While Destiny 2 players make the most out of Festival of the Lost, this year’s seasonal event, Bungie has been constantly releasing more information about the upcoming expansion known as Beyond Light.
As a matter of fact, Bungie just recently provided fans with a brand-new story trailer containing character moments and new cinematic footage. After being delayed, Destiny 2: Beyond Light is set to release within three weeks.
Bungie had to push back the expansion’s release date because the devs wanted to refine the rough edges, ensuring that the launch will be a success. Since Beyond Light is already done at this point – or at least very close to done – Bungie has been increasingly releasing news about it.
Even though fans have already had the general gist of Beyond Light’s story since the initial stream, this newly-released story trailer is the first time they’ve witnessed the expansion’s pre-rendered campaign cutscenes and it looks awesome.
The most intriguing part of this trailer is the way Bungie reimagined Eramis, the Shipstealer. It appears that now, she leads Europa’s new Dark Fallen empire.
The trailer begins with Eramis delivering a speech to her followers as she pursues her mission for her kind to rise once again just like during their glory days. She proceeds to grant her followers the power of Stasis, a brand-new Dark element that was initially found in Europa, in order for them to wreak widespread chaos and devastation.
Eramis’ actions can be compared to Oryx and the way he took advantage of his Dark powers in order to change the system. However, one glaring difference is the fact that Oryx used his powers to unite him and his companions, while what Eramis did was provide her loyalists with the same power she has.
On another note, the empress’ selection of Captains is similar to the different Barons from Destiny 2: Forsaken. One familiar character will also be returning to Beyond Light. More specifically, Variks the Loyal will be a part of the Fallen group in Europa.
However, he’s extremely fearful of the idea of messing around with Darkness, as he believes that doing so will only cause the downfall of his kind. He then proceeds to send out a help signal, to which Exo the Stranger responds to.
Variks’ help signal will mark the beginning of Destiny 2: Beyond Light’s campaign missions.
One thing that caught us by surprise is the reemergence of a voice Guardian. When Destiny 2 was initially released, the fact that the player character was a silent protagonist definitely stuck out like a sore thumb.
However, this doesn’t seem to be the case in Beyond Light, as we can see the Guardian talking to his Ghost on Europa. At the end of the story trailer, Eramis reveals what her endgame is, which suggests that the Traveler will have its due punishment for deserting her and her kind many years ago.
This could connect in some way to the Lightfall expansion’s story, where the Traveler will get assaulted in some form or another. In any case, we’re so happy to see that Beyond Light has a strong villain who will surely drive the expansion’s story to where it needs to go.