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Destiny 2 Lightfall release date, story, gameplay, and more

Here is the Destiny 2 Lightfall release date so you don't miss out on all the big new features and story developments coming in the next big Destiny expansion.

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Destiny 2 Lightfall is 2023’s big expansion for the MMORPG, and whisks players away to a brand new location to fight some formidable foes. But when is the Destiny 2 Lightfall release date?

Ahead of the launch, we’ll be getting everything from teasers to trailers to TWABs, and this article will serve as a hub for all of that information. Here you’ll find out more about not only when Lightfall is coming, but also the story, the new location, and what other new features are arriving in Destiny 2 when it releases. So, while you wait for the Destiny 2 Lightfall release date, check out everything we know about the anticipated expansion on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.

Destiny 2 Lightfall Release Date

The Destiny 2 Lightfall release date is set for February 28, 2023.

This follows a similar release schedule to past expansions, which usually launch in the first quarter of a calendar year.

Alongside the Destiny 2 Lightfall release date with be a new Season, the first of four new Seasons for 2023. As was the case with The Witch Queen and its corresponding Season, Season 16: Season of the Risen, we can expect the Season arriving alongside the Destiny 2 Lightfall release date to complement the story and themes of the new expansion.

Destiny 2 Lightfall Story

The story of Destiny 2 Lightfall revolves around taking on the Shadow Legion – a new terrifying army led by Calus on behalf of Destiny’s main big bad, The Witness.

You will also uncover a new city on Neptune called Neomuna, which is under siege by the Shadow Legion.

When arriving at the city, you will meet a group called the Cloud Striders. These do-gooders are essentially Guardians, just without the power of The Traveller in their back pockets. You’ll team up and learn from them in order to take down Calus and his army.

Destiny 2 Lightfall Gameplay

Destiny 2 Lightfall gameplay changes include the addition of a fifth subclass called Strand – a Darkness power that revolves around reshaping the threads of reality to form powerful tools, such as a grappling hook.

We got a first look at the gameplay with the Strand power in a trailer for The Game Awards which you can catch below:

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Destiny 2 Lightfall new features

Destiny 2’s Lightfall expansion also promises to improve the player experience considerably. New features include an in-game LFG system to help matchmake with other Guardians, saveable loadouts, and a better onboarding experience for brand new players. With all these new additions, the Destiny 2 Lightfall release date will certainly be one to mark on your calendars.

What’s more, Bungie are also opening the floor for Destiny 2 improvement wishlists ahead of Lightfall, so we may see even more improvements to the Destiny experience alongside the Lightfall release date. We got one major quality of life update ahead of Lightfall, making all mods (excluding Raid mods) available to all to help with the Destiny build crafting experience. However, we can expect further changes to the mod system with Lightfall.

For more on Destiny 2, be sure to check out the best armor and the best weapons for PvE in the game while you are waiting for the Destiny 2 Lightfall release date.