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Forsaken is the third paid expansion to Destiny 2 and marked the beginning of the title's second year. With it came a cacophony of deep-set changes to the game, including the second iteration of the weapon loadout system in Destiny 2, new subclass branches for all nine subclasses, and the long-awaited Collections and Triumphs pages. Forsaken's release also marked the beginning of the Bungie Rewards program.

The story of the expansion revolves around the creation of the Scorn, as was discovered by the Guardian and Cayde-6 upon venturing to the Reef's Prison of Elders to provide support to Petra Venj during a prison break. However, while quelling the chaos, Cayde-6 is killed by the hand of Uldren Sov. Launching a quest for revenge by the Guardian to take down all of Uldren's Scorn Barons, and then the Awoken prince himself.


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Following years of strife, what remains of the Reef has fallen to lawlessness. You and Cayde-6 are sent to personally investigate the recent unrest. Upon arrival, you soon discover the most-wanted criminals in the Prison of Elders have organized an escape. Beyond the Vanguard's authority, you'll pursue these fugitives deep into the Reef. Explore new regions, awaken new powers, earn powerful weapons, and uncover long lost Awoken secrets. The hunt is on.


Major Characters Major Antagonists Minor Characters & Antagonists
  • Uldren Sov
  • Fikrul, the Fanatic
  • Elykris, the Machinist
  • Hiraks, the Mindbender
  • Reksis Vahn, the Hangman
  • Araskes, the Trickster
  • Kaniks, the Mad Bomber
  • Pirrha, the Rifleman
  • Yaviks, the Rider
  • Riven, of a Thousand Voices
  • Dûl Incaru, the Eternal Return
  • Lord Shaxx
  • Banshee-44
  • The Mad Warden
  • In Anânh, Brood Queen
  • Kalli, the Corrupted
  • Shuro Chi, the Corrupted
  • Morgeth, the Spirekeeper
  • Sedia, the Corrupted


The story of Forsaken picks up right as Cayde-6 and the Guardian arrive at the Prison of Elders to meet Petra Venj. Upon doing so, the three split up to start quelling the freshly begun prison break. As Cayde and the Guardian fight through the prison, they each encounter a mutated, undead Eliksni species known as the Scorn. While the Guardian is fighting their way through the Scorn to reach Cayde, he is ambushed by the Scorned Barons. Despite valiantly fighting off hordes of lesser Scorn, Cayde loses his Ghost, Sundance, and is subsequently crippled by the Scorn. This allows Uldren to appropriate the Vanguard leader's weapon, the Ace of Spades, and use it to deliver the final blow. The Guardian and Petra arrive too late, and Cayde dies in the Guardian's arms.

The impact of the event permeated the Tower, breaking the Guardian's four year vow of silence, and stirring Ikora Rey to retaliate against the Awoken prince. However, Zavala won't allow it, leaving the Guardian to do what must be done. With the support of Petra and the Spider, the Guardian ventures through the Tangled Shore of the Reef, hunting the Scorned Barons one by one, until only Fikrul, the Fanatic, and Uldren Sov remain. They follow the two into an Awoken Watchtower, felling Fikrul at the entrance. This would only delay the Fanatic however, as, similarly to Guardians, Fikrul is deathless. As this is happening, Uldren uses a Shard of the Traveler to open a gateway further in the structure, as he believes his missing sister, Mara Sov, is guiding him to do. Upon doing this, he realizes the manipulation at play too late, as a Taken Chimera known as the Voice of Riven enters through the veil, swallowing the misguided prince whole. The Guardian catches up and defeats the Chimera, leaving them and Petra to deal with Uldren permanently.

Following Uldren's defeat, Petra promises answers to the Guardian, tasking them with restoring a broken Awoken Talisman first. After doing this, Petra tells the Guardian to return to the watchtower, and use the talisman to step through into the Dreaming City. This is where Petra allows the Guardian into the fold, explaining the realm of the Awoken's Dreaming City. She also divulges whose influence Uldren was afflicted by, that being Riven, of a Thousand Voices, last surviving Ahamkara, and the greatest secret of the Awoken. In collaboration with the Queen's Wrath, the Guardian assembles a fireteam of six, and ventures deep into the Dreaming City to slay Riven.

However, as she died, the Ahamkara had one final wish to grant. After the defeat of Riven, the Dreaming City was plunged into a never-ending curse fueled by the paracausal power of the wish-dragon, and orchestrated by Savathûn, the Witch Queen herself. The Hive god placed her daughter, Dûl Incaru, the Eternal Return, in the Ascendant Realm above the Dreaming City, leveraging Guardians to defeat her cyclically to prevent the demise of the Awoken realm. Dooming the Dreaming City to repeat the same three weeks endlessly.

Season of the Outlaw

Among the other sweeping changes made at Forsaken's release, it also laid the groundwork for the trend of seasonal content in Destiny 2. The Forsaken Annual Pass was the transitionary period between DLC expansions throughout the year and four defined seasons of content in a year (The first season running concurrently to the yearly expansion). This is further evidenced by the fact that what became the Season of Opulence was rebranded as such, given that it was initially revealed as Penumbra,[2] which would constitute the concurrent Season of Opulence. Similar to how Black Armory and Joker's Wild constituted the Season of the Forge and the Season of the Drifter respectively.

That said, despite the fact that the Season of the Outlaw was the first named season in Destiny, it's also the only named season to not include seasonal content specifically dedicated to it. While the same could be said for the Season of the Forge and the Season of the Drifter, these seasons' names have come to be synonymous with the expansions they ran concurrently with. As previously implied, this was by design, as Bungie utilized this year of content to begin the transition away from expansions during the year and to seasonal content.

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Launch Editions

Edition Price Contents
Standard Edition $39.99 USD
  • Forsaken
  • Character Level Boost
  • Curse of Osiris*
  • Warmind*
  • Forsaken Annual Pass
Legendary Collection $59.99 USD
  • Forsaken
  • Destiny 2
  • Curse of Osiris*
  • Warmind*
  • Forsaken Annual Pass
Annual Pass Bundle $69.99 USD
  • Forsaken
  • Forsaken Annual Pass
  • Character Level Boost
  • 1,000 Silver
  • Curse of Osiris*
  • Warmind*
Digital Deluxe Edition $79.99 USD
  • Forsaken
  • Forsaken Annual Pass
  • Awoken Legend Set
  • Character Level Boost
  • 1,000 Silver
  • Curse of Osiris*
  • Warmind*
Complete Collection $99.99 USD
  • Forsaken
  • Forsaken Annual Pass
  • Destiny 2
  • Curse of Osiris
  • Warmind
  • Awoken Legend Set
*Curse of Osiris and Warmind were bundled with every purchase of Forsaken starting on October 16, 2018.[3]
The Forsaken Annual Pass was made free for all owners of Forsaken as of September 18, 2019.[4]

Standard Edition

The standard edition of Forsaken was initially priced at $39.99 USD, and included the expansion and a bonus character level boost.[5][6]

Legendary Collection

The Destiny 2: Forsaken Legendary Collection included Destiny 2, Curse of Osiris, Warmind, and Forsaken, sold for a price of $59.99 USD.[7] It is the only Forsaken release that was also available physically, and is the most recent physical release in the Destiny franchise as of Beyond Light.

Annual Pass Bundle

The Forsaken + Annual Pass bundle included Forsaken, the Forsaken Annual Pass, a character level boost, and a bonus 1,000 silver.[8] It sold for $69.99 USD.[5]

Digital Deluxe Edition

The Forsaken Digital Deluxe Edition sold for $79.99 USD, and includes everything available in the Forsaken + Annual Pass bundle with the addition of the Awoken Legend Set of in-game cosmetics.[5]

Complete Collection

The Forsaken Complete Collection was marketed as the complete package for new players of Destiny 2, as it included all the content needed to be caught up at that time. This entailed the Destiny 2 base game, the earlier expansions Curse of Osiris and Warmind, Forsaken, and its Annual Pass.[9] This set also included the Awoken Legend Set of in-game cosmetics.[9]

Bonuses and Related Releases

Preorder Bonuses

Physical Items Digital Items
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken Baron Playing Cards (Gamestop)
  • Forsaken Reversible Poster (Gamestop)
  • Cayde's Exotic Stash (Early Access)

On top of the usual slew of digital items, Forsaken marked the last time the Destiny franchise saw physical items as preorder bonuses, as of Beyond Light. This sendoff took the form of a deck of playing cards and a reversible poster. As for the digital items, preordering any edition of Forsaken would get fans the Cayde's Exotic Stash cosmetic bundle. This would include the Last Hand Ornament for the Ace of Spades, the Queen of Hearts Exotic Ship, the Standoff Exotic Emote, and the Cayde's Duds Shader.[2] These items would be exclusively available to those who preordered the expansion until the next year in 2019,[2] where they would begin showing up in the Eververse store.

Destiny 2: Forsaken Baron Playing Cards

This deck of playing cards was obtainable as a preorder bonus for preordering the Forsaken Legendary Collection from Gamestop.[10] The cards feature artistic designs of characters relevant to the Forsaken expansion.

Card Character
Joker The Drifter
Joker Spider
Ace Ace of Spades
2 The Mindbender
3 The Trickster
4 The Mad Bomber
5 The Rider
6 The Hangman
7 The Rifleman
8 The Machinist
9 The Fanatic
10 Petra Venj
Jack Uldren Sov
Queen Mara Sov
King Cayde-6

Digital Bonuses

Awoken Legend Set

In select editions of Forsaken was included the Awoken Legend Set, a set of three cosmetics to be used in Destiny 2. The Wrath Majestic Ornament for the No Turning Back Legendary Bow, the Dirge Paladin Legendary Emblem, and the Legendary Vestian Ghost Shell make up the three in-game items.[5] The set was available in the Forsaken Digital Deluxe Edition[11] and the Forsaken Complete Collection.[9]

Veterans of the Hunt Bundle

As of October 16, 2018, all editions of Forsaken also included the previous two expansions to Destiny 2, Curse of Osiris and Warmind. As a consolation to players who purchased Forsaken prior to this, Bungie distributed the Veterans of the Hunt Bundle to accounts with Forsaken playtime before October 16.[3]

This bundle included two exclusive items, free early access to two Exotic Emotes, and a bundle of consumables. The exclusive items were the Veteran of the Hunt Legendary Emblem and the Shrouded Stripes Shader, while the included Emotes consisted of the Knife Trick and Coin Flip Exotic Emotes.[3] The bonus consumables included Fireteam Medallions, Vanguard and Crucible Boons, and Finest Matterweaves.[3]

Annual Pass

The Annual Pass entailed the three Destiny 2 year 2 expansions, Black Armory, Joker's Wild, and Season of Opulence. It also included a bonus 1,000 Silver with purchase.[12]

Destiny 2: Upgrade Edition

Forsaken was included as part of the Upgrade Edition of Destiny 2, which was available during the title's third year. For $49.99 USD, it included Forsaken, the Forsaken Annual Pass, Shadowkeep, and a season pass for the active year 3 season.[13]

Destiny 2: Legendary Edition

In year 4 of Destiny 2, Forsaken was included as part of the Destiny 2: Legendary Edition. This edition of the game was priced at $79.99 USD and it included all of the annual expansions of Destiny 2, Forsaken, Shadowkeep, and Beyond Light.[14]


The Forsaken original soundtrack is the fourth longest of the Destiny soundtracks, with the fifth highest track count. It can be purchased from the Bungie Store, where it comes bundled with the Curse of Osiris and Warmind original soundtracks.[15] The Forsaken soundtrack was also available as part of an exclusive Bungie Rewards offer, starting on September 4, 2018[16] and running to early October 2018.[17] Here it was paired with the Whisper of the Worm bonus tracks, which were not available elsewhere. This bundle could be redeemed from the Bungie Rewards page upon completing the Forsaken campaign on an account linked to within the allotted time range.[17]

Destiny 2: Forsaken Original Soundtrack
Destiny 2 Forsaken Soundtrack 1.png
Composed by Michael Salvatori, Skye Lewin, Rotem Moav, and Pieter Schlosser.
1 Forsaken 4:23
2 The Fanatic 4:41
3 Thin Line 2:31
4 Once Upon a Time in the Reef 3:26
5 Guns Blazin 2:24
6 Tangled Shore 0:54
7 The Rifleman 2:09
8 Keep of Voices 4:59
9 Watchtower 4:03
10 The Machinist 4:23
11 The Dreaming City 4:25
12 Scorned 1:49
13 The Trickster 2:24
14 Queen's Oracle 4:16
15 Of Starlight and the Dark 3:19
16 The Rider 3:55
17 Shell of What Was 1:45
18 The Hangman 3:14
19 The Man They Called Cayde 4:40
20 Darkness Gathers 5:04
21 Abomination 2:54
22 Guardian Down 4:12
23 Gunslinger 5:01
24 Mists of Memory 3:05
25 Uncorrupted 3:30
26 Shaper of Wishes 3:12
27 Fall of the Eliksni 3:46
28 The Mindbender 3:49
29 Accursed 4:01
30 Sacrifice 1:57
31 The Mad Bomber 1:38
32 Gambit 3:21
32 tracks // 1 hour, 50 minutes

Related Merchandise

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