Destiny 2: Shadowkeep is a smaller expansion than Forsaken, but it's still a massive addition to the game that's packed with new content and systemic changes. More so than previous expansions, Shadowkeep was designed to roll out over the entire season - in this case, the Season of the Undying - with new content and difficulty tiers arriving at regular intervals. That said, there's already a ton do, so we've rounded up everything you need to know about Destiny 2: Shadowkeep in one place.
Destiny 2: Shadowkeep product details
After a minor delay, Shadowkeep was released on October 1, 2019 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC (exclusively on Steam). It launched alongside Destiny 2 New Light, the new free-to-play entry point for the game (more on that below). The base version of the game costs $35 and comes with the season pass for the Season of the Undying. The $60 Digital Deluxe Edition also comes with passes for the next three seasons, which would normally cost $10 each.
Check out the full Destiny 2: Shadowkeep roadmap
As you can see from the updated content roadmap, Shadowkeep is still missing a few critical pieces, including multiple Exotic quests, the evolution of the Vex Offensive, max difficulty Nightmare Hunts, and the new Moon dungeon.
Destiny 2: Shadowkeep review-in-progress
Because new content is rolling out every week, we haven't given Shadowkeep a final review yet. However, we're updating our review-in-progress (opens in new tab) every week to give you some idea of how things are going, and we'll have a final review up soon.
Destiny 2 New Light explained
Destiny 2 New Light (opens in new tab) is a free basic version of Destiny 2 designed to give new players a way to sample the core content without investing any money. We've put together a full guide outlining all the free content and how to make the most of it.
Destiny 2 Armor 2.0 explained
Shadowkeep introduced an all-new way to customize your Guardian: Destiny 2 Armor 2.0 (opens in new tab). This system is more flexible and specific than the armor rolls of yore, and it can get a little confusing at times, so we've outlined the most important points.
The Destiny 2 Season Pass explained
The Season of the Undying is the first to use the Destiny 2 Season Pass (opens in new tab) model, which is basically an evolution of the Annual Pass spliced with the Battle Passes of games like Apex Legends (opens in new tab) and Fortnite (opens in new tab). We've rounded up the price, content, and rewards attached to the season eight pass here.
The Destiny 2: Shadowkeep raid is the Garden of Salvation
If you're looking for more details on the Destiny 2: Shadowkeep raid (opens in new tab), we've got you covered. The Garden of Salvation was released on October 5, and players cleared it roughly six hours after its launch, but it still hides plenty of secrets.
How to get all the new Shadowkeep Exotics
Here's a rolling list of all the Exotic quests available in Shadowkeep and how to complete them:
Deathbringer Destiny 2 (opens in new tab)
Divinity Destiny 2 (opens in new tab)
Where to find all the Essence items on the Moon
Essences are new mini-quests which let you repeatedly farm specific armor and weapons from the Moon loot pool, and most of them require you to collect obscure items hidden around the Hive Hellmouth and beyond. We've prepared short visual guides showing exactly where to find these items.
Destiny 2 Horned Wreath (opens in new tab)
Destiny 2 Necromantic Strand (opens in new tab)
Destiny 2 Ethereal Charms (opens in new tab)
Destiny 2 Withered Plumes (opens in new tab)
Destiny 2 Captive Cord (opens in new tab)
Destiny 2 Fangs of Shun'gath (opens in new tab)
How to unlock the Vex Offensive
Apart from Essence quests, the main grind this season is Vex Offensive, a matchmade horde mode that's loaded with Vex. You have to unlock this activity through the Destiny 2 Eyes on the Moon (opens in new tab) quest, and it's not terribly obvious how, so we whipped a short guide for it.
How to set up Destiny 2 cross save
If you're looking to change platforms this expansion, or you're planning to play with friends on multiple platforms, be sure to hit up our Destiny 2 cross save (opens in new tab) guide for a step-by-step walkthrough of this godsend of a feature.
How to migrate to the Destiny 2 Steam version
If you play on PC and would like to continue doing so, you'll need to go through the Destiny 2 Steam (opens in new tab) transfer process. It isn't too difficult, but it is mandatory now that Destiny 2 has left Battle.net.