Your Destiny 2 adventure continues in Warmind

To help kick off Destiny 2’s Season 3, Bungie and Activision are releasing Destiny 2’s second big piece of DLC—Warmind. Releasing May 8th at 2pm EST, this massive new expansion brings a lot of new content to the game including: all-new story missions, a Public Event, new weapons and gear, new Crucible additions, and a whole lot more.

If you are a fan of Destiny 2, you will not want to miss out on this action packed and contend filled DLC.


New story missions and adventures await

Warmind takes place at Hellas Basin, a frozen landscape on Mars’ polar ice cap. The new story centres around a Guardian named Ana Bray, the Clovis Bray corporation, and Rasputin. Golden Age satellites begin to crash into Mars’ polar ice cap causing it to thaw as Ana is searching for a connection to her past.

As a result, the core of the Warmind Rasputin and his ancient Hive army are awoken. If you have played the original Destiny, then you may remember Rasputin—the most powerful military intelligence ever developed. It’s your mission to defeat Rasputin and put him back into the ground.


Brand-new Raid

The all-new Raid Lair: Spire of Stars is one of the pinnacle activities in the Warmind expansion pack, which offers a substantial reward. There isn’t a whole lot known about Spire of Star at the time of writing. Although, it appears as if the new Raid Lair might be a reference to the spire atop the Leviathan Raid in the orbit of the planet Nessus.

Spire of Stars will launch a few days after Warmind. It is currently scheduled to be available on Friday, May 11 at 1pm EST.


Level Cap Increase

As with Destiny 2’s previous DLC expansion, Curse of Osiris, Warmind will institute a base level cap increase and Power Level cap increase. The level cap is increased from 25 to 30, which gives you five additional levels to go up before XP can go back towards earning you rewards from Tess.

The Power Level cap for your Guardian will now be capped at 380. Although, you can max it out to Power Level 385 through weapon and armour mods. More over, the way in which you obtain gear is drastically changed.

Rare items are now dropped at a max item level of 340. In addition, Strikes, Raid Lair, and the Leviathan Raid will allow you to hit that 385 Power Level cap much easier.


All-new ritual activity

Escalation Protocol is a new endgame activity that is very similar to traditional public events. However, this time around you can start this new activity at anytime you wish after completing the DLC’s campaign. An Escalation Protocol begins when you activate a pillar, which raises from the ground.

This trigger attracts the Hive in several different challenging waves, complete with boss fights and an epic end boss battle. There are five different final bosses to battle, each will be rotated in a five-week schedule. Additionally, there is a new melee and ranged weapon called the Valkyrie Javelin. This bad boy causes some serious damage to your enemies.


New Strikes

As part of Warmind DLC pack, there are two Strikes—the Strange Terrain and the Will of the Thousands Strikes. PlayStation 4 owners who purchase the expansion pack will get an additional exclusive Strike called The Insight Terminus. In this timed exclusive content, Zavala needs a team of Guardians to break into a Vex tomb on Nessus that has been overrun by the Cabal.

If you defeat the powerful Psion commander before he can take over the Vex gateway network, you’ll be handsomely rewarded. Included is an earnable Armour set for each class, which is also a timed PlayStation 4 exclusive. Take a look at the video below from Sony showing off exclusive gameplay of The Insight Terminus.

Final thoughts

As you can see, Destiny 2’s second expansion, Warmind offers a plethora of content that is sure to satisfy Destiny fans—new and old alike. If you already own Destiny 2, now is the time to get the Destiny 2 Expansion Pass Digital Download. Not only do you get Warmind, you also get the Curse of Osiris DLC. That’s two epic expansion packs for an amazing price!

If you are looking to jump into Destiny 2, now is the perfect time. You can purchase the Destiny 2 and Expansion Pass Bundle Digital Download. Let me know in the comments section below what you are most looking forward to in Warmind.

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