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Destiny 2 Season of the Seraph Final Cutscene Explained And What It Means For Lightfall

The final chapter of Season of the Seraph has arrived, but what does it mean for Destiny 2: Lightfall?
Destiny 2 Season of the Seraph Final Cutscene Explained And What It Means For Lightfall

Destiny 2 Season of the Seraph is drawing to a close, and with it came a new final mission called Final Dawn. The mission itself takes players through a new section of the Seraph Station in orbit above Earth as they pursue Eramis, Kell of Darkness. She plans to use the newly activated Warsat network to open fire upon the Traveler, hopefully destroying it and making way for the Witness and its army of Darkness to take control of the galaxy. 

Of course, your Guardian steps in to stop it. Once you've made your way through the Legendary difficulty mission, you're left with a beautifully rendered, suspenseful, tear-jerker of a nearly 4-minute-long cutscene. We're here to help break it down. 

In the cutscene, the Warmind Rasputin sacrifices himself to stop Eramis from accessing the Warsat Network. As this process kicks off, the Traveler ascends, acting as though it's about to leave as it once tried to do hundreds of years ago in the Collapse. 

However, just as the Warsat Network is reduced to space debris thanks to Ana's activation of Rasputin's self-destruction protocol, the Traveler is revealed to have taken a new tactical position higher above the Earth than it has sat for the last 8 years of Destiny's lifespan. Eramis, in speaking to the Witness, laments the Traveler's inclination to stay rather than leave, and to this, the Witness claims that the Traveler does not flee because "it has nowhere else to run." 

We then get a glimpse of the Pyramid ships flying past Jupiter. Eagle-eyed fans may notice that Calus' capital ship is among them. This will lead directly into the opening cutscene of Lightfall, which is releasing in two weeks on February 28th. 

Calus's ship is visable on the left

Besides the stunning comparisons to Destiny's earliest concept art and promotional images, this also helps us to understand more of what we've seen in some of the more recent ViDocs and trailers for Lightfall. We've seen what looks to be an epic space battle above a planet that very closely resembles Earth. This appears to confirm that it is intead a fight that's going to arrive right at our front door. 

After the cutscene ends, players will return to the H.E.L.M. to find a pre-recorded message from the now-dead Rasputin. In it, Rasputin tells the Guardian that he found the details on Neomuna, the city on Neptune, and the main destination for the upcoming expansion.

This is also the first time anyone in Destiny mentions The Veil, though Rasputin's description of it differs from speculation about a new enemy race of the same name. Instead, The Veil is described as "an object of immense paracausal power. One that is linked to the Traveler."

This Veil is likely what we've also seen The Witness interact with in earlier Lightfall trailers. Little else is known about The Veil at this time, but you can be sure it will play a key role in Lightfall's campaign. 


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