Destiny 2's expansion was meant to be unveiled on this Thursday's livestream but data miners spoiled Bungie's surprise by cracking open the Season of Opulence files. What they found was Shadowkeep, and Destiny 1 players will love this.
"The next chapter in the Destiny experience arrives this fall as terrifying shadows descend upon a forgotten moon. Return to the lunar surface. Journey deep into a mysterious enemy citadel. Become a slayer of nightmares", the slide reads.
Destiny 2 players are getting a new location - the Moon, where you can perform fake landings to your heart's content. Destiny veterans, on the other hand, are going back rather than getting a new location, as the Moon was one of the original levels.
Destiny 2's data mine was posted on Reddit, where a user called AHumbleGodAmongstMen said the enemy will be a resurgent Hive force on Luna "with new variants".
Basically, Shadowkeep will have Destiny veterans picking up the fight against the Hive where they left off, albeit with some visual and gameplay tweaks.
The Moon not the only blast from the past as data miners also found proof of Bad Juju catalyst, and Destiny 2 players seem pretty excited over the fan favourite of old, quite rightfully so.
We expect to hear more about Destiny 2 Shadowkeep on Thursday, 06 June 2019, hopefully, a lot more. It looks like Bungie shifted development into overdrive since they left Activision, but that's more of a subjective observation than an actual fact.
Of course, there's plenty left to play before Shadowkeep is here, starting with Destiny 2's final piece of the Forsaken puzzle - Season of Opulence.
Season of Opulence launches today, 04 June 2019, bringing new challenges, loot, lore and other content.
The most notable addition is Menagerie, a six-player non-raid PvE set on Calus' Leviathan, which will be complemented with more Menagerie bosses in June.
Around that time, Bungie will add Heroic difficulty, but the increased difficulty means you'll need pre-made teams, rather than relying on standard matchmaking.
You can find the data mine on Reddit here.