October is approaching, and with it, the first expansion for Destiny 2 since Bungie departed Activision. Over the past few weeks, the Destiny studio has been announcing big changes to almost every aspect of the game; today, we got a full look at the roadmap ahead, as well as some less drastic shifts for weapons.
In a blog post today, community manager Dylan Gafner shared a roadmap showing the full rollout of Shadowkeep content, starting with the big update on October 1 up through the raid launch on October 5, ending in November with the presumptive end of the seasonal pass.
Weapons also get a mild shake-up, with mostly some fine-tuning to give a few less-popular Exotic guns their time to shine. You can find the full notes with all the granular details on the Destiny 2 blog, but the big overall change is that weapon mods are now treated as reusable unlocks, rather than consumables, so it'll be easier to mix and experiment with mods.
Destiny 2 game director Luke Smith has already gone into great detail in the past on broader changes coming to Destiny 2 through the tandem Shadowkeep/New Light update, including switching up how players deal damage and stack buffs. Even armor is getting a redesign, moving up to a new Armor 2.0 system. But in a recent segment on Kinda Funny, Smith says there isn't a Weapons 2.0 in the works right now.
"I could imagine at some point taking a look at weapons, but that's pretty far down the road," Smith says. "I think there's some stuff that we're going to continue to improve about weapons. We want certain weapons from certain activities to feel more special, but there's not an active like 'Let's overhaul weapons!' Nope, those are good. Let's figure out what the emotion we want players to feel with their items and figure out the right thing to do with weapons once we have that answer."
Destiny 2: Shadowkeep kicks off on October 1 alongside the New Light update, which is set to overhaul the new player experience in Destiny 2 and hike up the power level floor for all players. If you're looking forward to the update, be sure to keep up with all the news in our Shadowkeep release guide.