The Final Shape is highly anticipated by the community, especially after Bungie’s announcement of layoffs negatively affected player trust and morale, and the game’s original February launch date was rescheduled. Nonetheless, the forthcoming expansion is slated to bring closure to Destiny’s decade-long plot, and a modification established in Season of the Seraph may remain permanent depending on current developments.
Since its original release, Destiny 2 has evolved to include both obvious changes to gameplay and story points. This specific modification, which breaks from a long-standing sense of familiarity, is expected to linger long after The Final Shape ends, signifying a long-lasting shift in the game’s narrative terrain.
One possible benefit of Destiny 2’s episodic model is that it guarantees a steady stream of content over long periods, giving Bungie the chance to focus on story complexity. With this method, settings and characters can be explored more thoroughly in every new tale, naturally changing and expanding as the plot develops. Compared to the present seasonal framework and its three-month release schedule, this model may promote better consistency because it emphasizes longer story arcs.
Inside The Traveller, in the Pale Heart, The Final Shape takes shape. Within the present story, The Traveller is shown as “dead,” displaying a condition of profound distress and unresponsiveness. Guardians are still connected to the Light despite this. It’s unclear how the story will end and how The Witness will respond to The Traveller in the end, but it seems likely that The Traveller won’t make it through or will alter drastically. A return to the pre-crisis state appears unlikely, regardless of the precise result. As such, in the aftermath of these events, The Traveller might not be in Earth’s orbit or visible from The Tower.
Though not necessarily bad, The Traveler’s possible transformation suggests that the Destiny 2 series is changing course for its next story. On the other hand, the idea of The Traveller becoming a thing of the past is quite depressing. Even while The Final Shape’s developing story provides resolution, The Traveler’s mystery surrounds him, leaving gamers with unsolved questions. Even once the story is neatly wrapped up in The Final Shape, The Traveler’s mystery will probably endure, maybe leading to unanswered questions being investigated in mythology books or other contexts.