Cayde-6 returns in Destiny 2: The Final Shape, Nathan Fillion reprising role

Destiny 2: The Final Shape will finally end its current, long-running story arc, but will also see the return of a friendly face. Cayde-6 lives. 

Or, at least, Cayde-6 appears in the expansion—technical aliveness to be determined. Bungie killed off the fan-favorite robot in 2018 expansion Forsaken, but a teaser shown during today's PlayStation Showcase (embedded above) sees Cayde catching up on current events from "wherever the hell here is"—inside the Traveler, our resident Destinyhead informs me. Bungie also confirmed in a blog post that actor Nathan Fillion is reprising the role for The Final Saga.

Actually, Bungie doesn't just say that Fillion is back for the expansion, but that he's returned to play Cayde in the "Destiny Universe," which may refer to Bungie's TV and movie ambitions

There's nothing more to say about that, but regarding The Final Shape, we'll learn more on August 22, when Bungie will spill more details during a big Destiny 2 Showcase livestream.

Fans aren't convinced that Cayde is genuinely alive, but the reaction in the Destiny 2 subreddit is broadly positive. "DAD CAME BACK FROM THE STORE WITH MILK AND CIGARETTES LET'S FUCKING GO," as user Left4Bread2 put it.

Tyler Wilde
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Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the '80s and '90s, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on early PCs. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now, and PS1 classic Bushido Blade (that's right: he had Bleem!). Tyler joined PC Gamer in 2011, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.