The Exo Stranger at long last comes back in Destiny 2 extension Beyond Light
Bungie has uncovered the next large extension for Destiny 2 – and it denotes the arrival of character players haven’t seen since the Destiny 1 campaign.
Destiny 2: Beyond Light, due out on 22nd September 2020, rotates around the appearance of the mysterious Darkness through a fleet of Pyramid ships that is going towards Earth.
Destiny 2’s Season of Arrivals, which starts today, sees the appearance of the first Pyramid ship on the moon of Io. This sets off a chain of events that will develop all through the season and tie into Beyond Light.
Past Light includes a new destination, Jupiter’s frozen moon Europa, or more it an old Pyramid ship. You get the opportunity to penetrate the Golden Age Braytech facility there and reveal mysteries under the ice.
Past Light likewise includes Destiny’s first new element ever, named Stasis. Here’s the official ad spot:
“Rooted in Darkness, Guardians will wield this new elemental power alongside Arc, Solar, and Void to summon epic supers and control the battlefield. Titans, Warlocks, and Hunters will each use Stasis differently. More details on Stasis to come later this summer.”
There’s a new raid, as you’d expect, called the Deep Stone Crypt. This lies underneath the solidified tundra of Europa. Additionally on Europa is the Fallen, whose fragmented houses have rallied and fabricated another domain under the banner of the Fallen Kell of Darkness, Eramis. “Abandoned by the Traveler and left by the Light, Eramis is on her journey into the Darkness, and towards a collision course with Guardians,” Bungie says.
Exceptionally interest to fans will be the arrival of the Exo Stranger. This character was most recently seen having neither rhyme nor reason in the Destiny 1 campaign, where the ghost-less Exo vanished in the wake of supporting the player Guardian. The Exo Stranger is scandalous within the Destiny community for the “I don’t even have time to explain why I don’t have time to explain” line of dialogue, which became a meme and a metaphor for the nonsensical, Frankenstein story Bungie pieced together last minute for Destiny 1’s September 2014 launch. Back in May 2018, Destiny fans reckoned they’d worked out the identity of the Exo Stranger, but this remains unconfirmed. Perhaps now, six years after Destiny came out, we’ll find out.
As Bungie had already announced, Destiny 2 is coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Purchases of Destiny 2: Beyond Light on Xbox One will transfer to Xbox Series X for free via Microsoft’s Smart Delivery program. Purchases on PlayStation 4 will upgrade to PlayStation 5 for free, Bungie said. Expect more on the next-gen versions of Destiny 2 in the coming months.
Back to Destiny 2’s Season of Arrivals, and Bungie noted throughout the season, Messages of Darkness will be found on Io. Players can go to the Cradle on Io and uncover these hidden communications. Also on Io is a new public event under the newly arrived Pyramid ship, “where an untapped power has summoned the enemies of humanity.”