The Final Shape release date is upon us, and we can finally find out what Bungie has been cooking up with its latest Destiny 2 expansion - which is set to round off a decade's worth of storytelling and world-building.


Expected to be the final major content update for the first-person shooter, the return of Cayde-6 has everyone talking.

Bungie’s official website confirmed that there will be a new story campaign, a new destination called The Pale Heart, three new Supers and tons of armour and weapons to unlock.

Three different packages of the DLC are available to players: the standard edition, The Final Shape DLC plus an annual pass and a stunning collector’s edition. Each version comes with different perks and, ultimately, varying price points.

Read on to find out everything there is to know about the Destiny 2 Final Shape release date, UK launch time and more. Skip to the end of the page to watch the latest trailers!

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When is the Destiny 2: The Final Shape release date?

Bungie has confirmed that The Final Shape expansion for Destiny 2 will arrive on 4th June 2024.

After initially being announced in May 2023 for an early 2024 release date, it was then pushed back to June to allow for a "bigger and bolder vision" for the finished product.

This also resulted in the Into the Light content update arriving in April to keep players occupied in the meantime.

The Final Shape breaks tradition for Destiny 2 expansions, as content will be released in three separate episodes, if you purchase The Final Shape plus its Annual Pass.

These three episodes in Year 7 are Echoes, Revenant and Heresy.

Comic Book Resources says that each episode will last for around four months, and will be broken down further into different acts that will be launched six weeks apart.

Formatting the DLC like this means that it could easily run into early next year.

What is the Destiny 2 Final Shape UK launch time?

The Destiny 2 Final Shape UK launch time is 6pm on Tuesday 4th June, Bungie has confirmed.

For those of you living in the USA, the launch time for the Year 7 expansion is 10am PT/1pm ET on 4th June.

The launch time of the Final Shape expansion will take place after the servers go offline for planned maintenance for 25 hours before it. You won't be able to play the game from 5pm UK time (9am PT/midday ET in the USA) up until 6pm on 4th June UK time.

It's worth remembering, too, that you may encounter some server issues upon the expansion's launch. This is a big update and everyone will be trying to play Destiny 2 once it's live.

What do we know about Destiny 2's Cayde-6 comeback?

Cayde-6 in Destiny 2 wearing a metallic mask with hood up
Cayde-6 in Destiny 2. Bungie

Voiced by Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Castle), Exo Hunter Cayde-6 left the realm of the living back in 2018, after being killed as part of the Forsaken expansion.

While Bungie previously assured fans that the character would remain dead, it's great to see Cayde return after six years away. No doubt this will be an impactful reunion.

The circumstances regarding Cayde's return are not clear - however, it appears that the Final Shape is messing with reality as they quip: "I’m here now. Wherever the hell 'here' is."

With a reassuring round chambered in Cayde’s signature Ace of Spades, we’re just glad to have the former Vanguard leader back by our sides to face all of the new challenges.

Is there a Destiny 2: The Final Shape trailer?

Destiny 2 The Final Shape key art showing three soldiers standing in a dusty rocky environment
Destiny 2: The Final Shape. Bungie

The first teaser trailer for Destiny 2: The Final Shape was revealed in May 2023.

The official reveal trailer for The Final Shape was then unveiled in August 2023.

Bungie dropped a gameplay trailer in April 2024, just a couple months ahead of launch. This provides a good look at some of the new weapons, combat options and the new custom combined subclasses. Check it out:

Now, though, Bungie has released The Final Shape's launch trailer, which gives a good account of what you can expect from the expansion's story. Watch it below:

Destiny 2 is available across PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC.


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