Should you’ve learn sufficient Reddit and Twitter posts over the previous couple of months, you may need heard about an attention-grabbing Future 2 conspiracy involving Strand—an in-game energy added within the on-line shooter’s newest growth—and The Witch Queen growth from 2022. The speculation suggests Strand was a leftover thought shoved into Future 2’s most lately launched growth. However Bungie has responded to the idea and debunked it fully.
Launched in March, Future 2’s Lightfall growth wasn’t as nicely obtained or standard as the sport’s improbable 2022 growth, The Witch Queen. Among the many many complaints, one was the inclusion of a brand new energy, Strand. It wasn’t that Strand felt weak or boring, however as a substitute, the green-tinted energy which targeted on threads of power appeared misplaced in Lightfall’s neon metropolis of futuristic buildings. I’ll admit that when enjoying by way of Lightfall, Strand felt nearly shoehorned into the net shooter. You simply form of discover it on the brand new planet and there you go. However some followers have taken this sense that Strand is misplaced additional and recommended that’s as a result of the flexibility was not meant to be part of Lightfall in any respect, however was deliberate for The Witch Queen DLC. They level to its inexperienced colour—Witch Queen’s DLC was coated in shades of inexperienced from the trailers to the Queen’s world—and in addition recommend the ability’s deal with threads and connections suits higher with 2022’s growth.
In an August 29 interview with PC Gamer, Future 2’s director Joe Blackburn was requested in regards to the veracity of this explicit fan principle.
“Strand was by no means designed for Witch Queen,” defined Blackburn definitively. “For one factor, it simply takes us longer than a yr cycle to make a complete new harm kind.”
Blackburn additionally discovered it humorous that folks assumed the inexperienced colour of Strand was an indication it was linked to Witch Queen, as he stated the colour naturally happened within the growth of Lightfall’s neon-colored world of Neomuna, because it was meant to thematically hook up with the planet’s synthwave vibes.
“Strand was all Lightfall, on a regular basis,” stated Blackburn, “and I’m certain that some folks won’t ever consider me until they will go and see the flag fluttering on the moon.”
In the meantime, again in actuality, Future 2’s subsequent growth—The Ultimate Form--seems to be constructing towards an enormous conclusion to the story that’s been occurring for a decade. The ultimate DLC is bringing again beloved exo Cayde-6 and is ditching seasons for episodes. It’s slated to launch subsequent February.