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Destiny 2: Lightfall Review: DLC You Should Try

Destiny 2: Lightfall
Destiny 2: Lightfall

Destiny 2: Lightfall is an online game that has been developed by Bungie Inc. It was originally released in 2017 to be played on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows. But with time, the game grew a huge fan base, and people still look forward to playing this game. Bungie Inc. is also responsible for the release of Halo, which has been one of the greatest hits in the gaming community. Last year which was 2022, Bungie Inc. was acquired by Sony for $3.6 billion. 

For PlayStation, it is only available for PlayStation 5, and for Xbox, you can play it on Xbox Series X and Series S. It can be told that it can be played on the new-gen consoles. To play on a PC, you can get it from Steam or Epic Games or their official website Bungie. To have a smooth experience on PC, make sure that you have the specifications that meet the minimum requirements at least. 

  • OS: Windows 10 (Latest service pack)/Windows 11 (Latest Service Pack)
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 3250 3.5 Ghx or Intel Pentium G4560 3.5 Ghz/ AMD FX-4350 4.2 Ghz
  • Memory: 6GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB or GTX 1050 2GB/ AMD Radeon 7850 2GB
  • Storage: 105GB available space
Credits: Bungie Inc.

Credits: Bungie Inc.

As you can see that Destiny II: Lightfall does not require high-end specs to run the game. It can be run on budget-level PC too. Destiny II: Lightfall also makes sure to support multiple languages for audio and subtitles. They support 11 different languages.

Destiny 2: Lightfall Storyline 

This game is an extension of Destiny 2. The base game is free, but Destiny II: Lightfall is a paid add-on to the game. They make sure to bring back the campaign mode, which was removed from the previous Destiny II games. Destiny II: Lightfall is an expansion of Destiny II: Witch Queen. But coming back, Destiny II: Lightfall majorly focuses on taking down the Shadow Legion.

He has a huge and terrifying army that is led by Calus. Calus is considered to be the former ruler of the Cabal Empire. The entire game takes place in Neomuna, which is a new city on Neptune, but it is controlled by military rule, which is the Shadow Legion.

Calus the Shadow Legion.

Calus the Shadow Legion.

In this game, you will be teaming up with the Cloudstriders, they are a new type of civilization, and they were not encountered in the previous DLCs. You will get to see new kinds of enemies like the Tormentors. They do not look very visually appealing, and many have said they give creepy vibes. 

The campaign ends with the Ghost, which you are playing as it creates a connection between The Veil and The Traveler. This connection is made by using an object that contains pure light and pure darkness. With the help of this object, a portal is created through which our character will be traveling with The Traveller to some other place.

So, as mentioned above that the object should be made of pure darkness and pure light, you will later find out as the story progresses that The Veil is forged from the darkness, whereas The Ghost is our character that you play as it is made out of pure light. 

While continuing to play the game, you will meet a new character called The Witness. In the game, it is considered that The Witness is the main villain of the entire series. They have crafted the portal by using Traveller’s light which many suspect to be the Final Shape to be their end goal. 

The Witness

The Witness

The Witness has hinted that he and The Traveller date back as he mentions that The Traveller has been a victim and also the enforcer. As the game concludes, you can see that Ghost gets pulled into The Veil, the very same veil that was initially used to make the connection with the Traveler. But we understand that The Traveler is gone, as it is mentioned in the tower and was told by Ikora and Zavala.

To date, no one knows if they meant literally or metaphorically. Some speculate about believing that might be The Traveller’s power has reduced instead of just being plain dead. The ending is more of a free interpretation. Many believe that the line between Darkness and Light is a very thin line. There are theories about the darkness and the light being on the same side but just different sides.

Overall, as players are left with more questions than answers as there is going to be the introduction of a new DLC for Destiny II: Lightfalls in the year 2024, hopefully, all the plots in the story are tied down in the end. 

Destiny 2: Lightfall Gameplay

Even though Destiny II was released in the year of 2017, Bungie Inc has made sure to introduce new DLCs, trying to keep it fresh. It is nice that they have been continuing the story and maintaining consistency but updating the gameplay or, as many would call it, the mechanics of the game. With the introduction of Destiny II: Lightfalls, we get to see many new features in the game, such as the grappling hook.


Tormentors in action

It comes in very handy once gotten used to it. You will, of course, have to practice a little bit, but it becomes very helpful when trying to run away from enemies like Tormentors. There is also an introduction to Strand. It is something very new in this game and has not been shown before. It is basically a form of magic which is again is kind of manifestation of darkness like Stasis which was seen in the older DLCs.

It has a very cool-looking animation with a whole green vibe. The game has been made a little bit harder than it was before. Bungie Inc does, of course, give you the option to unlock new dark powers and upgrade them over time. But it is a good thing that the game has been made harder than before as there are many mechanisms that have been introduced which kind of would make the game easier.

Instead, a little bit of challenge is very much appreciated. Also, this is a big upgrade over the previous DLCs as we get to see a new map location. The game takes place in Neomuna, which is the capital city of Neptune. This change gives many players a big visual overhaul that many have been requesting for a long time. In this game, we do get to see a lot of The Witness for the first time, as this is the seventh expansion in this series. 

Our Verdict

Destiny II: Lightfalls is not entirely MMORPG, but it is more of a first-person shooter, which has a few elements of MMO. To those who are wondering what MMO is, it stands for Massively Multiplayer Online games. Due to being a game for the next-gen consoles, the visuals look amazing. Many would say it was better than expected. Bungie Inc. did not hold back with this game.

Many thought that the story was ending with this DLC itself, but they decided to release the last DLC next year (2024) and then conclude the story. There are many good things in this game which make it stand out when playing Call Of Duty: Warzone or some other games. But Destiny II: Lightfall is a paid DLC, unlike DLCs of Elden Ring, which is going to be released for absolutely free. 

Many claims that Destiny II: Witch Queen has a better story than Destiny II: Lightfall. But this is something that depends on one person to another. But I personally can guarantee you that people on Steam are not very happy about this game, and neither have they gone kind with the ratings on the game. 

Many players who are trying to get into the Destiny 2 community are going to have a hard time as Bungie Inc. did bump up the difficulty, and this is without the Legendary mode. For many players who are trying to play Destiny II: Lightfall to get into the series, I don’t think it would be a great idea as you might end up getting frustrated and just rage-quit the game.

Another absurd thing about the game is that for another $12.15, you can get the battle pass which costs extra on top of the base game. But well, all these minor flaws can be overlooked as this is the second last game of this series, and then it will be concluded.

Our Rating: ⭐ (3.7/5).

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