scorn enemies all in the Prison of Elders. After you've completed two campaign missions, the Reef hub area opens up for you to explore, which you can see just below:

Weapon types have been completely wiped away in the Forsaken expansion, so you'll be able to equip whatever weapons you want in your three slots when it releases. Existing subclasses for the Titan, Hunter, and Warlock will be getting new Super Abilities, and there's also a brand new weapon: the bow and arrow.

Don't forget that we're constantly adding and updating our in depth guides to the Destiny 2 Forsaken expansion. Check out our current list of guides just below:

Every new Destiny expansion always brings in at least one new Strike, and the Forsaken DLC is no different. This time, there's four brand new Strikes, although one is exclusive for PS4 players, called the 'Broodhold' Strike. In addition to this, the Strikes playlist in general has been overhauled, and you can now select between Power level 300, 400, or 500 difficulty settings to play a random Strike on, which the rewards getting bigger and better the tougher the Strike is. The new Strikes included with Forsaken are:

  • Warden of Nothing.
  • The Corrupted.
  • The Hollowed Lair.
  • Broodhold (PS4 exclusive).

New Destiny 2 Level Cap

As with every expansion so far in Destiny 2, there's a new level cap, and as both the Curse of Osiris and the Warmind expansion previously did, the Forsaken expansion has introduced a brand new level cap. For those who own the Forsaken DLC, the new level cap for your characters in now 50. As for the Power level cap, which is increased by the ratings of your weapons and armor, this has now been increased all the way up to 600.

Destiny 2 Annual Season Pass

Whereas the Expansion Pass for Destiny 2 only covered the Curse of Osiris and the Warmind expansions, Bungie has introduced the brand new Annual Pass. This will include the following:

  • Forsaken Expansion in Fall 2018.
  • Black Armory update in Winter 2018.
  • Joker's Wild update in Spring 2019.
  • Penumbra update in Summer 2019.

The main difference, according to Bungie, is that the three updates after the Forsaken expansion will all focus on big content drops, instead of new cinematics. While we don't yet know what's in store for the three future updates planned by Bungie, we do know that the Forsaken expansion will retail for $40, with the whole Annual Pass costing $70 in total.

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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