The Story of ‘Destiny 2 Lightfall’ Has Been 10 Years in the Making — When Is the Release Date?

'Destiny 2 Lightfall' is another progression toward the end that Bungie has been building for about a decade, and the release date is set for 2023.

Mustafa Gatollari - Author

Aug. 30 2022, Updated 6:59 p.m. ET

'Destiny 2 Lightfall'
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Bungie is no stranger to space operas. The developer became a household name with the first Halo game in 2001. The title was so beloved and widely played that it helped to establish the Xbox as a serious player in the home gaming space.

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Bungie also managed to secure itself another high-profile franchise with Destiny and Destiny 2, which featured several "Comets" (expansions). The latest DLC campaign for the title is Lightfall, but what's its release date?

'Destiny 2 Lightfall'
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What is the 'Destiny 2 Lightfall' release date?

Currently, Destiny 2 Lightfall is slated to release on Feb. 28, 2023. This is still a ways off for players to wait, but considering how far back The Witch Queen was pushed, this timeline makes sense for the upcoming DLC.

Though Lightfall was initially believed to be the end to the current saga playing out in Destiny 2, during an August 2022 showcase, Bungie revealed that there will be yet another DLC following Lightfall, dubbed The Final Shape.

Though Bungie has not yet confirmed which platforms will receive the Lightfall update, it's expected to hit all platforms that Destiny 2 is currently available on — meaning PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

According to Dexerto, players will have a new Legendary campaign to play through in this upcoming DLC, similar to the one in The Witch Queen.

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Though The Witch Queen was initially slated to be the game's move toward an ending, leading many to believe Lightfall would be the title's last DLC, it seems that the story that will play out in the upcoming DLC will still leave questions unanswered for players. There is little else known about Lightfall's contents at this time, and even less about the subsequent Final Shape content pack.

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What do we know about the storyline for 'Destiny 2 Lightfall'?

The 2023 release of the game's next "Comet" was originally said to be the finale of this particular series of the Destiny story, but now The Final Shape is expected to conclude the storyline. At this time, we're not sure what the storyline for Lightfall will entail, though it's expected to pick up at the end of the events of The Witch Queen.

If you haven't seen the ending of the last campaign, which dropped in February 2022, you can check it out below.

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How popular is 'Destiny 2'?

This may come as a surprise, but the title is actually one of the most successful MMORPGs of all time. As of July 2022, the title boasts an estimated 38.8 million players, with an average of 700,000 folks logging in to play each and every day. This makes Destiny 2 second only to World of Warcraft, the longtime GOAT.

Here are some 'Destiny 2 Lightfall' leaks. Potential spoilers below!

With a game as popular and widely played as Destiny 2, it was only a matter of time before players stumbled upon a detail that gave some insight into what players could possibly expect in the upcoming expansion. Apparently, a video that was reportedly posted to the web by someone at Bungie revealed a new sub-class that would be available in the game.

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Twitter account @DestinyTwoLeaks shows "a new super logo and three melees." The clip was said to have been uploaded to an art station account and has been making the rounds on Twitter.

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