Destiny Content Vault 2024: What is leaving this year

by | May 1, 2024

Destiny 2 has become an increasingly complicated game to get into. There are several expansions to purchase, free-to-play content, and removed content. It’s not uncommon for MMOs to offer a combination of free-to-play content and expansions, but Destiny 2 is the only game to actually remove huge chunks of content.

In this post, we take a look at every piece of content in Destiny 2, and tell you whether it’s still available, what expansion it requires, and more.

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DCV 2024 Infographic, Destiny 2

Destiny 2 content: Premium, free-to-play, and removed

With entire planets and activities being routinely removed from the game and put into the “Destiny Content Vault” (or DCV), it has never been harder to keep track of what is still available and for how long it will remain so.

While our Beginner’s guide covers the basics, the following table tells you exactly what content is still available, whether as premium content or free-to-play:

ContentContent typeAvailable?Still available?DLC Requirements
CampaignsCampaign
LightfallCampaignYesCheckmark icon V3

Requires Lightfall

The Witch QueenCampaignYesCheckmark icon V3

Requires The Witch Queen

Beyond LightCampaignYesCheckmark icon V3

Requires Beyond Light

ShadowkeepCampaignYesCheckmark icon V3

Requires Shadowkeep

ForsakenCampaignYesCheckmark icon V3

Removed

Curse of OsirisCampaignNoError icon V2

Removed

WarmindCampaignNoError icon V2

Removed

Red War CampaignNoError icon V2

Removed

RaidsRaid
Root of NightmaresRaidYesCheckmark icon V3

Requires Lightfall

King's FallRaidYesCheckmark icon V3

Free-to-Play

Vow of the DiscipleRaidYesCheckmark icon V3

Requires The Witch Queen

Vault of GlassRaidYesCheckmark icon V3

Free-to-Play

Deep Stone CryptRaidYesCheckmark icon V3

Requires Beyond Light

Garden of SalvationRaidYesCheckmark icon V3

Requires Shadowkeep

Last WishRaidYesCheckmark icon V3

Requires Forsaken pack

Crown of SorrowRaidNoError icon V2

Removed

Scourge of the PastRaidNoError icon V2

Removed

Spire of StarsRaidNoError icon V2

Removed

Eater of WorldsRaidNoError icon V2

Removed

LeviathanRaidNoError icon V2

Removed

DungeonsDungeon
Spire of the WatcherDungeonYesCheckmark icon V3

Requires The Witch Queen Deluxe

DualityDungeonYesCheckmark icon V3

Requires The Witch Queen Deluxe

Grasp of AvariceDungeonYesCheckmark icon V3

30th Anniversary Pack

ProphecyDungeonYesCheckmark icon V3

Free-to-Play

Pit of HeresyDungeonYesCheckmark icon V3

Requires Shadowkeep

Shattered ThroneDungeonYesCheckmark icon V3

Requires Forsaken pack

PvE ActivitiesPvE Activity
Terminal OverloadPvE ActivityYesCheckmark icon V3

Requires Lightfall

WellspringPvE ActivityYesCheckmark icon V3

Requires The Witch Queen

Empire HuntsPvE ActivityYesCheckmark icon V3

Requires Beyond Light

Nightmare HuntsPvE ActivityYesCheckmark icon V3

Requires Shadowkeep

Vanguard PlaylistsPvE ActivityYesCheckmark icon V3

Free-to-Play

GambitPvE ActivityYesCheckmark icon V3

Free-to-Play

Presage / Harbringer questsPvE ActivityNoError icon V2

Removed

Zero Hour / Whisper questsPvE ActivityNoError icon V2

Removed

Niobe LabsPvE ActivityNoError icon V2

Removed

The ReckoningPvE ActivityNoError icon V2

Removed

Gambit PrimePvE ActivityNoError icon V2

Removed

ForgesPvE ActivityNoError icon V2

Removed

The MenageriePvE ActivityNoError icon V2

Removed

Escalation ProtocolPvE ActivityNoError icon V2

Removed

PvP ActivitiesPvP Activitiy
Trials of OsirisPvP ActivitiyYesCheckmark icon V3

Requires Lightfall

Crucible PlaylistPvP ActivitiyYesCheckmark icon V3

Free-to-Play

Iron BannerPvP ActivitiyYesCheckmark icon V3

Free-to-Play

DestinationsDestination
NeomunaDestinationYesCheckmark icon V3

Free-to-Play

Derelict LeviathanDestinationYesCheckmark icon V3

Removed

EuropaDestinationYesCheckmark icon V3

Free-to-Play

MoonDestinationYesCheckmark icon V3

Free-to-Play

Dreaming CityDestinationYesCheckmark icon V3

Free-to-Play

EDZDestinationYesCheckmark icon V3

Free-to-Play

The CosmodromeDestinationYesCheckmark icon V3

Free-to-Play

NessusDestinationYesCheckmark icon V3

Free-to-Play

Tangled ShoreDestinationNoError icon V2

Removed

Tribute HallDestinationNoError icon V2

Removed

MarsDestinationNoError icon V2

Removed

MercuryDestinationNoError icon V2

Removed

IODestinationNoError icon V2

Removed

TitanDestinationNoError icon V2

Removed

The FarmDestinationYesCheckmark icon V3

Free-to-Play

Destiny 2 free-to-play content: Getting started

One of the biggest complaints regarding Destiny 2 is how unwelcoming it is to new players. Getting started with Destiny 2 is notoriously difficult, and the fact that entire destinations, quests, and systems are routinely removed doesn’t help.

The current introductory New Light quest barely scratches the surface and leaves new players with absolutely no idea of what to do next. This is especially true for free-to-play players. If this is your case, read on.

Free-to-play activities

These are the free-to-play activities and Destinations available to New Light players:

Activity Type Difficulty
Vanguard Playlist PVE

Easy

Prophecy Dungeon PVE

Average

Vault of Glass & King’s Fall Raids PVE

Hard

Gambit PVE/PVP

Average

Crucible Playlist PVP

Average to Hard

Iron Banner PVP

Average

Trials of Osiris PVP

Hard

The secret to getting your friends (or yourself) hooked on Destiny 2 before having to pay for Expansions is to properly tackle the right activities in the right order:

  1. Do the New Light Quest and read our Beginner’s guide
  2. Head over to the Vanguard Playlist and do some Strikes
  3. Slowly work on increasing your Power Level by tackling the right activities
  4. Once your Power Level is high enough, work towards playing with others as a Fireteam
  5. Slowly work your way towards harder and harder Nightfall: The Ordeals
  6. Your end game is to tackle the Prophecy Dungeon, one of the best pieces of (free) content in Destiny 2.

Obviously, following this list is not as easy as it sounds when you’re new to Destiny 2. But if you take it step by step, I promise you’ll make it.

About the Destiny Content Vault (DCV)

When it was first announced last year, the DCV shook the entire community. In Bungie’s words:

Each year, usually at the expansion boundaries, we will cycle some destination and activity content out of the game (and into the DCV) to make room for new experiences.

Soon after that announcement, close to 50% of the game was “vaulted” and put into the DCV with the release of Beyond Light on November 10, 2020.

Destiny 2 DCV art

In other words, roughly half of the locations, activities, and gear were removed from the game and cannot be experienced anymore. This includes excellent story missions, narrative arc and timeless quotes are gone.  If you’re feeling like walking down memory lane, this post covers every season (and its top content) released since the launch of Destiny 2 in 2017.

Your Turn

Rants aside, hopefully, the above table will help you better understand and keep track of what is still available (and for how long) on Destiny 2.

About The Author

Ric Molina
Ric Molina
I've been covering gaming since 2012, and some of my work has been featured by large brands, including MSN.com, Forbes, Rock Paper Shotgun, and more. I've been obsessed with Destiny 2 (and now Diablo 4) for years now, and I hope to provide new and returning players with the guides and resources I wish I had when I first started.
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4 Comments
  1. Dave

    The content vault is total BS. They charge exorbitant amounts for literally everything, but instead of hiring a few more people, they just ditch content and the executives put millions of dollars in their pockets. They’re stealing from anybody who paid for that content. As far as I’m concerned, the next expansion should be free for anyone who has lost content they paid for. Somebody should file a class action lawsuit, you’d probably get hundreds of thousands of people onboard.

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    • Rk

      The DCV is necessary because if Bungie allows the content to pile up with each new expansion then the game will get too big for consoles and it will get harder to maintain the past content. Its scummy but plausible.

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      • kennydoge39

        I think they could have gotten away with not vaulting everything by making download packs for the old content similar to what they did in call of duty modern warfare. In that game, you could download separate parts of it, like the co-op, campaign, regular PVP, and warzone.

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  2. Thomas Nordby

    Tuesday, September 6, 2022, 08:15 CST

    I’m thinking of everything possible to give Bungie the go-ahead with their recent actions; I can’t find one…
    Why on Earth would Bungie/Steam and other sales distributors offer a wonderful end of Summer/Labor Day sales event of great games while knowing what they are selling is a huge scam? ( referring to Destiny 2 Legacy download only).
    Destiny/Bungie is a great game/company, so why would that put their reputation on the line just for a few lousy discount bucks? It makes zero sense to me. How are they winning on this one?

    Now, instead of being a continuing Destiny player, I feel cheated and can’t really enjoy playing that game anymore. Plan and simple, it really SUCKS! It’s cheap and very unethical.

    There’s nothing else to say, others have spoken their minds and more people will be adding their fair share of complaints as the anger continues to grow.

    An apology and a refund would be the proper move, but I highly doubt that will happen. It might be the right thing to do for us devoted patrons to consider filing a class-action lawsuit to help prevent these sneaky and unethical tactics again. I know the odds are not in our (buyers) favor, but if we do nothing about it, these big companies will continue to take advantage of their devoted customers which in its-self sounds terrible.
    Sorry Bungie, you really disappointed your life-long Destiny fans with this one! Please prove us wrong!

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