Destiny 2 Expansion II: Warmind Gets Action Packed Launch Trailer

During this time, Bungie showed the players the new Warmind expansion along with a preview of a new game mode that will be released this fall.

The high-level Warmind synopsis is that the AI Warmind Rasputin has awoken from his slumber in the polar ice caps of Mars. Players will venture into a polar ice cap on Mars to explore epic adventures and activities! Even if you have downloaded the expansion and the v1.2.0 update, you won't be able to start playing Warmind until after 11 AM Pacific Time, when Destiny 2 will come back online.

Destiny 2 Expansion II: Warmind continues your Guardian's journey with an all-new story.

Activision president Coddy Johnson was asked during a post-earnings conference call with investors how Bungie will improve Destiny 2. The content released in Warmind will become the new endgame for Destiny 2, while those who opted just for the base game can still enjoy previous content with no handicaps.

Those who purchase the Warmind expansion will be able to level their Guardian up to level 30 and Power level 385.

For the uninitiated, the Escalation Protocol is a new horde mode-style activity, where you can take part during the endgame stages of Warmind. In addition, a new Raid Lair called Spire of Stars is coming to Destiny 2 alongside the expansion's release as well as changes to the Crucible.

Bungie explains more: "Escalation Protocol is a public, player-triggered event where players fight escalating waves of enemies and slay challenging bosses alongside their Fireteam and other courageous Guardians on Mars". As a timed-exclusive, PlayStation 4 players can acquire loot from a Strike called The Insight Terminus. If you want to buy only the Warmind expansion pass, you'll have to shell out $19.99.

  • Essie Rivera