Update: Content vaulting will now begin on November 10th, as per Bungie's latest announcement. As we've outlined below, this content vaulting will include the destinations of Mars, Io, Titan, Mercury, and Leviathan, as well as their "supported activities": this affects several specific achievements related to these locations. The Beyond Light update had actually been delayed, so this new release date gives you a few months extra to grab these specific achievements before their related locations are removed from the game on November 10th. Read on below to find out more about Bungie's plans for content vaulting.
Original story: Several Destiny 2 achievements may be discontinued later this year: Bungie says the game is "too large to efficiently update and maintain", and will "vault" older content, starting this fall.
First to head into the Destiny Content Vault will be the Mars, Io, Titan, Mercury, and Leviathan destinations "and their supported activities". Bungie says there will be "new ways to earn the Exotics," but vaulting this content will most likely affect the Belly of the Beast achievement and The Prestige achievement, both of which need you to complete the Leviathan raid, as well as the In a Flash achievement, which asks you to complete a Flashpoint on several locations including Io. All PvE activities and campaigns from those locations will be also be cycled out of the game.
This is part of Bungie's decision to "cycle older, less actively played content out of the live game" in order to "add to and support Destiny 2 for years" with, for instance, the three new expansions of Beyond Light this year, The Witch Queen for 2021, and Lightfall for 2022.
Content will be vaulted each year, "usually at the expansion boundaries," but this first deposit into the vault "will be larger than those to come in the future". Bungie will give warning beforehand when preparing to cycle content out of the game. Bungie says it will also "unvault" some "activity and destination content" each year, beginning with the Cosmodrome in September. Any content that returns to the game might be "altered... to fit the new state of the universe".
The Mars, Io, Titan, Mercury, and Leviathan destinations will go into the vault this fall, and Bungie will share more details on how this works later in the summer — we'll be sure to update you when this information arrives.
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