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Destiny 2: Warmind launch trailer teases new raid lair and first Exotic sword

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The (hopefully) big Destiny 2 expansion Warmind is set to arrive tomorrow, and that means it's finally time to kick back and take in the loud, blast-o-rama spectacle of the launch trailer. We've already seen a lot of what's in here but there a glimpse of some new stuff too, including the new Spire of Stars raid lair and Worldline Zero, the first Exotic sword to appear in the sequel.

The long-lost Guardian Ana Bray is back to guide us through this trip into the past, driven by Golden Age warsats crashing into the surface of Mars. Melting glaciers have exposed the core of the ancient Warmind Rasputin, and also a horde of ice-caked Hive enemies bent on blowing it up, including their leader/god Xol—that would be Xol, Will of the Thousands, described in Destinypedia as "one of the five Worm Gods, ancient beings second only to the Darkness itself in the hierarchy of the Hive pantheon." So I'm guessing it's going to be a problem, too. 

The launch of Warmind will also see the start of Destiny 2 season 3, which will bring big changes to Exotics, the Prismatic Matrix, something new to get mad about in the Crucible, and more. It goes live at 11 am PT/2 pm ET on May 8.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.