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Destiny 2 DLC Curse of Osiris: Everything we know so far about the Mercury-set expansion

Everything we know about the game's first major update, coming this year.

Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris DLC is the first major expansion to Bungie's space-faring sequel.

Curse of Osiris introduces a variety of new modes and places to explore, and while understandably not as meaty as larger yearly updates such as The Taken King and Rise of Iron, it does feel to offer more variety than the smaller expansions offered in Destiny's first year.

We'll obviously know for sure when it launches on December 5 on all platforms, and in the meantime, here's everything we know right now. (Sadly, not including what "new Raid content" means. Hopefully soon!)

What's included in Destiny 2 expansion Curse of Osiris?

The game's first major expansion - coming December 5, and available either standalone or part of the season pass on all platforms - will add the following headline features:

  • New story and quest centered around Warlock Osiris
  • New Patrol space The Infinite Forest on Mercury
  • New social space, The Lighthouse
  • New missions, new Strikes and free roam activities
  • Heroic Strike Playlist
  • New content to the Leviathan Raid, named the 'Raid Lair'
  • New Crucible map Wormhaven on PlayStation
  • Increased level cap
  • New weapons, emotes and other additions

In further detail, here's what we know:

A new world quest featuring Osiris

Described as a "all-new cinematic story with new and returning characters" by Activision, the expansion sees female Ghost Sagira voiced by Firefly and Homeland's Morena Baccarin) separated from Osiris.

Ikora - of which Osiris was her mentor - will have a big focus in the expansion, as well as the Vex, who have been up to something throughout time and space. Maybe we'll find out what.

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The expansion features a first look at Osiris.

New Patrol space The Infinite Forest on Mercury

Described as "a simulated reality in the middle of time, controlled by the Vex", this new area is where players will be exploring as part of the storyline, as well as in a new Patrol space.

One story tease is this forest features various versions of Mercury from the past, present and future.

New social space, The Lighthouse

Mercury was a destination in the first Destiny, as part of Trials of Osiris social space the Lighthouse. Previously only those who completed a flawless Trials passage could visit, but it appears it is now available for everyone in the Destiny 2 expansion. Expect something a little different from its year one counterpart, obviously.

New missions, new Strikes and free roam activities

What exactly these will be is unknown, but missions could simply fall under new story content, though we wouldn't be surprised to see new Adventures. Meanwhile, there will be additional Strikes, topping up the handful available in the main game, including the return of a Heroic Strike Playlist.

The Mercury Patrol space, meanwhile, will have new Lost Sectors, chests and public events, including a new type to take on.

New Raid content

Bungie will add additional locations to the Leviathan Raid as part of a new feature known as a 'Raid Lair'.

The 'Eater of Worlds' activity will have new areas, puzzles, a new boss fight and a higher level requirement of 300. It won't be as long as the existing Raid, but it will have its own rewards, including guns, armour and cosmetics.

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Though it will be set on new parts of the Leviathan, it'll be a separate option on the Director,.and you won't need to have finished the original Raid to attempt it.

Bungie added there will be a second Raid Lair for the game's second expansion - also set on the Leviathan - sometime next year.

A tantalising addition is new Raid content, but what this means exactly is unknown. It could be anything from a new Raid - which is possible, if the original's The Dark Below expansion is anything to by - or a remix or addition to the current Leviathan Raid.

New Crucible map Wormhaven

Sony confirmed a PlayStation exclusive Crucible map set in Titan's New Pacific Archology area would come with the expansion. As with other platform-exclusive content, expect it to arrive on other platforms eventually - though not anytime soon.

New level cap

The expansion will raise the Destiny 2 level cap, from character level 20 to 25, and the Power Level 305 to 330 (or 335 with mods). What exact activities will take you there is unknown, but it'll likely be from the same 'powerful gear' Engram activities we've seen so far.

Destiny 2 guide, story walkthrough Class changes, Exotics, levelling and more explained. Destiny 2 guide, story walkthrough

Need more help? Our Destiny 2 guide and walkthrough gives you an overview of everything to do with the game, including the main campaign. We have guides for latest weekly reset activities, such as the Savathun's Song Nightfall and latest Treasure Map locations, as well as regular activities such as Flashpoints, Heroic Public Events, and Lost Sectors on Io, Nessus, Titan and the EDZ. We also explain how to Power level to the 265, 300 and 305 Power caps, what to spend Glimmer on, how Mods, Infusion, and Engrams and Legendary Shards work, what Ornaments you can get, how to unlock classes and subclasses, how to tackle Trials of the Nine, a Destiny 2 Exotics list and how to complete the Destiny 2 Raid and its third Challenge Mode. Finally, we have details of December's Destiny 2 DLC Curse of Osiris.

New weapons, emotes and other additions

As well as new areas and maps, there's also a few other smaller additions. For one, there is a new 'Selfie' emote, and it's pretty special:

There are new weapons, one of each seemingly wielding by Osiris himself - Gamer Network's Arekkz believes it could be an Exotic Auto Rifle. Also shown is returning Exotic Jade Rabbit and possibly even Telesto:

The above video also highlights new armour pieces, likely gained from new end-game activities introduced in the expansion.

That's all we know so far. Bungie will surely trickle more information out about the expansion in weeks leading into release, and we'll be updating this page when that happens.

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