Bungie has introduced how a lot of Future 2’s Forsaken growth will probably be vaulted when the subsequent growth, The Witch Queen, arrives subsequent yr.
As of 22nd February, 2021, Forsaken’s marketing campaign, the Tangled Shore vacation spot and the majority of 12 months 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 recreation – whereas 12 months four’s Proving Grounds strike and Battlegrounds will stay.
“Vaulting this content material will enable us the area to launch The Witch Queen growth and its new Throne World vacation spot, in addition to new options like weapon crafting, the brand new Legendary problem marketing campaign choice, 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 by means of to the Witch Queen’s arrival, and ‘Forsaken Pack’ will probably be made obtainable for gamers to entry any remaining content material – similar to Final Want and Shattered Throne, in addition to 12 months 2 Exotics – going ahead.
In an interview with Eurogamer earlier this yr, normal supervisor Justin Truman confirmed plans to vault elements of Forsaken, pointing to the latest confusion with character Uldren (who has a big function to play in Forsaken) as a motive to “curate” what stays in Future 2.
“I believe in the identical method 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 completely different competing storylines that they might begin taking part in and in a few of them, Uldren’s a superb man, and in a few of them he is a foul man, and it isn’t clear for those who’re taking part in 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 ‘respiration room’ that the workforce has dedicated to vital enhancements to the Future expertise”.
The arrival of the ‘content material vault’ has seen Bungie reintroduce issues as effectively, 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 12 months 5 onwards.