Destiny 2 The Final Shape: Revealed & Release Dates

by | May 25, 2023

While everyone expected the next few weeks to be uneventful to give Season of the Deep some breathing room, Bungie surprised the entire gaming scene with the reveal of Marathon, their upcoming game, and the release of a trailer for The Final Shape expansion.

With this new trailer and the reveal of an upcoming Destiny 2, we are finally putting the pieces of what The Final Shape is going to be. This is everything we know so far.

The Final Shape Expansion

The Final Shape is the next Destiny 2 expansion, scheduled for early 2024. The Final Shape will be the game’s eighth expansion and is supposed to be the final chapter of the Light and Dark saga.

Bungie has confirmed that Destiny will continue as a game, but it remains unclear whether the game will carry on as Destiny 2, Destiny 3, or something else:

Destiny 2 The Final Shape Trailer

The Final Shape Destiny Showcase

Mark your calendars, a Destiny Showcase event will take place on August 22, 2023:

During the livestreamed showcase, Bungie developers will reveal the details for The Final Shape and provide a look forward into the future of Destiny 2.

As is now tradition, expect that showcase to provide details about the last Season of the Lightfall era, and properly present what we can expect from The Final Shape DLC. As said by Bungie CEO Pete Parsons:

This is a momentous time for Bungie, as we continue our evolution into a multi-game studio. More than thirty years of passion for creating incredible games has led us here and will push us into the future. We have a tremendous amount of work ahead, including continuing to build our Marathon development team and supporting Destiny for years to come.

With our partners at PlayStation, we’re working to make our bold vision of Bungie as a true entertainment company a reality, while never forgetting our core mission: building worlds that inspire friendship.

Everything know about The Final Shape so far

Among the few surprises revealed during the teaser trailer, these were the biggest:

The return of Cayde-6

As confirmed by Bungie:

Actor Nathan Fillion is reprising his role as fan-favorite character Cayde-6 for the Destiny Universe.

Note how Bungie uses the term “Destiny Universe” instead of “The Final Shape”. While this is pure speculation, that choice of wording leads us to believe that Cayde-6 will be part of more than just the Final Shape DLC. Expect Cayde-6 to be involved at least a few of the Seasons that will take occur in 2024.

Cayde-6 returns

Nathan Fillion is reprising his role as Cayde-6, Destiny 2

A trip inside the Traveler

Letting aside the fact that Cayde-6 died years ago during the Forsaken DLC campaign, we can clearly see that the entire trailer is taking place within the Traveler. If you recall, The Witness opened the Traveler and went inside.

Season of Defiance

Notice how the shape and colors match with the distant triangle that can be seen at the end of the trailer:

The Final Shape CGI The Traveler Destiny 2

You can find the video’s entire transcript below:

Ikora: I don’t even know where to begin. You’ve missed so much.

Ikora: We’ve slain Gods.

Ikora: Vanquished nightmares.

Ikora: Fought alongside those who we once fought against. I wish you could have been there.

Cayde-6: Yeah, me too, kiddo.

Cayde-6: But, hey, I’m here now.

Cayde-6: Where ever the hell here is

Expect us to update this article as we learn more about The Final Shape in the months to come.

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, Forbes, Rock Paper Shotgun, and more. I've been obsessed with Destiny 2 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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1 Comment
  1. Sharon Umphrey

    Wow Seriously interesting… cayde 6 was til this vdry day one of my favorites.

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