Bungie has introduced how a lot of Future 2’s Forsaken growth can 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 Yr four’s seasonal content material – together with the fan-favourite Presage and Harbinger missions – can 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 Yr four’s Proving Grounds strike and Battlegrounds will stay.
“Vaulting this content material will enable us the house 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 got deliberate for the 4 new Seasons to return 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 that a ‘Forsaken Pack’ can be made accessible for gamers to entry any remaining content material – comparable to 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 points of Forsaken, pointing to the current confusion with character Uldren (who has a big function to play in Forsaken) as a purpose to “curate” what stays in Future 2.
“I feel in the identical approach 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 taking part in and in a few of them, Uldren’s a superb man, and in a few of them he is a nasty man, and it is not clear if you happen to’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 staff has dedicated to vital enhancements to the Future expertise”.
The arrival of the ‘content material vault’ has seen Bungie reintroduce issues as properly, with the Cosmodrome and Vault of Glass returning this previous yr, and plans to deliver one other raid, two Crucible maps from Future 2 and one different from the unique Future to the sport from Yr 5 onwards.