This morning brought about a new supposed Destiny 2 leak claiming to show details for the online multiplayer shooter’s upcoming second expansion. The leak is said to be taken from a now unpublished listing on the Microsoft Store, showing that the expansion’s title is “Gods of Mars.” Unfortunately, a close look at the leak points to it almost certainly being a fake.
The leak is composed of a series of screenshots supposedly taken from the Microsoft Store, featuring a description for Gods of Mars and a list of content included therein. The user purports that the listing had briefly gone live, the screenshots were taken, and then the listing was changed back shortly afterward.
Unfortunately, an inspection of the screenshots shows that the formatting appears altered and is not the same as what the website typically uses. Any changes to the listing for Destiny 2‘s second expansion would still use the same formatting, which doesn’t change from listing to listing. And so, sadly, the screenshots are almost certainly fake.
Nevertheless, fake or not, the “leaked” details are interesting to consider. According to the listing, Gods of Mars would focus on the Warmind Rasputin as it reacts to a newly discovered threat approaching Earth’s Solar System. Players will work with legendary Guardian Ana Bray to defeat Rasputin as it works to combat the new threat by destroying the Traveler.
What makes this fake so interesting is how well it fits into the current events of Destiny 2. At the end of the Destiny 2 campaign, a new threat awakens at the edge of the universe and begins moving towards the Traveler. Player are left to wonder when it will arrive — either with the Year 2 expansion or with Destiny 3. If Destiny‘s second expansion deals with this new threat’s approach, it would imply the Year 2 expansion would be the start of the invasion. Plus, there’s also the fact that the second expansion is already known to include Rasputin, given the Warmind’s icon is on the expansion’s labeling.
Today’s leak may be fake, but some fakes have included kernels of truth in the past. Destiny 2‘s second expansion remains mysterious, both Rasputin and the enemies at the edge of the universe loom, and players continue to anxiously await what’s coming next (for better or worse).
Destiny 2 is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.