Destiny 2 is reeling a bit as of right now. However, if there’s hope for the game, it’s going to come in the form of a presumed major fall expansion similar in vein to The Taken King and Rise of Iron. The Taken King in particular was incredibly impactful and is considered by some to have rescued the first game. Both Bungie and hardcore Destiny 2 fans are likely pulling for a similar turnaround this fall.
Red Dead Redemption 2 coming out in October is going to put extra pressure on Bungie to get this right. When the next Destiny 2 expansion drops in May, there’s going to be four months until that major expansion drops, likely in September. Fans are going to be fatigued even more so than they were in the time between Destiny 2’s launch and Curse of Osiris. There’s going to be very little patience for something that doesn’t shake up the game in a major and positive way.
If it ends up being a dud, or even just a work in progress (which is common for the Destiny series), you can certainly expect casual or fleeting fans to bolt for Red Dead Redemption 2 when that comes out, and it might even be the straw that breaks the camel’s back for the loyal fans too.
You can read our full thoughts about Destiny 2’s roadmap for this year here, but long story short, there’s not a whole lot of room for error for Bungie with Destiny 2, especially now that Red Dead Redemption 2 is crashing the holiday party.