The PC version of Destiny 2 launched yesterday, and already industrious dataminers on Reddit have scoured the game for details. What they found were unused dialogue lines pointing to upcoming DLC, references to returning characters, new locations, in-game events, and more.
The upcoming Mercury DLC – slated to hit this December – is repeatedly referenced. Lines also mention important figure Warlock Osiris, the Lighthouse, and Rise of Iron character Shiro.
Saladin also references the Rasputin-themed Warmind DLC in his dialogue – content which will release next year.
There are also dozens of voice lines, talking about Destiny 1 side-mission locations – including the Cosmodrome, the Moon’s Hellmouth, Mars, Venus, Phobos, the Reef, and the Dreadnaught. These are all made in reference to the Red Legion’s appearance, which as Eurogamer suggests, means we could be returning to these areas.
The Prison of Elders – a wave-based arena from the first game – is also mentioned, alongside other seasonal events like Crimson Days, The Dawning, and Festival of the Lost. Bungie confirmed that the latter wouldn’t be appearing this year.
Other locations are also mentioned; Jovian Moon, Ganymede, and The Myriad. It’s possible that these were names for pre-existing zones, which changed during development.
Ikora also makes reference to a new Fallen faction called the “House of Dusk,” who are said to worship The Darkness.
Additional dialogue also talks about Cayde’s death – a plot point which never occurs in Destiny 2. It’s possible that this is left-over dialogue from a re-write of the script, as the story was reportedly rebooted during development.
Bungie have yet to comment.