Bungie have announced that Destiny 2's upcoming expansion Shadowkeep, as well as the free-to-play version of the game dubbed New Light, will be delayed, as the team believe they need a bit more time, which in this case is 13 days.
So, Destiny 2: Shadowkeep and New Light have been moved from 17 September to 01 October 2019, and we can only hope that the 13 days won't jinx it or anything.
Having parted ways with Activision, Bungie said that the team became agile enough to make key decisions independently, even when they're not easy.
"This Fall is the first step on a journey for what our team wants Destiny 2 to become - a place for you and your friends to play anytime, anywhere; owning the action MMO and RPG elements that we love about the game; and crushing barriers to entry for friends. We just need a bit of extra time to take the first step", they wrote.
Bungie stressed that they didn't make this decision lightly, and are well aware that some players may have taken time off work for the Destiny 2 event. They even apologised if they screwed up your plans, which is mighty nice of them.
They added a few other housecleaned dates as follows:
The World First for the new Raid Garden of Salvation will begin on Saturday, October 5. It’s a weekend Raid race and Contest will be active
- We're extending Moments of Triumph through September 17 – you’ll have three more weeks to complete this year's challenges and unlock all of the in-game and Bungie rewards
- We're going to run an additional Iron Banner the week of September 17 as well
- Cross-Save will come online later this Summer, so you'll have time to sort out your Friend Lists well ahead of Shadowkeep
While we're not exactly ecstatic with Bungie's decision, we can't say that 13 days is a delay terribly worth apologising for, but it's nice seeing the dev be more transparent with the community.