Destiny 2: The Witch Queen Release Date, Storyline, Gameplay, Price, PC System Requirements, Review, and More
That being said, here's everything you need to know about Destiny 2: The Witch Queen's expansion pack. as well as everything else you need to know.
Destiny 2, the popular free-to-play online-only multiplayer first-person shooter, is now in its fifth year and will soon receive its sixth expansion, Destiny 2: The Witch Queen, which will be released this week. The Witch Queen expansion pack adds a new location to Savathûn's Throne World, as well as new maps, weapons, missions, and other features. The standard Destiny 2 game includes co-op modes — Strikes and Raids — as well as Crucible, which allows for player versus player (PvP) combat. Destiny 2: The Witch Queen, developed by Bungie, will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S/X.
That being said, here's everything you need to know about Destiny2: The Witch Queen's expansion pack.
Destiny 2 Full Specifications
|Alternate names||Destiny 2: The Witch Queen|
|Price in India||₹465|
|Release date||01st January 1970|
|Director||Christopher Barrett, Luke Smith, Ryan Ellis|
|Writer||Jason Harris, Christine Thompson|
|Composer||Michael Salvatori, Skye Lewin, C Paul Johnson|
|Platform||PlayStation 4 (PS4),PlayStation 5 (PS5),Stadia,Xbox One,Xbox Series S/X,PC: Windows|
|Age Rating (PEGI)||12+|
|Optimised for Xbox Series S/X||Yes|
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen Release Date
The Destiny 2: The Witch Queen expansion pack will be available on February 22nd. The game is scheduled to go live at 11:30 p.m. IST (10 am PT). Because this is a simultaneous worldwide release, Indian gamers will be able to play the Destiny 2 expansion pack alongside their global counterparts.
The expansion pack was supposed to be released in 2021, but it was pushed back due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Destiny2: The Witch Queen on Steam?
The latest Destiny 2 expansion pack, The Witch Queen, is now available for pre-order on Steam.
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen on Xbox Game Pass?
Both yes and no. Destiny 2 and its current expansion packs — Forsaken, Shadowkeep, and Beyond Light — were removed from Xbox Game Pass in December. The game and its expansion packs, on the other hand, are available to PC Game Pass subscribers — that is, Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen Editions
Bungie's next major Destiny 2 expansion will be available in three editions: standard, The Witch Queen Deluxe Edition, and The Witch Queen Deluxe Edition + 30th Anniversary Pack. The game commemorates Bungie's incorporation in 1991, which occurred 31 years ago.
The standard expansion pack adds a new location — Savathûn's Throne World — as well as weapon crafting, a new glaive weapon archetype, a new Raid mode, exotic gear, and new six-player activity.
Customers who purchase the Deluxe Edition will receive all of this, as well as an exotic SMG weapon, Catalyst, and Ornament. A Catalyst is an exotic weapon modifier that improves and upgrades a weapon. An Ornament, on the other hand, is used to alter the appearance of a weapon. Along with these, Deluxe Edition players gain access to Destiny 2 Seasons 16, 17, 18, and 19, two dungeons from the ongoing Year 5, and the Throne World Exotic Sparrow — a land-based vehicle in Destiny 2.
Buyers of the 30th Anniversary Edition will receive a new dungeon, the Gjallarhorn Exotic Rocket Launcher, Catalyst, and Ornament, new weapons inspired by past Bungie worlds, the Descending Echo armour set, the Bungie streetwear ornament set, the Marathon-themed ornament set, a unique helmet ornament, exotic sparrows, exotic ship, as well as emblems, shaders, emotes, and more.
Finally, pre-ordering Destiny 2: The Witch Queen grants access to the Throne World exotic ghost shell, the Enigma exotic emote, and a legendary emblem. Ghost shells are cosmetic enhancements for Ghosts, which are small floating machines that locate and resurrect deceased players.
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen Price
Destiny2: The Witch Queen is available on the Xbox Store for Rs. 2,199 for the Standard Edition, Rs. 4,399 for the Deluxe Edition, and Rs. 5,499 for the 30th Anniversary Edition. This is the price for the PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S/X.
Thanks to Valve's regional pricing support, PC gamers can get a much better deal on Steam.
Destiny 2: The WitchQueen is available on Steam for Rs. 899, Rs. 1,799, and Rs. 2,499 for the Standard, Deluxe, and 30th Anniversary editions, respectively.
The new Destiny 2 expansion pack is available on the PlayStation Store for Rs. 2,599 for the Standard Edition. The Deluxe and 30th Anniversary Editions are priced at Rs. 5,199 and Rs. 6,499. This price is valid for PS4 and PS5 owners.
Destiny2: The Witch Queen Trailer
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen Gameplay
According to the gameplay trailer released last August, The Witch Queen expansion pack appears to build on Destiny 2's existing gameplay, which is unsurprising. It has new maps, new weapons, the ability to craft new weapons, and an entirely new location. Expect the expansion pack to feel similar to the game, albeit with a few new additions.
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen Review
When we reviewed Destiny 2 in 2017, we gave it a 7 out of 10. We said in our review that the game has incredible music, fantastic gunplay, and slick visuals. The pay-to-win microtransactions, on the other hand, were vexing.
Destiny 2: The WitchQueen reviews are expected to be available within a week of the game's release. There were no impressions available at the time of writing, so it will be interesting to see how the new expansion pack is received by reviewers and players when it is released on February 22.
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen PC System Requirements
The following are the minimum and recommended system requirements for Destiny 2: The WitchQueen for PC players using Steam.
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen minimum PC requirements
- Processor: AMD FX-4350 and Intel Core i3-3250
- GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7850 and Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
- RAM: 6GB
- VRAM: 2GB
Destiny 2: The WitchQueen recommended PC requirements
- Processor: AMD Ryzen 5-1600X and Intel Core i5-2400 and Core i5-7400
- GPU: AMD Radeon R9 390 and Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 and GeForce GTX 1060
- RAM: 8GB
- VRAM: 8GB (AMD) and 4GB (Geforce GTX 970) and 6GB (GeForce GTX 1060)
Destiny2: The Witch Queen is compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. There is no official word on Windows 11 support, but given the shared infrastructure, I believe it will work. To install Destiny 2: The WitchQueen, players will need at least 105GB of free space.