For hardcore fans of any game, the release of new gameplay footage or trailers means only one thing – rewatching the entire thing to try and spot any secrets, easter eggs, or unannounced things that slipped through the cracks. With the latest Destiny 2 Lightfall trailer, which takes us on a quick tour around the cyberpunk city of Neomuna, things are no different.
The Neomuna Environment Trailer posted by Bungie on January 17 aims to further wow players with a deeper look at this mysterious city ahead of the Destiny 2 Lightfall release date, but it also contains some mysteries and creates some more currently unanswerable questions about the new expansion.
The first thing that got us and many others in the community scratching our heads was a brief snippet that shows guardians in some kind of Vex architecture or network. It looks very similar to the kind of Vex environments we’ve seen in past seasons, and suggests that the Vex will maybe have more of a part to play in the battle for Neomuna than first thought.
A Vex wyvern and cyclops can be seen at the end of the long walkway facing off against a small group of Cabal. Another sub-mystery to this is that two human-like figures can also be briefly seen down that far end firing weapons down onto the Vex enemies. They may be other guardians, hinting that this is part of an activity that requires more than the three players we see in the front of the shot. Or perhaps they are some AI-controlled Cloud Striders, who call Neomuna their home, that are helping you take them out.
Another hard-to-miss aspect of the trailer are the groups of ghostly golden figures that can be spotted in some areas of Neomuna.
The community has theorised that they could be residents of Neomuna possessed or cursed by Calus (he does love some gold, after all) or maybe this is the natural form of a group of beings that can be found in the city, alongside the Cloud Striders.
An alternate theory, that also ties in with another mysterious detail, is that Osiris has something to do with them, as one group can be seen standing around a black banner that features his insignia – you’ll recognise it from Trials of Osiris, if you’re a PvP nut.
This banner has also led to speculation that Osiris could be a vendor or quest-giver in a new social space (like the Tower) or hub (like the HELM) that’s based on Neomuna.
Finally, one mystery we haven’t seen being talked about much but that piqued our interest comes during the section from within Calus’ pyramid ship. As well as the rooms filled with the usual Calus extravagance, we see guardians navigating a room that has some kind of beings trapped within it. They appear to be preserved in the same kind of substance we see used in some of Rhulk’s exhibits on the pyramid ship in Savathun’s Throne World during the Vow of the Disciple raid and Preservation.
This in itself is interesting – maybe this is another of Rhulk’s ships that Calus has now been given ownership of, or maybe Calus also likes to moonlight as a museum curator. But what’s more mysterious is that we can’t definitively work out what these creatures are. They are big and stocky, and do somewhat resemble Cabal, but if they are Cabal, why are they encased in Calus’ ship? We can’t wait to get the answer to this one.
For a 1:39 trailer, there’s a whole lot to unpack, but all that means is that there are loads of intriguing mysteries to speculate about and eventually solve in Destiny 2 Lightfall.
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