Bungie published main points on Future 2’s remodeled new participant revel in in its Thursday weblog publish.
With Future 2: Shadowkeep, Bungie offered New Mild, a free-to-play revel in for Future 2. Recently, New Mild handiest has one challenge, which begins avid gamers within the Cosmodrome from the unique Future after which takes them as much as the Tower. However after they get there, the sport isn’t precisely nice about telling them what to do subsequent. Bungie is converting that with the approaching Past Mild enlargement.
A rebuilt Cosmodrome
With Past Mild, Bungie is doing away with a bunch of in-game planets and changing them with a brand-new location, Europa, and bringing again an previous location from the unique Future, the Cosmodrome in Previous Russia. And with the go back of the Cosmodrome, Bungie will extend the brand new participant revel in, serving to them know the way Future works sooner than throwing them into the icon/NPC fest that’s the fashionable Tower.
The Cosmodrome will go back like avid gamers bring it to mind, together with with Spinmetal, the planetary subject matter from the unique Future — despite the fact that the Plaguelands house from Future 2: Upward push of Iron is “underneath quarantine” by means of the Forefront, and subsequently off-limits. The Cosmodrome may even come with new Future 2 options like Misplaced Sectors.
Up to now, Bungie discussed that the Cosmodrome will release in an incomplete state, after which get an replace later this yr. This week’s weblog makes no point out of that, except the Plaguelands will change into to be had in Season 13 (there’s no proof to improve it is going to).
A brand new information
When new avid gamers input this remodeled Cosmodrome, they’ll catch up with a brand new NPC Mum or dad as an alternative of discovering their first send. This new Mum or dad is operating together with his Fireteam to research some close by Hive, and gives to turn avid gamers the ropes. His title is Shaw Han, and he’s a Hunter lined in some (purposely) generic Hunter tools — together with the Younger Ahamkara’s Backbone Unique gauntlets.
Shaw Han will drag avid gamers in the course of the Cosmodrome on a couple of missions, every designed to show avid gamers what Future is, stated Bungie:
As a brand new participant, you’ll spend your first few missions getting familiar with the state of the arena in Future 2. You’ll have [an] alternative to take a couple of guns out for a spin, to find engrams to check out other armor and notice our development techniques, and feature a while to learn to navigate the person interface to know quests, bounties, collections, and extra. All of this may occur sooner than you place foot within the Tower.
Even higher, veteran avid gamers can make a choice to leap into this quest chain for themselves on Nov. 10, to get an concept of what the brand new educational is and to revel in the tale.
However avid gamers have already began speculating about Shaw Han, and whether or not he’s a personality that Guardians are already aware of.
Who’s Shaw Han?
There’s a main principle on Twitter proper now that Shaw Han is if truth be told Uldren Sov, the prince of the Awoken, who killed Cayde-6 again in Forsaken and died sooner than a Ghost, Pulled Red meat, resurrected him. All of that took place in 2018, with the Forsaken enlargement, and we haven’t noticed Uldren since. However we did listen about him by means of some lore from final yr’s Dawning vacation match.
The Amnesia-S2 lore doesn’t point out Uldren by means of title, however we comprehend it’s him in response to the outline of his Ghost and the way in which folks react to him. When Guardians get up after demise, they consider not anything about who they had been all through their first existence, however they nonetheless glance the similar. So whilst Uldren doesn’t know he’s chargeable for the demise of some of the liked Guardians, people acknowledge him and deal with him like rubbish. And so he at all times wears his helmet.
Uldren has been a Mum or dad for 2 years now, so it’s imaginable he’s given up on his shy techniques and has embraced being a Mum or dad. In all probability, figuring out what it’s love to be by myself as a brand new Mum or dad, he comes to a decision to take new avid gamers underneath his wing and train them the ropes?
Lots of the present concept round Uldren being Shaw Han is an entire bet, however there’s every other proof to signify that Uldren is within the Cosmodrome location.
Bungie launched the UI symbol above a couple of weeks in the past, and it’s a preview of the brand new Triumph display in Past Mild. The 8 nodes within the center every constitute a planet in Past Mild. The second one image from the left, at the most sensible row, is 2 stacked triangles. Should you have a look at the picture of Uldren from the unique Future, you’ll see the similar image on his chest.
This turns out to signify that we will be able to run into Uldren sooner or later within the Cosmodrome. And whilst we aren’t certain Uldren is a Hunter, it’s most probably, in response to his aesthetic and the Forefront Dare. Should you put two and two in combination, it’s now not an enormous jump to signify that Shaw Han is in reality Uldren in conceal — or seeking to reside his new existence, freed from the luggage his face carries with it.
All the proof stacks up for Uldren Sov being Shaw Han, however we received’t know evidently till Nov. 10, when New Mild avid gamers after all get the academic they deserve in Past Mild.