We're so excited to announce that the critically acclaimed Beyond Light expansion will be available to PlayStation Plus members starting today, until March 6. This guide will assist Guardians in preparing for Lightfall by utilizing Beyond Light's powerful Exotics.
Beyond Light unlocks a frost-themed subclass called Stasis, but it also includes a thrilling campaign packed with ice-cold cosmetics, legendary gear, and powerful Exotic armor and weapons.
Powerful Weapons can be wowed with.
The Exotic Pulse Rifle belonging to the iconic time-traveling Stranger is a weapon that takes no time to explain.
No Time to Explain: Stasis-infected enemies will return ammo to the magazine. Stack this effect to summon a portal that will fire bullets from an alternate timeline of the weapon.
As you embark on your Lightfall adventure, Destiny 2 allows you to increase the strength of the weapons and armor you acquire. That means you can immediately begin building your Guardian into a frost-slinging monster-shattering machine that will leave the Tormentors on Neptune shivering in their boots.
Lightfall will not be released until February 28. Today we're heading to Europa, a cold and treacherous moon of Jupiter. So, let's start with the power Eramis, the Kell of Darkness, is chasing, the same power you'll be mastering as you play through the campaign.
Stasis, the First Darkness Subclass
Beyond Light is important for many reasons, but first and foremost, it was the first time a new subclass was added to the original trio of Arc, Solar, and Void. It's the only subclass that draws its strength from the Darkness rather than the Light. Today, you can get a jump start on Stasis in preparation for Lightfall's threats.
Stasis is a powerful ability that allows Guardians to slow down, freeze, and shatter their foes, and each class has their own method to wield the new element.
Shadebinder and his Penumbral Blast melee are quick bursts of Stasis energy that freezes anyone it hits.
Hunters can't kill what they can't hit, thus they've doubled their effectiveness on the battlefield. A pair of Kama blades explode when thrown at opponents, triggering a Stasis storm that chases down stragglers.
Titan Behemoth: Could we introduce you to the Titan Behemoth? The Behemoth takes the most direct approach to conflict resolution, by forming a massive Stasis crystal gauntlet around their fist and punching their way to peace.
On Jupiter's moon of Europa, you'll discover Stasis, Eramis, the Kell of Darkness, and her Fallen army. As you explore Beyond Light's narrative, you'll discover her motives, and a disturbing plot unfolding right on humanity's doorstep.
There is a new three-player strike and six-player raid as well as a campaign that will take you all across Europe, through Empire Hunts and Exo Challenges.
Within the Asterion Abyss on Europa, a Braytech facility has been established, with a unique Vex portal. Eramis has planned to utilize this long-dormant gateway for an unknown purpose.
Deep Stone Crypt: A hidden cavern beneath Europa's surface has been lost to time... until now. Guardians will intervene, and in the process, uncover the shocking truth about what happened there.
Are you up for the challenge? Are you prepared to confront the force that whispers to you from the dark cold wasteland? If so, you should upgrade your weapons and armor.
Here's a look at three of the over ten new Exotics you can begin collecting today for your quest to Neomuna in Lightfall.
Cloudstrike: Precision last blows will produce lightning bolts at the intended location. Rapid precision shots will summon a storm to the point of impact.
Melee attacks corrupt combatants with increasing damage over time. Defeating a corrupted combatant exposes the corruption to nearby targets and restores melee energy.
The Lament: Strike the blade with The Lament and shred through shielded combatants at their optimum.
Some Exotics (like Necrotic Grip) are so powerful that you can construct completely completely new ones around them, while others fit very easily into whatever playstyle you're into right now.
Once Lightfall launches and introduces the world to Strand (Destiny's second Darkness subclass, by the way), you'll have completely new approaches to Europa with a completely different build. Including mixing and matching Beyond Light Exotics with Strand abilities and vice versa.
Imagine suspending enemies with Strand and reviving your Lament for a power attack, or ice breaking a Tormentor in its tracks with Stasis? Would it be cool to fly through the platforming sections of the Deep Stone Crypt using Strand?
In fact, you should probably keep an eye on everything you think a grappling hook would be appropriate to aim at.
Destiny 2: Beyond Light is available for PlayStation Plus members to redeem until March 6, 2023, and will remain active for the entire duration of their membership. The basic Destiny 2 game is required to play, but the great thing is that it will be available at no additional charge from the PlayStation Store.*
Download and start playing today. We wish you a happy Easter and a wonderful Christmas season in Lightfall. Our end is just beginning, and humanity requires every available Guardian to respond to the call.
*Some features may require a PlayStation Plus membership.