E3 2019 is nearly upon us, and it’s bringing a huge deluge of game news even before the show has started. Bungie is primed to discuss the next chapter of Destiny 2 on a livestream today ahead of E3, but a lot of the details about what it has coming down the pike have already leaked. The latest is a premature early DLC posting on the Microsoft Store that gives new information about Shadowkeep, Destiny 2’s apparent next expansion.
According to a report from TrueAchievements, Microsoft posted Shadowkeep for preorder ahead of the announcement, including its release date: September 17. The posting also includes a description of the expansion’s story:
“New nightmares have emerged from the shadows of our Moon. Called forth by haunting visions, Eris Morn has returned. Join her to slay these nightmares before they reach out beyond the Moon to cast humanity back into an age of darkness.”
That’s more detailed than, but in keeping with, the description that appeared on Reddit from information allegedly datamined from Destiny 2’s new expansion, Penumbra, which released on Tuesday. It also makes sense with Destiny 2’s current story, which has revolved around the Hive ever since the release of the Forsaken expansion last fall. Eris Morn was a significant character related to the Hive in Destiny 1, but while lots of Destiny 2 lore has mentioned her, so far she’s been absent from that game.
The leak also provides an idea of what players can expect for Destiny 2 Year Three: basically, a similar system to Year Two. This year of Destiny 2 content saw a big expansion in Forsaken, and then three smaller “seasons” of content following it, comprising an annual pass players could purchase. From the sounds of things, you’ll be able to buy Shadowkeep on Xbox One as a Digital Deluxe version, which includes four “season passes.” That sounds like there will be four content seasons following Shadowkeep.
The Digital Deluxe version will also come with exclusive cosmetic items, according to the leak. Here’s the store description:
“Digital Deluxe items include:
- Four Season Passes, each offering a unique set of exclusive Seasonal activities, artifacts, and rewards
- Exclusive Eris Morn themed items:
- Exotic Emote
- Exotic Ghost Shell
According to TrueAchievements, you’ll also be able to pre-order a version of Shadowkeep that includes Destiny 2 and all its Year One content if you don’t already own the game, so you can catch up on what’s already available in Destiny 2 while you wait for Shadowkeep.
We’ll have more coverage of Destiny 2’s next chapter and Shadowkeep when Bungie reveals details later today.