Destiny 2: The Witch Queen received a new look at the Game Awards ceremony Thursday evening. For months, we’ve known that the forthcoming expansion would shake up the power balance in the Destiny universe. Savathûn, the Hive goddess, appears to have discovered a means to bestow Guardian-like abilities on her Hive army. Most importantly, this means that the Hive enemies you destroy are capable of resurrecting after death.
That was the centerpiece of a new film released tonight, which included in-game footage of a fireteam battling a Hive Knight Guardian, as well as a live-action debrief between one of the human Guardians present and Ikora Rey, in her role as a Vanguard leader. The fireteam appears to have destroyed the Hive Knight, but it then rises from the dead. The battle must eventually turn out better, as the returning fireteam member has the Hive Ghost’s remains, but it’s evident that the operation did not go well.
Following the video, we learned that the footage featured was from the upcoming expansion’s first mission. Savathûn’s Throne World, “an undiscovered place of secrets and deceit” with a vast castle, a marshy forest, and a massive Pyramid ship, is the new play area. Savathûn has established her own Hive Guardians by using light powers against the Guardians. A new Legendary mode with limited spawning and more tough adversaries will be included in the campaign. As part of the new weapon-making mechanic, the new Glaive weapon has been shown. The Glaive allows you to conduct devastating melee combos, fire projectiles, and deploy a powerful energy shield, while weapon creation offers you complete control over the firearms. Later this year, there will be new and heritage weapons that can be manufactured.