The fall of a hero is the centerpiece of the stylish (and gorgeous) new Destiny 2: Forsaken trailer. It’s fresh from the Gamescom floor.
As the most notorious outlaws in the system escape from the Prison of Elders, the only thing standing between them and our home is you and Cayde-6, the most legendary Hunter sworn to protect the City. A Vanguard doesn’t go down without a fight. Witness Cayde’s last stand.
Voiced by actor Nathan Fillion, Cayde-6 is a pretty big character in the Destiny universe. And now, it appears, he’s history. That should carry a lot of weight, that might in turn mean that Forsaken could be the most impactful DLC in the Destiny series yet.
Launching on September 4th, Destiny 2: Forsaken is the latest in a series of expansions for the Bungie-developed FPS from Activision. They’ve all been pretty big, since the publisher is treating the game more as a “platform” than a simple sequel.
Forsaken also delivers a new game mode. Called Gambit, this new way to play is a hybrid of sorts. According to Activision it “offers something for all types of gamers to enjoy, appealing to those who thrive on the collaborative and unpredictable elements of PvE, while seamlessly blending the competitive challenge of PvP gameplay.”
You can get a (brief) taste of Gambit thanks to a free trial that will be offered. As long as you own a copy of the base game, you’ll be able to download and play the demo for Gambit “from 10am Pacific, September 1 until 10am Pacific, September 2″. It’ll be available on the Xbox One, the PS4, and the PC.
Just remember that Activision is moving operations over to Battle.net. So if you want to play Destiny 2’s free Gambit trial, that’ll be the place to go.