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Destiny 2: The Final Shape Aims Big with New Subclass, Enemies, and More

Destiny 2: The Final Shape arrives in June, and the latest showcase previews some great new features that the expansion offers.

Bungie has recently been in a tough spot between the underperforming Destiny 2: Lightfall expansion and leadership looking to leave. The developer is looking to The Final Shape, the last expansion in the Light and Dark Saga for Destiny 2, to help turn things around. Players are experiencing the Into the Light update to tide them over until the newest DLC. However, Bungie showcased what players can expect from Destiny 2: The Final Shape in June, and it looks to be a possible big step up for Bungie.

A New Subclass Looms in Destiny 2: The Final Shape

Destiny 2: The Final Shape is introducing the Prismatic subclass to the game. Equipping this class will allow players to mix the various preexisting subclasses. For example, if players wish to use the throwable Solar Hammer with a Strand power, they can now. Prismatic is a significant change to the game and is the newest in the lineup after Strand, which was introduced in Destiny 2: Lightfall. Mixing the Light and Dark subclasses opens the door for various unique, new builds to suit players’ gameplay styles.

In the showcase livestream, Bungie also details that the Prismatic class will feature two bars on the bottom of the screen. The first is the Guardian’s Super. However, the second bar is split into two and fills up the respective side using light or dark abilities. Once both are filled up, players can unleash a new buff called Transcendence. Once the buff is active, players can throw a unique new grenade based on their class. For Titans, it is a combination of Strand and Arc. For Warlocks, the grenade produces Stasis and Void damage, and Hunters can utilize a Solar and Stasis power grenade. Furthermore, while the buff is active, additional weapon damage is applied, and grenade plus melee abilities are recharged instantly. Becoming more powerful is the next step in the game, and Bungie isn’t holding back.

Destiny 2: The Final Shape enemies lineup
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Destiny 2: The Final Shape Has New Foes To Contend With

Destiny 2: The Final Shape also brings new enemies called The Dread for players to battle. The foes have been the latest enemy faction in the game since 2018 when the Forsaken expansion added The Scorn. The Dread will feature various enemy types, including the Tormentors and Subjugators from Lightfall. However, new foes have been added to comprise the faction.

Weavers are one of the first new enemy types, and they are Psions who utilize Strand to fight back against the Guardians. The Strand twist on an original enemy is something new for players to experience, especially a base game enemy like the Psions. Second are the Attendants. These enemies are the counterparts of the Weavers; however, they wield the power of Stasis to freeze players. Additionally, there is the Grim, a flying enemy that fires weapons from high up. These bat-like enemies can suppress Guardians with their high-pitched screech. The Husk is also mentioned in the live stream as an enemy that dual-wields blades. Once destroyed, they release a small moth called a Geist that will chase players and explode when close enough to them. Players will have their hands full when The Dread arrives in Destiny 2: The Final Shape.

Destiny 2: The Final Shape Guardians posing
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New Prismatic Exotic Class Items Take Perks From Other Exotics

The last significant addition in the live stream is new Exotic Class Items. When Destiny 2: The Final Shape launches, players can equip a new Exotic Titan Mark, Hunter Cloak, or Warlock Bond. These can only be equipped while using the Prismatic subclass. However, their primary bonus is they take two random perks from other Exotic pieces. This new Class Item with Prismatic will open up a new realm of class-build possibilities.

Furthermore, players could even luck out and get the perks from their favorite Exotics. An even bigger surprise, confirmed by Bungie in their blog post, is that the new Exotic Class Items take perks from different Classes. Therefore, if players are Titan mains, they could grind out rolls that give them Warlock and Hunter perk traits. However, it will not be the entire Perk but parts of it. But as Combat Area Lead Ben Wommack says, “We want it to feel a little broken.” However, we won’t fully know what that means until Destiny 2: The Final Shape launches.

Destiny 2: The Final Shape is shaping up to be a significant paradigm shift for Bungie’s long-running live service title. As players are upset and burnt out from the ups and downs that Destiny 2 has dealt with, the new details for this expansion may bring hope to those dismayed fans. Are you interested in Destiny 2: The Final Shape? Let us know in the comments below. While we await our final battle with The Witness, be sure to head to our Guide Hub here for more on Destiny 2.


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