Beyond Light

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Beyond Light






Xbox One
Xbox Series X/S
PlayStation 4
PlayStation 5
Google Stadia (Formerly)
Xbox App
Epic Games Store

Release date(s):

November 10th, 2020


Action role-playing
First-person shooter


ESRB: Teen (T) for Blood, Language, and Violence
PEGI: 16+


"The line between Light and Dark is so very thin...let's cross it together."
— The Exo Stranger

Beyond Light is the fifth expansion of Destiny 2 and ninth expansion of the Destiny franchise.



A new power is born out of the ancient Pyramid Ship above Europa's frozen frontier, and a dark empire has risen beneath, united under the banner of the Fallen Kell of Darkness, Eramis. Join your fellow Guardians and bring down the empire at any cost – even if it means wielding the Darkness itself.


The original release date was scheduled to launch on September 22nd, 2020, however got pushed to November 10th, 2020 due to development issues brought in by the Coronavirus Pandemic. Bungie also decided to release Beyond Light on November 10th in order to help Destiny 2 become a launch title for the Xbox Series X and Series S.


Story missions

Empire Hunts




Lost Sectors

Guardian subclasses & changes

  • Stasis is introduced as the first new element since Destiny. It introduces the aspect and fragment system that would be carried over into The Witch Queen expansion with the Light subclasses. The Stasis subclasses and exotic weapons were introduced in the expansion while the Stasis legendary weapons were introduced in Season of the Lost.
  • Seasonal challenges are introduced in Season of the Chosen.
  • Transmog is introduced in Season of the Splicer by completing bounties from Ada-1. Only 10 class-specific Synthweave can be obtained per character per season, but this cap can be bypassed by purchasing Synthweave Templates from the Eververse.
    • Shaders earned in-game are permanently unlocked as part of the transmog feature being introduced.
  • Players are able to play past seasonal content until the launch of the next expansion cycle.
  • The H.E.L.M. is introduced as the site of seasonal vendors beginning with Season of the Chosen.
  • The New Light experience is updated.
  • The Monument To Lost Lights is introduced, where players can purchase Exotic weapons from past seasons and expansions currently in the DCV. Exotic Ciphers are introduced and can be earned from the season pass or by completing the Xenology quest from Xûr on weekends.
  • The vendors of playlist activities replace the token system with a reputation system.
  • Crossplay is available starting in Season of the Lost.


  • New Gear to unlock
  • New Exotics to earn
  • Pre-Order bonuses include: Exotic Ghost shell, New Exclusive Emblem, Exotic Any Other Day Sparrow, First access to Exotic No Time to Explain Pulse Rifle, all seasons up to The Witch Queen.



Guardians, Residents of the Last City, and their Allies
The Cabal Empire
The Fallen
The Hive
The Reef
The Taken
The Vex
Other Characters




Vehicles, equipment, and technology

Weapons and armor


Accompanying seasons


Destiny 2: Beyond Light - Reveal Trailer
Destiny 2: Beyond Light - Gameplay Trailer
Destiny 2: Beyond Light - Stasis - Gameplay Trailer
Destiny 2: Beyond Light - Stasis Subclasses - Gameplay Trailer
Destiny 2: Beyond Light - Warlock Shadebinder - Gameplay Trailer
Destiny 2: Beyond Light - Titan Behemoth - Gameplay Trailer
Destiny 2: Beyond Light - Hunter Revenant - Gameplay Trailer
Destiny 2: Beyond Light - Europa Trailer
Destiny 2 - Beyond Light - Beneath The Ice
Destiny 2: Beyond Light - Weapons and Gear Trailer
Destiny 2: Beyond Light - Story Reveal Trailer
Destiny 2: Beyond Light - Variks - Character Spotlight
Bungie ViDoc - Forged in the Storm
Destiny 2: Beyond Light - Launch Trailer
Destiny 2: Beyond Light - Find Truth Beyond The Tale
Destiny 2: Beyond Light - Deep Stone Crypt - Raid Race Trailer
Destiny 2: Beyond Light - Gameplay Trailer - The Game Awards 2020
Destiny 2: Beyond Light - Adventure Awaits



Preceded by
Beyond Light Succeeded by
The Witch Queen