Destiny 2’s Deluxe Edition 30th Anniversary Bundle will contain both the Deluxe Edition of The Witch Queen expansion and the Anniversary Pack.
There’s a lot of content coming to Destiny 2 over the next few months. The 30th Anniversary event kicks off in December, and will be quickly followed by the release of The Witch Queen expansion in February 2022. The expansion itself is going to include a lot to push the story of Destiny 2 forward, and has several different editions for players to purchase.
The most expensive version of The Witch Queen expansion is the Deluxe Edition 30th Anniversary Bundle. This will include all the content from the different Witch Queen editions, as well as the content from the 30th Anniversary Pack. As a single unit, it will cost Destiny 2 players $99.99.
The Witch Queen Deluxe Edition
Overall, the Deluxe Edition 30th Anniversary Bundle is something a lot of players should be interested in. With each edition of the Witch Queen included, fans will have access to the majority – if not all of the content that is going to be in Year 5 of Destiny 2. This starts with all of the content that players get from the standard edition of The Witch Queen, which will include a new campaign, the addition of weapon crafting, the Glaive weapon archetype, a raid, Savathun’s Throne World, a unique six-player activity, as well as Legendary difficulties for missions to challenge the most determined players in a similar way to Nightfall and Grandmaster Nightfall Strikes.
The content from the Deluxe Edition adds even more, including several important extras for Year 5. Along with access to Seasons 16, 17, 18, and 19, an exotic SMG along with its catalyst and ornament will be given to players. The Throne World Exotic Sparrow, alongside access to the two new dungeons coming to Destiny 2 Year 5, are also included in the Deluxe Edition. While dungeons have split the Destiny 2 community, their inclusion in the Deluxe Edition of The Witch Queen hints at an overall change to how dungeons will continue to be handled in the game.
Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack
The 30th Anniversary Pack’s inclusion in the bundle doesn’t bring a lot in terms of The Witch Queen and its story content, but it does have some notable additions players have been looking forward to. Along with a new dungeon, weapons inspired by previous Bungie titles, a unique helmet ornament, emblems, shaders, emotes, an exotic ship, and sparrow, there are three ornament sets to pick up. One is inspired by the hand cannon Thorn, another is inspired by Marathon, and the last is a Bungie streetwear set. The cherry for many players is the addition of the coveted Gjallarhorn exotic rocket launcher, as well as its ornament and catalyst.
While most of these items from the 30th Anniversary Pack are cosmetic, Gjallarhorn’s addition to Destiny 2 has been long-awaited. A loot cave-themed area will round out the dungeons being made available over the next year or so. This increases the amount of challenging PvE activities for Destiny 2 players to enjoy, and should help those fans who might want something more but don’t feel like doing Grandmaster Nightfall Strikes or Raids.
The Witch Queen Pre-Order Bonuses
Rounding out the content in the Deluxe Edition 30th Anniversary Bundle are pre-order unlocks. While $99.99 is a lot to spend, for many people the pre-order bonuses do add a little extra to make it worth picking up. On top of a Throne World exotic Ghost shell, Destiny 2 players who pre-order The Witch Queen Deluxe Edition 30th Anniversary Bundle will also receive the Enigma exotic emote and a legendary emblem.
As pre-order bonuses go, it isn’t the most that players could hope for, but it is something flashy to show off. Considering how much comes in the Deluxe Edition 30th Anniversary Bundle, the pre-order bonus becomes more something to remind players that in a couple of months’ time Destiny 2 will be changing significantly. Between huge changes to the Void sub-classes and all the expansion and anniversary content, fans should have a lot to do going into Year 5. The Deluxe Edition 30th Anniversary Bundle is a one-stop shop for all of it.
The first new thing you’ll get is a brand new Dungeon to explore in the game. It’s inspired by the Cosmodrome loot caves and is basically a decent nod to them. You’ll be descending into the Dungeon and can unlock a new Thorn armor set if you push hard enough. This doesn’t seem that great, but the Dungeon is also going to have a few easter eggs that call back to past Bungie titles and IPs. It’s worth exploring if you’re a Bungie fan.
The pack comes with the most famous weapon in all of Destiny history. The Gjallarhorn was the best Exotic in Destiny 1, and it’s returning as part of this pack, though it will work slightly differently of course. There’s going to be a new quest that you’ll have to complete to pick it up, and that includes heading into the above Dungeon. It’s even got a Catalyst for you to charge, something that all Guardians should enjoy chasing.
There will be a tonne of new Exotic items to collect from this pack. They’re going to be different ships, armor, Emblems, Sparrows, and much more. This is pretty standard with any collector’s edition pack, but tis time it’s all themed around Bungie, so it’s slightly better if you love the developer.
Finally, you’ll also get some Ornament sets and exclusive cosmetic armors to wear around all of Destiny 2’s locations. These are purely for fun, but if you enjoy them, you could make some seriously awful videos in which Guardians smash enemies wearing streetwear.