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Destiny 2's The Witch Queen expansion introduces weapon crafting

Seven years in the (lore) making, and Destiny 2 has officially revealed The Witch Queen in the above new trailer.

The big news from today's showcase leaked in advance: weapon crafting is coming to Destiny 2, alongside a new weapon type, the Glaive. The flipside of these additions is that there's seemingly no new subclass, which would go against a major and hitherto-reliable leak on Pastebin, so clearly we'll have to wait and see on that one. The new destination for events will be Savathun's throne world, and the expansion is scheduled to release on February 22, 2022.

"Delve into Savathûn’s Throne World to uncover the mystery of how she and her Lucent Hive stole the Light," reads the official description. "Learn the secrets to crafting new weapons, the new Glaive, and survive the truth within her web of lies.

"A twisted wonderland of corruption and splendor, Savathûn’s Throne World plays host to a fragile balance of power. From her palace to the swamp, all that she hides can be found here."

The new weapon crafting system has this explanation: "Create custom weaponry with unique mod, shader, and stat combinations. Master the new Glaive weapon type and unleash powerful melee combos, projectile attacks, and a deployable energy shield.”

We'll have more details from the official Destiny 2 showcase soon, and here's everything we know about the Season of the Lost in the meantime.

Rich Stanton

Rich is a games journalist with 15 years' experience, beginning his career on Edge magazine before working for a wide range of outlets, including Ars Technica, Eurogamer, GamesRadar+, Gamespot, the Guardian, IGN, the New Statesman, Polygon, and Vice. He was the editor of Kotaku UK, the UK arm of Kotaku, for three years before joining PC Gamer. He is the author of a Brief History of Video Games, a full history of the medium, which the Midwest Book Review described as "[a] must-read for serious minded game historians and curious video game connoisseurs alike."