Destiny 2 fans who are eager to check out The Witch Queen, scheduled to arrive this upcoming 22nd February, will be disappointed to hear that dungeons, one of the most challenging activities in the looter shooter, will be locked behind an extra paywall when the expansion comes out.
Dungeons are essentially mini-raids, functioning in the same way as the aspirational six-man activity with puzzle sections and demanding action sequences that require intense coordination to overcome for three-man fireteams.
The business model since Bungie split with Activision allowed players to jump into Destiny 2's free-to-play version every season and find new activities to run through, with select more premium ones exclusive to season pass owners.
The Witch Queen dungeons will cost extra
In a Reddit post shared by Cozmo, Bungie's community manager, the devs confirmed that, on release, upcoming dungeons following The Witch Queen will only be available to those that acquired the Deluxe Edition of the expansion, and that season passes won't unlock them anymore.
Naturally, Destiny 2 fans were not pleased with this news, downvoting the comment made by Cozmo by the hundreds. It's not all bad, though, as Cozmo confirmed the dungeons will be available without the need to fully upgrade to the Deluxe Edition "in the future."
"We will share more info on this closer to when the content is set to go live," Cozmo stated.
Before we get to The Witch Queen, Destiny 2 fans can get to experience a brand-new dungeon later during Season of the Lost, when the 30th Anniversary event rolls around.
It seems this piece of content could be a prelude to what dungeon releases could look like in the future, as it features the aforementioned three-man activity, as well as exclusive ornaments, emotes, and an exotic ship to compliment the pack.
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