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Bungie shows off new Stasis powers in latest Destiny 2: Beyond Light trailer

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Easily the most alluring feature of Destiny 2‘s Beyond Light expansion is the introduction of a new element called “Stasis.” This is the first new damage type (joining Solar, Arc, and Void) to be added to the series since launch, and as such it will also bring whole new subclasses. Today, as part of the Gamescom opening night jamboree, Bungie released a new trailer delving further into how Stasis works. And yes, it’s a lot like ice, and no, I don’t know why it isn’t just called ‘Frost’.

What I do know is that it looks very, ahem, cool. The new subclasses also have names: Warlock gets Shadebinder, which wields an icy staff that emits shattering bolts of energy. Hunter has Revenant, which uses twin ice-pick axes, again thrown to shatter pre-frozen enemies. Last, and from my perspective least, Titans get Behemoth, which is able to freeze a swathe of ground in front of them and then release an explosive flying punch. 

Bungie has talked previously about how these Stasis subclasses will be more customisable than the existing trees, but has yet to reveal how. (My assumption is that you’ll have more nodes to toggle on and off to fit your play style.) We also understand that Stasis will appear on weapons, though I’d need to go through the trailer frame-by-frame to spot any sign of those. The core theme of Stasis seems to be pre-freezing targets and then blasting them to smithereens, which looks fun, and dare I say that kind of combo was one of the things Anthem actually got right. 

(Image credit: Bungie)

Destiny 2: Beyond Light will launch on 10 November, bringing an entirely new destination (the frozen tundra of Europa, one of the moons of Jupiter) and reprising a destination from Destiny 1 (Earth’s abandoned Cosmodrome in Old Russia). You can read more about what to expect on the expansion’s official page, including a tease for the next raid, but it should be noted that a bunch of old content—multiple whole planets, in fact—is simultaneously being removed and placed in something called the Destiny Content Vault. 

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