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Please protect Destiny 2's hideous Fallen babies

Two aliens, one of them carrying a trio of babies
(Image credit: Bungie)

Despite appearing for barely a second in Season of the Splicer's new trailer, the Destiny community has rallied around a trio of slimy alien babies.

Destiny 2 has slowly been enamouring us to The Fallen, a civilisation of four-armed, four-eyed bug aliens that until recently served as fodder for our magical space wizards. Last year's expansion let us fight alongside one of them in a kind of Fallen civil war—and in the game's next season, we'll join another in fending off a Vex invasion.

But forget all that, because the real stars of Destiny's next season are these blinking babies, cradled in the arms of a Fallen warrior like three snarling burritos. Naturally, Destiny players are already clamouring to see more.

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One burning question the community is facing is whether to call these baby Eliksni "Dreglets, Smoliksni, or Smallen". Naturally, folks really want Bungie to release a plush Baby Fallen, though one fan pre-empted these demands by crocheting their own within a day of their reveal.

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As spotted by Polygon, Bungie actually teased a look at a Baby Fallen over a year ago—jumping off the cultural hype for Baby Yoda by sharing a fan's soup-sipping crossover art .

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Season of the Splicer introduces a new six-player Override matchmaking activity, the return of Ikora Rey in a leading story role, and Destiny's confusing and controversial transmog system. The fan-favourite Vault of Glass raid will also make its return later this month with a few notable changes.

But what's really exciting is the prospect of seeing more of these delightful babs. If Destiny is a game about orbs, then these might just be the cutest orbs we've seen yet.

A one-time dog sledder, pancake flipper, alien wrangler and indie darling, Nat now scours the internet looking for the hottest PC gaming news. Destined to become Scotland's first Battlemech pilot.