Bungie dropped a small however highly effective teaser picture for Destiny 2’s upcoming growth, The Witch Queen, in its Thursday weblog. And whereas the picture has a blurry background, each Destiny detective appears to be shouting the identical factor on Twitter and Reddit: Old Chicago.
If you’ve been across the Destiny group for a very long time, you’ve most likely heard somebody speak about Old Chicago. If you haven’t any concept what we’re speaking about, Old Chicago was supposedly a deliberate location for the unique Destiny, but it surely acquired reduce throughout growth. Lore books have talked about Old Chicago a number of occasions in each the unique recreation and Destiny 2, however the one playable Earth areas have been the Last City, The Farm, The Cosmodrome (Old Russia), and the European Dead Zone.
According to Destiny lore, Old Chicago is an overgrown swamp. It housed unimaginable tech laboratories within the Golden Age, earlier than the unique Destiny, however is now a lush and overgrown city-forest.
When Bungie teased the above picture on Thursday, Destiny fans’ first guess was Old Chicago. On a separate tweet of this image from assistant recreation director Joe Blackburn, nearly all the responses are some variation on “Chicago,” “Old Chicago,” or “finally, Old Chicago.”
The authentic teaser photographs for Old Chicago all included some sort of lush, inexperienced forest. It’s a sort of biome we haven’t actually seen in both of the Destiny video games, with The Cosmodrome giving off industrial vibes and the EDZ highlighting a quaint, European village. With the swampy nature of these previous idea photographs — including the infamous giant frog — and the deep inexperienced background, fans think we would lastly head to the Windy City for the sport’s subsequent growth.
But all of that is hypothesis. As for what we definitively study from this screenshot? Not a lot. It seems to be like there might be a road lamp within the background, suggesting a once-urban setting. And it’s attainable there’s a tank/huge rock within the background as nicely. Outside of the Hunter’s glowing inexperienced armor, it’s laborious to see a lot of something clearly.
Fans don’t know a lot about Destiny 2: The Witch Queen, so any sliver of data will explode into one million theories. But the Old Chicago concept does have some legs, and is so widespread that seemingly everybody within the Destiny group is considering the identical factor. It wouldn’t be the primary time Bungie scrapped a location and introduced it again years later; Europa from Beyond Light was beforehand a sufferer of the slicing room.
Bungie revealed that it’s going to give gamers extra particulars about Witch Queen later this summer time — probably nearer to the beginning of Destiny 2’s subsequent season, on the finish of August. The studio will probably drop a number of extra teases like this forward of its full reveal.