Warmind is the second paid expansion to Destiny 2, released on May 8, 2018. It constituted the second half of the Destiny 2 Expansion Pass releases, and added new content to the game such as a story campaign, strikes, Crucible maps, weapons and armor, and a Raid Lair activity. The story of the expansion revolves around Rasputin and the introduction of Ana Bray to the franchise, a character thought dead by fans familiar with her presence in Destiny's Grimoire.
This expansion and its accompanying campaign, strike, and Raid Lair content entered the Destiny Content Vault on November 10, 2020.
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Warmind begins with the Guardian venturing to Mars to investigate the sudden increase of Warsats falling out of the desert planet's orbit. Which is later learned to be the result of the Warmind buried there, stirring due to the Traveler's recent awakening. As they approach, the Ghost picks up a communication signal, hearing another Guardian beckoning for backup on the surface. The Guardian, soon revealed to be the legendary Ana Bray, tasks the Guardian with helping her fight through the Hive to reach a Clovis Bray facility, where the Warmind Rasputin is located. After infiltrating the facility, the Guardian is granted a gift from Rasputin, the Valkyrie, to help defeat the frozen Hive attempting to destroy the Warmind. Upon doing this, the Guardian and Ana Bray approach the mind core of Rasputin, only to be stopped in their tracks by Zavala, who was already ahead of them. He scolds them for meddling with the Warmind, but Ana retorts that Rasputin is necessary for the survival of humanity before a rumble reverberates through the ground, interrupting the group. The Ghost questions what the cause of the rumbling is, and Zavala answers, explaining that Xol, Will of the Thousands, Hive worm god, has also reawakened beneath the surface of Mars.
The group devises a plan to draw Xol out, in order to defeat it, with the help of Rasputin. So the Guardian ventures to the EDZ to obtain a fragment of the Traveler that broke off during Ghaul's attack, which they accomplish after defeating the Taken guarding it with the help of Rasputin thanks to Ana. Returning to Mars, the Guardian delves into the caverns where Xol travels, with the intention of bringing the fragment of the Traveler to where the worm god feeds. But upon reaching the end of the cave, the Guardian is not met by Xol, but instead a Hive being known as Nokris, Herald of Xol. After defeating Nokris, Xol caves the Guardian in, and heads toward the Clovis Bray facility to end Rasputin. The Guardian escapes, and Zavala submits that the group needs support from Rasputin in order to defeat Xol. Xol is already tearing components of the Warmind apart as the Guardian arrives, Ana directing them to forge a new Valkyrie to be overcharged by Rasputin so they might defeat the worm god. They barely manage to do this, and with the help of Rasputin, Xol, Will of the Thousands, is defeated. After the Guardian, Ana, and Zavala regroup, Rasputin, now fully online and untethered, declares his selfhood. Stating that he will do as he wishes, worrying Zavala greatly, but Ana reassures him that she can keep the Warmind in check.
- Reveal Teaser – April 23, 2018
- Prologue Cinematic – April 24, 2018
- Warmind Developer Insights – May 3, 2018
- Escalation Protocol Developer Insights – May 4, 2018
- Launch Trailer – May 7, 2018
Editions and Related Releases
Digital Standard Edition
Warmind was available for purchase digitally upon launch for $19.99 USD. This expansion, as well as all Destiny 2 Year 1 content was made available for free as part of Destiny 2: New Light, which launched alongside Shadowkeep on October 1, 2019.
Destiny 2 Expansion Pass
The expansion was also bundled with Curse of Osiris as part of the Destiny 2 Expansion Pass, which was available for purchase at the launch of Destiny 2 for $34.99 USD. The expansion pass was included as part of the Digital Deluxe, Limited, and Collector's editions of Destiny 2, and was also available as part of a bundle with Destiny 2 at a discounted price.
In addition to being included in the Forsaken: Complete Collection upon Forsaken's launch, Curse of Osiris and Warmind were eventually both bundled in with every purchase of Forsaken as of October 16, 2018.
The original soundtrack of the Warmind expansion shared its release with the Curse of Osiris original soundtrack, and was never sold individually. It is only available bundled with a purchase of the Forsaken original soundtrack on the Bungie Store. Of the 21 tracks included in the collection, the latter eleven belong to the Warmind soundtrack. The runtime of these ten tracks is 46 minutes and 45 seconds.
|Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris/Warmind Original Soundtrack|
|Composed by Michael Salvatori, Skye Lewin, C Paul Johnson, Rotem Moav, and Pieter Schlosser.|
|2||Convergence, Part 1||2:19|
|3||Convergence, Part 2||3:29|
|5||Mercury's Golden Age||4:05|
|6||Eater of Worlds||3:18|
|7||Tree of Probabilities||1:59|
|8||Out of Time||3:15|
|9||Fields of Glass||3:09|
|10||All the Time in the World||4:11|
|11||A God on Mars||6:50|
|13||A Guardian's Past||3:43|
|16||The Frozen Horde||3:09|
|17||Beneath the Ice||3:09|
|18||A Traitor to the Empire||3:19|
|21||Silence and Shadow||3:55|
|21 tracks // 1 hour 19 minutes|
Whisper of the Worm Soundtrack
A secret Exotic mission known as The Whisper quietly released during season 3, and it would later see two tracks from its original soundtrack officially released on the Bungie Store as the first offer of the Bungie Rewards program bundled with the Forsaken Original Soundtrack on September 4, 2018. This offer would be available to anyone who completed the Forsaken main campaign in the month of September, and the offer could be redeemed until early October 2018.
|Destiny 2: Whisper of the Worm Original Soundtrack|
|Composed by Michael Salvatori, Skye Lewin, Michael Sechrist, and Josh Mosser.|
|1||Whisper of the Worm||2:59|
|2||A Thousand Wings||5:48|
|2 tracks // 9 minutes|
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