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Destiny 2 Shadowkeep Roadmap In-Depth Analysis

Earlier in the week Bungie revealed the Destiny 2 Shadowkeep roadmap, detailing all of the new content coming to Destiny 2 over the course of the next season. We’re going to take an in-depth look at the roadmap and discuss everything that we can see in there.


Earlier in the week Bungie revealed the Destiny 2 Shadowkeep roadmap, detailing all of the new content coming to Destiny 2 over the course of the next season. We’re going to take an in-depth look at the roadmap and discuss everything that we can see in there.

We already know about a lot of the content launching with Shadowkeep and Destiny 2 New Light, such as Armour 2.0 and Finishing Moves. Here we’re going to focus on the actual content coming throughout Season of the Undying, and into Season of Dawn. We will be covering some of the other features launching with Shadowkeep in future articles, so stay tuned to Destiny News Hub for those.

5th of October

On the 5th of October we’ll be seeing the event that kicks off Season of the Undying, the Vex Offensive. We’ve heard that this event centres around a portal that’s going to open between the Black Garden and somewhere in the system. My guess would be that this portal is going to open on the Moon, because it’s the latest destination being added. However, knowing the Vex they’ll probably just be teleporting all over the system, instead of to just one place.

On this date we’ll also see the raid for Shadowkeep launch. We’ve got no idea what this is going to entail, but I’d say it has something to do with the Scarlet Keep. The area is definitely going to play host to a Strike, but it seems like a waste not to use it for a raid.

8th of October

On the 8th of October we’re seeing the introduction of Hero and Legend Nightmare Hunts. Now we don’t know what Nightmare Hunts are, but it sounds as if they’ll be the new Shadowkeep activity that Guardians can take part in between everything else. I’m not sure if Hero and Legend are simply two different variants of Nightmare Hunts, each with their own boss or nightmare, or if they’re different difficulty levels. To be honest, they could be both.

15th of October

On the 15th of October we see Master Nightmare Hunts come to Destiny 2. the name here suggests the hardest difficulty to me, but in the roadmap we can see an enemy that looks suspiciously like Omnigul. I reckon that in Master Nightmare Hunts we’ll be hunting the nightmare of Omnigul, and in both Legend and Hero modes we’ll be hunting other older Destiny foes such as Skolas and Crota.

The 15th of October is also the first time Iron Banner will come to Destiny for Season of the Undying. This will be pretty exciting, since it’ll also be the first time we can earn Armour 2.0 versions of Iron Banner gear.

22nd of October

On the 22nd of October we see the first Exotic Quest for Season of the Undying go live. This one is for the Exotic, Bow Leviathan’s Breath. No details on what we’ll be doing for this Exotic Quest have been, revealed, but it’ll most likely be similar to the ones for Outbreak Perfected, and to a degree Bad Juju.

29th of October

The 29th of October will see a huge amount of content come to Destiny 2. We’ve broken this down further to make it super clear what you can access from this date.

Dungeon Launch

A dungeon is launching on the 29th of October. I’d say that this is a new addition to something that will already be present in the Shadowkeep content. I think this will be similar to The Shattered Throne in Forsaken, which told new stories over the course of several weeks. Bungie has said that they want to keep this kind of storytelling in Destiny 2 moving forward, so this theory would make sense.

New PVP Mode – Momentum Control

A brand new PVP mode comes to Destiny 2 on the 29th of October, Momentum Control. I have no idea what this mode entails, but the name suggests that it’s a form of the Control game mode with moving points to capture. I’m excited to see how this will play on the day.

Exotic Quest – Trace Rifle Divinity

On the 29th of October we get another Exotic Quest, but this one is part of Shadowkeep. The quest is most likely for the Exotic Trace Rifle, Divinity. We say this because the image for this part of the roadmap looks to show a Guardian shooting a Trace Rifle. This weapon was actually seen on the build of Shadowkeep that Guardians got to play at PAX West.

Festival of the Lost

The final new piece of content dropping on the 29th of October is Festival of the Lost, the timed event. Last year Bungie revamped the event with an exclusive activity, The Haunted Forest, which will almost certainly return. With Shadowkeep bringing Eris Morn back into the game, I’m sure she’ll provide a new twist on the event for 2019 too.

11th of November

On the 11th of November we see the first Raid Challenge come to Shadowkeep. This will probably be specifically for the Shadowkeep raid, which is almost certainly going to focus on the Hive and the Scarlet Keep. No word on what this challenge is going to bring to the raid has been given, but one thing it will certainly do is give Guardians more of a reason to get back into the activity, hopefully for new rewards.

19th of November

On the 19th of November we’ll see the Season of the Undying come to an end with Vex Offensive: Final Assault. This is probably going to be a week long event in which the Vex make a final push to do whatever they’re trying to do, but will ultimately end with the portal they’ve opened being closed. Bungie has confirmed that seasons will end with a big event, just like how they begin, so it’s safe to say that this Vex Offensive will come just before the event that starts Season of Dawn.

It’s worth noting that the only content from the above that will be available for free to all Guardians is the Iron Banner and Festival of the Lost. In order to play the rest, you’ll need to purchase Shadowkeep, and the season pass for Season of the Undying. One thing that the roadmap doesn’t show is secret Exotics that could be added in addition to the Exotic Quests. Only time will tell if these are exclusive to either Shadowkeep or Season of the Undying. Our guess would be that they aren’t, and that they’re in fact just linked to destinations like the Moon.

Let us know what you think of this roadmap of content in the comments.

I'm an avid Destiny 2 fan and player. I fell in love with Destiny 1 during the early alpha and have been hooked by the universe ever since. I really enjoy playing with other Guardians, speculating about the lore, and writing about as much of the Destiny universe as I can.

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