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Bandai Namco
Vicarious Visions
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Bandai Namco Entertainment


Xbox One
Xbox Series X
PlayStation 4
PlayStation 5
Google Stadia
Nintendo Switch

Release date(s):

September 06, 2022


Action role-playing
First-person shooter
Japanese role-playing


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


"It's just a game... or so I thought."

Paradox is the seventh expansion of Destiny 2, the eleventh expansion of the Destiny franchise, and the first expansion of the Redux Trilogy. It is supposed to be the actual name for Lightfall.



Following the fight against the Witch Queen Savathûn and her army of Hive that plagued our world, as the heroes of the last safe city turn their eyes towards the frontiers beyond the protection of the Traveler, humanity has fallen under attack once more, but this time, the Darkness has a new name: Kazuto Kirigaya, the Black Swordsman who has recruited a dark army of Shadowkeepers to launch a world-ending massacre that turned Mal evil, killed countless Auradonians and heroes, including Commander Zavala, and turned Auradon into a living nightmare. Enter mysterious worlds. Journey deep into what lies beyond Auradon. Work with the Vanguard, Eris Morn, Lucy Heartfilia, and the resurrected Cayde-6 to avenge Zavala's death and prevent the Shadowkeepers from cementing Mal's darkness before they cast humanity into an age of darkness for good. Become a slayer of our worst nightmares.


This expansion is about the Young Wolf returning to a world now changed by the aftermath of Zavala's death to hunt down Kirito and Asuna at the request of the Vanguard. Now corrupted by the Darkness, Kirito and Asuna have recruited dark versions of their friends and old and new faces of enemies from the player's past, including Zevon, Son of Yzma; Eobard Thawne, the Reverse-Flash; Malcolm Merlyn, the Dark Archer; Sasuke Uchiha; Fikrul, the Fanatic; Uldren Sov; and possibly more. The Vanguard tasks you to stop them from ushering in a new era of darkness and put whatever evil is out there out of their misery. The Guardians venture deep beyond the Last City and face the new threat, not knowing, what they might set loose...


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Guardians, Residents of the Last City, and their Allies
The Cabal Empire
The Fallen
The Ghosts of Nagasaki
The Ghoulies
The Hive
The Reef and Distributary
The Scorn
The Taken
The Vex
The Shadowkeepers (First appearance)
Other Characters




Vehicles, Equipment, and Technology

Weapons and Armor



  • New Missions, & Quests
  • New Destinations & Dungeon
  • New Weapons and Gear to Earn
  • All New Raids
  • New gear to uncover
  • Xbox Exclusive Contents: Exotic Solar Merain's Prodigy Pulse Rifle, Ver Aetatis Strike, Hōzuki Castle Crucible Map, and Date a Live-themed Astral Evolution Armor Set
  • And More

Gameplay Updates[edit]

  • New Light Levels: 2000 (Soft), 2030 (Ordeal), and 2060 (Pinnacle/Seasonal Cap)
  • New Weapon Types: Akimbo Cannons, Crossbows and Vorpal Blades
  • New Game Modes: Kamen Rider Chronicle and Reckoning Prime
  • Sunsetting has been removed.
  • Faction Rallies have returned.

Guardian Subclasses & Changes[edit]

New Subclasses and Classes[edit]


  • You can now edit your character and give him/her an anime makeover.


  • New Gear to unlock
  • New Exotics to earn
  • Pre-order Bonuses: Exotic Evie's Ghost Shell, Exclusive Sword Art Online Emblem, First access to the Shadow Necrochasm Pulse Rifle and Shadow Necrowing Sparrow, and other exclusive contents, all seasons up to Fractured Worlds.


Returning Destinations[edit]

  • Venus
  • The Dreadnaught
  • Plaguelands


Paradox Campaign[edit]

Paradox Campaign is the main story arc for the expansion of the same name and follows you trying to avenge the death of Zavala through hunting down Kirito and Asuna and their dark armies. The second half of the expansion story focuses around fighting alongside Rasputin, Eris Morn, and Ikora Rey to uncover the secrets behind the existence of a greater, far more powerful threat within the heart of the Traveler.

A Shadow Rising[edit]

Dawnrise Protocol[edit]

Fireteam Endgame[edit]

  • Chasing Blood
  • TBA
  • TBA
  • Undying Devotion
  • Thieves of Nightmares
  • Above Infinity
  • The New Path
  • Beyond Time
  • Fate of Blights
  • Siege of the Hellfire
  • Divided We Fall
  • Lair of the Hollowed
  • Legacy of Vengeance
  • Eye of Worlds
  • Final Stand
  • Journey's End

Coalition Campaign[edit]

Coalition Campaign is the second act of the Paradox Expansion and the major arc for Season of the Black Swordsman and revolves around The Guardian helping fight back against a deep-rooted plan of corruption by the minions of the Darkness hellbent on resurrecting the Demon Empress known to few as Amaterasu.

  • The Burning Past
  • Devil's Footprints
  • The Spreading Malice

Gamechanger Pass[edit]


Naked Soul[edit]



  • Corrupted by Edge
  • Zavala's Will
  • Welcome to Tokyo-X
  • Endgame
  • Snuffing Out the Shadows
    • Part 1: Fallen
    • Part 2: Hive
    • Part 3: Vex
    • Part 4: Cabal
    • Part 5: Taken
  • Desolation





  • Breath of Fear

Location: The Dreaming City, Reef

Description: Head into the heart of Riven's shadow world and fight against Quria to prevent the Taken from igniting another war within the Awoken's homeland.

  • Spectre Breakout

Location: Wormhaven, Titan

Description: Descend into the remnants of a Dreadnaught and hunt down Verok to stop her from bringing on the reformation of the Hive world.

  • Sword in the Stone

Location: Trollmarket, Earth

Description: Stop a resurrected Angor Rot and his army from hijacking archives encrypted by Rasputin.

  • Ver Aetatis

Location: Ishtar Sink, Venus

Description: Venture into Atheon's vacant throne and prevent the Tempus Mind from altering reality.


  • Nightfall Prime
  • Nightfall: Grandmaster's Ordeal


  • Legacy Strikes
  • Shadowkeeper Apocalypse





  • Inferno


  • Jewel Heist
  • Rift
  • Tag-Team



  • Gambit Redux
  • Gambit Championship



Shadowkeeper Hunts[edit]

  • Target: The Great Fire
  • Target: The Reverse-Flash
  • Target: The Dark Archer
  • Target: The Black Knight
  • Target: The Great White Whale
  • Target: The Kryptonian Worldkiller
  • Target: The Doctor
  • Target: The Superior
  • Target: The Man in Black
  • Target: The Mother of Monsters
  • Target: The First Number

Legendary Lost Sectors[edit]

  • Hill of Ahamkaras

Lost Sectors[edit]

  • TBD

Accompanying Seasons[edit]


  • This will be Bungie's first game to be published alongside Activision and Bandai Namco.
  • Nathan Fillion will reprise his role as Cayde-6.
  • Cameron Boyce will make a posthumous appearance in this game.
  • Although many actors who portrayed the characters from the Descendants series will return in Destiny 2, their appearances will be cameo.
  • Despite being called Paradox, this game will be a reboot to the Destiny 2 game and takes place after the events of Rise of Iron.


June 7th, 2022 - The Witch Queen's Season of [REDACTED] is released.

June 14th, 2022 - The mysterious forces of the Darkness begin to appear randomly on the Tangled Shore and the Unknown Space, promising power to numerous people willing to forsake the Light. Upon hearing of this unsettling news, Zavala and Eris Morn would task the Guardian to intervene and prevent the Darkness from corrupting the entire people of numerous worlds, including the Last City.

June 21st, 2022 - Numerous graffiti paintings begin to appear randomly within the Cosmodrome and European Dead Zone with the words "Long Live Evil" and silhouettes of Mal.

July 5th, 2022 - The bodies of several dead animal agents from Danville can be seen hung up as their corpses are arranged to resemble a realm of Aincrad on Nessus and Europa.

July 6th, 2022 - The Pyramids begin to secretly appear near the gaps of the Traveler.

July 14th, 2022 - An abandoned Leviathan barge is suddenly infested with numerous green-eyed Taken minions on Nessus.

July 21st, 2022 - Replicas of a mysterious sword simply called "Elucidator" can be seen hanging on the walls of the Scarlet Keep.

August 9th, 2022 - Escapees from the Prison of Elders, known as the Pillars of the Blade, can be seen wearing armor plates belonging to the Black Swordsman.

August 30th, 2022 - Zavala has mysteriously left the Tower to investigate a strange anomaly within Earth.

September 5th, 2022 - The Traveler finally fights against the Darkness and engulfs the entire Solar System, resulting in a black hole.

Paradox Original Soundtrack[edit]

Destiny 2: Paradox Original Soundtrack
Paradox Original Soundtrack.png


September 5, 2022


Video game soundtrack


Bungie Music Publishing


Michael Salvatori
Skye Lewin
C Paul Johnson
Josh Mosser
Michael Sechrist
Pieter Schlosser
Rotem Moav
Various Artists and Composers

Total length:



The Destiny 2: Paradox Original Soundtrack (also known as Paradox Original Soundtrack) is the official soundtrack for the Paradox expansion, composed and directed by Michael Salvatori, Skye Lewin, C Paul Johnson, Josh Mosser, Michael Sechrist, Pieter Schlosser, and Rotem Moav. It was released on September 5, 2022; one day before the console and PC releases.

Track Listing[edit]

  1. Paradox Theme: Long Live Evil (feat. Yuki Kajiura) - 2:23
  2. Old Memories (feat. Yuki Kajiura and Symphonic Brush) - 3:23
  3. Age of Heroes (feat. Blake Neely) - 2:12
  4. Rise of Darkness, Part I (feat. Yuki Kajiura) - 2:01
  5. Rise of Darkness, Part II - 2:54
  6. Attack on Auradon (feat. Jeff Williams) - 8:38
  7. Notorious (feat. Notorious B.I.G.) - 3:15
  8. Death of the Commander (feat. Yuki Kajiura) - 1:40
  9. The End Has Begun (feat. Ryo Kawasaki) - 3:10
  10. Rest in Peace (feat. Kronos Quartet) - 7:18
  11. Paradox Opening Theme: Shoegazer (feat. Eir Aoi) - 4:03
  12. Lucy's Theme: The New Speaker (feat. Yasuharu Takanashi and Fairy Tail Melody) - 2:41
  13. Calling on the Flame - 3:25
  14. Descendant of the Fusion (feat. Taylor Davis) - 3:09
  15. Shadowkeepers Apocalypse (feat. Kengo Tokusashi) - 9:36
  16. The Shadowkeepers (feat. ToxikTyson) - 3:15
  17. Starless Night (feat. Yuki Kajiura) - 2:15
  18. Reunited - 3:18
  19. Old Russia (feat. Paul McCartney and Martin O'Donnell) - 1:11
  20. Look Into the Sky (feat. Yuki Kajiura) - 1:38
  21. A Shadow Rising, Part I (feat. Yuki Kajiura) - 2:19
  22. Kotrik's Theme: The Bloodcrafter - 3:52
  23. A Shadow Rising, Part II - 4:44
  24. Shadow Army (feat. Chikayo Fukuda) - 2:51
  25. Storm the Keep, Part I - 2:53
  26. Storm the Keep, Part II (feat. Anna Blue) - 3:41
  27. Zharves's Theme: The Shadowcaster - 3:38
  28. Your Worst Nightmare, Part I (feat. David Lawrence) - 3:21
  29. Ishtar Sink (feat. Paul McCartney and Martin O'Donnell) - 4:40
  30. Swordsman's Ballad (feat. Yuki Kajiura) - 2:41
  31. Ghosts of Nagasaki (feat. DOVA-SYNDROME) - 3:16
  32. Hydrax's Theme: The Mindkiller - 3:16
  33. A Dark Future - 2:12
  34. Chinese Dead Zone - 3:40
  35. Sinon's Resistance - 2:24
  36. Nagihiko's Theme: A Living Paradox (feat. Keiji Inai) - 3:29
  37. Exclusion Zone (feat. Paul McCartney and Martin O'Donnell) - 3:49
  38. Gha'arn's Theme: The Crownforger - 4:20
  39. Emperor Ghaul - 4:23
  40. Red Legion - 3:14
  41. Be Brave - 3:36
  42. Gahlran - 11:01
  43. Nohr - 2:38
  44. The Dreadnaught - 1:32
  45. Thu'urg's Theme: The Blightmaker - 1:46
  46. Black Like Blood - 5:05
  47. Vayeriks's Theme: The Fatesmith - 1:50
  48. Your Worst Nightmare, Part II - 3:27
  49. Propaganda (feat. Taku Iwasaki) - 4:02
  50. Escaping the Shadows (feat. Crusher-P, Hatsune Miku, and DJ Snake) - 4:28
  51. Blood Ascendant - 1:14
  52. Taniks Resurrected - 5:15
  53. Brayden's Theme: The Advent of Rage (feat. Yugo Kanno) - 2:57
  54. Fallen Empire - 3:22
  55. Stardust Lightbearers (feat. Yugo Kanno) - 5:08
  56. Speedwagon (feat. Yugo Kanno) - 2:45
  57. Become Descendant (feat. Hideaki Anno) - 3:29
  58. New Tales for the Horizon - 3:33
  59. Lions’ Battalion - 2:36
  60. Stygian Brood's Theme: Allies of Strength - 5:05
  61. Vothriks's Faction's Theme: Allies of Vision (feat. Paul McCartney and Martin O'Donnell) - 3:33
  62. Betrayer of Blood - 3:01
  63. Servitude - 6:03
  64. Return of the Dimensionsal Mind - 3:59
  65. Cabal Stomp (feat. Paul McCartney and Martin O'Donnell) - 3:41
  66. Resist the Legion - 3:04
  67. The Plaguelands - 3:06
  68. Shadow of the Walker - 7:56
  69. Karviks's Call (feat. Yugo Kanno and TVthePunisher) - 33:18
  70. Grip of the Void (AJ, the Relentless) - 5:56
  71. Endgame (feat. Alan Silvestri) - 1:56
  72. Ending the Devilwalker (feat. Yuki Kajiura) - 3:05
  73. Oath to Light - 3:10
  74. Protect the Innocent (feat. Yuki Kajiura) - 4:22
  75. Vanquisher of Evil (feat. Yugo Kanno and Friedrich Habetler) - 5:11
  76. Remnants of Innocence (feat. Yuki Kajiura) - 1:24
  77. Shadowkeeper Hunts Theme: fight! (feat. Yuki Kajiura) - 2:08
  78. Totomaru's Theme: The Great Fire (feat. Yasuharu Takanashi) - 9:46
  79. Eobard Thawne's Theme: The Reverse-Flash (feat. Blake Neely) - 19:18
  80. Malcolm Merlyn's Theme: The Dark Archer (feat. Blake Neely) - 12:03
  81. Damien Darhk's Theme: The Black Knight (feat. Blake Neely) - 5:11
  82. Tobias Whale's Theme: The Great White Whale (feat. Blake Neely and Godholly) - 2:41
  83. Reign's Theme, Part I: The Kryptonian Worldkiller (feat. Blake Neely) - 6:44
  84. Reign's Theme, Part II: Memory Heart Message (feat. Yuki Kajiura and Saori Hayami) - 4:21
  85. Leopold Fitz's Theme: The Doctor (feat. Bear McCreary) - 2:33
  86. Anton Ivanov's Theme: The Superior (feat. Bear McCreary, Cris Velasco, and Pinar Toprak) - 4:41
  87. Hiram Lodge's Theme: The Man in Black (feat. Blake Neely and Sherri Chung) - 2:41
  88. Challenging the Ghoulies (feat. Blake Neely and Sherri Chung) - 3:13
  89. Gunmar the Black (feat. Tim Davies and Kenichiro Suehiro) - 3:52
  90. Morgana le Fay's Theme: The Mother of Monsters (feat. Tim Davies and David Logan) - 3:04
  91. Zevon's Theme: The Son of Yzma (feat. David Lawrence and Yuki Kajiura) - 3:23
  92. Freezing Zevon (feat. Hiroyuki Oshima) - 2:55
  93. The Fanatic, Part I (feat. Yuki Kajiura) - 9:37
  94. The Fanatic, Part II - 4:42
  95. Fikrul's Theme: The Fanatic of Alicization (feat. Yuki Kajiura) - 1:53
  96. Uldren Sov's Theme: The Crow - 4:17
  97. Djin's Theme: The First Number (feat. Azri Yunus) - 2:04
  98. Way of Darkness (feat. Yasuharu Takanashi) - 8:23
  99. Sasuke Uchiha's Theme: The Uchiha Survivor (feat. Yasuharu Takanashi) - 3:18
  100. The Shadowdrifter - 3:44
  101. Phoenixaro's Akatsuki (feat. Yasuharu Takanashi) - 2:09
  102. Monarchy of the Taken - 5:12
  103. Phoenixaro Uchihamaki's Theme: The Taken Emperor (feat. Yasuharu Takanashi) - 4:06
  104. Racing Against Time (feat. Azri Yunus) - 3:19
  105. Vengeance (feat. Yuki Kajiura) - 1:51
  106. Ruby Hale's Theme: The Destroyer of Worlds (feat. Yuki Kajiura and Bear McCreary) - 2:11
  107. A Bold Move - 4:07
  108. Taking Back Auradon (feat. Yuki Kajiura) - 2:19
  109. On Your Left (feat. Alan Silvestri) - 3:24
  110. United We Stand (feat. sweet ARMS) - 4:40
  111. Despaired (feat. Yuki Kajiura) - 1:23
  112. Critical Phase (feat. Yuki Kajiura) - 1:58
  113. Yui's Theme, Part I: The Daughter of Shadows (feat. Yuki Kajiura) - 1:47
  114. Yui's Theme, Part II: I Know 'Ai' (feat. Yuki Kajiura and Kanae Ito) - 4:24
  115. Asuna's Theme: The Lightning Flash (feat. Yuki Kajiura) - 6:42
  116. Kirito's Theme: The Black Swordsman (feat. Yuki Kajiura) - 2:23
  117. Swordland (feat. Yuki Kajiura) - 3:17
  118. Excerpt from the Union (feat. Paul McCartney and Martin O'Donnell) - 1:46
  119. Saving Mal (feat. Morgan King) - 15:00
  120. Restoring the Timeline (feat. Yuki Kajiura) - 1:44
  121. Cayde's Grand Plan (feat. Kiyoshi Yoshida) - 4:38
  122. Solar Coalition (feat. Paul McCartney and Martin O'Donnell) - 2:03
  123. Hope for the Future (feat. Paul McCartney) - 4:10
  124. Green Gucci Suit (feat. Rick Ross, Crown, and Future) - 4:12
  125. Rule the World (feat. 2 Chainz and Ariana Grande) - 4:07
  126. The Traveler's Light (feat. Paul McCartney and Martin O'Donnell) - 2:06
  127. The Next Phase (feat. Rengoku Teien) - 3:26
  128. Sepiks Redux (feat. Misha Mansoor) - 4:16
  129. Zavala's Will - 2:09
  130. The Answering Chord - 5:56
  131. Horizonwake (feat. Yuki Kajiura) - 1:53
  132. Evangelion's Challenge (feat. Yuki Kajiura) - 2:04
  133. Loyal to the Blood - 4:09
  134. Spires of the Past - 17:59
  135. Evangelion's Syndicate (feat. Jeff Williams, Casey Lee Williams, and Alex Abraham) - 5:02
  136. The Monitor (feat. Blake Neely and Spider Dalek) - 4:22
  137. The Girl and the Mastermind (feat. Hiroyuki Sawano) - 4:26
  138. The Osmium Court - 5:35
  139. Chaos Beyond the Night - 3:24
  140. Hive Extermination - 4:45
  141. Dûl Incaru, the Eternal Return - 16:57
  142. Nokris, Supplicant to Savathûn - 8:38
  143. Xivu Arath, God of War (feat. FireWallz) - 2:01
  144. Savathûn, the Witch Queen - 17:30
  145. What We Fight For - 3:09
  146. High Orbit - 12:40
  147. Nightmare's Return - 2:55
  148. Wrath of the Machine - 3:09
  149. The Archpriest - 3:07
  150. Siege Engine - 2:56
  151. Eyes Up - 16:29
  152. What's Past is Prologue - 4:41

Season Pass Soundtrack[edit]

Destiny 2: Paradox Season Pass Original Soundtrack


September 12, 2022


Video game soundtrack


Bungie Music Publishing


Michael Salvatori
Skye Lewin
C Paul Johnson
Josh Mosser
Michael Sechrist
Pieter Schlosser
Rotem Moav
Various Artists and Composers


The Destiny 2: Paradox Season Pass Original Soundtrack is the official soundtrack for the Paradox Season Pass, composed and directed by Michael Salvatori, Skye Lewin, C Paul Johnson, Josh Mosser, Michael Sechrist, Pieter Schlosser, and Rotem Moav. It was released on September 12, 2022; one day before the official launch.

Track Listing[edit]

Season of the Black Swordsman

  1. Opening Cutscene Theme: The Arena (feat. Lindsey Stirling) - 3:53
  2. Blood and Life - 20:09
  3. Kazuto, Stacia, and Crow's Medley Theme: I will... (feat. Eir Aoi) - 4:34
  4. Trials of the Elders - 15:41
  5. Heliumborn Hunts, Part I: Rogues of Helium - 8:13
  6. Heliumborn Hunts, Part II: Hordes of Taox - 16:05
  7. Uprising - 6:36

Season of the Corruption


Promotional Video[edit]

Paradox OP: Shoegazer by Eir Aoi