Bungie will show off the next expansion for Destiny 2, Warmind, today in a livestream on Twitch. A brief teaser for this week’s reveal offers a taste of what to expect: plenty of Hive to kill on the planet Mars, a location not currently available in Destiny 2.

Destiny 2: Warmind’s 32-second teaser, above, promises that the reveal will touch on three components of the game’s second expansion: Mars Hellas Basin, a new Martian location that Guardians can explore; the Hive Escalation Protocol, which appears to be a wave-based battle against large numbers of Hive enemies; and the upgraded exotic weapons and other updates coming to Destiny 2’s competitive multiplayer mode, Crucible.

Bungie has already talked about other changes coming to Destiny 2 alongside Warmind, including changes to power levels and how long it will take players to max out their Guardian’s power.

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Based on Bungie’s teaser, it appears the developer is taking a different, more direct approach to how it reveals its roadmap and Warmind compared to Curse of Osiris, Destiny 2’s first expansion. When Bungie started detailing Curse of Osiris late last year, the developer originally planned to do so over three separate livestreams. The studio ultimately canceled its third and final Curse of Osiris livestream amid rising tensions within the community. Warmind’s reveal appears to be confined to a single stream.

Story details

Many fans will be happy to see the return of Rasputin to the Destiny universe, having been absent since the Destiny expansion Rise of Iron. For those who don’t know, Rasputin is the last surviving Warmind, giant AIs across the solar system designed to protect humanity. Rasputin is the Warmind of Earth but has recently regained some access to the other Warminds across the system thanks to the events of Destiny’s vanilla campaign.

Other details are sure to peak fan interest as well. Ana Bray has been mentioned in the games before but has never appeared in person, so many will be awaiting her arrival. The synopsis also promises answers regarding the collapse, the fall of humanity after a long era of prosperity and innovation.

Bungie’s livestream for Destiny 2: Warmind will air at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET on Twitch. The expansion is scheduled to be released on my birthday May 8. #perfectgift #forthepuppies

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