Bungie takes wraps off ‘Raid Lairs’ during ‘Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris’ stream

Destiny 2 has gotten off to a much better start than its predecessor, but as longtime Guardians know, the Destiny experience is nothing without a steady stream of new content and experiences. We’re coming up fast on the first Destiny 2 expansion, with Curse of Osiris scheduled to launch December 5 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. While we knew the general premise of the game’s first expansion, Bungie offered more details during its Curse of Osiris full reveal event on November 15.

While Guardians were running through the campaign, “past and future” machines flocked to an ancient gate on Mercury to create an army with the goal of restructuring the entire universe as they see fit. Osiris, a sporadically mentioned banished Vanguard member, once predicted this event, so Ikora sends you on your way to seek his assistance.

Bungie expanded on the cryptic “past and future” machines by debuting Curse of Osiris‘ main new area, the Infinite Forest (shown in the video above). The Infinite Forest is a simulation built by the Vex to explore both the past and future in search of the information that will help these machines gain control the universe. As such, it’s a constantly changing environment filled with enemies, and a whole lot of barren terrain. Osiris is said to be trying to stop the Vex from using the ancient gate.

As reported by IGN, three of Curse of Osiris’ eight missions will take place inside the Infinite Forest.

Bungie also detailed new raid content, which will launch shortly after Curse of Osiris. It’s not actually a new raid, though. The mode, called “Raid Lair,” uses Leviathan (Destiny 2‘s first raid) but reworks it with a brand-new set of puzzles and enemies — including a different final boss. Bungie claims that Raid Lairs, which will ultimately shift and rework previously traveled raids, will be released on a quicker basis than all-new raids. A prestige version of the first Raid Lair will also be made available at a later date.

Leading up to Curse of Osiris‘ December 5 launch, Bungie will host two additional events to outline some of the new content, one on November 22 and the last on November 29.

Curse of Osiris will be available to those who bought Destiny 2‘s $35 season pass. The pass also includes the second expansion, which is expected to arrive next spring. It’s unclear if players will be able to purchase Curse of Osiris individually, but the original game’s season pass had the same price, with each of the two expansions priced at $20 as stand-alone purchases.

See Destiny 2 Season Pass

Updated on 11-15-2017 by Steven Petite with details from the Curse of Osiris stream

Product Review

‘Just Cause 4’ is mindless fun that leaves little room for much else

Just Cause 4 revels in explosions and over-the-top action, but its world feels empty and hollow. With few new ideas and a stale open world, it's a fun but shallow piece of escapism.
Product Review

'Marvel's Spider-Man' slings and swings its way to the top of the superhero heap

Insomniac's entry into the superhero genre has a big suit to fill, but ‘Marvel's Spider-Man’ is a phenomenal action game, a strong Spider-Man story, and an open-world game that has plenty to do without getting boring.

‘The Walking Dead: The Final Season’ returns with Episode 3 next month

Skybound Games revealed the release date for Episode 3: Broken Toys of Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: The Final Season. Clementine's story will be getting the ending that it deserves after all.

Take-Two Interactive takes down another ‘GTA Online’ modder, seeks $150K

Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar Games have filed a lawsuit against the GTA Online modder behind the software named Elusive. The publisher is continuing its crackdown against GTA Online mods.

‘Fortnite’ streamer reportedly arrested after abusing wife while on Twitch

An Australian Fortnite streamer who goes by the name MrDeathMoth abused his pregnant wife while he was live on Twitch. An anonymous cybersecurity expert took matters into his own hands, resulting in the arrest of the streamer.

Miss Black Friday but still need an Xbox? Walmart has you covered

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have both come and gone, but you can still save some cash on a new Xbox One bundle at Walmart. Both the Xbox One S and the Xbox One X are on sale now.

The Epic Games store is already luring indie studios away from Steam

The Epic Games Store is less than a week old, but it's already making waves among indie studios. Multiple studios have announced that their games will be timed exclusives on the Epic Games Store, with one studio forgoing Steam completely.

Relive Nintendo’s handheld golden age with the 25 best Game Boy Advance games

The Game Boy Advance was the swan song of the Game Boy era. It also happened to have a boatload of amazing games. We decided to countdown our 25 favorite GBA games. Check it out and let us know your favorites in the comments below!

The most common Nintendo 3DS problems, and how to fix them

The Nintendo 3DS has seen its fair share of issues since it launched in 2011, including poor battery life and fragile Circle Pads. Here are some of the most common, as well as the steps you can take to solve them.

Bundle up for the huge ‘Monster Hunter: World’ expansion coming in 2019

Monster Hunter: World is getting a major expansion in fall 2019 called Iceborne. The expansion will be similar in scope as the Ultimate versions of previous Monster Hunter games, featuring new quests, monsters, weapons, and armor.

How to keep a PS4 in your pocket with the PlayStation Mobile app

Sony built the PlayStation 4 with smartphone and mobile integration in mind. Take a look at our guide for connecting your smartphone or tablet to a PS4, so you can browse profiles, trophies, and other content directly on your mobile device.

Play ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ the best way with a Switch GameCube controller

If you're a longtime Super Smash Bros. player, then you know there's only one true way to play. Alongside the recent launch of the new 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate,' Nintendo has brought back the iconic GameCube controller.

Apple Mac users should take a bite out of these awesome games

Contrary to popular belief, there exists a bevy of popular A-list games compatible for Mac computers. Take a look at our picks for the best Mac games available for Apple fans.

The hottest Nintendo Switch games you can get right now

The Nintendo Switch's lineup started off small, but games have steadily released as the console continues through its second year. Here are the best Nintendo Switch games available now, from Super Mario Odyssey to Fortnite.