Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Delayed to October

Bungie has just announced that their highly-anticipated Destiny 2 expansion, Shadowkeep, will be delayed by a few weeks. Don’t fret, though, because they’re more than making up for it by extending events. More within…

When Bungie and Activision divorced, earlier in the year, it allowed the now-liberated studio to shape Destiny 2 in the image they had envisioned all along. That image was set to take shape on September 17th, with the release of the Shadowkeep expansion.

Unfortunately, that’s no longer the case, as Bungie‘s Mark Noseworthy and Luke Smith took to their blog to announce that the release of Shadowkeep has been moved to October 1, 2019.

“As we get closer and closer to serving up Shadowkeep and New Light, it has become increasingly clear to us that our releases for this Fall would benefit from a bit more time in the oven. Being independent means that the future of Destiny 2 is entirely on our team. It also means that we’re agile enough to choose to do what’s best for the game and our players, even if it’s the hard choice. We wanted to let you—our Community—know first that we’re changing the date for Shadowkeep and New Light from September 17 to October 1.”

As an apology, the duo also announced that the Moments of Triumph timed event will extend to September 17 and an additional week of Iron Banner has been added for the week of September 17, as well.

While it’s a major bummer that we’ll have to wait a little longer to experience Bungie‘s first expansion as an indie studio, I applaud them for it. For starters, you have to love the transparency of Bungie. They know Destiny 2: Shadowkeep isn’t ready and decided to be up front about it. Second, I’m a huge proponent of not releasing a game if it’s not up to your standards. Clearly that was the case with Shadowkeep and Bungie made the right move.

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep will now release on October 1, 2019.

To read the full blog post by Mark and Luke, click here.