Bungie has introduced how a lot of Future 2’s Forsaken enlargement will probably be vaulted when the following enlargement, The Witch Queen, arrives subsequent yr.
As of 22nd February, 2021, Forsaken’s marketing campaign, the Tangled Shore vacation spot and the majority of Yr four’s seasonal content material – together with the fan-favourite Presage and Harbinger missions – will probably be faraway from the sport.
Bungie clarified not all Forsaken’s content material will disappear – with the Dreaming Metropolis vacation spot, Final Want raid, Shattered Throne dungeon and related Strikes remaining within the sport – whereas Yr four’s Proving Grounds strike and Battlegrounds will stay.
“Vaulting this content material will permit us the house to launch The Witch Queen enlargement and its new Throne World vacation spot, in addition to new options like weapon crafting, the brand new Legendary issue marketing campaign possibility, the brand new Glaive weapon archetype, plus all the extra content material we’ve deliberate for the 4 new Seasons to come back beginning in February,” Bungie defined in a blog post.
Forward of the vaulting, Bungie is making the Forsaken marketing campaign free for all gamers from seventh December via to the Witch Queen’s arrival, and that a ‘Forsaken Pack’ will probably be made out there for gamers to entry any remaining content material – resembling Final Want and Shattered Throne, in addition to Yr 2 Exotics – going ahead.
In an interview with Eurogamer earlier this yr, basic supervisor Justin Truman confirmed plans to vault facets of Forsaken, pointing to the current confusion with character Uldren (who has a major position to play in Forsaken) as a motive to “curate” what stays in Future 2.
“I believe in the identical manner we do not need eight raids, it is the identical factor with storylines – we do not need when a brand new participant enters into Future, there’s 5 totally different competing storylines that they might begin enjoying and in a few of them, Uldren’s an excellent man, and in a few of them he is a foul man, and it is not clear for those who’re enjoying them out of order.”
Future 2 first began vaulting content in late 2020 with the elimination of 5 locations, seven strikes, 11 Crucible maps and 5 raids, with Bungie saying the plans helped present “an excessive amount of technical ‘respiratory room’ that the group has dedicated to necessary enhancements to the Future expertise”.
The arrival of the ‘content material vault’ has seen Bungie reintroduce issues as nicely, with the Cosmodrome and Vault of Glass returning this previous yr, and plans to carry one other raid, two Crucible maps from Future 2 and one different from the unique Future to the sport from Yr 5 onwards.