According to a recent update from Bungie, Destiny 2’s next update Beyond Light will be delayed until November 10th. In a move that is not quite surprising, Bungie released a statement explaining the reasoning behind the delay, which is attributed in large part to the ongoing pandemic.
The statement in its entirety can be read here, but a complete excerpt has been added below.
We have made the decision to move the release of Destiny 2: Beyond Light to November 10.
As the first chapter in a new trilogy of expansions, Beyond Light is the beginning of a new era of Destiny 2. We have a powerful story to tell and incredible new features that we're really excited for players to experience. As always, our goal is to make the coolest, most entertaining expansion we can possibly make for our fans. To that end, we are doing what’s best for the game and moving the launch date.
The past few months have been a challenge and will continue to be during this pandemic. We’ve learned to create together in a new way, by having to work apart from one another. Despite these hurdles, we’re still committed to the same level of quality that our fans expect.
Over the coming weeks, we’ll be unveiling more of what we’re working on for Beyond Light and what that also means for Season of Arrivals, which will now extend to November 10. Beyond Light sets the stage for an incredible future in Destiny 2 and, though it’s coming later than we originally anticipated, we’re excited to continue that journey with you this November.
The Beyond Light expansion is a big update meant to give players the opportunity to explore Jupiter’s Moon Europa. You can get caught up by reading this announcement of the Beyond Light Expansion, and for a broader picture it may benefit fans to peruse some thoughts our staff has put together on what led to Beyond Light.