Bungie gives us a better look at its new subclass for Destiny 2 – Stasis

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With the release of Destiny 2: Beyond Light being pushed out to November – having previously been pegged for a September release – players have been itching for some news.

During the Gamescom Opening Night Live stream held on Thursday evening that’s what we got.

During the stream all we saw was a two minute trailer that you can check out below.

Damn Bungie knows how to make a trailer but we’re hungry for more information so we went a searching.

Stasis is, as you might’ve heard already, the power of the Darkness, the mirror to the Light of Guardians. Each of the classes in Destiny is getting its own unique set of powers namely:

  • Shadebinder for Warlocks
  • Revenant for Hunters
  • Behemoth for Titans

What is unclear at this stage is whether players will be getting three Stasis trees similar to other subclasses currently in Destiny 2. Bungie has teased greater customisation for subclasses so we might see an entirely different (or familiar if you’re a Destiny veteran) system come November.

Stasis powers appear to fall into three types: slowing enemies, freezing enemies and shattering enemies. Stasis reminds us a lot of the Anthem combos where one needed a primer and a detonator to get the full effect of the combo.

One of our key takeaways from Stasis is that its going to allow players to manipulate the terrain thanks to those grenades which generate Stasis walls. While these walls seem temporary they will surely help to get to out of bounds areas, something we often feel Destiny 2 players love doing more than playing the game.

As you can see in the footage below, this terrain manipulation extends into player versus player which should be, ummm, fun we guess.

Bungie will be showcasing Stasis in a bit more detail on 1st September though it hasn’t mentioned what time we can expect that stream.

One thing we have to mention that seemingly hasn’t been yet is the array of weapons coming to Beyond Light.

As you can see below these weapons are very different to what you can currently find in the game. This has lead a few folks to believe we might see a new foundry in Beyond Light which would make sense given the lore surrounding Braytech and the Deep Stone Crypt.

Guess we have to wait until September to uncover the secrets of Europa.

Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz writes news, reviews, and opinion pieces for Hypertext. His interests include SMEs, innovation on the African continent, cybersecurity, blockchain, games, geek culture and YouTube.