Earlier this month, Bungie teased a brand new piece of art work for a future Destiny 2 growth with The Witch Queen. Though a small picture, it set the Guardian group alight with pleasure over the implications that we’re heading to Old Chicago. So what is Old Chicago, and why are gamers hyped about its return? Let’s break it down.
First issues first, let’s take a look at the render itself. You can see a number of small tweaks to the Hunter helmet within the beneath picture, adjustments seen from the earlier tease in earlier idea artwork. You may also see the luscious backdrop behind the focal character. While it might be argued that the backdrop appears prefer it might probably be EDZ or Nessus, most gamers are fairly satisfied that this implies we’re going again to Old Chicago to the swamplands. The swamps of Old Chicago have been talked about up to now by the sequence’ evolving lore, nevertheless it’s by no means been a bodily place that Guardians might go to. But that might be altering.
Each growth takes gamers to new places to uncover extra in regards to the universe of Light vs. Dark. With Beyond Light racing in the direction of completion, Guardians are already what’s subsequent past Europa. In the picture on the high of the article, you possibly can see earlier Old Chicago idea artwork that Bungie has revealed up to now. Note the same setting?
Why Old Chicago?
Bungie has shared idea artwork pre-expansions up to now, idea artwork that by no means really made it into the sport. We noticed it most not too long ago with Beyond Light, and that is not unusual in video games, however with Bungie having referenced it a number of occasions each in lore and in art work, it appears like this might be the following step for our Guardians. With the creepy backdrop, this makes the current seize of a former Resident Evil Village developer to work over at Bungie on Destiny 2 all of the extra thrilling when potential horror components. More so when wanting again on the horror components beforehand skilled with the Shadowkeep growth.
With the earlier descriptors of Old Chicago, courtesy of the studio itself, being a darkish swampland, the above teaser picture matches that mildew completely. It additionally pairs properly with the concept that The Witch Queen will provide a brand new zone, which is typical for DLC when massive expansions come out. Paired with the assorted lore tabs (like Pyrrhic Ascent) for Old Chicago and the rise in frequency regarding these nods, I’m prepared to wager that this space will play a major function within the subsequent step of the Destiny 2 storyline.
Given Bungie’s penchant for reworking older idea artwork into thrilling new areas to discover, effectively…
What is Old Chicago?
We’ve by no means really been there, so we solely have the lore drops to go from, however Bungie has described this swampland as an space largely plagued by treasure and thriller. It’s right here that Guardians that step into the swamplands are met with an enemy guarding the outdated secrets and techniques, secrets and techniques about an older civilization that predates the Collapse. Who are these creatures that hound Guardian footsteps? We do not know, nor do we all know what kind of hazard they pose or even when they will make it into the sport, to start with, nevertheless it’s wanting possible that we’ll be discovering out quickly.
With The Witch Queen having Guardians going through in opposition to Savathun as soon as extra (particularly with the track now totally infiltrating the Last City), Old Chicago could be the right backdrop for this evolution. Savathun is darkish, manipulative, scary. A creepy and mysterious swampland? The good setting for this confrontation. It’s additionally been rumored that one other subclass will likely be launched, not in contrast to Stasis for Beyond Light. Some have talked about a type of decay-like energy, although Bungie has not confirmed something right now.
What are you hoping to see from Destiny 2: The Witch Queen? Are you satisfied that we’re lastly heading to Old Chicago? Sound off together with your ideas within the remark part beneath!