Every Destiny 2 expansion: Full list of DLCs

Liam Mackay
An image showing some of the major characters in Destiny 2 The Final Shape

Bungie’s live-service epic Destiny 2 has been around since 2017, so we have the full list of every DLC and Expansion released so far, from the Curse of Osiris to The Final Shape

For FPS fans looking to engage in a deep and sprawling sci-fi story, look no further than Destiny 2. First released back in 2017, Destiny 2 is now in its 23rd season, with major Expansions still to come.

All of this new content means that older Expansions and areas are retired, so it’s difficult to keep track of all the DLC. We’re looking back through Destiny 2’s history, listing all of Destiny 2’s paid expansions in chronological order.

Red War – September 2017

An image of Dominus Ghaul during the Red War campaign.
The Red War saw the Cabal forces invade the Last City.

This was a part of the vanilla Destiny 2 experience and can be considered as the first downloadable content for the game. The Red War focused on conflicts with the Cabal, under the command of Dominus Ghaul.

The Red War marked the shift of the franchise from consoles to PC as well. The UI received a massive tune-up and new weapon foundries were introduced to the game.


  • Leviathan (Sunset)

Curse of Osiris – December 2017

Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris

Curse of Osiris was Destiny 2’s first Expansion pack, arriving on December 5, 2017, and brought players to the planet Mercury for the first time. This DLC Expansion included the Eater of Worlds Raid and the Infinite Forest, a procedurally generated area that allowed players to visit simulations of Mercury’s past, present, and future.

Curse of Osiris received mixed reviews and was widely considered Destiny 2’s most disappointing DLC drop.


  • Eater of Worlds (Sunset)

Warmind – May 2018

Destiny 2 Warmind

Releasing on May 8, 2018, Warmind was Destiny 2’s second Expansion and the final piece of Year One content.

Warmind brought Destiny 2 players back to Mars but introduced an area that Destiny 1 players hadn’t seen before – Hellas Basin. Guardians had to contend with the awakened Hive Army and also saw the return of Warmind Rasputin from the original game.

The Warmind Expansion also introduced the Valor and Glory ranking system, as well as Escalation Protocol, where players had to defend towers from waves of Hive.


  • Spire of Stars (Sunset)

Forsaken – September 2018

Destiny 2 Forsaken

Destiny 2 Year Two was kicked off by September 2018’s Forsaken, which introduced the yearly seasonal content that Bungie continues to this day.

Forsaken was arguably a turning point for Destiny 2, introducing a ton of mechanics that shaped the game going forward. It marked the arrival of the Bow, the Gambit PvPvE mode, and Breakthrough mode, along with a brand new dungeon and Raid.

Forsaken contained three more Seasons, which you can check out below:

  • Season of the Outlaw (launch)
  • Season of the Forge (December 4, 2018)
  • Season of the Drifter (March 5, 2019)
  • Season of the Opulence (June 4, 2019)


  • Shattered Throne


  • Last Wish

Shadowkeep – October 2019

Destiny 2 Shadowkeep

Continuing with the Season model, Destiny 2 introduced the Shadowkeep Expansion on October 1, 2019. Shadowkeep kicked off Year 3 and had players visit the Moon, which long-time Guardians would recognize from the original.

Although introducing the Festering Core and Scarlet Keep Strikes, the most dramatic change Shadowkeep was the Armor 2.0 system. This allowed Guardians to upgrade their armor as they saw fit, removing the need to wear armor they didn’t like just for better stats.

Here are all of Destiny 2 Shadowkeep’s Seasons:

  • Season of the Undying (launch)
  • Season of Dawn (December 10, 2019)
  • Season of the Worthy (March 10, 2020)
  • Season of Arrivals (June 9, 2020)


  • Pit of Heresy


  • Garden of Salvation

Beyond Light – November 2020

Destiny 2 Beyond Light

Destiny 2’s fifth Expansion, Beyond Light, was released on November 10, 2020, and marked Year Four. Beyond Light took Guardians to the icy Europa, Jupiter’s closest moon. This was when Destiny 2 first went free-to-play and vaulted Titan, Io, Mars, Mercury, and Leviathan to stop the game from getting too big. These locations were removed with the possibility that they’ll be revamped and added back at a later date.

Plus, Destiny 1’s fan-favorite Vault of Glass Raid was remastered and hit Destiny 2 during May’s Season of the Splicer. Interestingly enough, Beyond Light is the last expansion to launch without a single dungeon. Here are all of Beyond Light’s Seasons:

  • Season of the Hunt (launch)
  • Season of the Chosen (February 9, 2021)
  • Season of the Splicer (May 11, 2021)
  • Season of the Lost (August 24, 2021)


  • Deep Stone Crypt
  • Vault of Glass (Reprised)

Bungie 30th Anniversary Event – December 2021

Destiny 2 Bungie 30th anniversary event

Bungie celebrated their 30th Anniversary Event inside Destiny 2, offering players some Halo-inspired cosmetics. Players could also earn the Gjallarhorn, a fan-favorite Exotic rocket launcher from Destiny 1, by completing a new dungeon called the Grasp of Avarice.

While nowhere as big as the other Expansions and seasons, it kept players tiding over while The Witch Queen was delayed until February 2022.

The Witch Queen – February 2022

Destiny 2 the witch queen expansion

February 2022’s The Witch Queen is one of the biggest Expansions Destiny 2 has received yet. Launching with a highly-rated campaign, The Witch Queen brought the Witch Queen’s Throne World, the new Vow of Disciple Raid race, weapon crafting, and Glaive Exotics.

Here’s a list of all the seasons in The Witch Queen:

  • Season of the Risen (Launch)
  • Season of the Haunted (May 24, 2022)
  • Season of Plunder (August 23, 2022)
  • Season of the Seraph (December 6, 2022)


  • Duality
  • Spire of the Watcher


  • Vow of the Disciple
  • King’s Fall (Reprised)

Lightfall – February 2023

An image of the Destiny 2 Lightfall cover.
Lightfall introduced players to Neomuna and the Veil.

Destiny 2 Lightfall is the penultimate campaign in the Light and Dark saga and saw quite a few changes to the Exotics in the game. Lore-wise, this was a very important campaign because it answered some major questions including the existence of the fabled 15th Wish.

Bungie also introduced a new Darkness subclass known as Strand, a brand new object known as the Veil, and the planet of Neomuna. Here’s a list of all the seasons in Lightfall:

  • Season of Defiance (Launch)
  • Season of the Deep (May 22, 2023)
  • Season of the Witch (August 22, 2023)
  • Season of the Wish (November 28, 2023)


  • Ghosts of the Deep
  • Warlord’s Ruin


  • Root of Nightmares
  • Crota’s End (Reprised)

The Final Shape – June 2024

An image of the Destiny 2 The Final Shape cover.
The Final Shape will conclude the Light and Darkness saga..

The Final Shape is the final expansion in the current Destiny 2 Light and Dark saga. The expansion was scheduled for release in February 2024 but had to be delayed till June 4, 2024, following massive layoffs at Bungie.

The expansion will see a shift from the standard “four seasons” to “three episodes,” which is quite similar to the pattern that Valorant follows. The Final Shape is also expected to come with a brand new Raid which will most likely take place within the Pale Heart of the Traveler.


  • Echoes
  • Revenant
  • Heresy

With that, we come to an end to all the expansions and DLCs in Destiny 2 so far. For more information about the game, do check out the following links:

Destiny 2 Wish-Keeper: All Catalysts & how to get them | Destiny 2 stat tracker: How to check your stats | Destiny 2 codes for free Emblems and Shaders | How to get Monte Carlo Catalyst in Destiny 2 | Best Destiny 2 PVP weapons | How to get the Destiny 2 Breakneck Auto Rifle | How to get the Destiny 2 Wish Ender Exotic bow |

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About The Author

Liam is CharlieIntel's Editor. After graduating in Journalism from Edinburgh Napier University, Liam made use of his passion for FPS games, including Call of Duty, by writing for sites such as The Nerd Stash, Red Bull Gaming, and GAMINGbible before joining CharlieIntel in November 2020. You can contact Liam at [email protected].