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  • Summary: The Definitive Destiny Campaign. Delve into Savathûn’s Throne World to uncover the mystery of how she and her Lucent Hive stole the Light. Learn the secrets to crafting new weapons, the new Glaive, and survive the truth within her web of lies. New Destination. A twisted wonderland ofThe Definitive Destiny Campaign. Delve into Savathûn’s Throne World to uncover the mystery of how she and her Lucent Hive stole the Light. Learn the secrets to crafting new weapons, the new Glaive, and survive the truth within her web of lies. New Destination. A twisted wonderland of corruption and splendor, Savathûn’s Throne World plays host to a fragile balance of power. From her palace to the swamp, all that she hides can be found here. Weapon Crafting. Create custom weaponry with unique mod, shader, and stat combinations. Master the new Glaive weapon type and unleash powerful melee combos, projectile attacks, and a deployable energy shield. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Mar 22, 2022
    95
    Destiny 2 has tried to be many things over its four and a half years, and while it seemed there has always been a step back for every two steps forward the game would make, The Witch Queen is one giant leap ahead. With this expansion, Destiny 2 is quite simply at the best game state it has ever been, and offers so much to do and reason to do it that every player that ever loved this game should give it a shot to rekindle exactly what it was that sparked that passion in the first place.
  2. Mar 14, 2022
    92
    Destiny 2 The Witch Queen lifts Destiny 2 to new heights with a spectacular story, a large amount of content and many improvements to gameplay. Destiny 2 is finally what it was always supposed to be and shows that Bungie is still at the top of its game when it comes to creating beautiful environments and visual storytelling. Whether you're thinking about returning to the franchise or picking up the game for the first time ever, The Witch Queen is a brilliant starting point for your new adventures.
  3. Feb 25, 2022
    90
    After a strong couple of years, Destiny 2 has hit a new high in The Witch Queen. It’s undeniably the best expansion for the MMO shooter yet, with narrative payoffs both surprising and earned, a fantastic campaign, and fun new gear to chase and build. Destiny 2 Year 5 is off to an excellent start, and the future has never been brighter for the franchise.
  4. Mar 3, 2022
    90
    Destiny 2: The Witch Queen feels like something built for the veterans, for the long-standing fans. It’s both a culmination of years of story and prelude to something much bigger.
  5. Mar 8, 2022
    90
    The Witch Queen is an especially robust expansion, with a particular focus on customizing the play experience and rewarding longtime players’ investment in story and systems. If it’s not the most welcoming moment for players to jump in, that may be a price the developers at Bungie are willing to pay at this point. The long-running story arc that opened in 2014 is gradually steering toward a climax, and it’s possible the developers are increasingly interested in building a ride for those who have been in the vehicle for a while now.
  6. I’m admittedly still a bit lost when it comes to how all of the upgrade systems, subclasses, and secondary objectives and tasks work. And I’m sad that — as usual — I’ll miss out on the new raid mission for lack of being able to schedule a big team of friends to get together for multi-hour play sessions. But perhaps this is just the cost of doing business as a casual Destiny player.
  7. Mar 27, 2022
    75
    Destiny 2: The Witch Queen is easily the best expansion since The Taken King. Savathûn and her story are engaging and thrilling to play, each mission putting the always stunning art and design on display. With glaive in hand, new mighty Void powers, and weapon crafting at your arsenal, Guardians will have a terrific time annihilating hordes of Hive in the campaign and raids. Unfortunately, it’s not a newbie-friendly expansion. The complicated narrative and deep history which is partly unplayable due to removed content, as well as awful UI, make it challenging for even previous players to jump back into the journey. If you’ve been playing Destiny 2 and still are, you need to play The Witch Queen.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 47
  2. Negative: 7 out of 47
  1. Feb 24, 2022
    10
    I've played Destiny since the Beta of D1, I've played every expansion and season in the history of the series. I can say this is easily theI've played Destiny since the Beta of D1, I've played every expansion and season in the history of the series. I can say this is easily the best expansion to the game and the best campaign Bungie has ever crafted, with massive reveals, huge implications, and a satisfying conclusion for now. Weapon crafting and the throne world are superb, the overhaul to the light subclasses will be game-changing in every way. We are now in Destiny 3 for all intents and purposes. if you have not played d2 since launch or haven't played in a long time now is the time to come back as destiny is in exquisite form. Expand
  2. Feb 28, 2022
    10
    Been a player since D1 and have been with this game the whole ride. The Witch Queen dwarfs every other expansion and is the best release ever.Been a player since D1 and have been with this game the whole ride. The Witch Queen dwarfs every other expansion and is the best release ever. Looking forward to the raid next! Expand
  3. Mar 6, 2022
    10
    This is Bungie at it's best!
    i was skeptical that they'll use the same format from forsaken and beyond light which is quite boring, and i was
    This is Bungie at it's best!
    i was skeptical that they'll use the same format from forsaken and beyond light which is quite boring, and i was ready for another boring ride just o prepare myself for the raid, but instead they gave us a better format, different than before that makes every mission feels like a mini or even a full blown strike, combined with legendary difficulty and it perfects the formula for in my opinion, the best campaign format of Destiny's history. And i won't even speak about the story, because trust me, that is one of the reasons why i stay for almost 8 years with this franchise. It's amazing on this one and i can't wait for the next expansion "Lightfall" next year.

    The rest of the game, the gameplay loop is also interesting. The addition of weapon crafting and an overhaul subclass Void 3.0 is fantastic. One aspect of the weapon crafting that i don't like is the economy side of it, but i guess in the era of content creators, i'll just going to be picky what guns that i'll be chasing to save materials for crafting and let the content creators grinds and reviews every guns combo.

    There are still lots of it including the raid that i currently playing, and so far it's fantastic as well.
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  4. Feb 27, 2022
    10
    Compared to all other Destiny expansions, Witch Queen soars past all of them. My experience is based on the legendary difficulty whichCompared to all other Destiny expansions, Witch Queen soars past all of them. My experience is based on the legendary difficulty which provided much needed but satisfying challenges to the campaign. Due to said difficulty, engaging in the the combat systems (especially Void 3.0) makes every victory that much more satisfying. The reward structure for each section of the mission also allows you enough upgrade modules to boost your favorite weapons so you're not stuck using blues all the time. Also, the campaign feels like a real campaign. You're not blocked every other mission doing random busywork when you want to get back into the action. Lastly, the story is shown to you instead of being hidden in some flower you need to pick up in some random corner of the map. The raid hasn't been released at the time of me writing this, but honestly it doesn't need to be. Even if the raid is just mediocre, the content on day 1 is still enough to say it's the best thing Destiny has ever put out. Expand
  5. Mar 2, 2022
    9
    This is the best state Destiny 2 has ever been in. The campaign for The Witch Queen is outstanding as is void 3.0. Weapon crafting needs someThis is the best state Destiny 2 has ever been in. The campaign for The Witch Queen is outstanding as is void 3.0. Weapon crafting needs some work but the campaign and content is amazing. Highly recommended. Expand
  6. Apr 4, 2022
    9
    Whereas other games in the space fail to even find solid footing Bungie continues to put out premium quality content worth returning to yearWhereas other games in the space fail to even find solid footing Bungie continues to put out premium quality content worth returning to year after year. Witch Queen’s campaign and legendary campaign difficulty arrived just in time to give Destiny the shot in the arm it needed to reinvent itself once again. Whereas previous campaigns were just something you wanted to rush thru, Witch Queen is easily Bungie’s best since the days when Halo was a relevant player in the industry. An absolute triumph as an action game and one of the best shooter campaigns since Doom 2016 and Titanfall 2. Hopefully Witch Queen kicks off another solid year of content for fans. Expectations are higher than ever now that Bungie shows it can deliver the goods. Expand
  7. Aug 21, 2022
    0
    Do. Not. Buy. Bungie. Products. The only developer that can even compete with Bungie in its selfish greed is EA. Boycott Bungie. Also, you'reDo. Not. Buy. Bungie. Products. The only developer that can even compete with Bungie in its selfish greed is EA. Boycott Bungie. Also, you're not buying this DLC, you're renting it. It's going to get vaulted too, just like everything else. You are paying Bungie to rent some Destiny 2 content, hope you feel good about that, I don't. Expand

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