For FPS lovers and particularly Destiny 2 loyalists, it also marks the arrival of The Witch Queen, the highly anticipated expansion that saw its release date delayed from November to 22nd February.
Despite a very competitive release window, Destiny 2 fans have remained faithful that Bungie can deliver on their promise to revitalise the looter shooter, one that still remains uncontested in the action-MMO genre.
The Witch Queen breaks past 1 million pre-orders
As we leave January behind, Bungie announced on 1st February that pre-orders for The Witch Queen DLC have reached 1 million.
"Thank you to the more than ONE MILLION Destiny players who have pre-ordered Destiny 2: The Witch Queen. With your incredible support, it’s on track to be the most pre-ordered expansion in Destiny 2 history. See you on 2.22.22, Guardians!" Bungie wrote on social media.
The positive news comes just a day after Sony announced the acquisition of the Halo creators, bringing Bungie into the portfolio of studios owned by the Japanese company alongside industry giants such as Naughty Dog or Insomniac Games.
Xbox and PC users need not worry, however, at least for the foreseeable future, as Bungie revealed that they will remain autonomous and with the ability to self-publish their games regardless of being owned by Sony.
How to pre-order Destiny 2 The Witch Queen
Getting your pre-order is relatively easy, especially if you're looking to with the digital version.
The easiest way is to head out to Bungie's website and see the breakdown of what each version of The Witch Queen is best suited for you.
In total, there are three:
- Standard Edition
- Deluxe Edition
- 30th Anniversary Pack
Regardless of what version you choose, once you pre-order, you'll immediately unlock in-game rewards:
- Throne World Exotic Ghost Shell
- The Enigma Exotic Emote
- Legendary Emblem
One thing worth mentioning is that, while you may be thinking of getting the Standard Edition and individually paying for Season Passes as they release, know that Year 5 Dungeons will cost extra and are only included with the Deluxe Edition.
Featured image courtesy of Bungie.