Bungie, Vicarious Visions and Activision, a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), announced today that Destiny 2 Expansion II: Warmind is now available for download on PlayStation 4, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, and PC. The PC version of the expansion is available exclusively on Battle.net, Blizzard Entertainment’s acclaimed online-gaming platform. Destiny 2 Expansion II: Warmind marks the second official expansion to the award-winning Destiny 2, and sequel to the critically acclaimed Destiny videogame. Warmind includes new gear, deeper endgame content, activities, an all-new story, and features an epic new boss battle that challenges players in new ways. In Warmind, players will meet Ana Bray, a hero voiced by prominent actress Jamie Chung.
The expansion continues to build on the Destiny 2 universe for the dedicated and returning fans who want to enjoy a fresh chapter in a story campaign. Players venture into a polar ice cap on Mars to explore epic adventures and activities. For players seeking an extremely challenging experience, Warmind includes an all-new endgame activity called Escalation Protocol. In this mode, players fight through increasingly difficult waves of Hive combatants. Included in the expansion and going live on Friday, May 11th is a new Raid Lair, a Destiny fan-favorite endgame activity, called “Spire of Stars,” that offers new areas to explore, a brand-new boss to conquer, and unique rewards to acquire.
Additionally, with the launch of Warmind, Season 3 gameplay updates begin for all players of Destiny 2; these include powerful upgrades to Exotic weapons, the introduction of Ranked Crucible play, new Crucible maps, Private Matches, additional Vault Space, and much more.
“We are excited about the future of the Destiny franchise. Together, as partners with Bungie, we have taken various steps to create a dialogue between those who make the game, and those who play,” said Byron Beede, executive vice president and general manager for Destiny at Activision. He added, “Warmind represents another step toward bringing the Destiny 2 hobby back to our dedicated players.”
“Since the launch of Destiny, we have played alongside and seen our amazingly passionate fans help evolve our universe. With Warmind, we want to show we are actively listening to the global community and that we are also committed to respecting players’ time in game. We know many of our fans have expressed a need for deeper endgame activities in Destiny 2, with more meaningful rewards, and we are excited to continue to improve that experience for them with this release,” said Sam Jones, project lead at Bungie.
“Vicarious Visions is proud to be a part of this franchise as fans, and now as developers,” said Jennifer Oneal, studio head for Vicarious Visions. She added, “We’ve learned a lot from Bungie while working together and we hope the players see the care and craft we’ve given Warmind.”
At launch, PlayStation gamers will get access to an additional timed exclusive Strike called The Insight Terminus that will include an earnable timed exclusive* Armor set for each class until at least Fall 2018.
Players can purchase Destiny 2 Expansion II: Warmind individually ($19.99), or as part of the Destiny 2 Expansion Pass ($34.99), which includes both Expansion I and Expansion II, on PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One and PC, exclusively on Battle.net. Destiny 2 game is required to play, and is sold separately.