Amidst the excitement of today's big expansion Destiny 2: The Witch Queen, Bungie also announced that it will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a free in-game event and a birthday package that includes a new dungeon, sets of ornaments, an exotic ship and a sparrow, and the big centerpiece, the famous Destiny 1 Gjallarhorn weapon.
The anniversary event, which will be free for all players, will feature a new six-player game called Dares of Eternity, with "secrets to unveil and rewards that commemorate our long and historic history." Players purchasing the 30th Anniversary package will also have access to a new three-player treasure-themed dungeon at the Cosmodrome, where players can win a new Thorn-inspired armor game, Destiny 1 weapons like Thousand Yard Stare and the Claymore sword from the 1997 Bungie RTS myth.
The legend of the king. The legendary Gjallarhorn returns this December to the 30th Anniversary Pack. pic.twitter.com/OusotyW7FWAugust 24, 2021
Gjallarhorn's return is obviously a big deal for Destiny fans, as it's one of the most OP weapons in the game's history, but absent from all that sweet new loot is anything to do with Halo. Bungie hasn't been in the Halo series for a decade, but its influence on modern FPS design is almost impossible to overstate, and among many Bungie fans, its big birthday celebration was expected to include content. substantially related to Halo in Destiny 2, assuming that Microsoft, the owner of the franchise, could be convinced to play ball.
This can still happen [you can’t overlook this “and more” in the content package description] and it wouldn’t look great for Microsoft if it refused to give Bungie the right time in the sun.
The Bungie 30th Anniversary package is available for pre-purchase Steam for $ 25 / £ 21 / € 25. This and the game's event will hit Destiny 2 in December.