The Witch Queen

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The Witch Queen






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Release date(s):

February 22nd, 2022


Action role-playing
First-person shooter


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


"Truth... is a funny thing."
Savathûn, the Witch Queen

The Witch Queen is the sixth expansion of Destiny 2 and the tenth expansion of the Destiny franchise.


The Witch Queen
Dive into Savathûn's twisted throne world to uncover the mystery of how she and her Lucent Hive stole the Light. Learn the secrets required to craft all-new weapons, a new weapon archetype, and survive the truth within a realm of lies.

Survive the Truth
Sister of Shapes, Sword-Breaker, Witch Queen – which of my many names lives on your lips as you weave your story around me? Even as you tread carefully through my courtyard, among those who worship the Light I have gifted, would you deny me the virtue of this power?

Your answers are telling, Guardian. Ponder them and question those who promise you clarity in the face of all you see here. Listen as their voice wavers. And as you lift your new steel from the heart of your forge, ask yourself, "What force wields you?"

I await you, Guardian. Step into my Throne World and behold the truth.


Due to developmental issues, the expansion date was moved to a later date of February 22nd, 2022. On July 7th, 2021, Bungie released a teaser image for the official reveal of the expansion; the reveal being dated for August 24th, 2021.

The Collector's Edition of The Witch Queen came with a Hidden Dossier written by Ikora Rey and containing documents and reports from Hidden agents to her.


New location

New six-player activity

New Raid

New enemy faction

New weapon archetype

New gameplay feature

Other features

  • Four accompanying seasons
  • New weapons and armor
  • Legendary difficulty campaign mode
  • Remastered Destiny 1 Raid in Season 18: Season of Plunder
  • All Light subclasses are updated to the aspect and fragment system that was introduced in Beyond Light with Stasis throughout the year. Void was updated to the aspect and fragment system with the launch of the expansion. Solar was updated with the launch of Season of the Haunted. Finally, Arc was updated with the launch of Season of Plunder.
  • All planetary materials are deprecated beginning in Season of the Seraph.
  • Origin Traits are introduced to weapons. Weapons found in Gambit, Vanguard Ops, Nightfalls, Crucible, Trials of Osiris, Iron Banner, Events, destinations, seasonal content, Raids, and Dungeons from this expansion onwards as well as various weapon foundries have independent Origin Traits. Some weapons have multiple Origin Traits that can be selected by the player in the weapon inspection screen.



Guardians, Residents of the Last City, and their Allies
The Fallen
The Hive
The Scorn
The Reef
The Taken
The Worms
Other Characters





Vehicles, equipment, and technology

Weapons and armor



Destiny 2: The Witch Queen – Reveal Trailer
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen – Gameplay Trailer
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen - The Game Awards Trailer
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen - Savathûn's Throne World
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen - Weapons and Gear Trailer
Destiny 2 ViDoc: Light in the Darkness
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen - The Glaive - Developer Insights
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen - Launch Trailer
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen - Motion Capture - Developer Insights
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen - Vow of the Disciple - World First Raid Race
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen - Accolades Trailer

Promotional images

Lucent Brood

Throne World

Weapons and Armour

Weapon Crafting

Accompanying seasons



Preceded by
Beyond Light
The Witch Queen Succeeded by