After the Destiny 2 Lightfall release date and the launch of the Destiny 2 Strand subclass, two Bungie developers gave us some insight into the possibility for a new subclass in Destiny 2 — both of whom subtly said that the studio may not be ready to add new subclasses when the Weave-based Strand subclass launches in the popular FPS game.
In response to a journalist's question about the possibility of a sixth subclass in the future and the "maining design space for abilities" in Destiny 2, Yanes suggested the team had already demonstrated its ability to work within that design space to add newness to the original Arc, Solar, and Void subclasses with the 3.0 revision.
"I think we're pretty convinced that there's a substantial amount of design space available for us to utilize and discover more of," says the designer.
“I think, should we sit down and consider a space of a new power, I have all the confidence in the world that the team we’ve assembled on combat gameplay will pull it off,” Yanes concludes.
Smith agrees. Destiny 2 has still plenty of ability design room. “There are new emotional fantasies, new mechanics that aren’t necessarily causing or preventing damage. There are all kinds of possibilities that we’d like to explore in the future.”
A new Darkness subclass following Strand might also be a representation of a balance between the Light and the Darkness, which underscores the ongoing narrative in the space game.
As part of the Bungie developers' latest blog post, all focus is on Strand. Both contain a teaser for Destiny 2 and a blog post explaining what players can expect from the various subclasses.
Before the Lightfall launch, Guardians have just a few weeks left to complete outstanding Destiny 2 season 19 tasks, such as the Destiny 2 Spire of the Watcher dungeon and the Revision Zero exotic quest, which will also kick off Destiny 2 season 20 in one of the best multiplayer games on PC.