Bungie have just added the mini expansion, Black Armory, to Destiny 2 but also immediately outlined their plans for the game, spanning from December 2018 through August 2019, at the cost of Annual Pass, which seems cheaper than expansions.
Many people scratched their heads in disbelief when Bungie announced Forsaken would include the previous two expansions and then discounted it to about $30. No one really believed Activision would pass on an opportunity to line their pockets with cash, but it seemed like a good deal at the time. Not a month later, here we are with the Annual Pass on our hands, that costs another $35.
Anyway, it definitely still seems cheaper than buying separate expansions and spending more than a $100 over the span of one year of additional content, and it will include three mini-expansions. The first one is the Black Armory, that already went live where players will be tasked with visiting the new faction that will direct them to craft their own, unique weapons.
Bungie devs have mentioned three of these weapons, coming from the three distinct families in the Black Armory. Izunagi sniper rifle will have a unique mechanic that will allow players to perform a special reload that will let them stuff all of the magazine's four rounds into a single shot that will apparently be able to body shot enemies.
As you may have guessed from the name, Izunagi takes inspiration from Japanese culture, while the new bow will have French culture as its muse. Not much was explained, but it will apparently behave a lot like the Thorn from the original Destiny.
Jotun is the fusion rifle that will draw inspiration from Norse mythology and will shoot fireball slugs that can ignite the ground and follow the enemies. One interesting detail is that there is no direct mention of The Last Word making another appearance, but the developers did announce "four brand new awesome weapons and one old favourite" which could hint at the beloved hand cannon coming back.
The other two expansions in this Annual Pass will be Joker's Wild and another one that is apparently redacted. Each of the three mini-expansions will come as a part of a season, each of which will, in turn, have a pile of events included for Annual Pass holders. You can see the full schedule on the official website , although the third season is still a secret for the most part.