Destiny 2 Lightfall ending explained: What happens to The Traveler & The Witness?

Joseph Pascoulis
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Destiny 2 Lightfall has officially arrived, bringing another chapter in the story between Light and Darkness, but how does it end?

Destiny 2 Lightfall is finally here for players to enjoy, bringing a bunch of new content including the new Strand subclass, an increased Power cap, and plenty of new campaign missions to dive into.

The Destiny 2 saga of Light and Darkness continues in Lightfall, giving players more to the story that has intrigued the community since the game was first released.

As we edge closer to the conclusion of the Light and Darkness saga with Lightfall, many are wondering what happens at the end of the new expansion, and how it sets the story up for the next update and the future of Destiny.

Be warned, spoilers lie ahead, so don’t proceed if you’d rather find out the ending for yourself.

Destiny 2 Lightfall Raid posterSpoilers lie ahead for the ending of Destiny 2 Lightfall.

Destiny 2 Lightfall Campaign ending explained

The ending of Destiny 2 Lightfall‘s campaign sees players take on the mission “Desperate Measures.”

In this mission, the player and fellow Guardians race against Emperor Calus to reach The Veil, which lies deep under Neomuna. Unfortunately, Calus manages to get there first. The player then must fight Calus and win, which leads to your Ghost being attracted to The Veil.

Despite Guardians trying to stop it from happening, the player’s Ghost seemingly creates a link between The Veil and The Traveler, causing a massive beam to shoot out towards The Traveler.

Ultimately, this allows The Witness to create a portal to transport themselves and The Traveler somewhere unbeknownst to us. This is obviously shocking, as despite winning the fight against Calus, it seems the Guardians have actually lost, as The Witness manages to pull off their plan of moving The Traveler away from the Guardians.

This sets up Destiny 2’s final expansion in the Light and Darkness saga which will be called “The Final Shape,” as players will have to wait to find out why and where The Witness has teleported The Traveler to, as they claim to have freed The Traveler from being both “victim and perpetrator.”

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Joseph is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel, specializing in shooters such as Call of Duty, Apex Legends, Fortnite, and Overwatch. He also enjoys Souls-likes, the Resident Evil franchise, and Tekken. After writing for KeenGamer, he joined CharlieIntel in 2021. If Joseph isn't writing about games, he's most likely playing them. You can contact him at [email protected].