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New Destiny 2 PvP Map Pack brings three awesome arenas to PS5 and Xbox

The new Destiny 2 PvP Map Pack sports a trio of maps that mark the perfect farewell to the Lightfall era of Bungie's shooter on PS5 and Xbox.

Destiny 2 PvP Map Pack: two guardians in colorful armor facing each other

They say that good things come in threes, and this is certainly true for the new Destiny 2 PvP Map Pack that is now available to duke it out in as part of the space shooter’s latest patch. By adding new arenas on Europa, Neomuna, and even inside a “terraformed Pyramid Ship”, the new Destiny 2 update finally salves one of its biggest pain points – the lack of fresh PvP content over the past several years.

If you haven’t been back to Europa for a hot minute, we don’t blame you. The arctic environment is way too cold as we venture towards summer, but Bungie isn’t letting you off that easily. Set in Eventide Labs, the first new Destiny 2 map in one of the best multiplayer games blends frost-bitten caverns with man-made structures.

There’s nothing more befitting one of the best space games than some fruity-looking space plants. Fortunately, there are plenty of those to go around in Dissonance, which is easily my favorite of the Destiny 2 Map Pack trio. A map inside a Pyramid Ship is cool to begin with, but for it to be the Ship that got blasted by the Traveler? Even better.

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Though Lightfall has had its peaks and troughs, it’s also nice to see Neomuna – at least Cirrus Plaza – get one last rodeo before we arrive at the Destiny 2 The Final Shape release date. There looks to be all sorts of open verticality going on here, making it a dream for snipers – as long as they themselves don’t get popped…

Destiny 2’s new maps have been sorely desired by the PvP community for quite some time – Bungie has historically been pretty poor when it comes to supporting the Crucible. Last year, players were getting so desperate for content that they were taking to Halo Infinite’s Forge mode to get their Bungie-based fix, with one group putting together a stunning Vex-themed arena. With this latest update to the hit space game, it’s fantastic to see the mano a mano (Guardian a Guardian?) element get some much-needed TLC.

For more of the latest on some of the best free shooting games out there, check out when you’ll be able to get your next peek at Season 3 of The Finals. While you’re here, don’t forget to drop us a follow on Google News – there’ll be plenty more Destiny 2 news and features from us as we head towards The Final Shape and beyond.